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May 4, 2020 May. 04, 2020

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: My husband graduated from a very prestigious art college. Early in his career, he gave a... Read More

Reader Mail on Roller-Coaster Income and Debit Cards for Kids Mar. 10, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Recently, I heard from one of my dear readers, Jenn. The topic of her message? Her family's roller-c... Read More

It's the Net Dollars in Your Pocket That Matter Feb. 25, 2020

The Real Estate Expert

Imagine you are interviewing an outstanding criminal defense attorney and the first question you hav... Read More

Is Pay TV Hardball Over Broadcast Retransmission Fees a Sign of Regulatory Changes on the Horizon? Jun. 13, 2019

Armstrong Williams

In deciding to discontinue the carriage of WEYI-TV, Saginaw, MI and WWMB-TV in Myrtle Beach, South C... Read More

Dealing With Commissions in Consulting Contracts Jan. 29, 2019

Succeeding in Your Business

"After being laid off from a company last year, I've started my own consulting business. "Things hav... Read More

Don't Undersell Yourself: Claim Your Hard-Earned Commission Nov. 29, 2018

At Work

Q: I've been a top sales representative in every job I've had, and I have worked in fields were the ... Read More

New Agent Wants Work Oct. 21, 2018

House Calls

Hi, Ms. Lank: I am a retired science teacher, and I got my real estate license eight months ago. Whe... Read More

Widow Gets a Free Lunch and Bad Financial Advice May. 30, 2018

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: I've enclosed my check for you to review my portfolio. My husband passed away four y... Read More

Pricing to Sell Mar. 04, 2018

House Calls

Dear Edith: When we get ready to sell our home, should we pay for a professional appraiser or just r... Read More

An Annuity That's Too Good to Be True? Dec. 28, 2016

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: My wife and I are in our early 70s, are retired from good jobs and have no children.... Read More

Selling? Get the Top Dollar for Your House Sep. 27, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

So you're getting ready to sell your house. Just thinking about it can be an overwhelming experience... Read More

Wants Tax Deduction Sep. 18, 2016

House Calls

HOUSE CALLS BY EDITH LANK RELEASE: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2016 Wants Tax Deduction Ms. Lank: We ha... Read More

Are Commissions Negotiable? Aug. 21, 2016

House Calls

Dear Edith: I read that a Realtor commission is negotiable. Is this true? Are smaller firms more wil... Read More

An Idiotic GOP Is Looking at the Wrong Thing in Its Clinton Probe Oct. 26, 2015

Robert Scheer

The Republicans on that committee investigating Hillary Clinton are idiots for focusing on decisions... Read More

Investing a 'Small' Amount of Cash Jun. 17, 2015

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: I will soon retire with a good company pension, and my wife is a retired master serg... Read More

Demand Employment Contract for Commissioned Sales Jobs Aug. 14, 2014

At Work

Q: I have worked as a field sales representative for just under a year at this company. I was to be ... Read More

The Hometown Broker May. 21, 2014

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: My wife and I are 74 and 72 and retired with an unmanaged 401(k) worth $380,000. We ... Read More

GlaxoSmithKline and Johnson & Johnson May. 14, 2014

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: I'm 81 years old, and my wonderful wife of 58 years is 79. We have a solid portfolio... Read More

Changed Her Mind Dec. 29, 2013

House Calls

Dear Mrs. Lank: I have put my home up for sale, and my contract goes for two more months. I have now... Read More