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How To Keep Fund Fees Low To Increase Your Retirement Portfolio

The importance of keeping your investment portfolio costs low should be self-evident. They come directly out of your pocket. But you may be surprised to see how much it matters to stick with low-fee mutual funds and Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs). I’ve run the numbers.<p>The two primary portfolio costs …

52 Good Morning Meditations that Will Calm the Chaos in Your Life

<i>It’s not what you say to everyone else that determines your life; it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the greatest power.</i>The happiness of your …

When you learn about these 10 positive thinking hacks, you'll find it easier to switch negative thoughts off

Most of us know that looking on the brighter side of life can make us happier. However, most of us don’t know how to switch it on at will.<p>Instead, we …

10 ways smart people stay calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with …

11 Habits of Remarkably Happy People

Being happy isn't just better for your emotional well-being--it also makes you more successful.<p>Despite how appealing turmoil, negativity, and pessimism can sometimes seem, being happy isn't just better for your emotional well-being--it also makes you more successful than those who are not.<p>Check out …

12 Important Career Lessons Most People Learn Too Late in Life

Here are the 12 best career lessons everyone should take to heart early in their careers.<p>If there's one thing we all have in common, it's that we all make mistakes along the way (and hopefully learn valuable lessons from them). But if you're smart, you'll learn as much as possible from the mistakes …

How to Invest in Bonds and Fixed Income Securities for Beginners

New Investor's Guide to Investing in Bonds<p>How to Invest in Bonds and Fixed Income Securities for Beginners<p>Updated September 20, 2016<p>When you buy a …

Investing

10 Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Life

#1: Stay away from people who erode your quality of life.<p>In Hans Christian Andersen’s fable <i>The Red Shoes</i>, a young girl longs for a pair of pretty red shoes. She ultimately tricks the blind woman who cares for her into buying her a pair. Her love for the red shoes causes her to give them priority …

Here's how you can protect your retirement portfolio from inflation

Target-date funds are becoming the most critical pool of assets for meeting the retirement needs of American workers. These solutions have seen enormous asset growth over the past decade, but many rely on strategies that don't adequately guard against today's heightened retirement risks, including …

Conscious Breathing: A Simple Way to Work Through Emotional Pain and Be Present in Your Life

<b>“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>I never gave much thought to my breath unless I …

3 Profound Lessons From a Japanese Zen Master That Will Blow Your Mind

It can be hard to find meaning and purpose sometimes. We spend so much time working and being busy that we forget to stop and look inside ourselves …

How to Train Employees so They Can Leave but Treat Them so Well They Never Want to

When employees do leave and you've coached, educated, and trained them, they'll leave on better terms and be more inclined to advocate for your brand to future partners, clients, and even potential employees.<p>Last year, I said goodbye to a team member who I'd worked pretty closely with for nearly …

Never Get So Busy Making A Living That You Forget To Make A Life

<i>“I don’t know what to do with my life…”</i><p>There have been many times in my life where I have been stuck and not known what to do next. I have agonized …

Motivation

11 Red Vegetables with Health Benefits

Kale isn’t the only healthy vegetable out there. According to the Mayo Clinic, red vegetables, like tomatoes and bell peppers, may help reduce the …

The real health benefits of apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as a cure-all for decades. I’ve seen claims that it can do everything from halt hiccups to whiten teeth, and even banish dandruff. Whether or not it's capable of all those things, there is some solid research to back up apple cider vinegar as a healthy elixir, as …

4 ways to bring more meaning into your life

There's no shortage of tips about what brings happiness, but what gives your life <i>meaning</i>?<p>"Meaning in life" is one of those things everybody insists …

Happiness

How to Find Your True Calling

Many people are in search of their purpose, or true calling, in life.<p>And this is certainly a worthy endeavor   — research has shown that knowing your …

4 Ways to Become 1% More Mindful Each Day

<i>Little strokes fell great oaks.” –Benjamin Franklin</i>When I opened my eyes this morning, I looked over at the corner of the room and took a deep …

Top Stocks to Buy in Retirement

Image credit: Getty Images<p>Retirement is the time you've earned to pursue your passions, spend time with the ones you love, and treat your mind and body with care. The last thing you want to do is waste time and energy worrying about money. That's why it's so important to buy top-quality retirement …

Managing Multiple Revenue Streams in Retirement | Investopedia

Taking the time to look ahead – maybe far ahead – to retirement should be an important part of your annual financial planning checkup. Most older …

Retirement

The Only Way To Automate Your Money And Save While You Sleep

Automating your routine financial transactions gives you more freedom, allows you to effortlessly save money faster while avoiding late fees and service interruptions.<p>The customary advice is to get a calendar, list your due dates and as you go throughout the month, you then make arrangements to pay …

How to Get Rich in 18 Steps, According to Best-Selling Author

In a fun infographic, best-selling author James Altucher breaks down 18 great habits that will help you have a richer career - and a richer life<p>It's interesting how many universal truths occur in business. For instance, bad customer service will almost certainly sink a company, as even a superior …

3 Personality Traits That Reveal Whether You're a Leader or a Tyrant

Know the difference.<p>Being an effective leader is not inherent in every person. Sure, some people are born with "leadership tendencies," but leadership is a skill as much as anything else--and to be an effective leader, you need to put in the time and practice to effectively inspire and guide those …

How To Eat Like A Vegan (Without Actually Becoming One)

Maybe you’ve considered a vegan diet, but can’t imagine a life without burgers, steaks, or hot dogs. Exercise physiologist Marco Borges — the trainer …

Plant-Based Diet

3 High-Yield Dividend Stocks for Retirement

Bond yields have been soaring for months and particularly since the presidential election. The 10-year Treasury yield is up nearly 70% from its …

Retirement