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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1 Dead, 1 Injured in Shooting at Nordstrom Store

1 Dead, 1 Injured in Shooting at Nordstrom Store

Police said a man walked into to the store and shot a woman he knew before turning the gun on himself.

SUV Crashes Into Lake Michigan at Lake Shore Drive

SUV Crashes Into Lake Michigan at Lake Shore Drive

Emergency crews responded to a traffic accident Friday afternoon where an SUV had gone into the water near Lake Shore Drive, fire officials said.

Briggs Placed on IR by Bears Friday

Briggs Placed on IR by Bears Friday

The Chicago Bears were without linebacker Lance Briggs on Thursday against the Detroit Lions, and on Friday the team placed him on the injured reserve list, ending his season.

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Local Shops Ready for Small Business Saturday

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Weekend Warm-Up Predicted for Chicago Area

If you've been putting off decorating the outside of your house for the holidays, this may be the weekend to get it done.

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Parking Garages in Chicago, Evanston Hit by Data Breach

Several parking garages in Chicago and Evanston were hit by a data breach this month that could compromise customers’ information and credit card data, a parking facility service provider said Friday.