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National Ledger - 2017 Genesis G90: A Gentleman's Cave of Riches

2017 Genesis G90: A Gentleman's Cave of Riches

If nothing succeeds like excess and moderation is truly a fatal thing, as Oscar Wilde once said, then the Genesis brand is modern validation. This large sedan by the newly formed luxury division of Hyundai...

National Ledger - Home DIY - Install a New Fireplace Surround and Gas Logs

Home DIY - Install a New Fireplace Surround and Gas Logs

Dear James: It's a mess carrying firewood indoors, so I want to modernize my old brick fireplace with one that uses gas logs. Are there any tips on how to do this project myself...

National Ledger - Out of State Real Estate - How to Sell

Out of State Real Estate - How to Sell

Dear Edith: My wife and I are approaching our 80s and thinking about selling our cottage. It is on the water at the Eastern end of Lake Ontario. In 1992, we bought and cleared the lot...

National Ledger - Two Widows Present Unusual Social Security Cases

Two Widows Present Unusual Social Security Cases

I am constantly amazed! I have either worked for the Social Security Administration, or been writing a column about Social Security issues, for about 44 years. And you would think that in all...

National Ledger - Leaning Tee? How to Straighten It Up

Leaning Tree? How to Straighten It Up

Q: We had an ornamental pear tree planted on a berm about three years ago. It started to lean soon after planting, and the landscaper used a wooden stake and a wire to pull it back...

National Ledger - Make Your Child's Space Special

Make Your Child's Space Special

When you live in a confined house or apartment, carving out a creative kid space can be a significant challenge. One of the simplest ideas is to turn the room where your toddler or young child sleeps...

National Ledger - Strategic Landscaping Can Increase Home’s Value

Strategic Landscaping Can Increase Home’s Value

This is the time of year when many homeowners refurbish their landscaping, making their homes more salable and generally more attractive. "Good landscaping could potentially boost a home's value anywhere from...

National Ledger - Design Destination: Venetian Winter Getaway

Design Destination: Venetian Winter Getaway

Venice in the winter can be brutal. Cold and rainy on top of that wind, some would say you'd be out of your mind to travel there during the winter months. Despite all these inconveniences...



 

 

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