This Father’s Day, when you’re spending time with your teen, chat about how being financially responsible can benefit their future.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012
Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford stopped by village hall last Friday to promote awareness of the statewide Cash Dash program.
While many of us were busy stuck in traffic or shoveling driveways last Friday, Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford was at Homewood Village Hall promoting the statewide unclaimed property awareness program. According to Rutherford, there has been a major increase in the success of the Unclaimed Property Division’s (UPD) program, Cash Dash, last year. The program intends to reunite owners with unclaimed property. Currently, the UPD has $1.5 billion in cash, plus contents from Illinois bank safety deposit boxes that have been abandoned for at least five years, according to a press release. If you would like to check and see if you have any unclaimed property, visit the Cash Dash website. You can also learn more about the program by …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
State Treasurer Dan Rutherford will be in Homewood on Friday in support of his Cash Dash program.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
This week we're highlighting some of the best thrift stores in the area.
Buying things that have been previously loved and gently used is a great way to save money. Here are some places you might not know about in the south suburbs for great resale saving! The Bargain Box is great for finding seasonal items, clothes and knick knacks at a great, low price. They often have quality brand name items in beautiful shape. This is a perfect place to shop for little ones who grow out of clothing and shoes quickly. The ReStore is a rehabber's dream! They carry used and surplus building materials, appliances and furniture. They get in new shipments often and you can find a variety of wonderful things to renovate or update. Want to decorate your home on a budget? Looking for art and furniture? This is the place for you. …
Friday, April 22, 2011
5 free or cheap ways to help the Easter Bunny fill your child's basket.
Patch has an Easter gift for your! Here are 5 great ways to help keep costs down when helping the Easter Bunny fill up your kids' baskets! Freecycle has been buzzing with lots of Easter freebies, including free Easter baskets and grass. All you have to do is make arrangements to pick them up! Dollar Tree has some really cute items for your kids with their favorite characters on them. If you look in the birthday party section, there are multiple small toys for a dollar instead of one. Take a look for Disney items, inexpensive candy, toy cars and much more! Did you know that you can use coupons on clearance items? Did you also know that you can plan ahead for what will be on clearance? Sites like totallytarget.com will tell you what others…
Friday, April 15, 2011
Homewood's Village Board revisited a failed motion from last month to agree to use Charter One as the village's bank
Homewood’s Village Board approved a contract during their April 12 meeting instating Charter One as their new village bank. This decision comes over one month after a failed first attempt. During the March 9 meeting, Trustee Tom Kataras’ recent poor customer experience poisoned the effort. This meeting, Kataras’ optimism deterred his skepticism. “The relationship has got a ways to go,” Kataras said. “(But) it is just starting and nothing was built in a day, so I’m glad to give these fine folks a chance.” Despite Kataras’ change of heart, Trustee Tienstra, who was absent during the last attempt, is pleased with the relationship that Homewood has with Great Lakes Bank, its current financial institution. “(Great Lakes Bank has) been here …
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
This week we're highlighting all-free family activities for you to enjoy.
This week, we are highlighting the area's top 5 fun and free activities for your family. Free Crafts Lakeshore Learning has free crafts for kids on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Some of the upcoming crafts include making a Save the Earth tote bag, a bunny basket and a gift for Mother's Day. Build and Grow Workshop Lowe's offers Build and Grow Workshops for children on Saturdays starting at 10 a.m. You can register your child online for the classes, but a grownup must attend with your child. The first 50 children to register get the class kit, goggles and an apron for free. The recommended age for the child attending these classes is 1st through 5th graders. Free Kid Workshops Home Depot's kid workshops are offered on a monthly basis, …