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Today’s topic is Roths to the max! Jonathan in New Jersey called in with this question about the maximum contribution limits for a Roth IRA and a Roth 401(k): “Hey Money Girl. This is Jonathan. I’m really enjoying your podcast so far along with Grammar Girl’s. The question...
- March 19, 2007
Hey There!  You’re listening to the Mighty Mommy with some Quick and Dirty Tips for Practical Parenting. Today’s Topic: Deciding on a Doctor: Tips for Choosing a Pediatrician You may be anticipating a new child’s arrival or you already have a child and are looking for a...
- March 16, 2007
Hey there!  You’re listening to the Mighty Mommy with some Quick and Dirty Tips for Practical Parenting. Today’s topic: Hectic Highways Tips for Road Trips Today I’ll be sharing with you some ideas to make road trips with the kids more pleasant for everyone. I’ll...
- March 09, 2007
Today's topic is semicolons. I get questions about semicolons a lot, so it's time to clear up some confusion. Use Semicolons to Separate Things and Add Variety Semicolons separate things. Most commonly, they separate two main clauses that are closely related to each other but that...
- February 23, 2007
Grammar Girl here. Today's topic is how to correct other people's grammar. Dr. David asked about how he can correct other people's grammar without losing friends or sounding like a snob. A couple of people, whom I won't name, asked how to deal with bad grammar in the...
- January 12, 2007
Today's topic is whether you can use the word woman as an adjective. Ann in Baltimore, Maryland, asked why people were referring to Nancy Pelosi as the woman Speaker of the House instead of the female speaker of the house, and Amy in Delaware asked a similar question a few days ago. The...
- November 10, 2006
Today's topic is who versus that. Lesley called in with this question: My pet peeve is who versus that, as in “You know Bob, he's the guy that sold me my car.” It drives me nuts. Or am I mistaken and it's just become part of the new English verbiage in the evolution of...
- November 04, 2006
Today's topic is proofreading. Here's a question from Corinne that's pertinent to a news story that came out yesterday: I have always had a problem of with my writing I forget the word "the" or I forget to put an "ed" on the end of a word, and it's not...
- October 20, 2006
  Today's topic is the difference between abbreviations, acronyms, and initialisms. It's kind of an extension of the last episode, because I want to clarify the difference between abbreviations and acronyms. Abbreviations and Acronyms Any shortened form of a word is an abbreviation...
- October 10, 2006
    Today's topic is redundant acronyms. Some of you know that I'm a working writer. I've had some big deadlines over the last few weeks, so that's why there haven't been as many episodes out; but my work is always a huge inspiration for the show, and this week...
- October 08, 2006
  Today's topic is capitalizing titles. In an e-mail, Michelle from Manila asked, "Should I capitalize all the first letters of the words in a title or just the first letter of the first word?" This is one of those style questions. For the Grammar Girl website, I...
- September 24, 2006
  It's true that when it comes to grammar there are a lot of hard and fast rules, but it's also true that there are hundreds, maybe thousands, of issues that are dictated by style. I know it would be so much easier if the rules were just black and white, and I could always just tell...
- September 08, 2006
  Twilight from the Twilight and Thebes Show called in with a question about homophones: I'm confused with the word through, [as in] "I looked through this pile of papers." It can't be threw because I'm not throwing the papers. So is it thru? But then whenever I...
- September 04, 2006

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