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Free tool helps gun owners plan for disability, death

Kerri Raissian didn’t know what to do about her father’s guns when he died of covid-19 in December at age 86 and left her executor of his estate. Her father, Max McGaughey, hadn’t left a complete list of his firearms and where they were stored, and he hadn’t prepared a realistic plan ...

Simple ways to pay it forward

Today’s Sound On is about paying it forward: Dear Heloise: My career paid me handsomely for many years. With my acquired wealth, I decided to give to charities but also to strangers who might need a little extra money or just a nice surprise to brighten their day. I would leave five ...

How much is too much to share about past?

Dear Annie: I am in my 40s and recently single again after 15 years of marriage. I ended my marriage due to domestic violence. How much of my situation should I share with potential dates? I don’t want to share too much too soon, but I am unsure if this is information I should share. The ...

8 easy ways to save on health care costs

Health care costs are constantly on the rise. Health care spending increased by 9.7% from 2019 to 2020. That’s much faster than the 4.3% increase from 2018 to 2019. Taking an active role when receiving care helps educate patients to make educated decisions and save money. Saving on health ...

Birthday cards for every year

Dear Heloise: I bought a birthday card for each of my children every year and wrote them a quick note stating their likes, friends, hobbies and a few anecdotes. It took 5 minutes once a year. I put the cards in a shoe box in my closet. When each child turned 18, I presented them with a history ...

Miserable and feeling stuck in a bad situation

Dear Annie: My husband took away all sex and everything that went with it 22 years ago. I hate my wasted life. I divorced him in 2019, but we share a house. Neither of us has kids or relatives close by, so we kind of take care of each other. I’m at a point where I hate my situation. I ...