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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Bears vs. Lions: 3 Keys to a Chicago Victory

Bears vs. Lions: 3 Keys to a Chicago Victory

The Chicago Bears will be working this Thanksgiving, and if they want their holiday to be a bountiful one against the Detroit Lions, they'll need to do these three things.

Thieves Drive Into West Side Clothing Store

Thieves Drive Into West Side Clothing Store

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Quinn Grants Clemencies Ahead of Holiday

Quinn Grants Clemencies Ahead of Holiday

The Chicago Democrat announced the news on Wednesday afternoon. He granted 126 and denied 185 petitions.

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Chicago Area Braces For Frigid Thanksgiving

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Family Sues After 10-Year-Old Boy Dies in Chicago Fire

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Obama Met With Cupich During Chicago Visit

Obama Met With Cupich During Chicago Visit

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was the point person in the first introductory meeting Tuesday between Archbishop Blase Cupich and President Obama.