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Today’s best deals: Nest Cam, $25 Alexa speaker, Bose, Sonos, 128GB microSD, Fitbit Ionic, more

If you want stuff delivered in time for Christmas without having to panic, today is pretty much the last day you can place orders online. Lucky for …

Samsung Gear wearables to be handed out by health insurance company for fitness tracking

Collaborating with UnitedHealthcare and Qualcomm Life, Samsung will be providing Gear Fit2 Pro fitness trackers and Gear Sport smartwatches. Members …

Tesla not yet ready to abandon battery swaps, new patent shows

Tesla may have never followed through with the 90-second battery swap scheme it showed off in 2013, but that doesn't mean the company still isn't devising new methods to remove and replace its EV batteries.<p>Tesla received a patent on Sept. 14 for a "Battery Swapping System and Techniques," which is …

How to Profit With Technical Analysis: Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap (Fri 8/25/17)

In a special episode of <i>Mad Money</i>, Jim Cramer dedicated the entire show to the art and science of technical analysis, picking the best charts from his …

Money

How to Invest in Index Funds

Everyone gushes about index mutual funds, and for good reason: They’re an easy, hands-off, diversified, low-cost way to invest in the stock …

Trump's Breitbart endorsement could soon backfire

President Trump promoted Breitbart on Twitter this afternoon setting it up as a real news source in opposition to the rest of what he calls the fake, …

There are only 3 things you need to focus on if you want to retire early

Millennials aren't known for following the rules, especially when it comes to money matters.<p>In addition to straying from traditional banks and putting off homeownership, nearly two-thirds are hoping to quit their job and retire before age 65, according to a poll from our partner, MSN.<p>But early …

Retirement

How to Invest for Retirement: a Step-by-Step Guide

If you want to start investing for your retirement, here's what you need to know before you get started.<p>Investing for retirement can seem tricky, but …

Investing

Here’s How to Retire By 40

At the risk of sounding like a Facebook friend trying to fold you into my latest direct sales venture: Early retirement is possible.<p>If you read the …

This simple formula will show you how close you are to retiring early

If you're minimizing your debt, putting money away for retirement and generally bringing in more than you spend each month, you're probably doing all …

Big dreams, big mortgage for millennial couple who hope to retire by 60

Although they are only 29 years old, Rose and Rusty are already thinking about retiring. They'd like to hang up their hats at the age of 60.<p>Before that distant event, they plan to have a child soon (Rose would take an extended maternity leave), give their child a private-school education, pay off …

Where Your Net Worth Needs to Be at Every Age

Wondering if you’re on track for a solid financial future? If you’re just stepping into adulthood, you may be worrying about your job and student …

4 Roth IRA Rules to Live By

To make the most of your Roth IRA, here are some rules you need to be clear on.<p>The good thing about IRAs is that anyone who earns money is eligible …

This is the new Ambient OS, Essential’s big bet to control your home

If this, then that, but much bigger<p>It’s a huge morning of news from Andy Rubin’s Essential: a new Android phone with a unique edge-to-edge display, a modular accessory system, a new 360 camera for that system, and a new intelligent speaker with a huge circular display.<p>But the biggest news of all …

Here’s how much you need to save each month to become a millionaire in 20 years

If you start saving and investing early on, becoming a millionaire might not be as hard as you think.<p>If you're putting away $415 a month starting in …

Warren Buffett says index funds make the best retirement sense 'practically all the time'

If you're looking for a simple plan to build your retirement savings, one of the world's most successful stock market investors has some clear advice.<p>…

How to Retire Before 35, by 6 People Who've Actually Done it

For many of us, life follows a similar linear path: You finish college, find a job, and work hard until you have enough money to retire, which is …

If you want to retire early, follow these 6 savings life hacks from people who actually did

Saving your money is key to retiring early, but it's not the only thing that will get you there.<p>In fact, for many people seeking financial independence — and those who have achieved it — it's often a mindset shift that does the trick.<p>Below, we highlight some of the best advice early retirees have …

Lifehacks

Here's How Much Mortgage You Can Actually Afford

Buying a new home is a big decision. Many people focus on the number of bedrooms or the quality of the kitchen appliances, but new homebuyers …

Personal Finance

Mission nearly impossible this spring: Finding a home to buy

Anyone eager to buy a home this spring probably has reasons to feel good. The job market is solid. Average pay is rising. And mortgage rates, even …

Real Estate

Want to Work From Home? Amazon Is Hiring 5,000 People to Work From Their Kitchens and Living Rooms

These jobs are all about the flexibility and the benefits--including, of course, the ability to work from home.<p>There's nothing like working from home--that is, if you can make it work for you. Prerequisites: an efficient space, a healthy respect for your own time--and, of course, a job.<p>If it all …

'Zelda: Breath of the Wild' Fierce Deity Link: How to get the armor set without an amiibo

In <i>Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i>, amiibo let you unlock armor and weapons that you wouldn't be able to obtain otherwise. Now, some eagle-eyed …

A financial planner explains why starting a new job is the best time to negotiate salary

Sophia Bera, a certified financial planner and the founder of Gen Y Planning, explains why you should negotiate your salary when starting a new job. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>So what a lot of people don't realize is that the best time to actually negotiate a salary is when you get a</i> …

Employment

How to Be Less Stupid About Money, With Felix Salmon

Some people love to pore over their finances to optimize their savings like a fine-tuned machine. Myself, I prefer to stick my head in the sand and …

Crossword Puzzles

When Should You Convert to a Roth IRA?

If you've got a well-funded IRA, converting it to a Roth account may save you money in the long run.<p>IRAs primarily come in two flavors: traditional …

Retirement

17 Surprising Benefits of Amazon Prime

Many of us first signed up for Amazon Prime years ago to take advantage of free two-day shipping, and stayed with it as the giant online retailer …

13 pieces of money advice you can't afford to ignore

There's so much financial advice out there that it's near impossible to follow all of it.<p>But missing the most important — and often most basic — words of wisdom could end up costing you big time.<p>To help out, we combed through our archives to round up the best money advice from financial planners, …

Personal Finance

Finance geek, aged 22: my money advice for other millennials

My generation tend to save with three end goals in mind: a house, a physical object or an experience, and each of these have different time horizons. Typically, buying a house is the ultimate long-term goal with items and experiences being short-term goals.<p>The consensus from my generation seems to …

The Pros of Being a Landlord - It's Awesome - How I Retired at Age 52 by Investing in Real Estate

The Pros of Being a Landlord – It’s Awesome – Why You Should Invest in Real Estate<p><i>This post is written by John from ESI Money.</i><p>The Pros of Being a …

How to Build an Entire Portfolio With Only the Best of Vanguard Funds

Build a Portfolio With the Best Vanguard Funds<p>A Sample Portfolio of Vanguard Funds<p>Updated July 02, 2018<p>It's not difficult to spot the best Vanguard …