Survive This Economy

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: Sorting Through Price Match Offers On Holiday ShoppingSome of the biggest stores have started offering shoppers something new this holiday season to help them “Survive This Economy.” Many major retailers have offered price matching, including for online competitors.
Survive This Economy: Take Advantage Of Early Christmas Shopping DealsOne of the hottest holiday promotions this year is already in full swing. Major retailers are slashing layaway fees, in order to reel in early Christmas shoppers.
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.
For One Family, Small Saving Steps Add Up To Serious MoneyWhen it comes to saving money, baby steps can add up to big payoffs.
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: Refinancing Your Home LoanA recent survey reveals that nearly a third of Chicago area homeowners are still underwater – meaning they owe more money on their mortgage than their home is worth. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports, even if you don't have equity in your home, there is help available if you want to refinance your home loan.
Survive This Economy: Dumping Cable Or Satellite TVIt's hard to “Survive This Economy” when the cost of cable and satellite TV is so high.
Survive This Economy: Shopping For Back-To-School ClothesIt's the start of the back-to-school shopping season, and this year, more and more bargain hunters are heading to resale, consignment, and thrift stores.
Survive This Economy: Brushing Up Your Job Skills To Re-Enter The Workforce A lot of stay-at-home moms who are trying to survive this economy are jumping back into the work force, but it can be a challenge. Just ask Sinora Wright. The suburban mother of four is working to increase her chances of being hired.
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: Shifting From Homemaker To Working MomTo survive this economy, many stay-at-home moms are looking to rejoin the workforce, but for moms like Sinora Wright – who last held a full-time job seven years ago – jumping back into the job market can seem daunting.
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