“No Coffee” Peter was up before anyone else—as he often is.
For those of you that have followed this column since my father began it, you probably recall that my father would occasionally use it as a platform to discuss sports—controversies, predictions, or simply venting over the latest win or loss.
 If you’re a parent, here’s something we’re both passionate about: making sure your kids have a great future.
“Marriage Stew” I told my husband, Peter, that our marriage was like stew—and that’s a good thing.
You may recognize the internet-made famous line “There are too many damn snakes on this damn plane” from the aptly named (and, personally, unwatched) movie, “Snakes on a Plane.” Well, that about sums up my thoughts thus far on the presidential cam
Live like your income hasn’t changed Dear Dave,

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“No Coffee” Peter was up before anyone else—as he often is. My husband, Peter, gets up early in order to have enough time to brood, before busybodies like me expect him to engage in cheerful conversation. But this morning, we were staying at my parents’ cabin and there was a glitch in the plans....
For those of you that have followed this column since my father began it, you probably recall that my father would occasionally use it as a platform to discuss sports—controversies, predictions, or simply venting over the latest win or loss. You may also have realized that, since I have taken over...
Do you know what millionaires say is the number one tool for building wealth? Is it single stocks? Nope. How about real estate? Guess again. What about an inheritance? Not even close.   The answer, according to our National Study of Millionaires, is the 401(k). In fact, eight out of 10...
 If you’re a parent, here’s something we’re both passionate about: making sure your kids have a great future. I want to help you and your kids get ready for life after high school so they can continue to college (and beyond) with a plan and a purpose. And a huge part of that is paying for school...
Q: Why are suicide rates increasing in the United States? A: In the last two decades, suicide rates are on the rise, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), making it one of the leading causes of death in the United States. The federal agency reports more than 47...
“Marriage Stew” I told my husband, Peter, that our marriage was like stew—and that’s a good thing. This is a second marriage for both Peter and me. We were both married for a long time and then divorced for quite a while. We dated other people and realized how tricky the whole process of finding...
You may recognize the internet-made famous line “There are too many damn snakes on this damn plane” from the aptly named (and, personally, unwatched) movie, “Snakes on a Plane.” Well, that about sums up my thoughts thus far on the presidential campaigns—especially on the Progressive side: “There...
Live like your income hasn’t changed Dear Dave, I’ll be graduating from college in December, and I’ll have a job waiting for me that pays $50,000 a year. This will bring our household income up to about $95,000. The problem is we’ve got $18,000 in student loan debt, $2,500 in credit card debt,...
By Zack Friedman Want to cancel your student loan debt? One U.S. senator says focus instead on these three ways to tackle your student loan debt. Here’s what you need to know. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) says that if you want to tackle student loan debt, cancelling student loan debt is not the...
Our world is more connected than ever. In a lot of ways, this is a good thing. In an instant, I can send a tweet from my office in Washington, D.C., or post a photo to Instagram from my farm in New Hartford. These are just a couple ways I keep my constituents informed about how I’m working for them...

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