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: 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: 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.
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: 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: Many Stay-At-Home Moms Looking To Rejoin WorkforceGetting a job in this economy is tough enough, but imagine looking for a job after being out of the workforce for seven years. More than 5 million mothers opt to be stay-at-home moms, but many of them have begun looking to re-enter the workplace.
Survive This Economy: Using Homemade Cleaning ProductsFour ingredients - that's all you need to cut the cost of cleaning your home. CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker says they are four things you probably already have, and one of them is free.
Survive This Economy: Do Your Homework Before Getting Car Repairshe price of gas isn't the only worry for drivers. Unexpected repairs can really add up. CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker explains how to find a good mechanic for the best price.
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.
Survive This Economy: Looking Good For LessCBS 2's Dorothy Tucker takes Sinora Wright shopping for makeup, in the latest installment of a series about a Chicago area family going on a financial diet.