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Financial Planning Brings Up Past Pain Oct. 12, 2020

Dear Annie®

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

August 22, 2020 Aug. 22, 2020

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I recently spoke to my 80-year-old dad about taking him to his home state to attend an u... 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

Consider What Might Be Needed Years From Now When Planning Wiring May. 07, 2020

Here's How

Dear James: We have computer and electronic cables everywhere. When we build our new house, how shou... Read More

Report Caregiver Misconduct and Abuse Mar. 28, 2020

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I am a senior woman. Recently, my husband, our adult son and my caregiver have been bull... 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

Adoring Audiobooks Feb. 17, 2020

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I am in my mid-20s and spend at least two hours a day in the car driving to and from wor... Read More

Questions Are the Answer Jan. 29, 2020

Classic Zig Ziglar

For centuries, knowledgeable people have recognized that successful leaders have a talent for asking... Read More

Being Prepared to Escape Dec. 30, 2019

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I am a clinical social worker and have some training in, and experience with, domestic v... Read More

7 Things You Need to Do Now to Plan Ahead for Disaster Dec. 10, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

The idea of emergency preparedness is good. But just having an idea is not good enough. Every person... Read More

Tipster Sep. 11, 2019

Single File®

—When was the last time you took a trip? A genuine, out-of-neighborhood venture, not a trip to... Read More

Full Moon Pre-Show Aug. 14, 2019

Horoscopes by Holiday

There is no such thing as just another day. When the days start to blur together, that's an "error m... Read More

Solar Square Warning Jun. 09, 2019

Horoscopes by Holiday

In order to make things possible that were not possible before, we have to stretch. A stretch is, by... Read More

It's a Little Late To Wonder About Pete May. 09, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I'm starting to wonder about my son-in-law, "Pete." He married my daughter some 40 years... Read More

9 Incredibly Simple Hacks to Take Stress out of Flying Feb. 19, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

These days, flying can be stressful. But you can eliminate a lot of that stress with a few simple ti... Read More

The Price Rises on Houston's 'Cheap' Housing Sep. 05, 2017

Froma Harrop

As the floodwaters recede, much of Houston's famously "affordable" housing may seem less of a bargai... Read More

Why You Need to Start Planning for Christmas Now Aug. 30, 2017

Everyday Cheapskate

It's hot; you're sweaty and longing for some relief from the heat. Kinda makes you think about coole... Read More

Splashes of Color Feb. 15, 2017

Small Spaces

No doubt there is an element of freshness to the idea of an all-white room. But such a room also pos... Read More

It Takes Time Dec. 21, 2016

Classic Zig Ziglar

"I intended to call you last week but got busy, and time slipped through my fingers." "I would love... Read More

Year-End Tax Planning for 2016 Dec. 06, 2016

Succeeding in Your Business

As most of us prepare for a joyous holiday season, lawyers, accountants, tax planners and financial ... Read More