Have I ever mentioned that I often don’t feel 25? Not necessarily in the “mental age” sense or level of maturity, but rather that my body often does not feel like that of a 25-year-old.
Summer is coming to an end, which means we are more than halfway through the year. What about those resolutions you made for 2018? If you’re like most people, they probably went out the window during summer vacations. We’ve all been there.
Planning and success Dear Dave,
Those that know me have heard me express often that I could write an entire dissertation in excess of 500 pages or more on the subject of reproduction—or more specifically, my own personal thoughts (and some alarming and bizarre facts) on the expe
So, you want to become a millionaire. You know your goal, but maybe it seems too far off in the distance, too improbable, too unattainable, for an everyday person like you to reach.
EE bond dilemma Dear Dave,

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“Start with Humility and Gratitude”   QUESTION: I’ve been with my employer for almost 10 years. Over the last four years I’ve received two promotions, but no increase in pay. It’s getting to the point where I feel like the owner is taking me for granted. How can I approach him about a raise...
Larger emergency fund?   Dear Dave, My wife and I are following your plan, and we just paid off all our debt except for the house. Since we work for the same company, do you think we should have an emergency fund that is larger than you normally recommend? Don Dear Don, That’s great news. You...
North Korea, nuclear testing, and President Trump’s threats of “Rocket Man’s” destruction, led to a start to the return of Korean War dead, friendly comments, meetings, and talk of war being walked back. NATO members were mercilessly criticized by Trump for meager financial support. That led to...
It’s no secret that the dating world’s population has grown considerably throughout the 21st century—with the internet and online dating site extending the reach of would-be lovers all across the globe, it is easier than ever to meet someone from nearly anywhere. However, the difference between...
Finding responsible renters Dear Dave, I’m a landlord, and I own a few houses and duplexes around town. Recently, I made the mistake of renting to some tenants who were not respectful of my property. Do you have any tips for selecting good renters? Joe Dear Joe, In my experience, most...
It’s been my habit in recent times to periodically share my thoughts about Martin Luther King and what he meant to me and many other white people of my generation. Part of my message is that I see some of King’s legacy struggling to survive in today’s world. Among other things, I usually site the...
“Pop culture does not let us forget . . . I know too much about your country.” This weekend, during one of our daily conversations, my sweetheart said these words to me as we were discussing the classic, popular television show “Happy Days” and a casual conversation quickly turned to a discourse on...
by Conrad Bascom Lake Mills Graphic On Friday, Aug. 10, northern Iowa was offered the chance to partake in dinner and a show with some of the brightest stars ascendant of the Democratic Party at the Historic Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake. According to organizers, nearly 1,000 tickets to the 15th...
“My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since then has been a bonus.” As August begins and back-to-school sales come and go as quickly as the summer holiday, it is natural for students of all ages to feel overwhelmed—with excitement, apprehension, stress, or simply annoyance...
Dear Editor, Factory farms are detrimental to public health. They contribute to hazardous water conditions, where people and animals can get sick by drinking or even touching water. It makes a person think—why are so many confinements going up? Part of the reason is because counties and local...

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