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You Say Tomato; I Say Tomahto Apr. 24, 2019

Social Security and You

I've learned over the years that lots of people get hung up on the lexicon of Social Security. I wil... Read More

Courtly Terms for Kavanaugh Hearings Aug. 29, 2018

The Word Guy

As the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh approach, many wonder whether... Read More

The Iranian Deal Is Still a Good Bargain May. 03, 2018

Steve Chapman

The case against the nuclear deal with Iran is reminiscent of what Woody Allen once said: "Life is f... Read More

Government Spending in Layman's Terms May. 02, 2018

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: My wife and I have two questions. Could you please tell us the difference between en... Read More

Verbal Relics Lurk in Gadgets Apr. 18, 2018

The Word Guy

Have you ever noticed that many terms we use for new technologies are surprisingly old-fashioned? Ma... Read More

How to Tawk Like a New Yawka Jan. 12, 2017

Lenore Skenazy

Planning a trip to New York City? Don't forget to pack this handy-dandy guide to NYC subway jargon. ... Read More

Explaining ROE, P/E and NPM Dec. 28, 2016

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: I'm writing for our investment club and requesting your explanation of return on equ... Read More

Things You Want to Know About Investing but Are Afraid to Ask -- Part 3 Apr. 29, 2015

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: In the past two columns, I've introduced investing concepts and terms that every inves... Read More

Confit and Blood Sausage in the Hub of Social Justice Apr. 19, 2015

Debra J. Saunders

San Francisco is foodie heaven. If you want to eat out, you will never lack for options. That's the ... Read More

Things You Want to Know About Investing but Are Afraid to Ask -- Part 1 Apr. 15, 2015

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: If you're new to the world of investing, welcome. In this first column of a three-part... Read More