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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. 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...
  • Personal Finance with Gail MarksJarvis

    Personal Finance with Gail MarksJarvis
  • March 5: Financial Planning with Chicago Tribune columnist Gail MarksJarvis

    March 5:  Financial Planning with Chicago Tribune columnist Gail MarksJarvis
  • Trib Nation at Printers Row Lit Fest 2011, June 4-5

    Trib Nation at Printers Row Lit Fest 2011, June 4-5
    I was just finishing up the Page 2 note for Wednesday and wanted to fill you in on details about the Printers Row Lit Fest and the Trib Nation tent where you can hang out and talk with us that weekend. First off, the Chicago Tribune’s Printers...
  • 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...
  • Highlights from Printers Row Lit Fest

    Highlights from Printers Row Lit Fest
    Authors, book lovers and a group of 203 spontaneous dancers helped celebrate the written word in all its forms Saturday and Sunday at this year's Chicago Tribune Printer's Row Lit Fest. Approximately 250 authors participated in more than 100 free...
  • Gail MarksJarvis on the year in Chicago stocks

    Gail MarksJarvis on the year in Chicago stocks
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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?...