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11 Ways To Solve It With Salt Sep. 07, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Sometimes, the very thing you need to solve an ordinary household problem is sitting right in the pa... Read More

Stop Enabling Sister Sep. 03, 2020

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: My sister, "Nancy," had COVID-19 back in March and ended up spending three months in the... Read More

Let the Dust Settle Aug. 25, 2020

Dear Annie®

DEAR ANNIE: My wife and I are a retired elderly couple living in a ranch-style home. Over the last f... Read More

Going on Vacation? Make Your Own Plant Nanny -- Plus More Great Reader Tips Aug. 17, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Every day, I get loads of mail, including wonderful notes, letters and email messages from my awesom... Read More

5 Top Tips for Coping with Housework Aug. 04, 2020

Tips from the Mommy MD Guides

Since my oldest son was born, I've worked from home. Usually, my workdays are quiet, with my fiance ... Read More

Tired of Picking Up the Slack Apr. 03, 2020

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: A few months ago, my husband was laid off from his job. When that happened, he asked if ... Read More

Happy Equinox Mar. 19, 2020

Horoscopes by Holiday

"Equinox" references the sun coming over the equator and the equality of hours in the day and night.... Read More

Reader Mail on Cleaning Mushrooms, Whiteboards and Pfaltzgraff Dishes Mar. 12, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Dear Mary: In a recent column, you suggested to not wash mushrooms but to simply brush them well wit... Read More

Whistle While You Carpet Clean Feb. 15, 2020

Katiedid Langrock

As I sit here, on my bed, we are having our carpet cleaned in the other room. The carpet cleaner, a ... Read More

December 10, 2019 Dec. 10, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: This is an open note to my husband: Dear Husband: I love you, and most of the time, I li... Read More

Everybody Do Your Share Nov. 22, 2019

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: With the holidays coming up, and people going here and there for dinner at others' house... Read More

October 29, 2019 Oct. 29, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: My husband, an only child, never had a great relationship with his father, "Clyde." My m... Read More

7 Simple Things I Do to Keep My Inner Hoarder in Timeout Oct. 14, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

I don't know why some of us have such a strong propensity to accumulate, collect and otherwise hold ... Read More

Dining Deportment Oct. 06, 2019

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: When I see someone with all four knuckles on top of a fork, I thank my lucky stars for m... Read More

How to Clean Where No Vacuum has Gone Before Sep. 30, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

It's been several years now since one of my awesome readers told me about an inexpensive, super effe... Read More

How to Strip Old House Paint the Easy Way Sep. 19, 2019

Here's How

Dear James: I need to paint my house, which has wood siding. The paint is in pretty bad shape. What ... Read More

Go Fishing Next Summer -- and Cover Up! Aug. 16, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I love the summer months because I love to be outdoors and get a great suntan. Every su... Read More

Medicare Fraud Aug. 05, 2019

Dear Doug

Q: This year, I've been surrounded by requests for my DNA to do genetic testing for Medicare. I rece... Read More

Avoid Raising Heirs of Desperation Jul. 13, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I am a single mother of a wonderful 5-year-old son and am expecting another baby in the ... Read More

Why Does No One Think This Woman Should Have Money? Apr. 30, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I'm a 59-year-old nonworking female who has been married for 20 years. I thought my husb... Read More