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No Credit? Use This Guide to Building Credit

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You need credit for all sorts of things, like renting an apartment, buying a car, and getting a lower price on your cell phone bill. But it's hard to get credit if you don't already have it built. Fortunately, building credit is easier than you think. Use this information to help you start building your credit, so you'll have a solid credit history when you need it.

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Ultimate Tax Season Prep Guide

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Tax day is on April 15 – a day many working Americans dread each year. And while it's probably never going to be your favorite topic to think about, it doesn't have to be quite as overwhelming as it is for many. Staying organized throughout the year, preparing well, and understanding how to file your taxes can help make tax season a breeze. 

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Best Plants to Grow in Spring

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Whether you're looking to get healthy, get back to nature, or just get outside, growing a garden is one of the best spring activities to help cross all of those goals off your list at once. From yard cleanup to spring planting, March, April, and May are the perfect times for turning your outdoor space into an oasis. Here at CreditBox, we've put together a list of the best plants to grow in the spring, including what you need to do to get started.

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CreditBox: Our COVID19 Response

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Keeping you and our associates safe is a top priority, so we wanted to share the steps we’re taking in response to coronavirus. Following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we’re taking preventative measures to maintain a clean, healthy environment in our stores, while maintaining the continuity of business operations.

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Installment Loan vs. Title Loan

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Sudden expenses such as property repairs may put you in a position where you need some extra cash. Two main options for getting the money are installment loans and title loans. But what's the difference, and which one is right for you? Before you apply online for any kind of loan, it pays to do some extra research.

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How to Prepare for Freezing Temperatures

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Winter is upon us, which means the weather is getting colder fast and freezing temperatures are approaching. Unfortunately, if you aren't prepared, these conditions can cause everything from frozen pipes to problems with your HVAC system. Find out how to properly prepare your home for winter — it'll save you time and money.   

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Affordable Valentine's Day Date Night Ideas

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On Valentine's Day you want to do something special, but that isn't always easy if you're on a tight budget. Fortunately, giving someone your heart doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. Thanks to food ordering apps, cost-effective dinner specials, and the wonders of Mother Nature, it's easy to make your money go a little further when purchasing food and entertainment. Here are some affordable date night ideas to consider this Valentine’s Day.
 

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Things You Never Knew About Groundhog Day

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You may not trust your local weatherperson, but you probably believe everything that famous rodents, like Punxsutawney Phil, have to say about the weather. That's because every year on February 2, or Groundhog Day, people around the country look to the most famous of these fuzzy creatures to see if he has any new winter predictions. But how much do you really know about this fun holiday?  

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Home Tools Everyone Should Have

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You may not think you're very handy, but you'd be surprised at what you can fix on your own at home without calling a repairman. You can find guides and how-to videos for just about everything online, from how to fix a hole in the wall to how to unclog the toilet and everything in between. To become a home improvement hero all you need are a few tools and a little know-how. Just don't get caught unprepared. These are the basic tools everyone should have around the house.

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Easy-to-Cook Meals on a Budget

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You don't have to break your budget to make delicious meals when you're learning to cook, especially when you have the right easy recipes on your side. Cheap food doesn't have to be bland or boring. In fact, simple, inexpensive meals and easy dinner recipes can be just as tasty as those that take hours to prepare with expensive ingredients. Whether you're learning how to prepare salmon or assembling a casserole – all it takes is a little bit of creativity, the right ingredients, and some easy dinner recipes to get started. 

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