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House Worth Less Mar. 31, 2019

House Calls

Dear Edith: My in-laws are going to a nursing home. My wife and I will be selling their house to fun... Read More

No Such Thing as a Slam-Dunk Lawsuit Feb. 07, 2019

At Work

Q: Could a potential employee who is asked to sign a non-compete employment agreement just sign the ... Read More

Never Skip an Attorney Review Before Signing a Contract Dec. 27, 2018

At Work

Q: My new employer asked me to sign an employment agreement that has a non-compete clause in it and ... Read More

Condo Windows Dec. 23, 2018

House Calls

Edith: We have an investment in a condo and wonder if the homeowners association has the right to se... Read More

Should I Try Being My Own General Contractor? Nov. 22, 2018

Here's How

Dear James: I am planning to build a new home for myself and my two children. I have looked at many ... Read More

What Lawyers Won't Do to Help Your Business Oct. 30, 2018

Succeeding in Your Business

"I hired an attorney a couple of weeks ago to help me prepare and negotiate a couple of contracts fo... Read More

The Right Way to Exit a Franchise Sep. 11, 2018

Succeeding in Your Business

A lot of corporate executives who have been downsized, especially those in their 40s and 50s, are lo... Read More

SpaceX and Uncle Sam Shrug Off Billion-Dollar Blame Game Jan. 25, 2018

Veronique de Rugy

Did you know that the government doesn't insure the cargo it sends into space? That means that when ... Read More

Let's Ban Secret Sexual Harassment Settlements Oct. 28, 2017

Diane Dimond

What do the late Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, movie producer Harvey... Read More

7 Essential Tips for Managing Your Clients Oct. 17, 2017

Succeeding in Your Business

If you have a service business, you have to develop techniques for keeping your clients happy. Witho... Read More

For Sale Two Years Jun. 25, 2017

House Calls

Edith: The house across the street has had the same for-sale sign up for over two years. I would thi... Read More

Before You Buy a Franchise: Part 2 May. 30, 2017

Succeeding in Your Business

Are you thinking about buying a franchise? If so, here are more tough questions you should ask the f... Read More

Dropping Escrow Feb. 26, 2017

House Calls

Dear Edith: You discussed escrow in a recent column, but you didn't say whether I could talk my bank... Read More

They Prefer Renting Jan. 29, 2017

House Calls

Ms. Lank: We are 63 and 68 years old and still working. We sold our home and relocated across the co... Read More

Here's How to Turn a 15-Minute Phone Call Into $555 Cash Jan. 04, 2017

Everyday Cheapskate

Dear Mary: I don't have cable TV in my house, but I do have internet. I'm one year into a two-year c... 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

Will You Be Able to Serve the Millennial Generation? Dec. 20, 2016

Succeeding in Your Business

"I am an accountant who has been working with small businesses for over 30 years. I don't consider m... Read More

Land Contract and Homeseller Exclusion Oct. 16, 2016

House Calls

Edith: I read in your column that there might be no federal income tax for the sale of a longtime ho... Read More

The Contract Has Grown Jul. 06, 2014

House Calls

Dear Edith: We plan to sell our home in 2015 to move to a retirement community. I have a good agent ... Read More

The Barn

Apr. 22, 2014