Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I have two mothers: my biological mother and Mom, who raised me. I share everything with Mom — my hopes, dreams, fears and everything in between. My biological mother and I are not as close. Read more

Everyday Cheapskate


Clearing out the Clutter

Dave Ramsey

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A TAYLOR-MADE LIFE: One-year anniversary

A TAYLOR-MADE LIFE: One-year anniversary
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Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you offer any tips on choosing a good adult day care provider for an elderly parent? My 81-year-old father, who just moved in with me, has dementia and needs attention during the day while I’m at work. — Need Assistance

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some good smartphones for older seniors? I would like to get my 78-year-old mother to upgrade to a smartphone but want something that’s easy for her to see and use. 

Dear Savvy Senior, My husband and I will both be retiring in a few years and are interested in relocating to a warmer climate but could use some help.

Dear Savvy Senior, I’ve had mild tinnitus for years, but when I got COVID-19 in January, it got worse. Are there any treatments you know of or can recommend that can help? — Almost 60


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Over Easy


Q: I have a 2006 Hyundai Tucson GLS with approximately 123,000 miles. I have all original documents (keys, manuals, title) and it is in fair condition. It has been parked outside and not used for over a year. 

Q: I have a 2014 Kia Soul with just over 37,000 miles on it. Yesterday I was backing into my drive and noticed water drops on the concrete. I looked under the car, and they were dripping from somewhere close to the back of the engine.

Some projects take a lifetime to complete. The 2021 documentary “Life of Crime 1984-2020” (8 p.m., HBO, TV-MA) brings an end to a three-part cinema verite project four decades in the making.

On Nov. 20 at Olivet Nazarene University, 94 local pianists — along with a number of violinists and a conductor — performed in the Monster Piano Concert hosted by Kankakee Valley Music Teachers Association.