Marcus Wright

Wright Family's Yearlong Financial Diet Saved Them Nearly $8,500It's hard to believe, but it was one year ago this week when CBS 2 introduced you to the Wright family, a suburban couple with four kids, trying to “Survive This Economy” by saving some serious money.
Survive This Economy: Saving For Your Kids' College TuitionTrying to “Survive This Economy” and pay for your kids' college education has become tougher than ever in recent years.
Survive This Economy: Be A Financial Role Model For Your KidsYour kids are watching -- that's the reminder for parents from a financial expert who said, when it comes to money, and surviving this economy, you’re a role model for your kids, even if you don’t realize it.
Survive This Economy: Do-It-Yourself Home RepairsOne way husbands can make their wives adoring fans it to take care of the “Honey Do” list.
Survive This Economy: Tackling Credit Card DebtThe Wright family is celebrating more than just the 4th of July today, they are celebrating their biggest payoff ever since CBS 2 started following their effort to “Survive This Economy” eight months ago.
Survive This Economy: Cutting Your Life Insurance PremiumsIt's summertime and everyone wants to be in shape. You already know losing weight is good for your health, but CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports getting fit can also save you money on life insurance.
Survive This Economy: Homemade Summer SnacksIt's the last week of school for kids in Chicago, and you know what that means: parents will soon be hearing "what's there to eat?" all day long. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports the cost of all those snacks can really add up, so getting creative in the kitchen with your kids can save you a lot of money.
Survive This Economy: Save On Summer Movie SeasonSummer means movie, but that can cost you a bundle, especially if you have kids like the Wrights, a suburban couple with four kids.
Survive This Economy: Gardening On A BudgetYou want a great garden, but it's tough if you're on a budget. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker, with the help of experts, explains where gardeners can get high-quality plants at a very low cost.
Survive This Economy: Save Money On Summer VacationIt's that time of year. We're all dreaming about summer vacation. But those trips can really drain your wallet, especially when you're taking your kids, like the Wrights are.
Survive This Economy: Saving Now Can Pay Off When Unexpected Costs Hit LaterIt's tough being on a financial diet, but when the unexpected happens – as the Wright family just discovered – the pain in your wallet isn’t so bad, if you’ve been good.
Survive This Economy: Resolving Disputes Over MoneyIt's one of the most common things couples fight about: money. Remember the Wrights? The suburban couple, with four kids, is on a financial diet; so they know how stressful it can be to save money, especially in this economy.
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