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Sears and Coke Oct. 11, 2017

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: Sears finally reported a profit last May — $2.28 a share. My stockbroker had m... Read More

Timeshare Worked Out Jan. 01, 2017

House Calls

Dear Edith: I want to share my story and that of my siblings. There are three of us. We inherited a ... Read More

Think of Interest as Rent Sep. 25, 2016

House Calls

Dear Ms. Lank: I inherited some money when my grandmother died last winter, and as you wrote in a re... Read More

Messy Renters May. 29, 2016

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: Because the cost of living is so high around here, I now rent bedrooms in my home to a c... Read More

Investing in Land May. 08, 2016

House Calls

Dear Ms. Lank: My wife and I have thought for some time about becoming real-estate investors. Do you... Read More

Relief in Sight for Renters Feb. 08, 2016

Open House

Steadily rising rents have created a major problem for many families. In some cases, it has made it ... Read More

No More Missis Nice Grandma Dec. 03, 2015

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: My granddaughter, "Tara," is 27 and a single mother of a 4-year-old daughter. I have bee... Read More

Apartment for Rent: Will Consider Islamic Refugee Nov. 30, 2015

Marc Dion

I own a 100-year-old three-decker house in a Massachusetts mill town. Each floor is its own apartmen... Read More

Tedious Tenants Oct. 29, 2015

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: An acquaintance recently lost his job, and we invited him and his wife to move into our ... Read More

Prop F: You Can Do Anything in Your Bedroom but Rent It Oct. 18, 2015

Debra J. Saunders

Both proponents and opponents of San Francisco's "Airbnb measure" — Proposition F — see ... Read More

To Share Is Not Always to Share Alike Jul. 24, 2014

Froma Harrop

The online rental booking service Airbnb is a fast-growing empire that pairs travelers with people w... Read More

That Fork in the Road Jul. 05, 2014

Beyond Addiction

"Son is Addict." That was the subject line in an unsolicited email sent to me the other day. Unlike ... Read More

Buy or Rent? And Where to Park Your Down Payment Until You Decide Jul. 02, 2014

Ask Carrie

Dear Carrie: My husband and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and have been debating continuing ... Read More

Daddy's Home

Jun. 30, 2014

Are We Having Fund Yet? Jun. 10, 2014

The Science Advice Goddess

I'm a single mother with a 12-year-old son. Four years ago, when my boyfriend fell in love with me,... Read More

Can't We Share the Love? Apr. 27, 2014

Debra J. Saunders

If ever there was a city built on the bedrock belief that the government should stay out of the bedr... Read More

Upset with the Deal Apr. 20, 2014

House Calls

Dear Edith: One my neighbors is quite elderly and he and his wife (who has Alzheimer's disease) move... Read More

Strange Brew

Apr. 04, 2014

Andy Capp

Mar. 27, 2014

The Meaning of Lila

Feb. 21, 2014