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Discovery! You Tip Your Balance to Find Your Balance Sep. 04, 2018

Energy Express

I was out hiking with some pals, when the woman just ahead of me stepped onto uneven ground and stum... Read More

Mothers Who Do Too Much Aug. 23, 2018

Froma Harrop

Here's a true story about a fine woman with an advanced degree whom I will not name for obvious reas... Read More

Trump's Budget Never Balances Feb. 14, 2018

Terence Jeffrey

Can you tell which party made the following budget proposals? The first one said: "The budget propos... Read More

Runaway Deficits Forever Jan. 12, 2017

Steve Chapman

Upon becoming House speaker in 1995, Newt Gingrich decided it was crucial to adopt a plan to elimina... Read More

Chance Favors the Prepared Mind Jan. 03, 2017

This Woman's Work

I met Erica Keswin at The New York Times' New Work Summit and was blown away the moment I met her. S... Read More

Balance Jun. 29, 2016

Single FileĀ®

DEAR SUSAN: Months ago, we discussed being alone and feeling cheated by life. It's a good topic and ... Read More

Night of the Living Dread Apr. 14, 2016

Work Daze

Don't strain yourself, but I'd like you to think. Specifically, think about the last time you propo... Read More

Let's Recognize Who the Real Haters Are Apr. 03, 2015

David Limbaugh

One may reasonably wonder whether the militant left in this country is solely dedicated to manufactu... Read More

Check Cashing Fees: Are They Legal? Jan. 02, 2014

Everyday Cheapskate

Dear Mary: A friend repaid a personal loan of $900 by giving me his personal check, drawn on Bank of... Read More

How to Win the Balance Transfer Game Dec. 30, 2013

Everyday Cheapskate

There's nothing fun about credit-card debt. An outstanding balance of $5,000 that is subject to 19.9... Read More

About That Biden 'Gaffe' in Tokyo Dec. 10, 2013

Froma Harrop

We know that about 20,000 pseudo-, semi- and real journalists "cover" Washington. We know ... Read More

Remembering the Importance of Family Mar. 27, 2012

Jackie Gingrich Cushman

When I was young, I thought that I knew everything. The older I have grown, the more I have begun to... Read More