Dear Annie: I am the youngest of five siblings between the ages of 63 and 72. Our parents are deceased. There was much stress over the loss of our mother four years ago. We each received a big inheritance. However, there was much tension over the money.

Dear Annie: I recently moved to a noisy downtown apartment building. I’m a pretty deep sleeper, but the noise level at my new place is challenging even for my normally sound slumbers.

An automobile is a major purchase, and it’s the consumer purchase most likely to put a major kink into your financial situation.

Has this ever happened to you? While searching for the Thanksgiving centerpiece, you stumble across the Christmas wrap you bought at the half-off-after-holiday sale two years ago. You still don’t know where the centerpiece is.

Dear Annie: Many years ago, I was in the U.S. military. I was sent to Southeast Asia and served three six-month tours. On my last tour, I suspected my wife had an affair, but I had no proof.

Dear Annie: A former co-worker of my husband’s invited us to his son’s wedding. We received the usual “save the date” card one year prior to the ceremony.

It’s true that “debt” is a four-letter word. I can count the letters in the word to prove it, or simply look to my dark financial past to conclude that debt can be most troubling.

Dear Annie: I’m wondering whether you have a copy of a piece that I believe was in an Ann Landers column. It featured a woman who felt that someone she did not know was living in her house, and it was about getting older.