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Court moves slowly in determining spousal payment
DEAR BRUCE: What takes a judge so long to determine spousal monthly maintenance? It has been nine months since I received any. Thank God I had inheritance money I could use. My husband was giving me $25,000 per month. -- P.M.
Saturday, January 30, 2016


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Tilapia too good to enjoy only during summertime
I have a misguided habit of thinking tilapia is only a spring or summer fish. But because tilapia is a farmed fish that can be bought in individually packaged fillets, it can easily be enjoyed any time of the year with the same wonderful results.
Saturday, January 23, 2016

Army secretary nominee worried about cuts to Army
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration’s nominee to be the Army’s top civilian official said today he is worried about plans to reduce the Army’s size to about 450,000 active-duty troops.
Thursday, January 21, 2016

Sarah Palin's re-emergence underscores split in GOP
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — If the Republican Party is on the verge of an implosion, Sarah Palin may have been the one who lit the fuse.
Thursday, January 21, 2016

Renting instead of owning may be the right choice
DEAR BRUCE: I'm 23 years old. My yearly income is $40,000 and I have good credit. I want to move out of my parents' house, but I don't want to pay rent just to pay someone else's mortgage. Is there any way I could buy a house with this salary? -- K.L.
Saturday, January 2, 2016

A Savory, Satisfying Appetizer
As we close out this holiday season and host our last parties of the year -- or our first parties of the new year -- I share with you today a savory and satisfying appetizer.
Saturday, December 26, 2015

The facts on Rubio and Cruz stances on immigration
Republican presidential rivals Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz have been in a fight over immigration recently.
Thursday, December 24, 2015

An apology to Bernie Sanders
Hardly a week goes by without some demand for an apology populating my inbox. I have never apologized for two reasons: The usual one is that I'm not sorry.
Thursday, December 24, 2015

Kitchen Scoop
This time of year my family tends to have one big meal together and the rest of the day we snack. We affectionately call our snacking around the kitchen table "grazing."
Saturday, December 19, 2015

Can we talk?
When President Obama addressed the nation following the terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, he reiterated the call to resist animus toward Muslims.
Saturday, December 19, 2015

Doctor's extra fees are burden to patient
DEAR BRUCE: My physician charges patients for photocopies, faxes, completed medical reports, medical referrals, etc. I thought these things were included in the services a physician offers patients. Medicare won't pay for these fees, and I have limited income due to being a disabled senior.
Saturday, December 19, 2015

Christmas truce called in WWI a century ago
Saturday, December 19, 2015

Conclusion to epic March to the Sea
When you do your Christmas shopping, what do you give the man who has everything? How about an entire city?
Saturday, December 19, 2015

Want an easy, festive Christmas dinner? Beef roast
(AP) — It's the malleability of Christmas dinner that can make it so challenging to plan. Which is to say, choice can be intimidating.
Saturday, December 12, 2015

A Classic Dinner Presentation
I've always liked the impressive appearance of Hasselback potatoes. You know, those potatoes roasted into flawless fans still attached at the bottom. But given my knife skills are about a B-plus, I've rarely been able to produce an entire pan of perfect potatoes -- until now.
Saturday, December 12, 2015

The few, the foolish
As the Islamic State amped up attacks around the world, the Pentagon responded by bravely announcing that American women will now be put in direct ground combat.
Saturday, December 5, 2015

Smart Money by Bruce Williams
DEAR BRUCE: My wife and I established a family insurance trust 15 years ago. Our plan was to provide funds from the proceeds of several insurance policies in the trust to help pay estate taxes when we die.
Saturday, December 5, 2015

Heart-healthy foods for the year ahead
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, heart disease is the leading causing of death in both men and women. Certain factors beyond an individual's control, such as family history and age, affect his or her risk of developing heart disease, but men and women are not helpless against heart disease.
Saturday, November 28, 2015

Simply tasty time-saving dinners
(Family Features) If another busy night has you stressed about what to put on the table, it may be time to broaden your dinnertime repertoire. There are options in the frozen food aisle that can help you prepare a real, nutritious meal even when you're pressed for time.
Saturday, November 28, 2015

Festive but not fussy
What we need this time of year is a recipe that's festive, but not fussy. Flexible recipes can be counted on for parties, potlucks and visiting friends and family.
Saturday, November 28, 2015

A Fresh Alternative To Holiday Desserts
Do you have room on the Thanksgiving dessert table for one more easy and impressive dessert? Then today's super-simple Lemon Pumpkin Cake is sure to please you and your guests.
Saturday, November 14, 2015












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