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Should You Claim Social Security at 70? Probably Not

The more you know, the more money you can get from Social Security --- potentially thousands more.<p>When should you start collecting your Social …

Retirement

How to Transfer Data Between Two Computers Without Losing Anything

If you’ve treated yourself to a shiny new computer then the excitement might be tempered somewhat by the thought of having to shift all your files …

Software

Cheat Sheets For Writing Body Language

We are always told to use body language in our writing. Sometimes, it’s easier said than written. I created these cheat sheets to help you show a …

Language

The best writing advice I have ever received

After failing so hard the first time, the person who gave it to me isn’t even a writer.I have been struggling to write for a very long time.In truth, …

Mental Disorders

The 4 Magic Words Every Hiring Manager Wants to Hear in An Interview

You're already thinking it. Just come out and say it. What's the worst that could happen?<p>Whether by luck or by skill (maybe a bit of both), you've landed an interview for what could be your dream job.<p>You've just got to convince them to hire you. How do you stand out from all the other candidates as …

Employment

These 5 Habits Literally Add Years to Your Life, According to a New Harvard Study

Harvard researchers studied the lives of 123,219 men and women over 3 decades, to learn exactly how much extra time good habits can add to your life.<p>They say there's no fountain of youth. But a comprehensive new Harvard University study is the latest report to break down exactly how much extra time …

Holistic Medicine

18 Everyday Habits That Can Relieve Pain in Your Body

Pain is the number one debilitating factor worldwide and the most common reason for physician consultation in developed countries. Much of these …

Yoga

Day 6: The Breathing Trick That Makes Meditation So Much Easier

<i>What is meditation? How do I begin a practice? Is there a right and wrong way to learn? If you have questions about meditation—you’re not alone.</i> …

Meditation

401(k) investors: Follow the 5% rule to protect your retirement savings

In my 44 years advising investors, some key questions keep popping up. They go like this: “I hold a lot of Company X. What do you think of it? Should I keep it?”<p>My opinion isn’t relevant. But here’s what is: If you hold more than 5% of your total portfolio value in any one stock, it's too much. …

Retirement

Where to find the best free stuff online

Why pay?<p>The internet is brimming with freebies—you just need to know where to look for them. There are a lot of sites that offer free items—but there are also a lot of scams. We've handpicked the most trustworthy sites and apps for you to turn to, whether you're hunting for a sofa or a smartphone …

Freebies

Employees who practice mindfulness meditation are less motivated, having realized the futility of their jobs

In the NYT, a pair of behavioral scientists describe a forthcoming Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes article (Sci-Hub mirror) that …

Mindfulness

The 7 Easiest Ways To Save More For Your Retirement

In a <b>recent post,</b> I pointed out that none of us appear to be contributing enough to our 401(k) plan accounts to fund a retirement that doesn’t require reducing our standard of living.<p>Many of us, when faced with that reality, struggle with how we could possibly save more. Following are some thoughts …

Retirement

13 Common Words You Are Probably Mixing Up

For some reason, people just can't seem to get the difference between "they're" and "their" and "there." One is a contraction of they are, one is the possessive form of they, and one talks about a place or location. It's not rocket science. But there are plenty of other words people mix up as well …

10 words that you've probably been misusing

There are so many words in the English language that it’s not surprising that the definitions for some of them have gotten mixed up over the years. …

Language

Research Shows The Quickest Way To Build Trust With Your Employees

One of my studies, called “How To Build Trust In The Workplace,” surveyed more than 7,000 people all about why people do, or don’t, trust their leaders. The first thing we discovered was that approximately 32% of a worker’s loyalty is the result of feeling trust towards their boss. So it’s …

Employment

30 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Horrible

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to</i> <i>entrepreneurs and business owners</i>. The article below was …

How To Become a Successful Blogger

It takes more than just good writingI’ve been a writer for a very long time. I have no formal training. I’ve learned only by writing and reading with …

Writing

Five Things: quick fixes for your writing

I promise you this won’t be a tedious rant about grammar and punctuation, but there are some wee technical bits of advice that I find myself giving …

It Begins with One Sentence

How Life Changing Events Can Ignite the True Writer in You<b>“Becoming a writer is about becoming conscious.” -Anne Lamott, author</b>Often, when I tell …

Creative Writing

How authors from Dickens to Dr Seuss invented the words we use every day

<b>Butterfingers</b><p>Charles Dickens used the term in his 1836 The Pickwick Papers (more properly called The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club): "At every bad attempt at a catch, and every failure to stop the ball, he launched his personal displeasure at the head of the devoted individual in such …

Top 5 Worst Travel Trailer Brands

Worst Travel Trailer Brands – 5 Names That You Must Stay Away<p>Compare to camping tents, travel trailers provide their occupants with a higher level of …

RVs

Five Steps To Help Secure Your Retirement

One of the biggest fears plaguing individuals approaching age 55 is whether they will have enough money to support or maintain the lifestyle they desire. The question that I have heard over and over again throughout my almost 30 years in the financial planning industry is, “W<i>ill I run out of money</i> …

Retirement

Infographic: Timeless tips to make you a better writer

Writing is darn near impossible to master, but there are methods to ease our editorial madness.<p>An infographic posted by GrammarCheck serves up eight …

Public Relations

10 work-from-home jobs that offer six-figure salaries

Not all companies have warmed up to the idea of a remote work policy, but a staggering 81 percent of employees say its a type of workplace option …

Employment

10 Ways Retirement Will Be Different in 2030

Social Security is a critical source of retirement income. Yet, by 2030 the trust that helps fund benefits for retirees will be nearly depleted. Once …

Retirement

10 Things Jim Rohn Taught Me On Writing

Two years ago I came across motivational speaker Jim Rohn via YouTube. Listening to one of his speeches had me wondering where he had been all my …

Creative Writing

Protecting Your Social Security Benefits From ID Thieves

Social Security benefits are becoming a favorite target of identity thieves, and that’s going to continue as the Baby Boomers age . You’re a potential victim whether or not you’re already receiving benefits.<p>After thieves obtain your Social Security number and other personal information, if you …

Identity Theft

Is Your Waistline Bigger Than This Benchmark? Science Says You Need to Lose Belly Fat Fast. (You Could Add Years to Your Life)

Grab a soft tape measure, and read. You could literally live many years longer.<p>To my mind, the worst ads on the Internet are those cartoonish, animated ones about how to lose belly fat.<p>However, it turns out that belly fat is a real problem, and one of the most important indicators of whether you're …

Holistic Medicine

If you want to retire a millionaire, don’t overlook this critical part of investing

Investing is regularly touted as one of the most reliable ways to grow your wealth, prepare for the future and reach the $1 million retirement …

Retirement

12 high-paying side jobs you can do in your free time

If you’re looking to earn some extra money, gain experience in a new field or industry, fill some free time, or find a summer gig, side jobs can fill …

Employment