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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

    Don't be paralyzed by regret over debt

    Don't be paralyzed by regret over debt
    Q I'm 23, and when I was young I didn't handle my credit cards well. I've stopped using the cards or shopping unless I need something. But I have a lot of debt. I don't even want to look at it because it makes me sick when I think about paying bills...

    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?...