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Six Numbers Every Investor Should Know About Their Portfolio

Jonathan Guyton is principal at Cornerstone Wealth Advisors Inc., a fee-only advisory firm in Minneapolis.<p>Watching a World Cup match, it’s quickly apparent that key mid-match decisions include if and when to bring in substitutes. What's the best strategy for the team, given the match situation? Is …

Investing

This Couple Went From Having $150,000 in Debt to $1.5 Million in Savings. Here's How

16 years ago, they had $150,000 in debt. Now, they have $1.5 million in savings.<p>When Al and Lesia Riddick got married 16 years ago, they had about …

Personal Finance

What happens to your Social Security payments when one spouse dies

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> Journalist Philip Moeller is here to provide the answers you need on aging and retirement. His weekly column, “Ask Phil,” aims to help …

Retirement

Most Americans Plan to Own Homes in Retirement, but That Might Be a Mistake

Homeownership in retirement certainly has its benefits. It's the unknown costs that come along with it that can throw your finances out of whack.<p>We …

Retirement

A Tax-Friendly Way to Get Income for Life

You can use money in a traditional IRA to buy a deferred-income annuity — a move that can delay taxes and guarantee lifetime income.<p>Q<p><i>I heard that you</i> …

Retirement

6 Decluttering Hacks

Does your home look like a storage unit exploded? Does it seem like every nook and cranny is filled with – well, you don’t even know what it’s filled …

Minimalism

How to Cut the Cord and Still Watch Your Favorite TV Shows

Just because you want to save money watching TV doesn’t mean that you have to give up all your favorite shows. In fact, you could even end up with …

Frugal Living

How to Save Money When You Live Paycheck to Paycheck

If you live from paycheck to paycheck, the thought of saving money for an emergency fund or paying cash for a vacation may seem impossible. But, it’s …

Personal Finance

7 Investing Mistakes You Should Avoid

Investing in your future is one of the most important things you can do with your money. The thing is many people put off investing or simply make …

Investing

16 Magical Butterbeer Recipes

Earlier this summer, my family and I took a trip to Universal Studios. One of our favorite parts of the parks was the Harry Potter sections. And, we …

butterbeer

How to Get Motivated to Clean Your Home When You’re Tired

You need to clean your house, but you’re absolutely exhausted. You’ve been working all day or taking care of the kids. Whatever the reason, you’re …

Time Management

5 Financial Myths You Need to Stop Believing

There are many things we’ve been told throughout our life that pertain to money. The problem is that some of those things aren’t true. Believing …

Personal Finance

7 Smart Laundry-Organizing Ideas to Steal from IKEA

What is it about laundry? For some reason, a well-designed and organized laundry area can inspire deep wells of envy. That's certainly how I felt …

Laundry Rooms

All your embarrassing questions about saving money, answered

1/<p>When should I start saving money?<p>Dmytro Zinkevych/Shutterstock<p><b>Short answer:</b> Now.<p>Even if it's $20 a month, it's good practice to start putting away …

Personal Finance

How to Avoid Student Loan Debt When Paying for College

Student loan debt is not something you need to deal with in life. There are ways to attend college without going into debt. Whether you apply for …

College & University

No Churn Chocolate Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe

We love to eat ice cream as a treat during the summer! When it’s 100+ degrees outside, ice cream (like this No Churn Chocolate Chocolate Chip Ice …

Dessert

5 Reasons Why You Should Combine Your Finances With Your Spouse

Something that many people have differing opinions on is whether or not you should combine your finances with your spouse. The drawbacks that people …

Retirement

What You Should be Buying at Dollar Tree

I’ll admit it – Dollar Tree is one of my favorite stores to shop at! It’s packed with so many different items and each time I go in there is …

Personal Finance

10 Tips to Make the Most of Your 401(k)

You want to have enough money to live on in during your retirement years without worrying about whether Social Security will still be available for …

Retirement

Birthday Cake Ice Cream Recipe

Birthday Cake Ice Cream is one of my boys’ favorite treats! I mean, it’s a combination of both birthday cake and ice cream with sprinkles, so what’s …

Dessert

10 Bad Grocery Shopping Habits You Need to Break ASAP

You know the saying, old grocery shopping habits die hard? I'm pretty sure that's how it goes. I'm also pretty sure that each and every one of us …

Personal Finance

50 Genius Ways to Clean Up Your Garage

Cleaning up your garage doesn’t have to be a huge chore.<p>Drill 1-in. holes spaced every 4 in. in the PVC pipe. Use a utility knife to cut slits in the …

Woodworking

The 25 Craziest Cleaning Tips That Work

These crazy cleaning tips won’t seem so crazy after you try them.<p>Baking soda is a natural adsorbent, which means it has the ability to absorb odors …

Cleaning

Planning a move? By 2021, these 8 states will have no income tax

Hate paying tax? These states will let you keep more of your hard-earned income.<p>Without beating around the bush, let me just say what's on all of our minds when it comes to taxes: They stink! No one likes preparing their taxes or handing over their hard-earned money to Uncle Sam. It is, however, a …

Retirement

The Ultimate Guide to a Clean Stove (So Good, You Might Actually Do It)

The stove is the workhorse of the kitchen, burners dutifully heating up on command to prepare meals at all times of day, season after season. It works hard, and that work shows: in a splotch of tomato sauce from Monday, some sauteed greens from Tuesday, bits of fried rice from Wednesday. After days …

Cleaning

Millennial who saved up to $3,400 a month to get out of debt used a brilliant money-saving strategy

Thanks to student loans, a car loan and credit card debt, Guen Garrido found herself in a $68,600 hole at the end of 2014. But three years and three …

Personal Finance

7 Tricks to Save Money on Books

Who doesn’t love to curl up with a good book? What you may not love is paying almost $10 for a paperback. Books can be so expensive.Thankfully, you …

Personal Finance

How to Save Money on Groceries WITHOUT Using Coupons

Using coupons and matching them with store sales to buy groceries at rock-bottom prices is a great strategy to save money on groceries each and every …

Frugal Living

5 Money Talks You Should Have With Your Spouse

Money is one of the leading causes of divorce in America. The problem is that many couples don’t talk about money until things get out of hand. Soon, …

10 Secret Grocery Shopping Tips You Need to Know

The grocery store takes away a big chunk of your paycheck. Whether you’re picking up just a few things or stocking up for the week, there are plenty …

Personal Finance