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6 steps to the ultimate retirement portfolio

<b>Step Four: Add small-cap stocks</b><p>The standard pension fund's equity portfolio consists mostly of the stocks of the largest U.S. companies. Each of …

Christmas Sangria: How to Make Sangria with Whatever You Have in Your House Right Now

Is Christmas sangria a thing? It should be. Here's how to make it without a recipe in four simple steps.<p>Is Christmas sangria a thing? It should be. …

How to Make the 8 Most-Searched Cocktails of 2014

Today, Google released lists of the top search terms used in 2014, including the eight most-searched cocktails. Here are the eight recipes that the …

Get your portfolio ready for 2015 and beyond

<i>I don't know where to invest in today's environment. Stocks seem overvalued and vulnerable to a crash. If I buy bonds, I'll lose when interest rates go up. Is there any place I can earn a decent return now and in the near future? -- Patrick K.</i><p>With the market soaring one day, then diving the next …

6 Classic, Mad Men-Inspired Cocktails to Serve at Your Next Party

Try these fun new takes.<p>Classic cocktails made with whiskey, bourbon, rye, and gin are more popular than ever. Get to know them again, then try these fun new takes.

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Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Hair<p>A slightly more nuanced guide to a very simple haircut.<p>By Adam Hurly4 days agoView More<p>Style<p>The once-disruptive practice is becoming commonplace …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

The 18 greatest cities for a winter break

Jacques Pépin’s Reverse Manhattan Is a Brilliant Low-Alcohol Drink

Jacques Pépin's favorite holiday cocktail is the perfect low-alcohol drink.<p><i>After a night on the line, most chefs have a go-to drink, from cheap beer</i> …

How A Former HR Exec Lives Large On Rewards Points And How You Can Too

<b>Brian Kelly,</b> 31<br>New York, N.Y.<br>Day Job: X-human resources pro<br>DIY Strategy: Living large on points<p>Brian Kelly joined Morgan Stanley’s human resources department in 2007, just before the economy begn to slide. During his four years at the firm, Kelly got few raises or bonuses, but he found another way …

100 Coaching Book Recommendations, Part 2: Life Skills, Productivity, Peak Performance, and Personal Finance

In my last post I shared book recommendations for entrepreneurship, leadership and management, sales and marketing, job search, career change, and biographies of business and career success. Here are more coaching book recommendations for general life skills:<p><b>Life Coaching</b><p><i>Awaken the Giant Within:</i> …

The best Christmas cocktail recipes

Get in the Christmas spirit by making these fantastic festive cocktails, from some of London's best bars and restaurants<p><b>Christmas Martini recipe</b><p>A festive twist on the classic martini, from Gordon Ramsay's restaurant and bar Maze. The vodka is easy to make at home - just make sure you do it a week …

Cocktail of the week: Fig and Mandarin Martini

This week's drink is a twist on that iconic drink, the martini. It's time to get figgy...<p>Back in the golden age of the cocktail, a martini was always made using the same ingredients – gin or vodka, dry vermouth, and a lemon twist or olive, depending on your preference.<p>By the 1980s, however, …

4 Things Investors Should Do In December

December is a busy time for most people, and investors are no exception. This month, my team and I are busy helping clients manage taxable year-end distributions. We’re helping retirees take their required minimum IRA distributions, and reminding other clients to make their annual IRA …

2014’s Best Books on Psychology, Philosophy, and How to Live Meaningfully

After the year’s most intelligent and imaginative children’s books and best science books, here are my favorite books on psychology and philosophy published this year, along with the occasional letter and personal essay — genres that, at their most excellent, offer hearty helpings of both …

Cocktail of the week: Winter Classic 1900

Get ready for the cold weather with this warming ginger and rum concoction from the Four Sisters bar<p>When it comes to classic cocktails, there are far more in the canon than just Martinis and Manhattans.<p>Many of these wonderful drinks, however, have sadly disappeared almost entirely from the public …

9 Cocktails To Warm You Up This Fall

Brooklyn Spirits: Craft Cocktails and Stories from the World's Hippest Borough features the stories behind Brooklyn distilleriesand the best cocktails to highlight their spirits. Here, 9 drinks<p>Brooklyn Spirits: Craft Cocktails and Stories from the World's Hippest Borough features the stories behind …

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The One Cocktail You Need at Your Holiday Party

Lifestyle blogger Camille Styles shares her recipe for a boozy big-batch punch that will keep you from getting stuck making drinks all night.<p>[image id='b2f71828-712a-456d-97a9-da5365b495d3' loc='C'][/image]<i>Buff Strickland</i><p>Hosting a party or holiday gathering doesn't have to mean that you spend the …

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Boob Tube to YouTube: 5 Financial Philosophies That Separate Boomers and Millennials

From the Boob Tube to YouTube, in the span of three generations, Baby Boomers, Gen X’ers, and Millennials have each come to understand money management through starkly different prisms. Even our foundational understanding of wealth accumulation differs.<p>Born into the post war economic boom, Baby …

6 Best Personal Finance Podcasts

Podcasts are a great way to get the latest information on your favorite finance and banking topics. Unlike a blog post, you can listen to a podcast …

Best markets to become a landlord

The rental market has been booming over the past several years, with many landlords earning double-digit returns of 10% or more.<p>And while rising home prices have dampened returns for landlords in some markets, other markets still offer plenty of profits, according to RealtyTrac which analyzed …