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National Ledger - Gold-Digging Wives and Social Security

Gold-Digging Wives and Social Security

After I published a recent column discussing possible Social Security reforms, lots of people wrote to tell me that no changes would be needed to the system if benefits were paid only to people...

National Ledger - 2017 Volvo S90 AWD Inscription: First-Class Cabin With Bewildering Pilot Assist

2017 Volvo S90 AWD Inscription: First-Class Cabin With Bewildering Pilot Assist

Volvo is moving boldly into the great unknown of semi-autonomous driving, with its large S90 sedan (and upcoming V90 wagon). But is it moving too quickly with its driving aids....

National Ledger - Lasting Beauty - Forever Architecture

Lasting Beauty - Forever Architecture

The lasting beauty of a house resides, in large part, in the expressiveness of its materials. The honesty of its textures and its natural imperfections are an authentic treasure that gets better...

National Ledger - Home DIY Project - Install a Louder Doorbell Chime

Home DIY Project - Install a Louder Doorbell Chime

Dear James: Now that I am getting older and have to play the TV louder, I have trouble hearing the doorbell. Can I install a new louder one myself? I'm not an electrician...

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 ...



 

 

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