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Credit Protection for the Elderly Is a Must Oct. 21, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Dear Mary: My father has been the victim of elder abuse. His sister, who was his caregiver, has char... Read More

October 14, 2020 Oct. 14, 2020

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: Our 22-year-old son recently asked his girlfriend to marry him. They have been dating fo... Read More

Financial Planning Brings Up Past Pain Oct. 12, 2020

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: My husband and I are 72 and have had a good life together, raising two boys who have bec... Read More

When It Doesn't Pay To Be Cheap Aug. 27, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

There is a predictable progression many of us go through as we make a decision to stop living beyond... Read More

The Wrong Way to Run a Franchise Aug. 18, 2020

Succeeding in Your Business

"A couple of years ago we bought a fast-casual restaurant franchise from a local company that has ru... Read More

August 6, 2020 Aug. 06, 2020

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I had my high school graduation party at a local restaurant (because our house is too sm... Read More

7 Ways to Use Borax Jun. 22, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

A recent letter from a reader who used borax to solve her dishwasher woes got me thinking about all ... Read More

Some Extra Planning Can Buy You Time Jun. 02, 2020

The Real Estate Expert

There are happy and sad reasons that people sell their homes. These happy reasons can include moving... Read More

May 30, 2020 May. 30, 2020

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: Due to financial problems, my husband and I recently had to move into my in-laws' home. ... Read More

May 17, 2020 May. 17, 2020

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I'd like to start a small business, but I'm afraid to mingle my finances with my husband... Read More

When Parents Co-Sign Student Loans and Other Reader Dilemmas May. 14, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

I love days like today when I get to open the "Everyday Cheapskate" mailbag, read all the letters fr... Read More

Prep Steps for First-Time Homebuyers Apr. 22, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Buying a home can be exciting and terrifying all at once. And for first-time buyers, you can probabl... Read More

Get Financially Fit With Good Habits Apr. 16, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Personal character is made of habits. Bad ones seem to just happen, while good habits are usually th... Read More

Readers Ask: Lifestyle Switch, Silly Putty Removal and Membership Renewal Apr. 14, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Dear Mary: I am eager to be a stay-at-home mom to my 2-year-old. We are paying down the bills. Are t... Read More

There's More Here Than Meets the Eye Apr. 10, 2020

Tales From the Front

Dear Cheryl: My wife and I have been married for 13 years. Our biggest problem is the way she handle... Read More

The High Cost of Convenience Apr. 01, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Dear Mary: I work out at a gym regularly, and I like to drink a protein shake or smoothie afterward ... Read More

Social Security Maximizing Madness Apr. 01, 2020

Social Security and You

Every week, I probably get a dozen emails from readers who tell me they want to "maximize" their Soc... Read More

When Batteries Are Just Faking It Mar. 31, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Just when I think I've heard every possible way to save time and money every day, I open my mail to ... Read More

Sneaky Ways to Save Big Mar. 30, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

I blame it on my friend Kathleen that I caught the sneaky savings bug. One day, years ago, she told ... Read More

Great Reader Tips: From Luxury Taxes to Quick Scissor-Sharpening Mar. 25, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Over the years, I've noticed something. People who live comfortably do not do so because they are pa... Read More