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National Ledger - Leaning Tee? How to Straighten It Up

Leaning Tee? 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...

National Ledger - Can I Drop Escrow from My Home Loan?

PITI - Can I Drop Escrow from My Home Loan?

Dear Edith: You discussed escrow in a recent column, but you didn't say whether I could talk my bank into letting me get out of it. Do you have any advice...

National Ledger - How to Select and Work with a General Contractor

How to Select, Hire and Work with a General Contractor

Dear James: An architect is almost finished with the plans for my house. I need to select a good general contractor, but have heard of many potential problems. What is the best way to insure a good job...

National Ledger - Splashes of Color Can Save Your Interior from Boring White Walls

Splashes of Color Can Save Your Interior from Boring White Walls

No doubt there is an element of freshness to the idea of an all-white room. But such a room also poses a challenge. Think of when we use the term "black and white" to mean "cut and dry," or no wiggle room...

National Ledger - If Donald Trump Asks Me to Be King of Social Security - This is the First Move

If Donald Trump Asks Me to Be King of Social Security - This is the First Move

In a recent column, I explained to readers who are under 66 and working how they could work with Social Security's complicated earnings penalty rules to avoid the oftentimes nightmarish...



 

 

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