Guest Columnists

Adding an appetizer, subtracting a slight

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Dear Annie: I live in the Midwest. My husband and I have a good friend who dines with us quite often, usually once or twice a week, as well as

Disappearing daughter-in-law

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Dear Annie: My son was married eight months ago and now lives on the other side of the country. During their courtship, engagement and wedding, I did everything I could

Your consumer behavior is keeping you broke

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Do you know what I love? Walking into my supermarket the day after Thanksgiving and hearing the best Christmas music ever. Yeah! And if I wasn’t in the mood to

Cutting family ties

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Dear Annie: I have an abusive mother, and for many years I put myself in her path. Any time I opened up to someone about her behavior, I heard, “But

Critical check-up for the washing machine

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As wonderful as a washing machine is, when it comes to saving time and effort, it can also be a troublesome member of the household. It is critical that you

Elvis’ Army days at Fort Hood

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With basic training under his belt, Elvis Presley left Texas on Sept. 18, 1958 and shipped out for West Germany to complete his two-year military obligation. When the rock ’n

CEO out in the cold

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Dear Annie: Several years ago I became the CEO of a company with employees who work hard and provide excellent service at fair prices every day. I am very proud

Develop a saver’s attitude

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Cutting expenses is the way to spend less so you have money to save. But unless you are actually putting that money into a safe place to be held for

Still hurting after divorce

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Dear Annie: After 46 years, my husband decided to leave me soon after he met a gold-digger overseas. He went about it in a cowardly manner, looking for his condo

Break bad money habits

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Money a little tight these days? You might assume it’s due to rising costs, tightening credit and the fact you haven’t gotten a raise in, like, forever. But truthfully, if