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.

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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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