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Economy Rockford: Retirement Options

Posted: 04/28/2010 - The average American worker has seen nearly 30 percent of their nest egg go down the drain in this financial crisis. So what are you options for retirement?

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Economy Rockford: The PayDay Loan Debate

Posted: 04/28/2010 - First it was the credit cards but now a growing number of people are heading to payday loan outlets in hopes of getting quick cash to help pay the bills. But can payday loans cause, or cure your financial crisis?

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Economy Rockford: Your Road to Retirement

Posted: 04/28/2010 - The average person has lost 30% of their retirement savings in the economic crisis. 23 News financial expert Brad Gummow gives us details on some things we should all do on the road to retirement.

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Economy Rockford: Looking at the Future of Social Security

Posted: 04/28/2010 - About 14% of Stateline seniors currently receive social security. But for the first time in more than 30 years there will be no increase in benefits this year. How will social security look for future generations?

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10:10 Economy: 401k Contribution Advice

Posted: 04/28/2010 - In an effort to conserve cash, more companies are re-assessing their matching contributions to workers' retirement plans. And a local financial expert has some words for the wise, especially if your match was slashed.

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Economy Rockford: The Road to Rebuilding Your Retirement Fund

Posted: 04/28/2010 - Over 80% of people under the age of 35 have a 401-K balance. That is higher today than it was two years ago during the height of the market. The problem is, the rest of us are not doing so well. A local expert details the road to repairing our retirement fund.

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10:10 Economy: The Housing Market

Posted: 04/28/2010 - A local real estate expert sees a lot of promising things on the horizon for the housing market, but the biggest issue is time.

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Economy Rockford: For Sale By Owner?

Posted: 04/28/2010 - The housing market is a tough place, and many homeowners have been watching their equity go out the door. When it comes to selling, many are trying to save money and do it themselves.

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Economy Rockford: Boosted Home Sales Do Not Equal Closure

Posted: 04/28/2010 - Record low interest rates are boosting pending home sales in the Rockford Area, but a signed contract is just the beginning of buying a new home. Why are so many local homebuyers having trouble getting to the closing?

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Economy Rockford: Online House Hunting

Updated: 04/28/2010 - The local housing market has fallen into the basement as the economic crisis continues to take its toll. But the recession has also opened the door to a new way of hunting for homes: online.

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10:10 Economy: Healthcare

Posted: 04/28/2010 - Healthcare is by no means immune to the negative effects of a major recession. WIFR sat down with the CEO of Rockford Health Systems to gauge the pressure local hospitals are under, and some of the changes that patients could experience as a result.

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Economy Rockford: Code Red: Fixing Healthcare

Posted: 04/28/2010 - President Barack Obama praised the healthcare industry’s promise this week to cut more than two trillion dollars in costs in the next ten years. It’s part of a massive effort to reform our healthcare system.

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