Eric Wickland

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12 investing books to read if you want to get rich

"On average, millionaires invest 20% of their household income each year. Their wealth isn't measured by the amount they make each year, but by how they've saved and invested over time," writes Ramit Sethi in his New York Times bestseller, "I Will Teach You To Be Rich."<p>To help you get started, we …

12 remote hotels where you can unplug completely

Our fast-paced lives and increasingly hyper-connected world may be fun and exciting, but it can also be exhausting.<p>When we think of a real vacation, we picture escaping the bustling cities and swapping car alarms for crickets.<p>While backpacking up a mountain could do the trick, we're more inclined …

The authorities on the pristine Indonesian island are hatching an eco-tourism plan to ensure Lombok doesn’t go the way of tourism-dominated neighbour Bali<p>Last week, academics from around the world descended on Lombok, the Indonesian island known for palm-fringed and coral-ringed beaches and …

Ecotourism

Warren Buffett and Elon Musk are about to make one periodic element the hottest commodity in the world

It has been easy to take lithium for granted. This wonder mineral is the backbone of our everyday lives, popping up in everything from the glass in our windows to our mountains of electronics.<p>And while investors have long appreciated the steady rise in demand for this preferred mineral, the number …

The best ways to invest $5,000

"If you're asking what's the best way to invest $5,000, it's kind of like asking what should I have for dinner tonight? Well, it depends," says Greg McBride, chief financial analyst of Bankrate. "What do you like? What don't you like? Do you have any allergies? What are you in the mood for? The …

The 11 worst money mistakes to make in your 30s

However, then we face a whole new group of challenges.<p>We consulted the experts and found out that money mistakes still run rampant after the roaring 20s, especially as major life changes are coming around, such as raising kids and purchasing a home.<p>Here are 11 of the worst:<p>Investing is important, …

The Flavor Bible

• <b>Author:</b> Karen Page & Andrew Dornenburg<p><b>Winner of the 2009 James Beard Book Award for Best Book: Reference and Scholarship</b><p>Great cooking goes beyond following a recipe--it's knowing how to season ingredients to coax the greatest possible flavor from them. Drawing on dozens of leading chefs' combined …

With Fed poised to act, here's how investors can prepare for higher rates

It has been nearly a decade since investors have had to contend with the Federal Reserve raising interest rates. Or, from savers' viewpoint, it has been that long since the Fed did them a favor.<p>But Wall Street's No. 1 obsession this year is guessing how soon the central bank will start lifting its …

53 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

What happens next? There's only one way to find out.<p><i>Some entries have been lightly edited for clarity and length.</i>

IRA Tax Deduction: Plan Ahead to Maximize This IRS Tax Break

In order to get the biggest tax advantage from a traditional IRA, it helps to keep these things in mind.<p>Since nobody likes paying taxes, and …

Canon Warns of Fake 600EX-RT Flashes; Here Are the Telltale Signs

In addition to fake DSLRs and fake memory cards, there are also fake flash units in camera bags around the world. We first shared a look at this …

Good Parenting Skills: 7 Research-Backed Ways to Raise Kids Right

<b>I’ve posted about the research behind happy families and solid marriages, but what does science say about good parenting skills?</b><p>Po Bronson and Ashley …

How to Save for Your First Down Payment

Saving for a first down payment and building home equity can be a way to build wealth over time. Here’s what you need to know about saving before you …

4 New Parenting Tips That Will Make Your Kids Awesome

Parenting tips are everywhere but most have zero legitimate research behind them. So what does science have to say? And how can you remember what’s …

Best Personal Finance Books For All Ages

Summer is a great time to catch up on your reading while you’re catching rays at the beach or relaxing by the pool. It’s also a great time to learn something new, like tai chi or, just a suggestion, more about your personal finances. If you invest a few hours each week this summer, by the fall, …

The Get Swole Bi's and Tri's Workout

<b>The Get Swole Bi's and Tri's Workout</b>Three sets of 10 will always be a good set-and-rep scheme for muscle gains, but if that’s all you ever do, it’ll …

Personal Finance: The 13 Commandments For Smart Mgmt

Achieving financial independence, which means getting to do what you want to do – whether it means choosing to work for the rest of your life or …

3 Money Mistakes You Must Fix to Get Rich

I get a lot of questions about how to get rich, and I always give the same answer.<p>Don't spend too much. Mostly save. Always invest.<p>Seems simple enough, right? Yet so many people do the exact opposite--invest poorly, spend way too much, save almost nothing, and remain willfully ignorant about their …

Traditional vs. Roth IRA

Start by looking at your income. There are income limits for Roth IRAs, so if your income is above those limits, then it's a no-brainer: a traditional IRA is the only one for you.<p>Let's say you're eligible for both a Roth and a traditional IRA. Generally, you're better off in a traditional if you …

How to hire a financial planner

<b>How to find a financial planner:</b><p>References from friends and colleagues are a valuable way to start your search. But make sure you have similar financial needs as the person who gives you a recommendation.<p>Another good option is to turn to groups who certify planners with special credentials or …

Buying a House: How Much Can You Afford?

In 2008, MaKenna Grae* and her husband prequalified for a $2 million mortgage. The couple was stunned. They had never expected to buy a home with a …

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The 7 best outdoors apps for your iPhone

The great outdoors offer a lot of opportunities for adventures, from camping and backpacking to rock climbing and hunting. Whatever your pleasure, …

19 Secrets Your Millionaire Neighbor Won't Tell You

The secret to financial freedom.<p><i>From time to time we bring you posts from our partners that may not be new but contain advice that bears repeating.</i> …

8 Awesome Salads to Bring to a BBQ

Don't know what to bring to that Memorial Day BBQ? These crowd-pleasing salads have been tested and perfected, and are bound to be the most talked-about dishes at the party.<p><b>1. Black Bean Salad with Chipotle Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>Perfect for a summer BBQ, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead …

I Heart My National Park: Denali

Wildlife biologist <b>Patricia Owen</b> has worked at <b>Denali National Park</b> for more than 25 years. Her specialty? Grizzlies and other charismatic megafauna. While overseeing the park’s wildlife management program to minimize human-wildlife conflicts through education, Pat gets up close and personal with all …

National Parks