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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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  • Friday, October 28, 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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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?...
  • How to invest during uncertain times

    How to invest during uncertain times
    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...
  • Tax time: Be smart and act fast

    Tax time: Be smart and act fast
    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....
  • Tax changes can boost refund

    Tax changes can boost refund
    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...
  • What to do when you can’t make car payments

    What to do when you can’t make car payments
    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...
  • 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-...
  • In a volatile market, examine college savings options

    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:...
  • Gift of books could offer choice guidance

    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-...