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What to Look for Sep. 01, 2019

House Calls

Dear Ms. Lank: We just put our home on the market without a broker. We'll take any offers we receive... Read More

Paid-Off Mortgage Jun. 09, 2019

House Calls

Ms. Lank: Once we have paid off our mortgage, how long should we wait to get a clear deed? — K... Read More

Ocasio-Cortez's Plan to Punish the Rich Would Do More Harm Than Good Feb. 07, 2019

Steve Chapman

Every so often, a rising young Democratic star comes along with an idea that boldly challenges the s... Read More

Re: Lookie-Loos Dec. 09, 2018

House Calls

Dear Edith: I'm responding to the person who thinks that neighbors shouldn't be welcome at an open h... Read More

God Bless Them Dec. 02, 2018

House Calls

Ms. Lank: My daughter gave me a hard time because my house is only in my name now that my husband di... Read More

A Different Investment Philosophy Nov. 28, 2018

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: This market frightens the heck out of me, and I'm scared my $263,000 individual reti... Read More

Carried Interest Tax to Carry Water for Reform? Jun. 29, 2017

Veronique de Rugy

Much of the difficulty Republicans are experiencing in passing tax reform is self-inflicted. They've... Read More

Will Republicans Acquiesce to Liberal Tax Principles? Jan. 19, 2017

Veronique de Rugy

Now that Republicans are on the cusp of controlling the White House — fortifying their control... Read More

What to Look For Dec. 25, 2016

House Calls

Dear Ms. Lank: We just put our home on the market without a broker. We'll take any offers we receive... Read More

Inheriting a House and Land Dec. 18, 2016

House Calls

Ms. Lank: It seems I will soon come into ownership (via my mother's passing) of a property that is d... Read More

Misleading Statistics Sep. 06, 2016

Thomas Sowell

Mark Twain famously said that there were three kinds of lies — "lies, damned lies, and statist... Read More

Giving to Kids Dec. 06, 2015

House Calls

Dear Edith: I am a 70-year-old homeowner who is thinking of putting my home into my two daughters' n... Read More

Capital Gains Questions Jul. 13, 2014

House Calls

Dear Edith: I have written to you before, so now for the rest of the story. I finally sold my rental... Read More