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It’s September: How Will You Pay for College Next Year?

Today, a college education averages about $43,000 per year for a 4-year private school. The average for a 4-year public school is $19,000 per year. Tuition and fees at both levels continue to increase every year by 3%. Many of us don’t have a lot of cash lying around, which makes us wonder how we

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Why Contract for Deed is Good for the Buyer, Bad for the Seller

A contract for deed is an agreement for buying property without going to a mortgage lender. The buyer agrees to pay the seller monthly payments, and the deed is turned over to the buyer when all payments have been made. It is simpler and cheaper than getting a mortgage yourself, but it isn’t risk free.

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Dangers of Social Media During a Divorce

There are many legal and emotional reasons that you should be cautious of social media during a divorce. Today’s technology and social media outlets have drastically changed the aspects of our daily lives. Unfortunately, divorce is no different. You don’t necessarily have to totally unplug, but you need to be aware of the potential, and possibly

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How to Purchase Investment Property That Has Legal Issues

So, you have decided to make the biggest financial decision of your whole life by buying an investment property. However, you have concerns about the legal issues that others have had in recent years. Maybe the property is underwater, or the rental income doesn’t cover all of the expenses associated with the property, or maybe

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5 Things to Remember if You Intend on Buying Rental Property

Buying rental property can be a great way to build your wealth. There are very few differences between buying your own home and buying rental property. Here are a few things you need to know before you begin investing in real estate. Do Your Homework This part can be difficult because you might not know

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Medical Marijuana In Illinois: What Are My Rights?

Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program The Compassionate Use Act in Illinois, a pilot program, legalizes the use of marijuana to those who are registered as “qualifying individuals” and caregivers.” Put simply, the Act makes the use and sale of marijuana, also known medically as cannabis, legal in the State of Illinois. However, under federal law,

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4 Ways To Make Visitation After Divorce Bearable

Divorce, as well as visitation after divorce, is a difficult experience and it takes a toll on all family members, especially children. Parents need to collaborate and continue to parent together for the sake of their children, making them feel comfortable about the new arrangements. The more cooperation parents can establish regarding decisions involving their

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My Child Is Dating Someone Who Is Harming Them – What Should I Do?

As a parent, you watch over and protect your child throughout every stage of life, especially as she/he engages in relationships with friends and romantic associations that begin to develop during the teenage years. At times, these relationships can evolve quickly and intensely, and they can cause concern or provoke action from parents, as patterns

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What Are Legal Rights as a Victim of Domestic Violence?

Every area of your life is affected if you are a victim of domestic violence. You should be aware of the legal rights you have as a domestic violence victim. The State of Illinois offers legal remedies based on state law, including, but not limited to, temporary restraining orders, orders of protection, charges for parental

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