Inga

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  • Let Inga Tell You: Rotten Apple — iPhone 7

    Let Inga Tell You: Rotten Apple — iPhone 7

    LET INGA TELL YOU: I know some people who can’t wait to upgrade their cell phones when a new model comes out. Personally, I’d rather eat my own organs. Anyone who has read my column for a while knows that I have a hate-hate relationship with technology. My antediluvian view is that it should make...

  • Let Inga Tell You: Fiduciary advice from Auntie Inga

    Let Inga Tell You: Fiduciary advice from Auntie Inga

    LET INGA TELL YOU: As you've probably been reading, the fiduciary rule — the one that says that financial advisers have to put the client's interests first — may not go into effect in April after all. A recent article in US News reported that non-fiduciary advice costs Americans $17 billion a year....

  • Let Inga Tell You: The happiest years of your life

    Let Inga Tell You: The happiest years of your life

    LET INGA TELL YOU: Some months ago, AARP Bulletin ran an article about happiness and cited a study that maintained people reached the peak of happiness in their lives between 65 and 70. This, of course, immediately piqued my interest since Olof and I are both in that demographic. Some of this happiness...

  • Let Inga Tell You: Dawn's way too early light

    Let Inga Tell You: Dawn's way too early light

    LET INGA TELL YOU: Finally I'm living the life I was meant to live. I just had to wait 65 years for it. I've always been a night person, or more specifically, NOT a morning person. But until I retired a few years ago, circumstances maliciously forced me to live the life of people who were compelled...

  • Let Inga Tell You: Getting an 'A' in Uber

    Let Inga Tell You: Getting an 'A' in Uber

    LET INGA TELL YOU: I recently saw an article on MSN about how you can find out what rating Uber drivers have given you. There wasn't any doubt in my mind that it would be a perfect 5. I only get A's. I do not do B+. I am also an Uber driver's dream: I'm standing out front when they arrive, regardless...

  • Let Inga Tell You: We shouldn't have done it

    Let Inga Tell You: We shouldn't have done it

    LET INGA TELL YOU: I just want to say, there were extenuating circumstances. And if you're an art collector, please read no further. When my first husband, a physician, finished his two-year commitment to the Navy and opened his private practice, we were really short of money. We'd bought our home...

  • Let Inga Tell You: So what's the worst that can happen?

    Let Inga Tell You: So what's the worst that can happen?

    LET INGA TELL YOU: Every family needs a family worrier — a person who worries about everything from world peace to whether we're out of lunch meat. Someone, after all, has to worry about whether the house will get robbed, sea level is rising, or one of you will get sick the day before you leave...

  • Let Inga Tell You: An Explosive Tale

    Let Inga Tell You: An Explosive Tale

    LET INGA TELL YOU: All right, our home can now officially be certified as weird. I've written about this phenomenon before: the phantom street light in front of our house that both SDG&E and the City claim does not exist. (You can only imagine what it takes to take a burnt-out non-existent street...

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