Starting a Home-Based Business? 4 Things You Must Know

If you’ve ever thought about starting a home-based business, you know what an attractive idea it is. Plenty of profitable companies start out this way, but it’s not as simple as just having a great product or service.  Even if …

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Managing Mortgage Payments in Retirement

If you’re nearing retirement and still carrying a mortgage you’re probably worried about managing your mortgage payments in retirement. And, who could blame you? A new survey by the American Institute of CPAs found that retirees’ biggest concern is  running …

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Paid off the mortgage? Don’t celebrate yet.

If you’ve paid off the mortgage, you might be ready to celebrate. Except don’t get too excited: While you’re done with the mortgage, and hopefully your home equity line of credit, you won’t be living in the house for free. …

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Paying too much for auto insurance? Here’s why

Are you paying too much for auto insurance? It may feel that, based on your accident history or driving record, what you’re being charged isn’t fair. Well, it turns out you might be right. A new report from the Consumer …

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Home Sharing: Is it right for you?

Home sharing is a great way to leverage your extra space into additional income, but it’s not as simple as you might think. And even with large companies making it easier for you to share your home, there are still …

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Selling soon? Here’s what to expect in the fall home sale season

Selling your home is an exciting time, but it can also be a bit scary. The end result – a sale – depends a great deal on correctly timing your sale. So, if you’re planning to sell this fall, during …

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4 ways to benefit from an empty nest

This month, I’m sending my youngest son, Michael, off to college. (For those of you playing along at home, you may remember I have two sons, but my oldest is now a junior in college.) Sam and I are going to …

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Ilyce Glink is on WGN Radio Twice Weekly in 2016

Hello 2016: Ilyce Glink is now appearing on WGN Radio twice weekly. Tune in on Thursdays at 12:45p as she talks money and business with Steve Bertrand and at 6:50a on Friday mornings as she and Steve Cochran talk stocks, …

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3 Tips to Get the Most Out of Black Friday Deals

Black Friday is a great time to find deals on the year’s hottest holiday gifts, but the frenetic pace of the day can cause you to spend more money than you’d planned or veer from your original shopping list. Doing …

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Ep. 31: Invest in the Market or Buy a Home?

Ready for a positive sign about how home buyers are financing their homes? And does it make sense to liquidate a stock market investment in order to make a down payment on a home? Get answers to these questions by …

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