Life Advice



Ask Amy: Home loan leaves couple home alone

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

If you end up deciding to front his portion of the new house money as well as contribute yours, you will own the new house until he pays for his portion and can add his name to the deed.

This money represents all of your retirement nest egg; if you are going to plow it all into this house, you should have a solid paper trail.

Also — if you two are having a house built, in addition to the sums you will both contribute, you should consider how to handle the (almost inevitable) cost overruns.

Dear Amy: During the pandemic I have been reflecting on my life and have come to realize that I want to get married and have kids.

Unfortunately, dating Apps are not working out for me.

What else can I do?


Also — at the end of the pandemic, would it be OK to look at every passing stranger in hopes of meeting someone I could spend the rest of my life with?

Would Love Some Love

Dear Love: During my almost 20 years of adult singlehood, I often wondered if I would only meet that special someone if I hit him with my car.

So yes, I give you permission to glance at every passing stranger (discreetly, please!) in hopes of making a match.


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