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Gail MarksJarvis

Gail MarksJarvis
Gail MarksJarvis is a business columnist for the Chicago Tribune.
Gail MarksJarvis is a business columnist for the Chicago Tribune. « Show less

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  • Answering questions about the federal debt debate

    Answering questions about the federal debt debate
    Not surprisingly investors are worried about what a failed debt ceiling vote might do to their investments. But they are also starting to get used to terrible things happening, and so many have already prepared for what are called "black swan" events, or unusual market mishaps that seemed to come out of nowhere.
  • Nerve-wracking economy, nice contextual column

    Nerve-wracking economy, nice contextual column
    I thought this was a really worthwhile bit of context this morning. Financial columnist Gail MarksJarvis looks at the uncertainty about whether or not there is a recession and examines the reasons for the uncertainty, and the implications. Esteemed...

    Gail MarksJarvis on the year in Chicago stocks

    Gail MarksJarvis on the year in Chicago stocks

    For parents, the ABCs of college finance

    For parents, the ABCs of college finance
    Look at your child, and think of college. If he or she is going to college this fall, you probably are feeling sick at the sight of the sticker price. After all, very few people can figure out how to come up with $20,000 to $60,000 a year on a moment's...

    What to do when you can’t make car payments

    What to do when you can’t make car payments
    Q I feel like I can no longer afford to make my car payments. How much will it hurt my credit to turn my car back in? C.Y., Bolivar, Pa. A If you turn your car in, you will not be free of the debt. Your lender will continue to hold you responsible and...