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From Where I Sit: An exercise in backward contemplation

Last year I did a little research and from it wrote about various years that ended with “14.” Here at the start of 2015, let’s do it again. Napoleon was the domi ...

On the Town: Climb to new heights to start the new year off right

Christmas has come and gone. The new year, 2015, is here. Now maybe we can get settled back into a much less hectic environment. And on that note, may I recommend a hike to Half D ...

Olga on Investments: Avoid the big, potential pitfall of term insurance

Term insurance is exactly what it sounds like: insurance for a set period of time. After a designated period of time, the policy either ends or is converted to a different plan. F ...

The Real McCoy: The sellers stole my appliances back!

Dear Kari, My husband and I have been looking for our perfect home for over a year now and then we found that perfect home. Naturally we made an offer right away. You can imagine ...

From Where I Sit: So long, farewell to 2014

And just like that, 2014 is a memory. In “Closing Time,” the group Semisonic asserted that “every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.&rdquo ...

On the Town: Resolutions: I don’t plan on making any

First, Happy New Year to all the readers of the Telegraphs. It’s been a little over a year since On The Town came to your town. Thanks to those that gave encouragement throu ...

Olga on Investments: What’s your probability of success?

What are the chances that retirement savings run out at age 85? This sort of the question is what Monte Carlo simulations help individuals answer. In my opinion, they are probably ...

The Real McCoy: What’s wrong with an open listing?

Dear Kari, My boyfriend and I are first time home sellers. We need the most money out of our home so that we can keep our house payments lower in our next home. We both have been ...

On the Town: Christmas is time to count, share your blessings

Thursday is Christmas. So first of all, I’d like to wish the readers of On The Town a very, Merry Christmas. Like most years, as I look back, there have been plenty of ups a ...

From Where I Sit: Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas

So here it is, Christmas 2014. It’s the same thing every year – I start off early, earlier than most, listening to Christmas music on October 25. At that point the enti ...