Jul 6, 2011
|
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
|
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
|
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
|
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
|
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
|
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
|
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
|
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.

Top Stories
Obama Surprises Diners at River North Steakhouse

Obama Surprises Diners at River North Steakhouse

President Barack Obama returns to Chicago for a closed-door fundraiser for Gov. Pat Quinn at a downtown hotel and a speech on the economy at Northwestern University.

Waukegan Teachers Prepare for Possible Strike

Waukegan Teachers Prepare for Possible Strike

Marathon mediation sessions held to try and reach contract.

Judge Says Man Accused of SIU Threats Not a Danger

Judge Says Man Accused of SIU Threats Not a Danger

A Chicago man charged with mailing threats of rapes, killings, bombings and beheadings to Southern Illinois University's Carbondale campus will get a chance to make his case for being eligible for bond.

Jail Inmates Start Prostitutes Anonymous Group

Jail Inmates Start Prostitutes Anonymous Group

Women in program taught how to avoid being victimized.

Ebola Patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, Flew to Dallas Via D.C.

Ebola Patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, Flew to Dallas Via D.C.

The patient diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas has been identified as a Liberian man named Thomas Eric Duncan, health officials confirmed to NBC News and the Associated Press. He is believed to have flown to...

Sex Offender Accused of Groping Woman on Brown Line

Sex Offender Accused of Groping Woman on Brown Line

Man alleged grabbed woman at Franklin Brown Line Stop.