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I've helped thousands of people prepare for retirement, and those who retire the richest have 9 things in common

The sweet life of retirement is a lifestyle that just about everyone is looking forward to.<p>Spending time with your kids and grandkids, playing golf, traveling, and living the good life seems like a better alternative than the nine-to-five daily grind. Money is indeed the secret to being able to …

Retirement

A New Orleans Creole Cottage Is Bewitchingly Beautiful

<b>Name:</b> Dee Speed <b><br>Location:</b> Marigny — New Orleans, Louisiana <b><br>Size:</b> 1,465 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 2 years, owned<p>Dee Speed leads a double life. In …

New Orleans

The Only 17 Products That Actually Fix Hair Breakage, Damage, and Split Ends

Remember that one episode of <i>Sex and the City</i> when Charlotte was concerned that her hair looked <i>too</i> shiny? I've never had that concern in my life. …

Hair Care

How To Create A Financial Plan Without Paying For An Advisor

A financial planner serves as a guide and a coach. Some people need that and some don't. Here's how to create a financial plan without the fees.How …

Personal Finance

What is a backdoor Roth IRA?

In late 2017, Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, changing several features of the tax code.<p>The standard deduction increased to $12,000 for individuals and $24,000 for married couples filing jointly for seniors. For high income earners, the new tax law allows a backdoor approach that enables …

Retirement

99 Percent of Job Seekers Fail to Answer "Why Do You Want This Job" Correctly. Here's Why

An innocent response could cost you the job.<p>As a career coach, I work with people every day on interview preparation. Interviews are a form of public speaking. 99 percent of people fear public speaking more than death. Thus, it's no wonder interviews unnerve my clients. Not only do we go over all …

Employment

This Thinning Hair Product Works SO Fast It Keeps Selling Out At Target

Thinning hair happens to everyone at one point or another, but it’s important to remember that it’s not a life sentence. In fact, there are countless …

Hair Care

Gardening 101: Fleabane

Fleabane, <i>Erigeron:</i> “Dependable Daisy”<p>Why is fleabane such a favorite? As a garden designer, I admittedly have a go-to list of plants curated over …

Santa Barbara

This Marinated Zucchini Recipe Is Changing the Way I Make All Vegetables

Lemony ricotta. Marinated veg. Crunchy hazelnuts. It’s how I want to eat everything now.<p>When it comes to summer produce, zucchini never gets much love. I admit I was part of the problem...until I tried this marinated zucchini with hazelnuts and ricotta recipe. If all summer squash were seared, …

To have what you want, you must give up what’s holding you back

If you pay attention to your life, you’ll begin to see the patterns.<p>In 2005, the National Science Foundation published an article showing that the …

Motivation

How homeowners win and lose under the new tax law

Home values are surging in many areas, and rents are going up too. These factors make buying a home seem more attractive than ever. As a bonus, the …

Personal Finance

Missed the Tax Filing Deadline and Owe Money? Here's Why You'd Better Get Moving on That Return

Being late with your tax return may not seem like a big deal -- unless, of course, you owe the IRS money.<p>Although taxpayers got a couple of extra …

Personal Finance

15 Apps That Will Help Your Kids Learn This Summer (and Give You a Much-Needed Break)

Every mom worries about Summer brain drain — the slow erosion of the knowledge your child gained during the previous school year during the course of three months spent focusing on cannonballs, lightning bugs, and ice cream trucks. While teachers might not be overly concerned about the backslide …

Kids

This is The Only Eggplant Parmesan Recipe That You Will Ever Need

I’ve made eggplant Parmesan a handful of times, and I’ll be the first to admit—making this dish is a labor of love. You <i>really</i> have to be in the mood …

Recipes

Sample List of Household Rules for the Entire Family

If you're like most parents, you may struggle to list your household rules off the top off your head. Although you know what behavior is acceptable …

Parenting

Women Invest Differently Than Men and Get Better Results

Women are on track to become richer in coming decades. How they invest it will move markets.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The stubborn refusal of the gender pay gap to close, or even narrow, is a constant source of frustration for anyone who cares about …

Investing

What Do I Need To Know About The Stock Market? The One Piece Of Advice This Expert Swears By

Investing in the stock market is, for many people in their 20s, a long-off dream, along with owning a home and having a proper portfolio of assets …

Stock Markets

How to Make the Korean Pomegranate Drink That's Helping Women Lose a Pound a Day

You know how much Americans love the refreshing tang of lemonade? That’s how folks in Asia feel about a sweet-and-sour drink made with pomegranate …

Nutrition

12 Seriously Outdated Decor Myths We're Happy to Debunk

A lot of folks (perhaps even your parents) are still hanging on to some pretty passé notions about what’s appropriate in the realm of home decor. …

Home Decorating

Child Behavior Problems: What's Normal and What Isn't

Children are supposed to break the rules sometimes. Testing limits is how they learn about themselves and the world. The consequences you give them …

Parenting

Inside a Mediterranean-Style Home That Stuns With Textured Details

Airy accents light up this family-friendly California space.<p>When Homepolish designer Rosa Beltran was hired to renovate a home in Altadena, …

Interior Design

If You're Looking for the Ultimate Dream Home Inspiration, Pin This

If there's one thing we love to do at MyDomaine HQ, it's pin all our favorite rooms to compile the ultimate dream home. From crisp white modern …

Home Decorating

The Grilled Cauliflower Steak You’ll Want to Make All Summer

Preheat grill to high heat. Cut two, one inch steaks from each head of cauliflower. Set aside. Heat canola oil to medium heat and stir in curry …

Recipes

3 Small Fixes that Will Get Dozens of Recruiters Looking at Your LinkedIn

Of course, you have to let people know where to find you in the real world.<p>You can do a lot on LinkedIn to tell the world -- of recruiters, would-be bosses, prospective clients -- who you are and what you do best. You can tell your story in the summary section. You can write articles that display …

Employment

25 questions to ask a mentor

A few years ago, around the time when I was launching this blog, I wrote an article called 4 Types of Questions to Ask A Mentor. To this day, it is …

Leadership

Middle Eastern Grilled Kofta Kebabs Recipe

Kofta kebabs are a popular dish in the Middle East. You might not want to bother making these deliciously spiced patties into kebabs, but you can put …

Grilling

How To Create A (Nearly) No-Risk Fixed-Income Portfolio That Won't Go Down

The traditional paradigm for life insurance and annuities stem from the historical sales tactics including high commissions and questionable features …

Retirement

Invest in the Stock Market, Even if It Scares You

Bad news about the stock market can sound downright violent. Stock prices not only drop — they fall, dive, plunge, plummet and crash.<p>That can be a …

Stock Markets

Get Plant-Based: Grilled Cauliflower Steaks With Miso Dressing

Say goodbye to burger envy. Plant-based main dishes at summer cookouts are often sad after-thoughts, but not this showstopper.<p>Slabs of fiber-rich …

Cooking

The Case For Fixed Indexed Annuities Over Bonds

<i>By Jeremy Schwartz</i><p>On last week's podcast, Wharton Professor Jeremy Siegel and I hosted a very interesting conversation around fixed indexed annuities …

Retirement