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December 23, 2019 Dec. 23, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: Two years ago, my sister called crying that they were going to lose their house. She did... Read More

Fretting Over Familial Financial Friction Nov. 26, 2019

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: I'm very upset about my brother and my sister-in-law's friction over finances. My brothe... Read More

Reeling from Mom's Gambling Expenses Nov. 23, 2019

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: Since 2013, my mother has inherited $475,000, which she has cast into a bonfire of casin... Read More

5 Home-Buying Mistakes That Will Make You House Poor Nov. 06, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

Buying a home is likely the largest purchase you will ever make. This is not the time to make mistak... Read More

Mortgagor, Mortgagee Sep. 08, 2019

House Calls

Dear Edith: I'm studying for my real estate license, and last week, we discussed mortgages. I still ... Read More

Belt and Suspenders Aug. 18, 2019

House Calls

Ms. Lank: What does it mean when a property shows up in the multiple listing system as a new listing... Read More

More Reader Comments on Home Staging Aug. 11, 2019

House Calls

Readers are still sending in comments about the rant from a seller who resented trying to live in he... Read More

Economy Not So Rosy for the Middle Class Aug. 08, 2019

Froma Harrop

We keep hearing about this wonderful economy of ours. Jobs plentiful. Inflation low. Interest rates ... Read More

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