| Feb 4, 2011
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...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 12:39 PM
| Aug 17, 2011
| 8:50 AM
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.
| Oct 2, 2011
5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Greg Jarrett
6:09 a.m. State representative Michael McAuliffe, the chairman of Illinois Veterans Committee, explains how the state is preparing to provide jobs to our service men and women now that they are coming home.
6:21 a.m. ...
| May 24, 2011
| 3:45 PM
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...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 8:54 AM
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...
| Jun 5, 2011
| 3:43 PM
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...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 8:45 AM
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,...
| Apr 12, 2009
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...
| Jan 7, 2009
With the economy in a recession and most experts predicting that the worst lies ahead, deciding what to do with your money seems overwhelming.
Many market strategists are urging investors to remain cautious with investments, yet there are...
| Jan 9, 2009
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-...