Dear Dave: 09.05.19

Dear Dave, Our son is 27, and he has a good job making $55,000 a year. Recently, we learned he financed an expensive car he’s now upside down on. In addition, he has accumulated over $15,000 in credit card debt. He lives in a small town, and only pays $650 a month in rent, but […]

The Builders’ Association receives award from the Boy Scouts

The Builders’ Association received the prestigious Community/Labor Partner Award at the George Meany and Community/Labor Partner Awards Dinner on Aug. 22. This award is presented annually to organizations that have provided significant contributions to local scouting programs. These organizations, along with their employees, believe in making our community a better place in which to live, […]

Put Your Home To Work This Winter

By NAPSI Here’s an idea many homeowners may warm to: Rent out your place as a vacation home. With vacation rentals becoming a preferred choice for travelers and their families, homeowners can realize the financial benefits of renting their homes when they’re not in use. In fact, a recent report shows that over half of […]

Dave says, Finance column 09.22.19

Dear Dave, Why do I need a will if I’m still young and haven’t acquired a lot of wealth? Laura Dear Laura, In a case like yours, you don’t need a complicated will. But you do need an inexpensive, basic will. The larger and more complicated your estate is, the more you’d spend on estate planning and a […]

How to plan for your retirement

Commentary by Chara If you are in good health, have some financial resources and do not have major expenses to worry about, now is a good time to start planning for your retirement. To plan for your retirement, here are some tips that might help you: *Get on your employer’s 401(k) plan: Many companies have […]

Dave Says 08.15.19

Dear Dave, When it comes to buying life insurance, should the coverage amount be based solely on current earnings? I have good reason to believe my income is going to increase significantly soon. Wesley Dear Wesley, The purpose of life insurance is to take care of your family if something unexpected happens to you. You don’t want […]

Dave says: Finance column 08.01.19

Dear Dave, My husband and I have been married five years, and we’ve decided we want to have children. We’ve both been working full time since our wedding, and we were wondering if we should adjust our emergency fund and retirement investing to accommodate all the upcoming life changes that go along with having a […]

Dave says 07.25.19

Dear Dave, I had about $12,000 in debt when my husband and I got married three years ago. Since that time, we’ve been given cash gifts from my parents from time to time, and we keep having discussions on how to use this kind of money when it is given to us. I’d like to […]

Dave Says 07.18.19

Dear Dave, My wife is so charged up after reading your books, and now she is determined to get us out of debt. I know this is good idea, but I just don’t have the passion for it she does. There are also some things I really don’t want to give up. Do you have […]

Why you should spend more time outdoors – at the office

By Brian Krenke Americans don’t get out much anymore. We’re indoors for 90 percent of each day, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.     For a big chunk of that time, many of us are behind a desk. One study found that just one-quarter of office workers spent more than an hour outside each day. […]