– If you speak English in your home, your kids are not likely to come out speaking Italian. Kids learn
– A recent column brought a flood of messages to my inbox, most of them with the same message that
– Since Mother’s Day is less than two weeks away and since I have a feeling you’re as surprised by
– We Americans are bent on spending and that is supposed to be a good thing. It drives our economy.
It’s been seven years since I became a bread maker. I read a book, gave it a try and
The Wall Street Journal has estimated the annual yield from garage sales to be around $2 billion. Isn’t it
Dear Cheapskate: My wife and I are having a disagreement. I want to lease a new car now because
To the person drowning in debt, a debt-consolidation loan looks a lot like a lifesaver. But reaching for it
This morning while waiting for my car to fill up I put the time to good use. I read
I was way off base when I guessed “egg-gathering basket.” Leslie Hindman, host of the TV show, Appraisal Fair,
Dear Mary: I traveled for a living for many years and racked up quite a few frequent flyer miles
If you’re confused by the world of digital books and eReaders, here’s a quick tutorial to get you up
I travel a lot—nearly 1.4 million miles on American Airlines alone. I can’t claim to be an expert on
The most powerful financial tool you have at your disposal is your ability to control and choose your thoughts.
Who doesn’t wince at the thought of throwing food in the garbage that is slightly past its prime? Take
Faithful readers may recall from a recent column that one of my staff members, Max, has been contending with
WEDDING BARGAINS. When I worked in a bridal shop in Florida, we bought all of our jewelry, gloves, veils
You should see the big wad of lint I just plucked from the trap of my clothes dryer. Ack!
Recently I spent a few days on the campus of a private university in the mid-west. I was there
Dear Mary: Today a Sears repairman came to put a new part in my washing machine. He saw soap
We get so many earthquakes in Southern California, we’re on first-name basis with the world-renown seismologist at California Institute