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National Ledger - Retiree With a Child Makes Age 62 an Attractive Starting Date

Retiree With a Child Makes Age 62 an Attractive Starting Date

Most people are correct to think that they will be ahead financially to wait until age 66, or maybe even until age 70, to claim their Social Security benefits. But for that small cadre of retired...

National Ledger - Declutter Now! How to Organize Your Home

Declutter Now! How to Organize Your Home

Junk is the enemy of beauty. If your spaces are crammed full of clutter, they will look awful. It won't make a shred of difference that you've found perfect furniture or art that speaks...

National Ledger - Garden Tips - Working With Garden Mulch

Garden Tips - Working With Garden Mulch

Q: Spring is coming soon, and I need to replace the mulch in my flower beds. I have noticed during winter that there is no mulch left in large areas of the beds. I am sure weeds are ready ...

National Ledger - Tools, Tips and Treasures for Garage Geeks

Tools, Tips and Treasures for Garage Geeks

Circle butt? Waffle butt? Who among us do-it-yourselfers hasn't pulled up a milk crate or sat on an upside down 5-gallon bucket to work on our vehicles? It may be a dirty job, but with the cushy...

National Ledger - Build a Simple Carport Next to Your Garage - Home DIY Project

Build a Simple Carport Next to Your Garage - Home DIY Project

Dear James: Our mother just moved in with us, so we could use a carport. There is room next to our garage. What is a simple, low-cost carport design we can build...

National Ledger - Gardening for Local Conditions - A Greener View

Gardening for Local Conditions - A Greener View

Q: I recently retired and moved from South Dakota to South Carolina. I have been looking at garden catalogs and drooling over all the new plants I get to try growing in my garden. I have ...

National Ledger - Social Security Retirement Benefits -- How They Are Figured

Social Security Retirement Benefits -- How They Are Figured

Q: I am about to turn age 64. I have been laid off and do not think I will be able to find another job. So I am thinking about starting my Social Security benefits. And it dawned on me that...

National Ledger - Real Estate - Cigarette Smoke from Neighbors, Debate Continues

Real Estate - Cigarette Smoke from Neighbors, Debate Continues

Hi Edith: We were having a discussion about the definition of "abstract of title." I pulled out your book "Modern Real Estate Practice in New York" for the answer. End of discussion...



 

 

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