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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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  • For parents, the ABCs of college finance

    For parents, the ABCs of college finance
    Look at your child, and think of college.
  • Tune out hysteria to build your wealth

    Tune out hysteria to build your wealth
    5 tips on recession investing 1. Cut spending, boost saving. 2. Avoid stocks if you need cash within five years. 3. Stay the course with retirement savings. 4. Still too nervous? Invest an IRA in CDs. 5. Younger? Be more aggressive. Now what?...

    How to save for college during a recession

    How to save for college during a recession
    5 tips on saving for education 1. Prioritize your savings. Put away enough for retirement. 2. Cut spending, particularly as college years approach. 3. Maintain flexibility with your savings. 4. Seek financial aid and apply quickly. 5. Explore low-...

    College aid: Think like a shopper when seeking financial help

    College aid: Think like a shopper when seeking financial help
    Can you afford college? If you've lost your job or watched your college savings vanish, you may be among the countless people lying awake at night, wondering how to say "yes" to college for next fall. Many families are stunned by annual costs of $20,000...

    Test headline for Gail test

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 279 points Wednesday as the economic reports -- which have been weakening for weeks -- could not be denied. Manufacturing dropped sharply.  The ADP employment report made investors nervous about the unemployment...