Wednesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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.

Thursday, 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.

Wednesday, 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.

Thursday, 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.

Wednesday, 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?

Wednesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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?

Wednesday, 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.

Top Stories
'Small, Black Object' Prompts Lockdown of Suburban School

'Small, Black Object' Prompts Lockdown of Suburban School

A southwest suburban Chicago high school was placed on lockdown Friday morning after a parent reported seeing a “small black object” in the hand of a student walking into the school, police said.

4-Vehicle Crash Shuts Down Inbound Kennedy

4-Vehicle Crash Shuts Down Inbound Kennedy

A four-vehicle crash during Friday’s morning rush shut down two lanes on the inbound Kennedy Expressway near Harlem Avenue on the Northwest Side and left two people injured.

Man Shot on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago's Gold Coast

Man Shot on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago's Gold Coast

A 22-year-old man was shot while driving on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago’s Gold Coast early Friday morning.

Feds Seize Nearly 60 Tons of Illegally Imported Honey in Chicago

Feds Seize Nearly 60 Tons of Illegally Imported Honey in Chicago

Special agents with the U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations in Chicago seized nearly 60 tons of illegally imported Chinese honey, valued at more than $200,000.

Aurora Schools Investigating Longtime Grading Errors

Aurora Schools Investigating Longtime Grading Errors

Grades for thousands of students in East Aurora School District 131 could be incorrect because of the faulty setup of an online grading system.

Chicago-Area Police Pursuits Kill, Injure Scores of Innocent Bystanders

Chicago-Area Police Pursuits Kill, Injure Scores of Innocent Bystanders

A two-month NBC5 investigation reveals that many fatal chases were never reported to the state agency charged with reviewing police pursuits. And most deadly local police chases likely should never have started...