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Watch Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Other Famous Patriots Fans Defend Their Hero Tom Brady

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has spent a lot of time denying any involvement with the (allegedly) deflated footballs used in the team’s …

Ben Affleck

30-Day Minimalism Challenge

Skip the Excuses: This Is What Your Boss Wants to Hear

We’re all doing more with less today at work. Between taking on tasks that fall in your lap after positions are eliminated to being on-call in the …

CEOs

Roth IRA vs. Traditional IRA: Which Is the Best Option for You?

Three Motley Fool analysts give their opinion on whether a traditional IRA or a Roth IRA is the better option.<p>Setting aside money every year in an …

The Best Way to Learn a New Skill on the Job

Week one of my new job I was in a full-scale internal panic. Why? I was a Web Producer who only knew the very basics of coding.<p>Yeah, the justified …

Online Life

Think Twice Before You Open A New IRA

It’s tax season and that also means it’s IRA season. The deadline to put away savings in a 2014 Individual Retirement Account is the same day your 2014 tax return is due, April 15th, 2015. Have you funded a 2014 IRA? A 2015 IRA? (That’s getting ahead of things–the deadline is April 15, 2016, but …

Retirement

Quick 'N Dirty DIY Drill Guide with Built-in Gauges

And we mean quick 'n dirty. For every finely polished shop solution is an equally functional, nasty-looking one that you quickly bang out because you …

Woodworking

Organization Inspiration: Wooden Socket Holder

One day my shop will be so organized that I will have the time to start classing it up. When that day comes, I will build this exceptionally classy …

The Life Skills You Need To Reach Financial Independence

For most of us, financial independence is no easy feat. It takes a great deal of hard work. And financial writer Trent Hamm points out that …

Personal Finance

A More Honest Approach to Budgeting

Before you set your 2015 budget, it's time to be honest about what you can and can't predict.<p>It’s the beginning of 2015, a new budget year for many businesses. That often means the start of another painful year of trying to live with a bunch of made-up numbers, which--in all likelihood--weren't …

Budgeting

5 money mistakes that can drain your savings account

We all have good intentions for our money, but life happens and things sometimes take a turn for the worse.<p>If you're among the people who abide by a …

6 Ways To Work Your Values Into Your 2015 Budget

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>It’s only the beginning of 2015, but you’ve already got big plans.<p>You’ve resolved to eat healthier, boost your earnings power—and finally plan that dream vacation as a reward for all your hard work.<p>Now to figure out how to manipulate your budget to be able …

Personal Finance

5 Tips for Millennials Who Need to Get on a Budget

Like other generations, millennials have faced their own set of challenges in the transition to adulthood. For many, hefty student loan debt and entering the workforce in an economic recession have made their financial lives difficult, making money a touchy subject.<p>But whether you're a millennial …

How To Invest Your First $5,000

Since the Great Recession in 2008, many people lost their stomachs for investing. It can seem like a scary thing, reserved for the world of Wall Street and financiers. But that doesn’t mean that millennials shouldn’t get involved. Whether you want to buy a house in 10 years or save for your …