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National Ledger - Looking for a Career in Real Estate? How to Start

Looking for a Career in Real Estate? How to Start

Dear Ms. Lank: Since assisting my sister with the sale of her house, I find the idea of selling homes and preparing homes for sale interesting. I contacted the state and got a list of locations...

National Ledger - Siblings Disagree over Selling Inherited Lake House

Siblings Disagree over Selling Inherited Lake House

Dear Edith: Six siblings inherited a lake house in 1986. It has been enjoyed by all families for years. However, now there is a need for extensive improvements. No one wants to put the money...

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 - 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 - 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...

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...



 

 

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