For today's retirees, Social Security benefits make up approximately 40% of their income. But, not everyone knows about all the options available to them.
Gaining financial freedom is a process, but starting it now will help you in the long run.
A new survey shows people in Illinois don't know as much as they should about money.
As your parents age, it's important to make sure that financial decisions are taken care of ahead of time.
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As you head into the new year, you may be looking to give yourself a money makeover.
We're learning how to make and keep our financial resolutions.
As 2012 comes to a close, it's time to take a look at your money.
Our financial expert, Eric Boland, tells us what you need to know before you ring in the new year.
When it comes to growing your money, it's important to keep your long-term goals in mind.
Our financial expert explains why even if the markets seem scary, not investing can be even riskier.
It's a question we've heard a lot this election season - are you better off now than you were four years ago?
A financial expert looks at what the country has been through financially and where we are now.
UI -- The UI Flash Index shows a slower recovery than previous recessions.
LAKE FOREST -- It's a huge payout for one company.
CHAMPAIGN -- City council members will not get a pay raise.
SPRINGFIELD -- A new report shows our state's revenue will stay flat this year.
CHAMPAIGN -- More visitors are coming to Champaign County, and it's generating big money.
ILLINOIS -- There's new evidence of economic recovery.
URBANA -- Geraldine Peeples enjoys shopping for herself and her 11 grand-kids.
You know that old saying about not putting all of your eggs in one basket? As it turns out, you shouldn't do that with your money either. Eric Boland from Provident Financial Group gives us a better money plan.
SPRINGFIELD -- The clock is ticking for a decision on the state's pension system.
EFFINGHAM -- It's known for being the "crossroad of opportunity."
SPRINGFIELD -- Talks of raising the minimum wage in Illinois are making progress at the capitol.
URBANA -- Urbana families can expect a lower electric bill this summer.
DECATUR -- Lawmakers are working on a plan to save students money on their college loans.
SPRINGFIELD -- A sigh of relief flushed through the state capitol today.
URBANA -- The UI Flash Index continued climbing in April.
CHAMPAIGN -- Our Kid to Know showed how to put on a dance marathon to help sick kids.
URBANA -- Hard economic times are forcing one area restaurant to call it quits.
CHAMPAIGN -- The Champaign School Board is taking a step back and revisiting the issue of raising property taxes.
SPRINGFIELD -- State workers fear their "nest-eggs" could take a hit.
SPRINGFIELD -- We've said it before, the state is way behind paying hospitals and clinics.
DWIGHT -- State Treasurer Dan Rutherford is fighting to keep the Dwight Correctional Center open.
DECATUR -- With all of the temperature ups-and-downs, that power bill can get out of control.
ILLINOIS -- A new report shows the first sign of economic growth in Illinois since 2008.
Illinois' schools won big from the Mega Millions money.
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CHARLESTON -- The Dow Chemical Company hopes to save millions by closing three plants worldwide.
MINNESOTA -- Best Buy plans to close 50 of its big box stores by 2013.
RANTOUL -- One bank plans to offer a way to bail out many homeowners.
CHAMPAIGN -- City leaders are trying to cash in on campustown.
RANTOUL -- Driving around to garage sales is a thing of the past.
It's good news for Decatur.
Mahomet-Seymour parents wish the district didn't have to make budget cuts.
Danville city leaders hope a federal grant will help pay to remove two dams in Vermilion County.
Yard waste stickers went on sale in Danville today.
You can now pay your library fees without leaving home.
Illinois American Water announced its 2012 Firefighter Grant Program.
The UI is getting $500,000 in federal grant money from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The Lincoln Tomb has seen a lot of wear and tear over the years.
The Champaign County Board is a step closer to deciding the fate of its jails.