credit card cash advance

Financial Education: What is a Credit Card Cash Advance?

We’ve all been there before—you encounter a financial term that you aren’t exactly sure about. When it comes to finances and particularly credit cards, there’s no shortage of rules and terms that can seem opaque and tricky. A credit card cash advance is one of those terms. Luckily, it’s a more straightforward concept than it seems.

Holiday Gift Guide for the Budget Conscious

Holiday Gift Guide for the Budget Conscious

When the holidays roll around, it’s an exciting and enjoyable time for everyone. Yet, some of us can feel restricted by our budget when it comes to gift giving. Don’t let your finances dampen your holiday fun. Our budget conscious gift guide will keep you focused on what really matters during the holidays—your loved ones.

civil unrest impacts neighborhood check cashers

Civil Unrest Impacts Neighborhood Check Cashers

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the State of Illinois as well as other government agencies requested that all currency exchanges remain open as an essential business for the communities in which they were located.

The History of Check Cashing in Illinois

For over 80 years, the currency exchange industry in Illinois has provided check cashing services as well as numerous other financial products to citizens in communities across the state.

Financial Education: Saving Money vs. Spending Money

Sometimes the concept of saving money is easier said than done, and people are often under the misconception that they need to open a bank account to do so. However, with the right guidance and tactics, anyone can save money and a bank account is not always needed.

Cashing a Business Check for Your Small Business

Sometimes the concept of saving money is easier said than done, and people are often under the misconception that they need to open a bank account to do so. However, with the right guidance and tactics, anyone can save money and a bank account is not always needed.

saving money without savings account

Financial Education: Saving Money Without a Savings Account

Sometimes the concept of saving money is easier said than done, and people are often under the misconception that they need to open a bank account to do so. However, with the right guidance and tactics, anyone can save money and a bank account is not always needed.

Tips to Save for College in Honor of National College Savings Month

Tips to Save for College in Honor of National College Savings Month

This month, we’re honoring National College Savings Month with tips to help you save for college.

Financial Education: How to Transfer Money Person to Person

Financial Education: How to Transfer Money Person to Person

Whether you’re helping out a friend in need or covering your half of that dinner out last week you have a lot of options when you need to transfer money person to person these days. We’re going to cover some of the most popular, fastest, and cheapest methods.

Raising Support for Back 2 School Illinois

Raising Support for Back 2 School Illinois

With the return of the school year, comes the need for school supplies. And Back 2 School Illinois needs your help to provide students with the school supply kits they need to have a productive school year!

Financial Education: Paying Bills Without a Bank Account

Financial Education: Paying Bills Without a Bank Account

Everyone has to pay bills, but not everyone has a bank account. Thankfully, there’s still plenty of options to make those payments without a bank account. We’ll talk about some of the easiest ways to do this so you can pick the one that works best for you.

Need to Make Money Now? Here’s How

Need to Make Money Now? Here’s How

If you’ve found yourself in a pinch lately and need to make money now, here’s a few ideas for legitimate ways to make money fast – depending on what “fast” means for you and your situation.

writing-a-check

Financial Education: Checks – What Are They and How to Use Them

Checks might not be used a lot anymore, but they still have their place and time. We’re going to fill you in on the basics of a check so that if you want or need to, you’ll know how to use one.

money-locked-up-in-a-wallet-for-no-spend-challenge

30-Day No Spend Challenge

If you’re looking for a fast way to save on expenses this month, reset your budget, stop out of control spending, or even just have a good ole’ challenge to do, a 30-day no spend challenge is for you!

a-all financial logo

Currency Exchange Member Spotlight – A-All Financial

Every month, we’re highlighting one of our Currency Exchange members. This means you can find super convenient locations close to you where you know you’ll get fast, friendly, and amazing service for all your financial needs! This month’s Member Spotlight is…

woman using prepaid debit card to shop online

Why You Should Choose Prepaid Debit Over Credit Cards

Prepaid debit cards and credit cards are alike in a lot of ways, and because of this, it might be easy to get the two confused. We’re shedding some light on how they’re different and several reasons why a prepaid debit card might be the better choice for you.

Check Changers logo

Currency Exchange Member Spotlight – CheckChangers

Every month, we’re highlighting one of our Currency Exchange members. This means you can find super convenient locations close to you where you know you’ll get fast, friendly, and amazing service for all your financial needs! This month’s Member Spotlight is…

Parent teaching kid to save money

3 Ways You Can Teach Your Kids to Save for National Financial Literacy Month

April is National Financial Literacy Month, a month-long observation in the United States to highlight the importance of financial education and to teach financial responsibility. There’s no better time to start educating your kids on finances, saving, and being fiscally responsible.

Currency Exchange Member Spotlight – Frontier Financial Services

Every month, we’re highlighting one of our Currency Exchange members. This means you can find super convenient locations close to you where you know you’ll get fast, friendly, and amazing service for all your financial needs! This month’s Member Spotlight is…

The Difference Between Banks and Check Cashing Places

When you’ve got a check to cash, the last thing you want to do is wait 7-10 business days or more for access to your funds. Banks are notorious for holding funds, and it can be incredibly frustrating. However, check cashing places make it easy to get your cash right away.

Currency Exchange Member Spotlight – South Suburban Currency Exchanges

Every month, we’re highlighting one of our Currency Exchange members. This means you can find super convenient locations close to you where you know you’ll get fast, friendly, and amazing service for all your financial needs! This month’s Member Spotlight is…

Who is Community Currency Exchange?

We’re at the heart of every single community we’re located in. Why? Because we care about more than just having your business. We want to help you succeed in life, no matter where your dreams take you. Take a minute to get to know Community Currency Exchange.

Currency Exchange Member Spotlight – CFSC

Every month, we’re highlighting one of our Currency Exchange members. This means you can find super convenient locations close to you where you know you’ll get fast, friendly, and amazing service for all your financial needs! This month’s Member Spotlight is…

The 3 Things You Must Do After Getting That Bonus Check

83% of employees surveyed said they expected to receive a bonus in 2019. So before you head off on a shopping spree or a cross-country vacation, you’ll want to do these three things with that bonus check.

Introducing Monthly Member Spotlights from Currency Exchange Exclusively for Community Currency Exchange Members

We are thrilled to announce that there will be a new Spotlight blog post coming your way every single month featuring one of our very own Currency Exchange member stores! This means YOU can be featured here! If you’ve been looking for a way to get your store’s message out even further, this is it.

woman holding christmas lights

5 Tips for Staying on Budget This Holiday Season

Gift giving can either leave you feeling warm and fuzzy or down right miserable. And it’s all based on how you handle your money when shopping for others. This holiday season, we’ve got 5 tips to help you stay on budget. (So you can go ahead and start enjoying those warm and fuzzies right now.)

GET STUFF DONE

With over 350 locations, many open nights, weekends, and holidays (and several stores with 24/7 availability), you can rest easy knowing your financial needs can be taken care of when you need them most. We’re in the heart of every community. Don’t believe us? See for yourself.