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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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  • IRAs can help reduce tax bite

    Q: I'm in my 40s and work for a company that went private last year. I had been buying stock in the company, and because of the deal, I ended up with a lot of cash. I'm worried about what this will do to my taxes. Is there anything I can do about it? I...
  • Come hang out with me in the `Living Room'

     
    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......
  • How to save for college during a recession

    How to save for college during a recession
    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...
  • Tune out hysteria to build your wealth

    Now what? 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...
  • 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...