Apr 13, 2011

$mart Money: 5 Remodeling Projects With a Great Return

$mart Money: 5 Remodeling Projects With a Great Return

Home renovations expected to shoot up 12 percent this quarter.

Apr 15, 2011
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By Kim Vatis

How to Make Money the Idonije Way

How to Make Money the Idonije Way

Bears defensive end Israel Idonije makes offensive move teaching money management.

Mar 18, 2011

ComEd Competition: Will You Save Money?

ComEd Competition:  Will You Save Money?

There are now a half-dozen energy companies on the Chicago landscape offering electric service to residential customers.

Mar 9, 2011

Big Tax Breaks Possible This Year

Big Tax Breaks Possible This Year

The tax deadline may have been extended this year, to April 18, but that doesn't mean there's time to waste. And there's big breaks to be had!

Mar 4, 2011

How to Protect Your Nest Egg During Tough Times

How to Protect Your Nest Egg During Tough Times

Hardship withdrawal from 401(k) should be the last resort.

Feb 16, 2011

Hundreds Taking Part in Debt-Dropping Challenge

Hundreds Taking Part in Debt-Dropping Challenge

Inside: debt diet tips from financial management website Mint.com.

Jan 12, 2011

How to Save Money on Moving

How to Save Money on Moving

January may be the best month to get the cheapest price.

Dec 29, 2010

5 Money-Minded Resolutions to Keep this New Year

5 Money-Minded Resolutions to Keep this New Year

Money-minded resolutions on the rise, surveys show.

Dec 15, 2010

When Extended Warranties Do and Don’t Make Sense

When Extended Warranties Do and Don’t Make Sense

"Buyers, beware," say most consumer advocates. But they can make sense.

Dec 9, 2010

Year End Tax Tips: There's Still Time to Save Money

Year End Tax Tips:  There's Still Time to Save Money

The clock is ticking on 2010, and so are tax breaks that could make a big difference on your bottom line.

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Young Woman Killed by Stray Bullet While Returning From Work

Young Woman Killed by Stray Bullet While Returning From Work

A 25-year-old woman who had recently moved to Chicago was killed over the weekend when she was hit by a stray bullet outside her apartment.

NBC 5 Consumer Unit Helps Solve Flooring Complaint

NBC 5 Consumer Unit Helps Solve Flooring Complaint

NBC 5 viewer Debbie Porter said she spent more than a year researching the renovation project for the Schererville, Indiana, townhome where she raised her three sons and now cares for her 3-year old grandson.

Gas Prices Continue to Fall in Chicago Area: GasBuddy

Gas Prices Continue to Fall in Chicago Area: GasBuddy

Drivers rejoice! Gas prices have dropped even more.

Darling's Incredible Act of Kindness Will Melt Your Heart

Darling's Incredible Act of Kindness Will Melt Your Heart

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Scott Darling is known for his long and winding road to the NHL, but according to a story floating around the web, he should be known for his random acts of kindness instead.

Living With Zika Mosquitoes

Living With Zika Mosquitoes

The mosquitoes that spread the Zika virus are among the hardest species to fight because they live and breed in tub drains, dog bowls, buckets, flower pots and other spots where water collects inside the houses...

Winter Returns: Snow Set for Chicago Area

Winter Returns: Snow Set for Chicago Area

Winter has returned to Chicago, bringing with it the chance for accumulating snow at the start of this week.