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Pay Down, or Pay Ahead? It Can Be Confusing Jun. 11, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

Years ago, I learned a lesson I won't have to learn again. It was that poignant. It was during a tim... 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

Seller Agrees May. 12, 2019

House Calls

Dear Edith: In a recent column, you discussed the topic of neighbors who attend open houses with no ... Read More

Adding Son Apr. 28, 2019

House Calls

Ms. Lank: Does the existence of a mortgage on the property cause the bank or other mortgage holder t... Read More

The Gift You Will Never Regret Giving Yourself Apr. 17, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

Over the years, I've had many wonderful opportunities to address audiences large and small at all ki... Read More

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

Selling Sister's House Mar. 10, 2019

House Calls

Dear Edith: We are selling a house that belonged to my sister who died. She lived there for more tha... Read More

Sister Isn't Paying Mar. 03, 2019

House Calls

Dear Edith: My brother and sister and I inherited our paid-up family home. The deed lists us as "ten... Read More

Portfolio Loan Feb. 10, 2019

House Calls

Dear Edith: We have been working with a real estate agent for some time, and he says we qualify for ... Read More

Update or Just Repair? Jan. 20, 2019

House Calls

Dear Edith: We bought a wonderful home in a desirable suburb last June. It was built in 1988, and it... Read More

Payment in Arrears Jan. 13, 2019

House Calls

Dear Ms. Lank: This past November, I made my normal mortgage payment. Then, in the middle of that mo... Read More

10 Financial Resolutions to Make -- and Keep -- Year After Year Jan. 09, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: Do you make the same financial resolutions every year? When it comes to your money, th... Read More

Sharing Old Questions Jan. 06, 2019

House Calls

Today, I'm sharing some questions I've saved over the years. I couldn't quite bear to discard them, ... Read More

If One of You Makes More, Can You Still Be Financial Equals? Nov. 28, 2018

Ask Carrie

Dear Carrie: We've been married for two years, and so far, my husband and I have pretty much split b... Read More

What About HARP? Nov. 25, 2018

House Calls

Dear Edith: Is HARP, the government program, worth the time? I keep getting banks calling us saying ... Read More

The First Rule of Borrowing Money: Don't Be Stupid Nov. 01, 2018

Everyday Cheapskate

It's true that "debt" is a four-letter word. I can count the letters in the word to prove it, or sim... Read More

Are Young Men and Women Getting the Same Financial Start? Oct. 31, 2018

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: This week, I have a couple of questions for you. First, do you believe that young men ... Read More

Readers Need to Know: Pay Down Debt or Invest? and Help! Horrible Odor in Leather Couch Oct. 04, 2018

Everyday Cheapskate

I love it when readers send me their questions. Today I pulled the following letters from the EC mai... Read More

First-Time Buyers Apr. 29, 2018

House Calls

Hello, Edith: Is there a way for us to access your recent article on financing for first-time homeow... Read More

About the Hedge Sep. 17, 2017

House Calls

A few weeks ago, a reader wrote in about his mature hedge, which enclosed a corner lot. Since he is ... Read More