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Borrower decisions on HECM reverse mortgages
By Jack Guttentag
May 28, 2016 3:00 AM
There are three major decisions a senior must make when applying for a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage, more commonly known as a reverse mortgage.
Exercises can help with diminished balance
By Anthony Komaroff
May 28, 2016 6:55 AM
I recently turned 70, and I realize my balance is not what it was. For example, I won't climb a ladder anymore. What can I do about it?
Mediate back in contention in Senior PGA Championship
By Len Ziehm
May 28, 2016 9:28 PM
Rocco Mediate may be one of the more colorful players in professional golf, and he is finally back in contention again with this weekend's Senior PGA Championship.
Public vetting of candidates? In many cases, don't count on it
By Jim Davis
May 28, 2016 3:37 PM
Columnist Jim Davis: Want to find out all about the candidates seeking to be appointed to a local government board? Good luck with that.
Vinegar can reduce blood sugar and help with diabetes
By Patrick Massey
May 28, 2016 7:24 AM
Medical studies show that the daily consumption of a modest amount of vinegar can significantly reduce blood sugar levels in diabetics and nondiabetics,
True grit: suburban rowers find their stroke on Chicago River
By Patricia Babcock McGraw
May 28, 2016 7:34 AM
Meet the New Trier Masters rowing club, a tight-knit group of suburban women who solace in the surprising quiet of the Chicago River, and self esteem in the realization that they are conquering the many ways the river physically challenges them. It's not just the compeition that drives them. They love staying fit and being a part of a team, even well into their 60s and 70s.
Rozner: Baylor stops short of accountability
By Barry Rozner
May 28, 2016 7:48 PM
Baylor has acted by firing its football coach, but how does president Ken Starr stay on as chancellor and law professor? Apparently, the buck does not stop there.
Two kinds of electrical safety
By Barry Stone
May 27, 2016 3:00 AM
Q. I've seen ground fault outlets (GFCIs) in bathrooms and garages for many years, but now I'm hearing about arc fault breakers (AFCIs) for bedroom outlets, and I'm wondering what this is all about. I asked an electrician friend, but his explanation was so technical that I couldn't understand it.
Volo firm gets the call to partner with global manufacturer
May 27, 2016 8:47 AM
VoIP Defender, a division of Volo-based Atom AMPD, will provide a voice-and-security software solution for global telephone system manufacturer VTech's ErisTerminal business telephone system.
New mortgage lending rules bring mixed results
By Ken Harney
May 27, 2016 5:00 AM
Eight months into the most comprehensive and challenging set of rule changes affecting homebuyers and sellers in more than four decades, how's it all going? The preliminary results are rolling in and they're mixed. There's strong evidence that average times to close loans are longer than they were under the old rules.
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