| 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...
| Nov 29, 2009
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...
| Jan 7, 2009
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.
| Aug 17, 2009
| 12:31 PM
Stick to fundamentals
ABBY JOSEPH COHEN
Goldman Sachs senior U.S. strategist
"There is incredible investor uncertainty," said Cohen, who sees slow growth for the economy.
The recent 40 percent rally in the Standard & Poor's 500 was justified, she...
| Feb 11, 2010
| 11:22 AM
There has been little normalcy in financial matters the last couple of years, which extends to tax strategies.
Several factors are affecting traditional year-end decisions taxpayers make to reduce their burden -- whether they are affluent or jobless....
| Feb 12, 2010
| 4:30 PM
You might be able to reel in some extra cash by filing the right tax forms — but be aware of at least one change that could cost you.
An array of tax cuts and refunds took effect in 2009 to spur the economy, so most Americans qualify for...
| Mar 15, 2010
| 9:36 AM
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...
| 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-...
| Dec 9, 2007
If you are saving money for a child to go to college, make sure you know how it is invested.
This is no time to blindly count on the good graces of the stock market to help you pay for college tuition.
Instead, consider a rule of thumb in investing:...
| Dec 9, 2007
Searching for a meaningful holiday gift for someone who doesn't want or need more stuff? Consider giving a road map for a more successful financial future.
Books about retirement and saving may rank pretty low on the "wow" factor when it comes to gift-...