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What To Do With Your Tax Refund?

March 21st, 2017

If you are expecting a refund from Uncle Sam here are some ways to use that money in a financially fit way. [...]


Spring Cleaning

15 Top Sites and Apps for Selling Your Stuff After Spring Cleaning

March 9th, 2017

Spring is in the air, and for many that means it’s time to do some spring cleaning. But think before you throw items out. As the old adage goes “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” In the digital age, that’s truer than ever. [...]


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How to Navigate Black Friday

November 22nd, 2016

Along with Thanksgiving comes the well-known day after Thanksgiving - Black Friday. The day filled with deals and limited time items and this year is no exception. Here are some tips to help you navigate through all the deals and time limits. [...]


Go Cubs Go

Flying the W at Oasis Financial

November 9th, 2016

Last week, the Chicago Cubs won their first World Series championship in 108 years. The last time they won the series the Ottomon Empire still existed, both World Wars had not yet been fought, and it would be 56 years before the Beatles would come to America. Suffice it to say that Cubs fans have endured a lot over the last century. [...]


Tips for savings on Halloween

Halloween—Don't Let the Price Tag Scare You

October 11th, 2016

Costumes, candy, and cash—oh my! Halloween can be a super fun time to dress up, dole out treats, and meet your neighbors. But especially if you have kids, Halloween can get expensive, FAST. Between candy, decorations, and must-have costumes, it all adds up. So, here are a few tips and ideas for keeping Halloween magical, not scary expensive. [...]


Stressing Over Football

Stressing Over Football?

September 30th, 2016

Football season is officially here and the wins and losses are starting to pile up. Whether it’s your favorite college, NFL, or own fantasy football team, it is easy to get bummed if they aren’t playing up to your expectations. However, there are many positive ways to look at this situation. [...]


Saving Money for Back to School

Back-To-School Tips & Tricks

August 25th, 2016

It’s the time of year when kids start start ditching swim trunks and water wings for backpacks and gym shoes. Each new school year is exciting and full of the promise. But often, the excitement can be tempered by stress when money is tight and it’s time for back-to-school shopping. Between notebooks, backpacks, crayons, pens, pencils, paper, calculators, new clothes, shoes, and any extra-curricular activity expenses, all of the added costs can be overwhelming. [...]


Affordable Recipes

Tasty, Affordable Recipes for Your Fourth of July Weekend

June 29th, 2016

Fourth of July can be a great time to celebrate with friends and family. And what’s a party without food? You can still make your holiday meals special without spending a fortune, though it can take a little planning. Scour grocery store sales, check out community gardens for access to fresh produce and spices. [...]


Memorial Day

Give Back and Support Our Troops During Memorial Day Weekend

May 25th, 2016

Memorial Day is just a few days away. To have a fun weekend, you do not need to travel far, take a trip or spend lots of money. Instead, in my opinion, the best Memorial Day ideas involve giving back to your community, our troops and our veterans. Here are some of my favorite ideas: [...]


Oasis Financial celebrates Moms!

Mother's Day Is Coming!

May 25th, 2016

If you are like me, you are still looking for the perfect gift for mom (or just procrastinating). Well don’t fret, more websites than ever can give you ideas on affordable DIY gifts she’ll love—many you can make just with stuff you already have at home. [...]



Sometimes the Little Guy Should Get to Win: Go Cubs!

October 14th, 2015

We are big fans of the Chicago Cubs here at Oasis Financial. Not only because our corporate headquarters are located close by, but our CEO, Ralph Shayne, grew up a mile from the sounds of Wrigley Field. And he was once Wrigley's best hot dog and peanut vendor! [...]


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