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7 Money Resolutions To Make In 2016

It’s almost January 1. No matter what your financial goals, now is the time to tackle them. You’re starting fresh (tax-wise, anyway), you’re probably a little cash-shocked from the holidays, and you’re in a goal-setting frame of mind. Need more incentive? According to a 2015 Fidelity survey, 29 …

How to Save More for Retirement

Boston College’s Center for Retirement Research recommends you save about 15% of income. Here's how to increase your retirement savings.<p><b>Q: I’m saving</b> …

Beyond 401(k)s and IRAs, How Else Can I Boost Retirement Savings?

If you're married, one of the easiest strategies might be to help your spouse max out his or her employer-sponsored retirement plan, or open an IRA …

10 Financial Resolutions for a Brighter New Year

Dear Readers,<p>It's that time again--the time to reassess your finances and commit to making next year your best financial year yet. So in the spirit of the season, here's my annual 'financial shape-up' column.<p>But before you read on, here's something to think about: it's not about how many …

5 Money Things People Young And Old Should Do Before 2016

Forget binge-watching Netflix and take a few minutes to work on your financial health.<p>So it's the week between Christmas and New Year's and if you aren't shushing down a ski slope somewhere, you've made a date with Netflix to binge-watch everything you've missed. We get it. And as much as we'd like …

Rivello Leather - Ape to Gentleman

In the Tuscan hills near Florence lies the small artisan workshop of <b>Rivello Leather</b>. Keeping true to age old traditions in leather making, Rivello …

The Rail: Party Season Dressing - Ape to Gentleman

Whether it’s a Christmas party, an awards ceremony or New Years Eve, there are plenty of opportunities and circumstances where you’ll be required to …

15 Best Books Read by the AoM Team in 2015 | The Art of Manliness

Here at the Art of Manliness, we’re big believers in the brain-boosting, character-expanding, enjoyment-inducing power of books. Kate, Jeremy, and I …

Daniel Humm Makes 6 Sauces That Will Turn Your Kitchen into a Michelin-Star Restaurant

“If it doesn’t play a role, it shouldn’t be on the plate,” says Daniel Humm, chef of New York City’s Eleven Madison Park, ranked the fifth-best …

Recipes

The 50 Best Menswear Shops in America

Discerning Dressing<p><i>Last Updated January, 2018: This post has been updated with new picks for 2018.</i><p>Arbiters of cool — that’s what the menswear shop is …

San Francisco

How to Make: Spoon-Lickin’ Texas-Style Chili con Carne

Few foods nourish like a steaming bowl of chili. Warm, savory, filling — it’s all found in a caldron of the <i>good stuff</i>. But chili is more than just a …

10 Great Compact Everyday Carry Knives

“Stay sharp” applies to both your wits and your gear. And when you need to open boxes, slice and dice food, or — worst case scenario — engage in a …

35 Ways You Can Spend to Save in 2016

Being a savvy shopper makes you a smart saver.<p>According to a recent survey by Fidelity, year after year Americans’ top financial resolutions are to …

The Best Hair Products For Black Men

The AskMen Acquire team thoroughly researches & reviews the best gear, services and staples for life.<p>Summer and fall may be held up as the best times of the year for great fashion, but the sticky and harsh climates can be extremely damaging to healthy hair without the proper care. Men of color, who …

Impress Your Boss & Prove Your Worth At Work

Establishing credibility as a young professional is no easy task. Trust me, I know.<p>I am a 26-year-old entrepreneur and the CEO of Benchmark Intelligence. When I started my first company Soshowise at 21 years of age, trying to establish credibility was an uphill battle. I was young, had just …

3 Ways to Make Money from Penny Stocks

Penny stocks, a conglomerate of stocks which each are valued at less than $1, are typically seen as a more risky gamble when it comes to investing in …

How 3 investors, all under 25, made money this year

Talk about a tough year to invest.<p>Markets were volatile left and right, driven by three main reasons -- Oil prices tanked, China's economic slowdown got worse and the U.S. Federal Reserve kept everyone on their toes over whether it was going to increase interest rates for the first time in a decade.<p>…

Stock Markets

10 Worst Money Mistakes 30 Year Olds Want 20 Year Olds to Know

We all make mistakes – whether small or big; we humans are prone to imperfections. When making mistakes relating to money, these can often be …

Download these money apps to help you achieve your 2016 financial resolutions

As you’re reflecting back on 2015 this week, don’t forget to factor in the financial goals you set for yourself at the start of last year.<p>Eh, you’d rather not think about it? You’re not alone. A new survey from Capital One Bank reveals two-thirds of Americans didn't accomplish their financial goals …

Personal Finance

5 bad habits that keep you from getting the best deal on anything you buy

With the busy shopping season upon us, you're probably striving to get bigger and better deals.<p>But there are some actions that actually hinder your buying power and cause you to overspend.<p>Here are five things you may be guilty of doing that prevent you from getting the best deal available.

Some grist for those financial New Year’s resolutions

Any driver will tell you that the rearview mirror is vital. Looking back can help you avoid problems as you move forward.<p>I believe the same is true for personal finance. So here’s a look back at some of the financial stories I wrote about this past year and how they can help you in 2016.<p>● Major …

Financial sector holds the key as year draws to an end

As 2015 draws to a close next week, the fortunes of the final few trading days of the year may be dictated by the direction of the financial sector.<p>The financials have risen more than 6 percent this quarter, with investors expecting the sector to be one of the main beneficiaries of the first …

3 Tips for Keeping Expenses Low at College

Changing how you eat and sleep can help fatten your wallet.<p>Saving money in college is not easy. You’re paying to be there, studying takes up a …