<![CDATA[Money Manners | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/star-magazine/money-manners/ en-us Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:16:44 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:16:44 CST Money Manners 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Tuition fundraisers aren’t the new normal http://www.kansascity.com/living/star-magazine/money-manners/article10599602.html#storylink=rss DEAR JEANNE AND LEONARD: Friends have invited my sister to a “fundraiser spaghetti feed” to raise money for their daughter. The “door charge” is $20 per person, and there also will be a raffle and a silent auction. It seems that “Taylor,” who is 20, needs $8,200 for tuition and expenses to enroll in a program where she will earn a certificate as a dog obedience instructor. To me, this event is terrible on every level.

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Sat, 21 Feb 2015 06:00:00 CST

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Brother stole from mom, so make him pay it back http://www.kansascity.com/living/star-magazine/money-manners/article9692450.html#storylink=rss DEAR JEANNE AND LEONARD: After my father passed away in 2008, my brother Jake offered to take Dad and Mom’s life savings and invest it for Mom. Since our father had always taken care of their money, Mom was happy to have Jake’s help. Long story short, my brother lost his job and used all of Mom’s savings, about $95,000, to live on. When Mom could no longer afford to live in her own home, my husband and I took her in.

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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 06:00:00 CST

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Contact lawyer, not vindictive sister, about father’s trust http://www.kansascity.com/living/star-magazine/money-manners/article9216767.html#storylink=rss DEAR JEANNE AND LEONARD: My sister is mad at me because I wouldn’t give her what she claimed was “her share” of our mother’s ashes when Mom died. Now our father has died, and my sister, who’s his co-executor, is being vindictive.

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Sat, 07 Feb 2015 06:00:00 CST

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