Columns

COUNSELOR'S CORNER: Friendships and politics

June 25, 2019

I am not a fan of Donald Trump. Many of my friends for whatever reason have voted for him. They are still my friends and I am still their friend. Who we vote for should not determine our friendships. A friend of mine a couple of weeks ago let me know that ...

ASK CARRIE: Financial checklist for new parents

June 25, 2019

Dear Readers: The new responsibilities that go along with the joys of becoming a parent can give even the most prepared couple a moment’s pause. And when it comes to providing financially for your new baby, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. But ...

LEGAL PEOPLE

June 25, 2019

Secrest Wardle has welcomed two new associates to its Troy location. Andrew B. McKeachie joins Secrest Wardle's Troy office as an associate. He is a member of the firm's Motor Vehicle Litigation Practice Group. McKeachie has represented a variety of clients ...

COMMENTARY: How long can the federal debt keep rising?

June 25, 2019

By Lee H. Hamilton A few months ago, the federal debt we have accumulated over the past decades crossed the $22 trillion mark. That's a record. And it's surely not going to be the last. According to Congressional Budget Office estimates, annual federal deficits ...

THE ECONOMIC BLUEPRINT: Will a 401(k) work in ­retirement? The proof is in the pudding

June 25, 2019

The proof is in the pudding. What does that even mean? If I'm searching for an answer, do I eat some delicious chocolaty pudding? No, it's just one of those things people say without really knowing what it means or where it came from. Here's something else ...

MY TURN: Two humorists, pair of presidents are ties that bind

June 25, 2019

Whenever my parents needed a humorous lift, they gravitated to one of Art Buchwald's columns, which were regularly published in a certain Detroit daily during the 1960s, '70s, and '80s. While in college and during the Watergate years, I also became a fan of ...