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Here's how much families have in retirement savings—and how much they actually need

Nearly half of Americans are at risk of retiring broke. That's according to a survey by GOBankingRates, which found that 42 percent of Americans have …

Retirement

10 Things to Prep in the Slow Cooker to Stock Your Freezer

If you're not doing this already, it's time to add your slow cooker to your weekend meal prep routine. It is nothing short of life-changing when it …

Cooking

Brilliance in Napa Valley: 2016 & 2015 Cabernets (Jan 2018) | Vinous - Explore All Things Wine

<b>Brilliance in Napa Valley: The 2016 & 2015 Cabernets</b><p>BY ANTONIO GALLONI | JANUARY 12, 2018<p>Two thousand sixteen is shaping up to be a fabulous vintage …

Wine & Spirits

If you want to talk taxes and spending, let’s put everything on the table

Alison Acosta Winters, a senior policy fellow at Americans for Prosperity, in the April 14 letter, “We can’t tax our way out of this,” seemed to play fast and loose with the numbers. The letter noted that entitlement spending increased from 9.6 percent of gross domestic product in 2008 to 13.1 …

Military Spending

A Million Dollars At 59 Isn't Enough

Retirement, Early Retirement, Financial Independence and Early Retirement (FIRE) are very popular topics among personal finance bloggers. I could …

Retirement

The Best Affordable Japanese Whisky You Can Buy

Japanese whisky sure can be expensive. While older bottlings can easily fetch thousands of dollars or, at the super-premium end, hundreds of …

Whiskey

America's first ever wine region is on the rise

California may be considered the Mecca of American wine, but well before The Golden State was dazzling wine drinkers with its cabernets and …

New Mexico

These diamonds from space formed inside a long-lost planet, scientists say

Ten years ago, an Arizona astronomer spotted an asteroid that was headed straight for Earth. Swiftly he summoned the help of colleagues and casual stargazers, who tracked the space rock as it exploded in the sky, raining shrapnel down on the Nubian desert in Sudan. Students from the University of …

Nature Communications

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Wagyu and Kobe Beef, Explained

If you’re dropping $150 for a steak, you should know what you’re getting into. All your questions, answered.<p>The words "wagyu" and "Kobe" get thrown …

Japan

Sparkling Wineries to Break from Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is king in Napa Valley, but unless your palate is made of steel, you’ll probably want a break from back-to-back tastings of …

Wineries

Refining The 4% Withdrawal Rule

Retirees can live through horrific market conditions using a combination of dividends and principal for living expenses.<p>A spreadsheet tool that …

Retirement
Wine & Spirits

10 Wines to Save or Splurge on for Tax Day

Whether you owe money or are getting a refund, you deserve a glass of wine after all that number crunching. Here are 10 wines for any budget, whether …

Flavors

Buy these six investments for alternative sources of income

Investors hunting for income have had an increasingly tough time in recent years. Rock-bottom interest rates mean the coupon you earn from corporate bonds is relatively low, while some Government bonds pay negative rates.<p>Meanwhile, on the FTSE 100 index of leading UK companies, just five stocks …

Investing

The 52 California Wineries You Need to Visit in 2018

So many wineries, so little time. Considering how many wineries populate the Bay Area and its surrounds (as in, thousands), figuring out where to go …

Wine

Three cups of coffee a day clears out your arteries, study finds

Three cups of coffee a day clears out your arteries and could help beat heart disease, according to a new study.<p>Scientists at the University of Sao Paulo took dietary information and Coronary Artery Calcium (CAC) readings from more than 4,400 study participants, nearly all of whom drank coffee.<p>They …

Coffee

Bone Spur Victim Calls on Military to Pay for His Border Wall

Stay tuned for next week when Trump floats diverting money from the C.D.C.’s budget to fund the thing.<p>Of the untold number of stupid things that have come out of <b>Donald Trump’s</b> mouth, making a strong case for the stupidest was his claim, as he announced his candidacy for president, that he would …

Donald Trump

Study Shows Italian Wines’ Top Market will Remain the U.S.

Prosecco, Franciacorta, Lambrusco, Asti and other Italian sparklers grew 240% over last 10 years, researchers found.<p>The United States will remain the …

Wine

How the new tax law creates a ‘perfect storm’ for Roth IRA conversions

For years I’ve lectured about the wonderfulness of Roth IRAs. While the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) includes one negative change for Roth IRAs, …

Retirement

The Small Village that Houses the World’s Best Champagne

Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, an unassuming village in the Côte des Blancs, provides Chardonnay for Krug and Champagne Salon. But what makes this region so …

Wine

This Is Why Our Universe Didn't Collapse Into A Black Hole

The Big Bang is one of the most counterintuitive ideas out there. If you think about taking all the matter and energy in the Universe, and starting it off in a tiny region of space, doesn’t it seem rather unlikely that it would expand at the exact rate needed to give us the Universe we see today? …

Physics

Highway 29: Napa's Most Famous Names in Wine

The Press Staff Pick<p>The central artery of Napa Valley is Highway 29, also known as the St. Helena Highway. Follow it south and you’ll find yourself …

The Five Howell Mountain Napa Cabernet You Need to Try

Up the steep slopes of Howell Mountain, perched in the eastern hillsides of Napa Valley, are some of Napa’s finest Cabernet vineyards. Wines from …

Napa Valley

Rich People Are Ruining Wine

… and Napa Valley is forever changing as a result.<p>Seven years ago, Donald Trump bought a vineyard and winery in Albemarle County, Virginia, a few miles south of Monticello. The property had belonged to the ex-wife of John Kluge, the late founder of Metromedia (which later transformed into Fox News) …

Napa Valley

Kirkland Signature Pauillac – A Big Name At A Budget Price

<b>Costco scores big-time with a bargain-priced wine from the prestigious Pauillac appellation in Bordeaux.</b>A Cabernet Sauvignon based blend from …

Spices

A huge new Stanford and Harvard study proves that US inequality isn’t just about class

For decades, an increasingly loud chorus has claimed that economic inequality is primarily driven by class, with other possible reasons for disparities, such as race, playing a lesser role. They say that it is counterproductive to focus on inequality between races—instead, it is better to consider …

Coffee Fights Disease and Extends Your Life, Especially If You Drink It This Way

Coffee is the ultimate super-food, especially if you know the right way to drink it.<p>As I explained last month, a meta-analysis of 127 studies revealed that drinking two to four 8 ounce cups of coffee each day results in enormous health benefits. The consensus of these studies is that coffee:<p>Reduces …

Coffee