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Get Rid of Your Most Expensive Debt — Credit Card Debt

The average American family is carrying a lot of debt, with balances continuing to rise. It may be tempting to blame consumer debt, such as credit cards and loans, on reckless spending, but it’s important to understand the reasons behind debt accrual. In a recent study, the personal finance website NerdWallet looked at the current… Continue Reading Get Rid of Your Most Expensive Debt — Credit Card Debt

Mother’s Day: Nontraditional Times Call for Nontraditional Gifts

Nontraditional times call for nontraditional gifts. Mother’s Day is coming up, and we have some ideas to inspire your creativity. Make Mom a Cute Mask In public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (think grocery stores and pharmacies), the CDC recommends wearing a cloth face covering to help reduce the spread… Continue Reading Mother’s Day: Nontraditional Times Call for Nontraditional Gifts

Where to Find Financial Support and Relief During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Life right now is different. At Check `n Go, we believe that no one should face financial uncertainty alone. So we’re busy thinking of new ways to be there for you. We’ve begun by eliminating all convenience fees for making a payment online or by phone, late fees, and NSF fees. We also want to… Continue Reading Where to Find Financial Support and Relief During the COVID-19 Pandemic

#StayHome and Enjoy the Outdoors for Free

Exercise promotes good health, reduces stress, and releases mood-lifting endorphins. But many options are currently unavailable, as gyms are closed and activities are limited. The good news is, spring is here, and going outdoors is strongly encouraged. In his article Social Distancing: This is Not a Snow Day, Dr. Asaf Bitton, executive director of Ariadne… Continue Reading #StayHome and Enjoy the Outdoors for Free

5 Ways to Stay Connected

According to the CDC, social distancing is an important way to slow down the spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus causing a health pandemic around the globe. Social distancing means not shaking hands, avoiding large crowds, and in general staying at home as much as possible. And even though it’s for the greater good, feeling… Continue Reading 5 Ways to Stay Connected

How to Pay Off Debt

If you’re worrying about how to pay off debt, you’re not alone. In 2019, people are carrying more debt than ever before—so much so that there’s something called “debt fatigue” now. Nobody wants to feel overwhelmed—and having a large amount of debt can make you feel that way. Whether your debt was incurred from a… Continue Reading How to Pay Off Debt

Check `n Go and Allied Cash Advance: A Winning Connection

Check `n Go turns 25 this year. As we approach the quarter-century mark, we’ll be sharing the story of how we got started and how we’ve grown over time. An important part of that story is our close connection with Allied Cash Advance – another respected name in the short-term lending industry. Check `n Go… Continue Reading Check `n Go and Allied Cash Advance: A Winning Connection

Budgeting Part 2

The amount you have available to pay your expenses is your net pay (your income after taxes). You may also factor in overtime, bonuses, and tax return money (at that time of year). Be conservative, and don’t plan for more income than you know you can get. If you earn more, it will be available… Continue Reading Budgeting Part 2

Budgeting 101 – Monthly Expenses List

Preparation and planning are key ingredients to succeeding at almost everything. “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail,” Benjamin Franklin once said, and this is especially true when it comes to your finances. There is no better roadmap for your finances than a budget. It allows you to adapt to “surprises” in your income or expenses (good or… Continue Reading Budgeting 101 – Monthly Expenses List

Survivor Spotlight: Julie B., Collections Specialist Fairfield, OH

Only 35 years old. An extensive family history. Already a cancer survivor, now facing a new diagnosis. Imagine being 35 years old, with a husband, two young daughters, and a bright future ahead of you – and discovering you have cancer for the second time. It happened to Julie B., one of our Ohio-based collections… Continue Reading Survivor Spotlight: Julie B., Collections Specialist Fairfield, OH

Survivor Spotlight: Trina W., Check `n Go Store Manager – Merrill, Wisconsin

A loving family. A fourth grandchild on the way. A vacation along the Pacific Coast to celebrate her 20th wedding anniversary. Those are just a few of the things Trina W. has to live for. Trina credits those things and a can-do attitude for her ability to keep beating cancer – 27 years after her… Continue Reading Survivor Spotlight: Trina W., Check `n Go Store Manager – Merrill, Wisconsin

Why People Come Back to Check `n Go: Laura’s Story

“A year and a half ago, a customer with a big personality came into our location to apply for an installment loan,” recalls Tamika, a customer service rep in our Simpsonville, South Carolina store. “I’ll call the customer Laura.”* Laura had just landed a job with one of the most sought-after employers in the area.… Continue Reading Why People Come Back to Check `n Go: Laura’s Story