Marriage is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make, so the last thing you want to do is go in unprepared.
This week, Mandy and Tom, my former sister-in-law and brother-in-law, came to visit.
Q: What does a recent report card about lawmakers tell Iowans about your work in Congress?
Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. A day that focuses on romantic love, but is more appropriately a day to celebrate love in all its forms—with beloved friends, close relatives, even the furry members of the family.
Greetings from Capitol Hill: Supplemental State Aid and School Transportation Costs:
I sit here in disappointed wonder and, paraphrasing a Bible verse, I’m asking: “What hath mankind wrought?”

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It is likely that many of those reading this have, at some point or another, asked themselves the question: “What would I do if I had a billion dollars?” Or some variation to that extent. I have a controversial opinion . . . I do not want to be a billionaire. In fact, I don’t want there to be any...
by Conrad Bascom How supremely ironic is it that the latest power-player on the Hill to be embroiled in a sex scandal stemming from his past is a former underling of Kenneth Star and one of the co-conspirators in the investigation into the Clinton/ Lewinsky tryst that resulted in the failed...
Stick with the plan Dear Dave, I follow your advice and live on a budget, but it’s really hard to save up for a down payment on a house because property is so expensive here in New York. My family in Indiana says I should buy a cheap property there, then fix it up and sell it to get the money I...
Warning (Mom and godmother): You may cry. Everyone else . . . You’re probably okay. If you happened to read my column from last week, this is somewhat of a branch off of that, as I will be discussing health—my personal health. I mentioned my family history of autoimmune disease (on my maternal...
by Conrad Bascom Lake Mills Graphic On Sunday, Sept. 23 and Monday, Sept. 24, two separate campaigns for national office stopped off at Waldorf University’s Salveson Ballroom in Forest City to make their respective pitches to the public. First up was Andrew Yang—early-bird and progressive...
Sell personal car to help pay business debt? Dear Dave, My husband started his own one-man, small business as a handyman a little less than a year ago. He has netted $17,000 in that time, but the business has about $13,000 worth of debt. We’ve always kept personal finances and business separate,...
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. Don’t get me wrong, I am blessed to continue to have the ability to walk for an entire day without my feet or...
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. With the holidays right around the corner, now is the...
Planning and success Dear Dave, I’m stuck in a dead-end job, and I only have a high school diploma. I’ve never minded long hours and hard work, but I’ve begun to realize I need to have a better career, so I can spend more time with my kids. I feel like I’m missing out on their lives, because I...
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 experience from creating to raising . . . a literal...

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