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The 100 novels Americans love the most, based on a survey of thousands

In 2018, Michael Wolff’s <i>Fire and Fury</i> and James Comey’s <i>A Higher Loyalty</i> have captured US readers with juicy insights into the Trump White House. But what books bring Americans deep, blithe pleasure?<p>Starting in May, PBS will run a series called <i>The Great American Read</i>, in which journalist Meredith …

Literature

Lisbon Travel Guide

Situated on the banks of the Rio Tejo, the country's capital offers a number of museums and galleries, an unpretentious atmosphere and a pleasant …

European Travel

The Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Florida—Because Vacation Should Be Easy

According to TripAdvisor, these resorts give you the most bang for your buck.<p>Some things exist just to make life a little easier, and all-inclusive …

Country Lifestyle

20 Places You Have to Visit Before You Turn 30

An old adage says to travel while you're young, and while I firmly believe that world travel is fulfilling at any age, there's a certain wonder that …

Travel

The Caribbean destination that leaves travellers more satisfied than anywhere else in the world

If you need your next holiday to be an absolute hit, consider travelling to the Caribbean island that leaves visitors more satisfied than any other destination in the world.<p>Barbados took the top ranking in the Destination Satisfaction Index (DSI) from Norstat and dp2research, which measures tourist …

Caribbean

28 Brilliant Questions to Ask at the End of Every Job Interview

Always ask questions at the end of your job interview.<p>Thinking up questions to ask during job interviews is key.<p>Remember, every interview is a …

Job Interviews

19 Interview Questions That Cut Through the BS to Reveal a Great Hire

Employee turnover is downright costly. A great way to avoid it is to ask the right questions in the interview process.<p>I hate to start on a grim note, but it's necessary. Bringing in a few bad apples because of a lack of due diligence in the hiring process can be very costly (and inexcusable). Check …

Employment

The 25 Best Low-Fee Mutual Funds You Can Buy

At Kiplinger, we've been writing about mutual funds since the 1950s, and have been putting together a list of our favorite no-load mutual funds since …

Investing

These Are the 10 Best Places to Retire in Florida

It isn’t exactly shocking to hear that among the states most popular with retirees, Florida is always at the top of the list—and rightfully so, with …

10 cool things to do in Amsterdam at night

1. PLAY IT BY EAR WITH VAN GOGH<p>The Van Gogh Museum is one of the busiest attractions in Amsterdam, for obvious reasons, but on certain Friday …

Tell Us Your Amsterdam Tips

There are things to do in Amsterdam besides buying weed! It’s a beautiful, bikeable city with canals, with famous museums like the Anne Frank House, …

Experts Analyzed 292 Retirement Strategies. This One Is the Best

You'll be surprised what the experts say about Social Security!<p>Will you have financial security in retirement? While workers in past generations …

Five steps to take five years before you retire

With the average lifespan of the human race expanding more than ever due to health care advances, it’s not unlikely that people will be retired for …

Retirement

4 False Assumptions That Could Threaten Your Retirement Years

Don't use these excuses to short-change yourself in the future.<p>I'm sure it isn't news to you that many people are not saving enough for retirement. …

The Only Two Vanguard Index Funds You Need for Retirement

Investing doesn't need to be complicated or expensive. Build a dirt-cheap portfolio that can last a lifetime with just one stock ETF and one bond ETF.<p>…

Investing

What Should My Net Worth Be At Age 30, 40, 50, 60?

Everything is relative when it comes to money. If we all have a net worth of $1,000,000, then nobody is truly rich. As such, we must first get an …

Retirement

GOLDMAN SACHS: These 13 stocks will see profits explode higher in 2018

Earnings growth has been the undeniable backbone of the 8 1/2-year bull market. But it's not always easy to pick out the companies that are going to be the biggest contributors.<p>That rings especially true as we enter 2018, as analysts forecast that GOP tax reform will boost a wide range of sectors, …

Investing

8 Gorgeous Vacation Spots to Help You De-Stress in 2018

Find a perfect place to unwind this year.<p>This year has been a roller coaster for Americans, many of whom are feeling more stressed—particularly about …

New Zealand

How 2 people vacationed on the Amalfi Coast and were the only Americans in town

A week into our off-season trip to the ancient Amalfi Coast beach town of Minori, my wife and I heard whispers from a doorstep as we walked along a …

Italy