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Son Invited Ex to Live with Us Nov. 14, 2020

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I am a 58-year-old woman who shares a split-level house with my adult son, "Brad." Brad ... Read More

Candidate Trump Backed Working People. As President, He Keeps Wages Suppressed Jun. 18, 2019

Daily Editorials

During the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump at one point called for hiking the federal minimum wage. Now ... Read More

Snap Reactions Apr. 29, 2019

Dear Doug

Q: I was at a party in my retirement community a few weeks ago and ended up shooting my mouth off. T... Read More

Select Material and Lay a New Bamboo Floor Dec. 27, 2018

Here's How

Dear James: I was planning to install hardwood flooring myself, but then I saw some bamboo flooring,... Read More

Understanding the Beauty of the Imperfect Nov. 10, 2018

The Art of Design

There are occasions when everything indicates that something should get worse but it gets better. Ju... Read More

Kavanaugh and the Myth of Strict Construction Jul. 12, 2018

Steve Chapman

When Donald Trump announced his nominee for the Supreme Court on Monday, he said he wanted someone w... Read More

Cigarettes and Coffee Mar. 26, 2018

Marc Dion

Back in 2006, President Donald J. Trump is supposed to have played a brief game of bump and shove wi... Read More

Baby-Boomer Trends Nov. 22, 2017

Small Spaces

Still a large part of the American home-buying public, baby boomers drive a significant segment of t... Read More

Housing Dictatorship Sep. 11, 2017

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I just moved into a new apartment complex and went to my first open board meeting. I am ... Read More

My Apologies for Another Maximizing Column Apr. 26, 2017

Social Security and You

Q: I am 68 years old and retired. My wife is 60 and still working. When I was 66, my financial plann... Read More

Bucking the Trend -- Minimizing Our Social Security Mar. 29, 2017

Social Security and You

Q: My wife and I are both 62. My wife hasn't worked outside the home in many years. I am still worki... Read More

Multigenerational Living Part 2: Students Feb. 02, 2017

Positive Aging

I just love it when I learn about an experiment that has turned out to be a win-win for everyone inv... Read More

Multigenerational Living Part 1: Families Jan. 26, 2017

Positive Aging

Ever since the 2008 Great Recession, large numbers of young people have chosen (or been forced becau... Read More

Living Independently Jan. 03, 2017

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I moved out and started living on my own several years ago, and I have fallen in love wi... Read More

The Barn

Jun. 05, 2014

Dying for a Living May. 05, 2014

Marc Dion

Sherpas are the people who live at the foot of Mount Everest. You hire them to take you up the mount... Read More

I See Rich People Apr. 20, 2014

Debra J. Saunders

In the "Star Trek" movies, San Francisco serves as headquarters of Starfleet Command. This cracks me... Read More

Your Dilemma has no Ideal Solution Jan. 28, 2014

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm 17 and a senior in high school. I take part in school activities and have a lot of ... Read More

Retro Living Room Jan. 08, 2014

Small Spaces

Everything old is new again. Wait long enough, and most things get a fresh chance at popularity. Mar... Read More