Entries Tagged as 'Houses'

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

#156: Downsize Your Dining Room

During one of my random tours of Twitter the other day (how are you supposed to use that thing?), I happened to notice that @EpsteinLiterary, aka literary agent Kate Epstein, claimed she’d sold her house in less than a day using the advice in a book she’d represented, Okay, excuse the dangling sentence there, but […]

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

POP QUIZ: When Did You Stop Being Young?

It was all over for me in 1987 — my youth, that is. At least that’s according to the musical quiz in the Chicago Tribune, which claims to pinpoint the moment you got old by zeroing in on the first year you fail to recognize summer’s biggest pop song. I wouldn’t say not being able […]

Monday, August 4th, 2008

#s84-92: How Not To Vacation Old, Part 1

For the age-challenged, the most difficult part of going on vacation can be getting ready. We’re nervous about leaving home, is the thing. We don’t like being away from all our routines, all our stuff. And then, we worry about what’s going to happen to the place when we’re gone. Here, how not to act […]

Monday, July 14th, 2008

#65: Screw the Housework

You get married, you buy a house, you have kids, and even if you keep working (obviously I’m talking to the women here), somehow it becomes all about the housework. Unless you married rich and you have domestic cleaners Bournemouth & Poole take care of you. Here’s what I mean: Ask a 52-year-old woman to […]

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

#45: Don’t Live In A Big House and Complain About Money

We get it that maybe you bought your house a couple of booms ago when prices were low, so you’re really not as rich as you look. We understand that the taxes on a house that big are through the roof (so to speak), and you don’t even want to think about what your heating […]

Saturday, June 14th, 2008

#16: Don’t Live In Greenwich Village

It used to be, in New York, that young people lived in the Village, and old people lived in Queens. Young people lived on the Upper West Side, and old people lived on the Lower East Side. All that’s changed around now. Why? Money, honey. Young people want to live where it’s cool, but they […]

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