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Is Your Mother, Wife, Daughter Investing? Are You? Feb. 13, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: My last two columns have focused on what are, to me, two very important topics: the im... Read More

Looking for a Good Way to Start Investing? Feb. 06, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: In last week's column, I made a case for why getting into the stock market still makes... Read More

Classic Ann Landers Jan. 20, 2019

Classic Ann Landers

Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to pub... Read More

Baby On the Way: Are You Ready for Your New Financial Reality? Jan. 16, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Carrie: We're expecting our first child soon and are trying to get financially prepared. We kno... Read More

Want a Job? Jan. 04, 2019

Positive Aging


Turning 66 in 2019? Consider Filing for Benefits This Month Jan. 02, 2019

Social Security and You

I write a column similar to this one every January. But I don't mind plagiarizing myself, as the col... Read More

Why Social Interaction Is Essential Dec. 28, 2018

Positive Aging

For years, researchers have known that everyone benefits from socialization —regardless of age... Read More

Does Working Past Age 70 Affect Your Social Security Benefits? Dec. 26, 2018

Ask Carrie

Dear Carrie: I'm turning 70 and about to start collecting Social Security, even though I'm still wor... Read More

Shared Treasures Dec. 17, 2018

Dear Doug

Q: My husband and I are retiring and moving to a retirement community in Arizona as soon as we find ... Read More

Remarriage and Finances Dec. 10, 2018

Dear Doug

Q: Our mother passed away four years ago, and our dad has been slowly getting over it. He has been b... Read More

Their Apathy Is Not Your Fault Dec. 06, 2018

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: My boyfriend and I have been together for two years, and he moved in six months ago. "Jo... Read More

The Wrong Bags Dec. 04, 2018

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: This may be a new one for you, but I'm finding it frustrating, to say the least. My husb... Read More

Either Be a Model Employee or Get a New Job Nov. 27, 2018

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: My supervisor rarely states his desires clearly. But if I take the initiative or ask him... Read More

Health Recalibration Nov. 26, 2018

Dear Doug

Q: My wife has always nagged me about my smoking. I picked up the habit in my 20s and never tried to... Read More

Decide Now, Benefit Now -- and Later Oct. 31, 2018

Classic Zig Ziglar

As a nation, our citizenry is getting older and older. At the turn of the century, the average perso... Read More

Which Side of the Retirement Savings Statistics Are You On? Oct. 17, 2018

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: Have you heard of National Retirement Security Week? If not, it's definitely worth you... Read More

Age and a Nice Walk Oct. 15, 2018

Marc Dion

Being 61 years old, and damn near, kind of, semi-retired, I told my wife I was going to walk every d... 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

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

Bored in Retirement Jul. 02, 2018

Dear Doug

Q: I was a sales manager in a major department store for 28 years and looked forward to having a new... Read More