Dec 1, 2010

The New Warzone: Store Credit Accounts, Gift Cards

The New Warzone:  Store Credit Accounts, Gift Cards

Offers with promised discounts can backfire, says Chicago BBB.

Nov 10, 2010

How to Find Rental Car Rates That Won't Drive You Crazy

How to Find Rental Car Rates That Won't Drive You Crazy

Website AutoSlash.com scours for coupons, automatically adjusts rates.

Oct 27, 2010

When it Comes to Appliances, Better to Fix or Replace?

When it Comes to Appliances, Better to Fix or Replace?

While the cost of repairs go up, the costs for new appliances, in many cases, is dropping.

Oct 21, 2010

City Launches Site With Money Makeover Tips

City Launches Site With Money Makeover Tips

Chicago's new financial literacy campaign: Save it. Spend it. Grow it.

Oct 13, 2010

Women, Improve Your Financial Skill Set

Women, Improve Your Financial Skill Set

Nine out of 10 women will at one point in their lifetime be solely in charge of their finances.

Sep 30, 2010

Saving Money for Your Child's Education

Saving Money for Your Child's Education

Why one expert says mutual funds may be a better alternative to save for a college education.

Sep 29, 2010

Test Your Financial Knowledge

Test Your Financial Knowledge

Are you really making the right financial decisions when it comes to everyday spending?

Sep 22, 2010

Why it Pays to Negotiate your Medical Bills

Why it Pays to Negotiate your Medical Bills

A little planning, negotiating can prevent a trip to the doctor's office sending you to the poorhouse.

Sep 1, 2010

Why You Should Give Your Kids an Allowance

Why You Should Give Your Kids an Allowance

If parents don't talk to their kids about the ABCs of finance, who will?

Aug 4, 2010

College Kids and Credit: A Warning

College Kids and Credit: A Warning

Don't wind up being 30 years old and still paying for pizza you ate in college.

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Boy, 13, Shot Nine Times

Boy, 13, Shot Nine Times

Kobe Jones' father says the neighbor shot the teen because he was laughing about a burglary.

Bears' Run Game Can Thrive Against Patriots Sunday

Bears' Run Game Can Thrive Against Patriots Sunday

The Chicago Bears are a pass-first team, but Sunday's game will provide a huge opportunity for their run game to flourish against the New England Patriots.

Judge Appoints Monitor for IDOT Hiring

Judge Appoints Monitor for IDOT Hiring

Magistrate Judge Sidney Schenkier decided Wednesday to appoint an IDOT monitor. That was a setback for the Democratic governor, whose re-election campaign claims he's navigated Illinois away from ethical...

FBI, IRS Agents Raid Chinatown Restaurants

FBI, IRS Agents Raid Chinatown Restaurants

Lao Beijing Restaurant, on the 2100 block of South Archer Avenue, in the Chinatown neighborhood, was one of several locations visited by FBI agents.

Rose Says Kane Pushes Him to Excel on Court for Bulls

Rose Says Kane Pushes Him to Excel on Court for Bulls

It's no secret that Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane is a basketball fan, but apparently Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose is a fan of the way Kane plays hockey as well.

Police To Screen CTA Passengers' Bags for Explosives

Police To Screen CTA Passengers' Bags for Explosives

Starting in November, Chicago Transit Authority passengers' bags will be randomly screened for explosive compounds as part of a new security procedure.