Heather Swanson

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Holding plank for a long time is pointless, fitness professor claims

Holding plank for ever-increasing periods of time has become a staple of many gym classes. Fitness experts claim that staying at the top of a push-up builds core, strengthens back muscles, tones the arms and teaches endurance.<p>But one sports scientist suggests that holding the position for any …

I spent 5 years studying millionaires — these are the 4 steps to achieving financial success

• <b>Millionaires will tell you that there are no shortcuts to building a strong financial foundation that will help you build wealth.</b>• <b><br>Hard work, persistence, consistency, patience, and good habits are all critical.</b>• <b><br>There are four simple, if not easy, steps to take if you want to get rich over time.</b><p>In my …

Study Skills

These Are the 100 Best Bodyweight Moves, All in 1 Place!

Muscles, are you ready? Because this burn is about to get intense! Using your body as the machine, these 100 moves sculpt and tone your arms, upper back, abs, legs, and booty — we've got your entire body covered! Many of these moves also burn calories as they build muscle, so high five for the …

Workouts

Here's What It Means to Be Middle Class in 2017 -- and How to Benefit From It

Pay attention, middle earners: If you play your cards right, you can maximize your income and enjoy the financial security that comes with it.<p>If you …

7 ETFs to Keep You Invested After Retirement

Don't let quitting work mean quitting on your financial future. These funds can help you keep your money growing.<p>It's a mistake to think that once …

12 Daily Habits Of Exceptional Leaders

One of the most popular <i>Dilbert</i> comic strips in the cartoon’s history begins with Dilbert’s boss relaying senior leadership’s explanation for the company’s low profits. In response to his boss, Dilbert asks incredulously, “So they’re saying that profits went up because of great leadership and down …

A List of Educational YouTube Channels For Day Traders

Watching a video can be better than reading in some respects when you want to learn something. You can see someone take a specific action or listen …

5 books that will make you more well-rounded

Want to know one of the "secrets" to becoming a better leader? Become a more voracious reader.<p>One of the best ways to "stand on the shoulders of giants" is to read. We hear it all the time--that the most successful people, our greatest leaders, are people who read constantly (including Bill Gates, …

Bill Gates

The 10 Best Stocks to Buy for the Next Decade

Almost a year ago to the day, <i>InvestorPlace’s</i> Dan Burrows highlighted the 10 best-performing S&P 500 stocks of the past decade. The most important …

5 Top Dividend Stocks in Banks

Most banks have come a long way in the years since the financial crisis, and many bank stocks have risen quite a bit over the past year or so. Expectations of rising interest rates, economic growth, and looser banking regulations have created a renewed sense of optimism among investors.<p>Having said …

10 Mental Tricks That Will Make You a Badass at Money

Jen Sincero, author of You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth, shares 10 tricks to make you a money badass.<p>Money is one of …

Here is your 'Unofficial Blackhawks Fan Guide to Nashville'

You have packed your tickets, your Jonathan Toews sweater and your playoff beard and you're en route to Nashville to watch the Blackhawks face the Predators in Games 3 and 4 of the Western Conference quarterfinals Monday and Thursday, respectively.<p>The official Nashville tourism guide will suggest …

Investing Rookie? Start With These 3 Stocks

Here are two dominant companies and an index fund that every beginning investor should consider for his or her portfolio.<p>If you're just getting …

The rich pay fewer taxes than the poor, and get more services

<b>The rich continue to pay fewer taxes, and get more services (Yuri_Arcurs via iStock)</b><p>Uninformed conservatives should consider who really benefits from U.S. tax laws and assistance programs<p>Paul Buchheit<p>March 25, 2017 2:27pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>When all forms of taxes and …

7 Dividend Stocks With Yields That Grow Like Weeds

When it comes to dividend stocks, there are many ways to evaluate them, because there are many types of investors looking for many different …

10 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy to Pay the Bills

I like making money in the stock market. But I <i>love</i> dividends. You see, the problem with capital gains is that in order to actually enjoy them, you …

Investing

A Quick Guide to Cutting the Cable Cord

Tired of that dusty cable box? Swap it for a sleek device and streaming app by reading this guide!<p>Switching from traditional cable TV service to an internet-based option has become easier than ever. With three major TV-streaming services and countless compatible devices currently on the market, we …

How Big Should Your Mortgage Payment Be?

Just because a lender is willing to approve you for a mortgage doesn't mean you'll be able to comfortably make the payments. You're better off …

5 Questions That Will Make You Emotionally Strong

Ever been caught in the grip of extreme emotions? I’m gonna guess whatever decision you made next probably wasn’t a good one.When we’re anxious, …

Self-help

The 10 Best Robot Vacuums

A high-tech solution to a household chore that nobody likes.<p>Robot vacuums have become more capable than ever, with today's high-end models offering an appealing blend of cleaning power and smart home functionality. Below are the best options for every budget.

3 Stocks to Buy With Dividends Yielding More Than 5%

These high-dividend stocks could give you income and long-term growth.<p>It's rare to find high-dividend stocks with safe payouts, whose businesses also …

Here's how the rich use their IRAs

Two strategies that the wealthy use maximize the tax savings from IRAs.<p>IRAs let you invest for retirement in a tax-favored way, and like many tax breaks, IRAs are great vehicles for the wealthy to shelter their income from taxes. In particular, rich taxpayers can use two strategies that will help …

Investing Tips to Improve Your Investing Results

Thoughts and Observations To Help You Grow and Protect Your Investments<p>Updated October 27, 2016<p>I once wrote a series of investing tips meant to help …

A financial planner explains how to start investing with $100

You see, if you save $100 in your sock drawer, 30 years from now when you go to check on it, you will still only have $100.<p>Conversely, if you invest $100 in a mutual fund, even if you never made another investment, with a 7% annual return it has the potential to grow to $761.23 after 30 years with …

Some Investment Advice From Warren Buffett: Invest In Low-Cost Index Funds. It's Advice Ignored By The 'Elites'

In Warren Buffett's annual letter to the shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A, BRK.B), just released recently, he offers some advice on how to …

Investing

4 Great Mutual Funds That Emulate Warren Buffett

Get in with these fund managers who pick stocks the same way the master does.<p>If you fancy Warren Buffett's investment style but prefer investing in …

Investing

Be the 1 in 10 Americans Who Do NOT Make This 401(k) Mistake

92% of Americans admit they have no idea how much they're actually paying in 401(k) fees. Excessive fees can destroy two-thirds of your nest egg according to Tony Robbins in his new book Unshakeable.<p>In my interview with Tony Robbins, we covered a lot of ground, but none more important than your …

Warren Buffett just said this man has done the 'most for American investors'

Warren Buffett just published his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway investors, and buried in the 29-pages is a shoutout to one Jack Bogle.<p>"If a statue is ever erected to honor the person who has done the most for American investors, the hands- down choice should be Jack Bogle," Buffett writes, …