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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

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5 Smart Ways to Save on School Supplies

Sending the kids back to school is something most parents look forward to. But shelling out money for school supplies? Not so much. For the 2018-2019 school year, Huntington Bank’s Backpack Index estimated that the average cost of school supplies per elementary school student was $637. For middle schoolers, the average cost per student was… Continue Reading 5 Smart Ways to Save on School Supplies

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 Part 1

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 Part 1

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

Don’t Waste Your Money On These Unnecessary Baby “Essentials”

It’s no wonder many new parents-to-be are completely overwhelmed by the idea of preparing for a baby – just head to your local baby supply store and you’ll be floored by their exhaustive list of registry “essentials.” The truth is, though, that babies need very little. So stop stressing about all the things you need,… Continue Reading Don’t Waste Your Money On These Unnecessary Baby “Essentials”