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Nearly one-third of homeowners have no mortgage

What mortgage meltdown? While millions of Americans have suffered the angst of lost homes, equity and pride, nearly a third of the nation’s homeowners have no mortgage at all, according …


Pining for memories that never came

In the ninth grade, in 1967, I dropped out of Libby Junior High School, because a girlfriend said I could get out of school sooner if I went to her …


Downsizing invites simplicity, savings

Everything about the baby boom generation has been big: their numbers, their ambitions, their impact on society. But there’s one thing about the boomers that’s starting to get smaller: their …


Column: Never take life’s conveniences for granted

You don’t know what you got till it’s gone. The U.S. Postal Service announced this week that Saturday mail delivery of first-class mail will be phased out by summer. When …


Find the keys to an easier life

To paraphrase the old saying, even middle age isn’t for sissies. Money’s often tight, it’s harder to find a new job, your eyes and ears seem to get worse with …


If you don’t know who oversees parents’ money, you should

By the time Mim King started asking questions about her parents’ finances, they had already been bilked out of more than $100,000 over a 10-year period by a trusted family …


Boomers: You’re only as old as you feel

Boomer bits. That was the original name for this column. Thank goodness for alert Spokesman-Review copy editor Ruth Reynolds who reminded me that “bits” can sometimes be slang for “parts.” …


You think you’re healthy? Best intentions can spell bad news

Eating too much sugar certainly isn’t wise for your waistline, but did you know that overindulging in dessert can add years to your face? And even if you do strenuous …


Baby boomers are setting, riding and bucking today’s trends

Welcome to Boomer U. In this new Monday section in The Spokesman- Review, we’ll track the trends that will follow baby boomers into older age. We’ll introduce you to Inland …