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11 Ways to Use Ordinary Pantry Items to Get Rid of Ants Dec. 02, 2019

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Most ant problems — especially those teeny tiny sugar ants that are attracted to the sweets in... Read More

Five Steps Women Can Take Toward Financial Empowerment Nov. 13, 2019

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Dear Carrie: Despite our many advances, it seems like women still fall behind men when it comes to m... Read More

How To Live on a Budget and Love It Nov. 05, 2019

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For many years I wouldn't have anything to do with a budget because I couldn't stand the idea of any... Read More

The Ultimate Risk-Free, High-Yield, Guaranteed Investment Oct. 21, 2019

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From time to time, this kind of question pops up in my inbox: How can I get started investing in sto... Read More

It's Open Enrollment: Are You Making the Most of Your Employee Benefits? Oct. 16, 2019

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Dear Readers: It's open enrollment time, and I have a question for you: Are you taking full advantag... Read More

7 Shopping Triggers We All Fall for Oct. 08, 2019

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I blame my suspicious nature on my neighborhood grocery store. The store used to be a logically arra... Read More

Do You Have to Pay Income Taxes on Social Security Benefits? Sep. 25, 2019

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Dear Carrie: From what I've read, if a married couple has annual withdrawals from 401(k) plans, indi... Read More

Teaching Your Kids About Money? Here Are Five Life Lessons That Can Help Apr. 10, 2019

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Dear Readers: Most of us think of April as tax time, but did you know that April is also Financial L... Read More

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

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

The Case for Investing -- Year In, Year Out Jan. 30, 2019

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Dear Readers: If you had an extra $2,000, would you invest it in the stock market today? Should you?... Read More

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

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

College Education Not Worth It Nov. 07, 2018

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: My husband and I are in our 30s and make about $87,000 a year. We have a 10-year-old... Read More

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

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

Should You Open a Custodial Account for Your Grandchild? May. 09, 2018

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Dear Readers: With this year's April 17 deadline for filing taxes in the rearview mirror, I have a q... Read More

Ask Me Anything: Mats for Vinyl, Programmable Thermostats, Work From Home Apr. 25, 2018

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Just this past weekend, while selecting grout for my new laundry room floor, I did a double take in ... Read More

Saving by Choice, Not by Chance Oct. 18, 2017

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A reader question I answered recently brought a small avalanche of mail, mostly from readers who wer... Read More

Not Saving Is the American Way Sep. 26, 2017

Froma Harrop

Smart people living in harm's way of hurricanes know to fortify their homes before the storm hits. I... Read More

Food Cost-Cutting for Every Lifestyle Mar. 02, 2017

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Ever wonder why you never have enough money to save money? I'm talking about taking money from every... Read More

Three Secrets of Successful Budgeting Nov. 15, 2016

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I wish I could come up with a better word than "budget" for managing money. While I've made peace wi... Read More

5 Ways to Prepare for a Financial Emergency Oct. 12, 2016

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Dear Readers: What would happen if you were hit with an unexpected medical bill, you were surprised ... Read More