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Best Things to Do in Chicago on St. Patrick's Day

If you enjoy celebrating St. Patrick's Day and Irish culture every March 17, there's no better place to be than Chicago. Parades, food, activities, and the Chicago green river — there's so much to do that you won't be able to fit it all in one day. That's why we at CreditBox have put together a list of can't-miss activities. You'll have so much fun that you may even forget you're not actually in Ireland.

How to Prepare for Freezing Temperatures

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.

Things You Never Knew About Groundhog Day

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.

Home Tools Everyone Should Have

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.

Easy-to-Cook Meals on a Budget

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.