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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Man Shot on Eisenhower on Near West Side

Man Shot on Eisenhower on Near West Side

A 19-year-old man was shot early Sunday while riding in a vehicle on the Eisenhower Expressway on the Near West Side.

Wheaton College and Professor to Part Ways

Wheaton College and Professor to Part Ways

Wheaton College and Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Larycia Hawkins have reached an agreement in which Hawkins will leave the college, according to a joint statement released Saturday.

Man Killed, Another Injured in Bolingbrook Shooting

Man Killed, Another Injured in Bolingbrook Shooting

One man was killed and another person was critically injured in a shooting after a funeral Saturday evening in southwest suburban Bolingbrook.

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Cannabis Activists: Pot Could Help Cure 1 of NFL's Ills

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2 Boys Found Shot to Death in Car in Gary

2 Boys Found Shot to Death in Car in Gary

Two teenage boys were found shot to death Friday night inside a parked car in Gary, Ind.

6 Family Members Found Dead Identified

6 Family Members Found Dead Identified

The six family members whose bodies were found inside a Southwest Side Chicago home Thursday were identified Saturday by the Cook County medical examiner's office.