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Wednesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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.

Tuesday, 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.

Thursday, Oct 7, 2010

Recession Lessons: Take-Aways From the Financial Meltdown

Recession Lessons:  Take-Aways From the Financial Meltdown

More people have personal budgets.

Thursday, 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.

Wednesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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.

Monday, 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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5 Things to Know as Lawmakers Return to Springfield

5 Things to Know as Lawmakers Return to Springfield

Illinois lawmakers returned to Springfield Wednesday for a special legislative session that could have big impacts on the state's ongoing budget crisis.

$10K Reward for Suspects in 4-Year-Old Boy's Shooting

$10K Reward for Suspects in 4-Year-Old Boy's Shooting

Chicago police are searching for suspects after a young boy was shot in the face in the city’s Woodlawn neighborhood Wednesday night.

Former Colts RB Dies After Accidentally Shooting Himself

Former Colts RB Dies After Accidentally Shooting Himself

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1 Airport Attacker Created Diversion: Turkey PM

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Wednesday one of the attackers at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport blew himself up outside, giving the other two the opportunity to get inside the building.

2 Facing Charges After Being Shot by Deputy

2 Facing Charges After Being Shot by Deputy

Bond was set at $1 million for one of two men who were shot by an off-duty Cook County sheriff’s deputy who witnessed them shooting at a vehicle Sunday night in the Southwest Side Marquette Park neighborhood.

Kristin Cavallari Says Career Has Suffered Living in Chicago

Kristin Cavallari Says Career Has Suffered Living in Chicago

Former reality TV star Kristin Cavallari says her career has suffered “a little bit” since she moved to Chicago with her husband Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, but the city offers her something living in...