My Turn: A flight called on our higher selves

It started as a typical plane ride, notwithstanding the masks on all the passengers.

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Jill on Money: Should you buy now and pay later?

Another category of debt has nudged its way into the conversation: "BNPL."

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Ask the Expert: Social Security and the WEP

Delaying benefits boosts checks for those subject to Windfall Elimination Provision.

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Designer makes house a home — for women's art

On a bleak but fortuitous January day, "Onna House" began to take shape.

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Ask the Expert: Medicare enrollment rules

If you'll be working at 65, double-check enrollment deadline — and don't miss it.

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My Turn: Feeling berry impatient for spring

This year I was anxious for spring to come. I was tired of the cold weather ...

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Woman helps others who are also losing eyesight

Zenobia Silas-Carson shares her struggle of adjusting to midlife vision loss.

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The Column: Keeping a healthy perspective

Sometimes I impose my Only Child Theory on medical personnel.

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LIer aims to raise $70G for 2022 AIDS Walk NY

Francine Goldstein will walk again May 15 in the 40th annual Central Park event.

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Ask the Expert: How are IRA withdrawals taxed?

Withdrawals from 401(k) accounts aren't tax-free.

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The Column: Rattled by a lost wedding band

'Once in a while, I would slip the ring over a craggy knuckle ...'

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My Turn: Memories of Mom's line-dried laundry

"What's better," I remember her saying, "than clothes smelling like fresh air?"

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Gratitude, pride at Operation Babylift reunion

In three weeks in 1975, about 3,000 children were evacuated from Vietnam.

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Ask the Expert: Questioning Medicare surcharge

Higher annual income can substantially increase your premiums.

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Jill on Money: The housing affordability crisis

The reduction in inventory and the pace of building has led to a home shortage.

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My Turn: A walk in the woods nurtures life

'These moments on the bench give us the opportunity to reminisce ...'

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Southern Indiana hides a calming oasis

It is fitting that West Baden Springs Hotel, a magnificent domed resort built in...

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Group supports daughters united by grief

Nonprofit brings girls and women together for Mother's Day retreat.

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Seniors Calendar: Event from April 17 to 24

Seniors Calendar: Event listings from April 17 to April 24

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Seniors Calendar: Events from April 24 to May 1

Join a mystery book club or learn about the archaeological process and more.

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The Column: Glamping just isn't in my nature

No Pendleton bathrobe or 400-count percale bedsheet will lure me into a tent.

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My Turn: Good deeds, one neighbor at a time

Each morning, I wake naturally at 5. I open the door and check the weather.

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Ask the Expert: Inheriting NYS IRA tax exclusion

The New York Pension and Annuity exclusion is split among the IRA beneficiaries.

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Knowing when it's time for a cognitive test

For people of a certain age, it takes only a few "senior moments" —...

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Retired NYPD detective coproduces Bronx tale

What excites the former cop these days is screenwriting and movie production.

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Ask the Expert: New rules for IRA beneficiaries

The IRS' proposed regulations contradict initial interpretation of a recent law.

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The Column: Clichés coming out of the woodwork

Over and over, you're faced with the perfect storm. A real can of worms.

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My Turn: An ecumenical Easter story

'I suddenly turned into a Hindu-Lutheran, possibly the only one in the world.'

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Generations connect through Scouting

"For me, it's my love of Girl Scouting that has kept me," says Celeste Davis.

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The Column: Home run for the soul, baseball's back

These are curious times, jittery and unpredictable.

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Ask the Expert: Weighing financial decisions

Don't make big financial decisions before examining potential consequences.

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My Turn: Coney Island is just a Nathan's away

The characters in this seaside tale are a merging of salt-water taffy and borscht.

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LIer runs Boston Marathon for cancer victims

Bob Goldfarb is one of 2,586 runners in this year's Boston Marathon who have earned their spot by raising funds.

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My Turn: Saying goodbye to a beloved swing set

Change is always bittersweet. I’m sure that many of you with children moving into...

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Jill on Money: Gender wage, wealth gap persists

U.S. women lose, on average, $417,400 in a 40-year career compared to white men.

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Seniors Calendar: Events from April 3 to 10

Join other Long Islanders to learn about Central Park, Betty White and more.

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Seniors Calendar: Events March 27 to April 3

During the pandemic, many listed events are virtual; please call ahead before going to...

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Ask the Expert: Questions about Social Security

Collecting Social Security before full retirement age permanently reduces benefits.

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Friends in the spotlight

Decades earlier, one's family had offered refuge to the other's after a house fire left them homeless.

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Ask the Expert: Taxes and charitable donations

Some rules depend on whether you itemize or take a standard deduction.

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My Turn: My baseball fortune wasn't in the cards

It's amazing how the baseball card world has changed since I bought a five-card package — plus a stick of gum — for 5 cents.

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Ask the Expert: More questions about Social Security

Starting Social Security benefits before your full retirement age permanent reduces the amount(s) you're eligible to collect.

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The Column: A road trip paved with gratitude

Go ahead, register existential dismay by yelling at the TV for hours on end.

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Ice skater embraces the sport after decades away

"Skating is the thing that’s just for me," said Hope Silverman, who put the sport she adored in her youth on ice for nearly four decades.

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The Column: U.S. ban on Russian oil hits markets, consumers

If the news about gasoline prices and inflation are getting you down, perhaps it's time to look beyond yourself and chip in to help Ukrainian relief efforts.

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Ask the Expert: 457 plan withdrawal rules

After leaving your job, you can tap your 457(b) plan without incurring an early-withdrawal penalty regardless of your age.

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Pennsylvania man earns 2 degrees after yearslong struggle

Brandon Thomas will be the first one to tell you that his path to graduating...

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Pan Am Museum pays homage to an icon of the skies

Pan Am was the first airline to use radio communications in 1928 and first to operate a trans-Pacific passenger flight in 1937

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Ask the Expert: Questions about spouse's death, gift taxes

A taxpayer who hasn't remarried can file a joint tax return for the year of his or her spouse's death.

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My Turn: Memory more precious than an Louisville Slugger

So, imagine this scenario: I am 17 years old with only a learner's permit — shhh — and Uncle Jim gives me the keys to the Chrysler.

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The Column: They have their queen, and I got mine

Queen Elizabeth of Windsor Castle looks exactly like my mother, Winnie Bruning of Lincoln Place, Brooklyn.

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A family called to service

From the time she was 6 weeks old, the Rev. Kim Gaines-Gambino was a regular at the mission founded by her parents; now she runs it.

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Amid growing need, hospice providers face hurdles

More patients are realizing the benefits of hospice care, and the industry is facing a staffing shortage.

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Ask the Expert: Children and Social Security benefits

Minor children can collect Social Security based on the earnings record of their retired parent.

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Jill on Money: How to fight inflation

You can start by delaying spending.

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My Turn: I'd trade a Florida sunset for a sunrise

It often takes the death of a loved one to force you to take a step back and reevaluate things.

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Lifelong gearhead keeps the armored vehicles rolling in Old Bethpage

"People suffered and died in these vehicles, to protect our freedoms. People ... need to know that it wasn't a video game. There is no reset button."

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The Column: Looks like Tom Brady is joining the club

If you missed the big news, you must be one of those people who wastes time doing crossword puzzles or knitting mittens for the grandkids or settling down of an evening with the latest copy of Scientific American.

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