| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 20, 2009
Saving for educational expenses in an economic downturn is a daunting task.
It's scary enough to face a price tag of $80,000 to $200,000 for four years of college under any circumstances, but with the economy growing weaker and people losing jobs, it's...
| Jun 11, 2010
Roland Martin, The author I was supposed to interview at the Printers Row Lit Fest this weekend, pulled out at the last minute -- fear of my relentless inquisitorial style? Insulted by not getting a higher ranking interrogator? I'm not......
| Aug 28, 2010
Connected to Chicago (WLS-AM) Guest host John Dempsey with Greg Hinz of Crain Chicago Business, Ray Long of the Tribune and Phil Rogers of NBC 5. Best Game in Town -- (WBEZ-FM) A new podcast hosted by Steve Edwards Chicago......
| Nov 19, 2010
Chicago Tonight, The Week in Review, WTTW-Ch. 11. Host Joel Weisman with Mary Ann Ahern of NBC5 News, Gail MarksJarvis of the Tribune, Mike Flannery of FOX Chicago News and Megan Mawicke of CBS2 News CapitolView (WSEC-TV Springfield)-- Kevin McDermott,......