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Wednesday, Sep 21, 2011 at 6:59 PM
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By Kim Vatis
      

Business of Home: Coupons Make a Comeback

Just a few minutes spent each week clipping or clicking can lead to big savings, experts say. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2011 at 11:44 PM
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By Kim Vatis
      

How to File Bankruptcy in One Day

It's the last resort, but sometimes bankruptcy may be the only way out of a financial crisis. A new Chicago firm can help, as they put it, "put you in the fast lane to financial freedom." Read »

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2011 at 11:57 PM
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By Kim Vatis
      

How to Prevent Elder Financial Exploitation

Financial fraud attorney offers seven tips to seniors to protect their money. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2011 at 6:52 PM
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By Kim Vatis
      

Business of Home: Don't Flunk on Back to School Savings

Savings Strategies for Back to School Shopping Read »

Thursday, Aug 11, 2011 at 1:36 AM
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By Kim Vatis
      

Give Your Financial Risk Tolerance a Check-Up

Did you sell at the bottom? Are you awake at night worrying about your money? Most advisors suggest you stay the course, but a good gut check may be worth your time. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2011 at 5:38 PM
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By Kim Vatis
      

Buy, Sell, Trade Your Unwanted Daily Deals

Don't let your daily deal expires unused. Pass it on for cash and maybe even profit from it. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2011 at 8:20 PM
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By Kim Vatis
      

How to Ask for a Raise Right Now

Experts say while it's a delicate time, it may also be the right time to ask for a raise. Read »

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 7:47 PM
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By Kim Vatis
      

Business of Home: Save on Summer Travel

Airfares and hotel rates are rising, not just because of higher gas prices, but also because of higher demand. Read »

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 5:51 PM
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By Kim Vatis
      

Business of Home: Manage Parenting Costs

Five suggestions for taming and preparing for the bundle of bills that come with a new bundle of joy. Read »

Friday, Apr 15, 2011 at 10:24 AM
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By Kim Vatis

How to Make Money the Idonije Way

How to Make Money the Idonije Way

Bears defensive end Israel Idonije makes offensive move teaching money management. Read »

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What We Cover
Daily Deals

Daily Deals

Learn from the original daily deals site, Groupon.

Pets

Pets

Some officials have estimated the City of Chicago's dog population to be somewhere around 500,000. Add in all the cats, fish and birds and you've got yourself an industry just begging -- and barking -- to be...

Social Media

Social Media

Social media offers traditional business minds a 12-6 curve ball. But we can help.

Fashion

Fashion

There are plenty of questions for a fledgling fashionista to answer. Never fear: We've got the goods.

Marketing

Marketing

Good luck making a dent in the public conscience if you don't have marketing and branding plan to get your message out.

Food Business

Food Business

Experts say 90 percent of new restaurants fail in their first year of operation. You want to be the 10 percent that makes it. But how?

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Authors
David Wolinsky David Wolinsky is a freelance writer, lifelong Chicagoan, and reasonably handsome business-study scion.
Kim Vatis Kim Vatis joined NBC5 News in 1997. She currently Anchors the weekend morning newscasts, is general assignment reporter and special projects reporter for the 10 PM newscasts.
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