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Medicare supplement plans are changing: What you need to know

CHICAGO (Reuters) - If you are buying a Medicare supplemental policy in the United States, make sure you choose your insurance carefully over the next few months.<p>At the end of 2019, the doors will close on Plan F, which is considered the Cadillac plan of supplemental insurance policies known as …

Insurance

How Preexisting Conditions Can Affect Medigap Insurance

In many cases, insurers can take preexisting conditions into account when deciding whether to sell you a medigap policy and what to charge you.<p>Q<i>Is it</i> …

Medicare

Our 10 Most Popular Soup Recipes — Recipes from the Kitchn

With fall comes the start of soup weather. The change in temperature brings the need for homey meals that warm your bones, and there's nothing that …

Onions

Top Tips for Making the Best Brussels Sprouts

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who hate Brussels sprouts, and those who once hated Brussels sprouts but have since learned simple …

Brussels Sprouts

Car Rental Insurance Just Got a Bit More Complicated

Consumers could usually decline extra insurance when renting a car because their credit card or personal car insurance covered any damage or …

Car Insurance

Osteoarthritis: Can an antioxidant offer protection?

In a recent series of experiments, scientists found that a specific antioxidant helps prevent the damage that osteoarthritis causes to cartilage. …

Osteoarthritis

How to invest in real estate without buying a home

<i>How can I get the benefit of real estate investments without becoming a landlord?</i><p>Real estate remains a strong investment, even with prices slowing.<p>But owning property can be a hassle. A huge amount of capital gets tied up in a handful of properties. And you have to deal with the logistics of …

Real Estate

Decade later: Safer financial system yet much hasn't changed

On the brink of crumbling a decade ago, America's financial system was saved by an extraordinary rescue that revived Wall Street and the economy yet did little for individuals who felt duped and left to suffer from the reckless bets of giant banking institutions.<p>The government intervention shored …

House Prices

Don't Toss Your Old Toothbrush Into the Recycling Bin—Send It Here Instead

If you're overdue for a fresh toothbrush (which, if you're like most Americans, you are), you may find yourself puzzling over what to do with the …

Looking for a Low-Carb Pasta Substitute? Here Are 7 of the Best

Switching to a low-carbohydrate diet doesn't necessarily require sacrificing flavorful Italian meals for bland alternatives. We already know that …

Carbohydrates

12 High Protein Super Fruits You Should Eat To Lose Belly Fat

Pomegranate is a delicious fruit to eat. It is super rich in antioxidants and really helpful in flushing out harmful toxins from your body. You can …

Nutrition

Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

"No more dry corned beef! Cook this in your slow cooker all day and you're guaranteed success! Serve this with soda bread for a warm and satisfying …

Slow Cookers

Your Complete Schwab ETF Guide

Schwab has just a few ETFs, but they're tough to beat.<p><b>Charles Schwab</b> (NYSE:SCHW) introduced ETFs, or exchange-traded funds, in 2009. In the time …

Investing

How a tax-efficient financial advisor can help you

A recent survey found that most affluent investors want their financial advisor or financial planner to have tax expertise and be able to guide in …

Retirement

The Whole World is Crazy For This “Japanese Cheesecake” With Only 3 Ingredients!

There are several video floating around the internet right now of the Japanese-style soufflé cheesecake that only requires 3 simple ingredients.<p>As …

Dessert

How To Avoid One Of The Most Common Estate Planning Mistakes

There’s a mistake families at every level of wealth often make when they go through their estate planning process, and decide how to allocate money to their heirs and to charity. An extremely common practice is to list charities as part of a will, or revocable trust, and in many cases (perhaps …

Retirement

16 High-Yielding Monthly Dividend Payers

What income investor doesn’t love the frequent payout and reliable cash flow that can come from owning monthly dividend stocks, trusts and other …

Investing

Ranking Every Kind of Cooking Oil by How (Un)healthy They Are

Olive oil? Coconut oil? Hemp Seed Oil? Here’s which is least likely to blow up your heart.Most of us regard cooking oil as nothing more than a means …

Nutrition

Polyphenols can help boost your heart, brain, *and* digestion—here’s how to get your fill

Regardless of what healthy eating plan you stick to, there’s one rule that’s prescribed to all eaters: Eat a lot of plants. If it comes from the …

Nutrition

12 Best Travel Apps to Make Your Next Vacation Easier - Best iPhone and Android Applications for Traveling

Buy the Cheapest Flights<p><b>Skiplagged</b><p>This app uses, well... <i>unconventional</i> methods to get you cheap flights. Say you want to go from Nashville to …

Apps

Why Do So Many People Claim Social Security at 62?

Are you thinking about claiming Social Security benefits at age 62? If so, you're in good company. Sixty-two has long been one of the most popular ages to claim benefits. It's also the earliest age at which you're eligible.<p>Claiming Social Security at 62 means you start getting income right away, …

Retirement

Traveling? Don't Forget to Take Pictures of These Things

When we mentioned last week that you should screenshot your boarding pass and other important travel documents, several of you chimed in with tips on …

Luggage

Preventing Muscle Loss as We Age

“Use it or lose it.” I’m sure you’re familiar with this advice. And I hope you’ve been following it. I certainly thought <i>I</i> was. I usually do two physical activities a day, alternating among walking, cycling and swimming. I do floor exercises for my back daily, walk up and down many stairs and tackle …

Muscle

The Fascinating Story of George Crum, Inventor of the Potato Chip in 1853

Every time a person crunches into a potato chip, he or she is enjoying the delicious taste of one of the world's most famous snacks – a treat that …

Potato Chips

8 Foods That Scrub Our Arteries Clean

The No. 1 killer on the planet is heart disease, which accounts for one in four deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and …

Blood Vessels

What retirees must know about President Trump's latest tax proposal on 401(k) withdrawals

Saving for retirement is important, and tens of millions of Americans use tax-deferred accounts like IRAs and 401(k)s to build up a nest egg for their golden years. Traditional IRAs and 401(k)s offer a trade-off: reductions in tax now in exchange for agreeing to pay taxes on withdrawals in …

Retirement

9 Foods That Scrub Our Arteries Clean

The No. 1 killer on the planet is heart disease, which accounts for one in four deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and …

Medical Research

The 9 Healthiest Foods on the Planet

Top 9 of the healthiest foods in the Planet, try to include these foods in your diet to improve your health and stay in shape.<p><b>1.Sprouts</b><p>Sprouts may …

Nutrition

Sarah Palin Won't Attend John McCain's Funeral Because She Reportedly Wasn't Invited

In the 2008 presidential race against Barack Obama, Senator John McCain chose an Alaskan governor as his running mate. This week, McCain is being …

Paul Ryan

10 Clever Ways to Remove Permanent Marker from Any Surface

Using permanent marker can be risky—one small slip up and something gets ruined. Wrong! Here, you’ll find 10 effective ways to remove permanent …

Cleaning