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How to Cash a Check Without a Bank Account?

Around 14.1 million American adults are without a bank account. If you are one of them, you may be wondering how to cash a check. The good news is that you can cash a check without a bank account. However,...

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How to Find a Trusted Check Cashing Shop in CT

Check-cashing, payday loan and money order shops often get a bad rep.  Like many types of business you'll get people who don't follow the same standards as others. While there are many legitimate stores out there who provide vital services...

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Does Gold Tarnish?

Whether gold tarnishes or not has become a basis of endless debates. Well, gold, in its pure form, does not tarnish. It is one of the least reactive chemical elements you will ever come across. However, when mixed with other...

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Check Cashing Scams – What to Look out For

Check cashing scams all follow a similar structure of depositing a check and wiring some money back to someone.  It's the same basic process that these scams have followed for years and still goes around today. In the connected world...

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Do Pawnshops Sell Real Gold?

A question we often hear asked about pawnshops is: Do you sell real gold? Many pawnshops buy and sell gold jewellery because it is desirable, holds it's value and they know they can sell it in their shops.  Some people...

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How do Money Orders Work?

Paying by money orders is an inexpensive payment alternative Money Orders are a common alternative to personal checks and paying/sending large r amounts of cash.  They are convenient and inexpensive. There are many reasons you might want to use a money...

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Is it Worth Pawning Jewelry?

  In need of cash and thinking about pawning some of your jewelry?  Over the years we've spoken to many people who are undecided if it's right for them.  It's not always an easy decision to make; sometimes the item...

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Can you Get Paid for Damaged Gold Jewelry?

They say virtually all the gold ever mind still exists today.  This means that your old necklace for instance could have once been a watch, and in the future it could be a ring. It doesn't matter if the jewelry...

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Pawnshops are Essential During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Pawn shops are a one-stop shop for many essentials Some people may wonder why their neighborhood pawnshop is still open during the current Coronavirus crisis. Pawnshops are helping people in need during the Covid-19 outbreak.  When lockdown measures came into...

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Coronavirus Update – Temporary Hours Change

Meriden Pawn is continuing to serve customers during the Coronavirus lockdown.  For the next couple of weeks our hours will be reduced.  We will no longer be opening on weekends for the time being. Our new temporary hours during the...

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