A home is a possession like no other. How the homeowner views his or her property can run the gamut from, "it's just a roof over my head," to "this is where I was born and where I will die." This can make foreclosure processes every easy or very difficult.
Credit cards are the currency of choice in today's world. Cash may be king in some circles, but plastic is so much easier. And with chip technology making credit card use a bit more secure, there may be even more incentive for people in Illinois to rely on them.
We know a couple who thought it was the best Christmas present ever when their just-out-of-college son got a job in Skokie that included health insurance. This was before the Affordable Care Act had been enacted and the family was concerned how they'd be able to afford paying for the medications he needed for a number of health conditions.
Credit card debt trouble; it's something everyone wants to avoid but which nearly everyone gets into at some point. Whether you live in Illinois or not, chances are good you know what's in your wallet and it includes at least one form of plastic. And odds are about as good that you're carrying a balance forward month to month.
April 15 is not too far away. Tax time is hardly a date on the calendar worth marking for celebration. It doesn't matter if you live in Illinois or some other state. Even those who live in the few states that don't have income tax feel a pinch.