11 Cool, Sweet National Ice Cream Day Freebies and Deals

National Ice Cream Day is possibly the sweetest summer holiday in the history of the universe, and trust me, we're totally on board with all of the freebies, BOGOs to celebrate everyone's favorite sweet treat on Sunday 7/19.

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5 Amazing Credit Card Perks You Should be Taking Advantage of

Credit cards have a reputation for being the most dangerous things in your wallet. While they can be ruinous for someone with a spending problem (and a high credit limit), credit cards--if used responsibly--can actually make your life so much better! If you want to get the most out of your credit cards, here are a few ways to beat the system.

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Back-To-School Spending is Growing, But You Don't Need to Overspend

We're officially less than a month into summer, but back to school shopping season is just around the corner.

A recent poll of Brad's Deals shoppers found that 64 percent of consumers start their back-to-school shopping by by July, with nearly 20 percent of those having started back in June. That's major spending.

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Chicago Hacks: 50 Tips for Enjoying City Life on a Budget

Chicago is an amazing place, but living here can be an expensive endeavor. 

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Is Prime Day living up to the hype?

Amazon claimed today's Prime Day would be better than Black Friday, so how's it stacking up?

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Rolling your eyes at Black Friday in July? Here's what's worth your time.

Yes, Christmas in July and Black Friday in July are sales gimmicks. And yes, we all know that they tend to be pale imitations of Black Friday in November and the actual holiday shopping season. But retailers understand all too well that "Black Friday" is a powerful marketing ploy that we can never seem to resist, even when the date is still 140 days away. (And it is, I checked.)

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7 Reasons Why We All Need Black Friday in July

Black Friday is a day that divides the nation. Some love it for the thrill of the chase, the rush of pushing past a crowd to get the best possible deal, and the satisfaction of finishing holiday shopping before December hits. Others despise the very concept, and see the day's shopping frenzy as an example of everything that is wrong with modern society.

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5 Essential Financial Habits to Make in Your 20s

As someone who's now been out of undergrad for three years now, I guess I'm supposed to be an "adult" about some things, like not ditching work to go to Six Flags and maybe reading a book instead of watching Cartoon Network. Oh, and being financially responsible. That too.

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3 Credit Cards You Need to Prepare Yourself for Black Friday

Black Friday may still seem far away, but with the time in between now and then you can set up your wallet to really take advantage of all the holiday spending you'll be participating in!

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Celebrate 7-Eleven Day with 8 Days of Freebies!

Happy 7-Eleven Day! In the heat of summer, a cold drink is always a welcome treat, so what could be better than a free Slurpee? In honor of 7-Eleven's 88th birthday, the convenience store is giving out freebies for eight straight days, starting on 7/11/2015.

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