Secret Sauce: Chicago Pizzeria Owner Shares Small Biz Experience
Buying an existing business can be challenging — and rewarding. Tania Mavrakis, an Evanston lawyer, says she found that out when she became the new owner last fall of Leona’s…
Retirement plan
Saving is important, but spending is just so darn fun. Proper planning for your future, regardless of your age, may require an increased focus on saving more so that you…
Not Saving Enough? Analyze Your Spending Habits
Managing your personal finances can be a hassle…at least it has been for me in the past. Developing and sticking to a weekly or monthly budget can be difficult, or…
Parents: Help Your New Grad Manage That Graduation Gift Money
Finally, it’s official: After years of studying, sacrificing and possibly incurring student debt, your kid has (finally!) graduated from college. In honor of this milestone, you’ve organized a party for…
Finances
When you’re between jobs—whether due to a layoff or a decision to leave—you may have special financial challenges to consider. Your income is likely less than it was while you…
4 Ways to Use Your Tax Refund Wisely [INFOGRAPHIC]
Tax time may not actually be ‘fun,’ but once the process of filling out all those forms is completed, dotting the Is and crossing the Ts, many of us have…
Debt Counseling: How it Can Help You
If you’re among the millions of Americans struggling with consumer debt, a debt counselor may be able to help you get your finances back on track. Dafne Torres, director of…
Concerned About Paying for College? Take Action!
Many Chicago parents share a dream of seeing their children attend college and receive a quality education that can help set the foundation for a successful career. But some fear…
Living Longer: Men Are Closing the Gender Longevity Gap
Men planning for retirement may want to take a second look at the size of their portfolios. According to a recent study released by the Institute of Health Metrics and…
Foreclosure
At first glance, foreclosed properties appear to be the kind of bargains you simply can’t pass up. For some, it’s true: Buying a foreclosure can be a terrific investment opportunity.…