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Bargains by the Month Oct. 27, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

OK, I'll say a word and you respond with the first thing that pops into your head. Me: January. You:... Read More

Superfoods, Super Cheap Oct. 20, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Imagine ordinary food items, available in any supermarket, that are powerful enough to help you lowe... Read More

10 Practical Ways to Stretch Your Food Budget Jun. 16, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

If soaring food prices are getting you down, help is on the way! Here are some basic saving strategi... Read More

The Great Cake Mix Fake Jan. 02, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

If I didn't know better, I'd swear that boxed cake mixes reproduce in the dark of night on the shelv... Read More

4 Secrets to Getting Deals Done Aug. 06, 2019

Succeeding in Your Business

"My partner and I own a service business we've been trying to sell for some time. We finally found a... Read More

Selling Out of State Jun. 30, 2019

House Calls

Ms. Lank: I recently read one of your columns in the paper. R and M.T. wrote that they inherited a p... Read More

Paid-Off Mortgage Jun. 09, 2019

House Calls

Ms. Lank: Once we have paid off our mortgage, how long should we wait to get a clear deed? — K... Read More

Prank Gone Too Far Jun. 08, 2019

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: My office mates and I enjoy a good prank as a way of keeping things light. Recently, a g... Read More

No Such Thing as a 'Little' Sale Feb. 20, 2019

Classic Zig Ziglar

On our 25th wedding anniversary, my wife gave me some beautiful diamond cuff links. Unfortunately, I... Read More

Ready, Get Set, Sale! Jan. 29, 2019

In Fashion

Chances are you're not yet quite ready to shop for spring clothes. You're probably still snuggled up... Read More

An Heirloom Party Jan. 19, 2019

The Art of Design

Every time you have a family get-together, whether for a holiday or another kind of celebration, fam... Read More

Sharing Old Questions Jan. 06, 2019

House Calls

Today, I'm sharing some questions I've saved over the years. I couldn't quite bear to discard them, ... Read More

Closing Value Apr. 08, 2018

House Calls

Hi, Edith: I read an article in which a writer suggested a method of estimating the value of one's h... 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

How Much to Offer Feb. 05, 2017

House Calls

Dear Mrs. Lank: We have been house hunting for several months, and we are ready to write up an offer... Read More

Timeshare Worked Out Jan. 01, 2017

House Calls

Dear Edith: I want to share my story and that of my siblings. There are three of us. We inherited a ... Read More

Best Time to Buy a Computer, Where to Buy a TracFone and How to De-Smoke a Microwave Sep. 06, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

Dear Mary: I'm looking at new computers. When is the best time of year to buy one? — Stella De... Read More

Understand the Difference Between Decorating and Staging Sep. 04, 2016

House Calls

A few weeks ago a reader wrote in with what she called a rant — an account of the "grief" she ... Read More

Investor Offers for out-of-State Property Jun. 12, 2016

House Calls

Dear Edith: Our deceased parents left us a home in a state in which we no longer live. We have no in... Read More

Divorce Changed Ownership May. 29, 2016

House Calls

Ms. Lank: I have wanted to sell my house for a long time, but my wife won't agree or sign the papers... Read More