Jul 6, 2011
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By Kim Vatis

Business of Home: How Lunch Can Eat at Your Income

Business of Home: How Lunch Can Eat at Your Income

While peanut butter and jelly or leftovers may seem drag, taking a lunch from home can add up to thousands of dollars over time.

Jun 15, 2011
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By Kim Vatis

How to Ask for a Raise Right Now

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.

Mar 9, 2010

Personal Finance Terms Glossary

Personal Finance Terms Glossary

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

Oct 7, 2010

Recession Lessons: Take-Aways From the Financial Meltdown

Recession Lessons:  Take-Aways From the Financial Meltdown

More people have personal budgets.

Aug 11, 2011
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By Kim Vatis

Give Your Financial Risk Tolerance a Check-Up

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.

Jun 1, 2011
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By Kim Vatis

How to Beat a Tough Teen Job Market

How to Beat a Tough Teen Job Market

Teen unemployment in Illinois is higher than national average.

May 18, 2011
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By Kim Vatis

Business of Home: Save on Summer Travel

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.

May 11, 2011
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By Kim Vatis

Business of Home: Manage Parenting Costs

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.

May 4, 2011
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By Kim Vatis

Business of Home: Fix Your Credit Score

Business of Home: Fix Your Credit Score

Experts say credit scores are sinking due to the economic downturn.

Apr 25, 2011
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By Kim Vatis

Business Of Home: Protect Your Estate

Business Of Home: Protect Your Estate

Congress is giving families a gift, but they need to act now and plan.

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WATCH LIVE: Ernie Banks Memorial and Procession

WATCH LIVE: Ernie Banks Memorial and Procession

Ernie Banks' memorial and procession begins at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Man Arrested With More Than $6M of Drugs

Man Arrested With More Than $6M of Drugs

Juan Vazquez, 28, was pulled over for a traffic violation when police found $6.75 million worth of cocaine inside two suitcases in his car.

Police: Girl, 6, Found Dead in Bathtub in Chicago Lawn

Police: Girl, 6, Found Dead in Bathtub in Chicago Lawn

A 6-year-old girl was found dead in a bathtub in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side Friday evening.

Man Found Dead at Rollover Crash on Far South Side

Man Found Dead at Rollover Crash on Far South Side

A man was found dead early Saturday after he lost control of his truck and it flipped over in the Morgan Park neighborhood.

Kane's Two Goals Lead Blackhawks Past Ducks 4-1

Kane's Two Goals Lead Blackhawks Past Ducks 4-1

The Anaheim Ducks came into Friday's game against the Chicago Blackhawks looking for a statement win, but the Hawks left the home squad in a "fowl" mood as they secured a 4-1 win.

Saturday's Forecast: Sunny Early, Becoming Cloudy

Saturday's Forecast: Sunny Early, Becoming Cloudy

Check out the detailed NBC 5 weather forecast.