Julian Ding

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How Much Cash Should Retirees Hold?

If you’re thinking about three months' worth of expenses, you might want to think again. Three years' worth might be more like it for many …

How Much Do You Need To Retire? One Big Bonus

There are really no magic formulas to a prosperous retirement. Save as much as you can. Stay out of debt. Invest well or be lucky enough to have a guaranteed pension.<p>But what if you would like to retire later—and <i>choose</i> to work more? That’s a luxury for many that assumes that your health is decent …

Build a Solid Retirement Plan Around 4 Pillars of Success

Retirement planning should start with the income you need for your monthly expenses, but don't stop there.<p>The term “living paycheck to paycheck” has …

Annuities: What they are and how they can help protect your retirement

When you’re working, you can rely on receiving a regular paycheck. But when it comes to retirement, it’s up to you to figure out how to ensure a …

Magical Christmas Markets of Europe

Every year leading up to December large squares throughout Europe transform into Christmas wonderlands. From the small villages tucked high in the …

Bavaria, Germany: the 10 best things to see and do

World leaders attending the G7 summit in Bavaria have been getting a tantalising taste of what is on offer in what is one of the most picturesque regions of Europe. They have sampled the wheaty Weissbier popular in these parts and the Weisswurst (white sausages) consumed with pretzels and a …

3 Days in Munich, Germany

Mention you are going to Munich and most people would think about the annual Oktoberfest celebration. Sure, there is Oktoberfest, but Munich is so …

European Travel

Hop on hop off Munich bus tour. • Wyld Family Travel

We cannot deny the fact we love a bus tour. The hop on hop off Munich sightseeing tour was a great way to the Munich with kids. It gets you to the …

European Travel

Walking the Historic Center of Munich, Germany

Munich, the capital of Bavaria and third largest city in Germany has so much to explore by foot. Walking through the center of the historic district …

European Travel

Top things to do in Munich, Germany

Top Choice Beer in Westend & Theresienwiese<p>Legendary beer-swilling party running from mid-September to the first Sunday in October. Held on the Theresienwiese.<p>Top Choice Palace in Nymphenburg, Neuhausen & Olympiapark<p>This commanding palace and its lavish gardens sprawl around 5km northwest of the …

European Travel

6 Delicious Munich Bakeries & Pastry Shops

The Austrians might have invented the croissant, the French are considered masters of pastry and the Italians are the gods of gelato. But German …

European Travel

Things to Do in Munich & Bavaria

Visit the castle that inspired Disneyland, see the fairy tale-like Black Forest, and attend the original Oktoberfest—the 16-day beer fest should be …

Munich for $100 a Day

Munich, Germany, is a city steeped in tradition: grand architecture, beer purity, arts and culture and the sporting life. Its residents take great …

Top ten things to do in Munich - Beer gardens to BMW auto museum

It is not my first trip to Munchen or Munich but the city was my first introduction to Germany a decade ago. I had already fallen in love with …

European Travel

Top Ten Things To Do For Families In Munich Germany

<i>With Summer school holidays fast approaching for the Northern Hemisphere, now is the perfect time to plan your next vacation.</i><p>We think the Bavarian …

European Travel

Munich Travel Guide

New study by TravelSupermarket reveals Europe’s most hip neighborhoods – undiscovered places famous for their unique culture, international vibe, and …

Travel Guides

8 Munich dishes tastier than pork knuckles

It's Oktoberfest, the beer is flowing and you think it's time to try the local cuisine. But then the statuesque barmaid in that milkmaid outfit brings over the traditional dish of pork knuckles, slathered in pickled cabbage, and you think, ‘actually, I wish I'd just brought sandwiches’. But wait, stop. Judging Munich's food scene by Oktoberfest is a bit unfair – it’s a beer festival after all. Here are eight local dishes that should have you saying ‘noch einmal, bitte' (one more …

Not to Miss in Munich

I was invited to an Oktoberfest party in town this weekend and I was reminded how much fun I had in Munich in July. I ended my brief European tour …

The Biggest Risk Retirees Face Right Now

Those nearing retirement and those who have recently become retirees need to plan now for the possibility of a bear market. Here are two ways to do …

Retirement

Warren Buffett Says You Should Ask This 1 Question to Become the Best Version of Yourself

The Oracle of Omaha offers some practical self-help advice.<p>Warren Buffett is well known for his finely honed ability to spot immensely profitable investment opportunities.<p>Besides his sage advice for investing in companies, though, Buffett has been known to share some of his time tested advice for …

Investing

Top 6 Things No One Tells You About Retiring

To make your retirement years truly golden, understand what may be coming your way.<p>Many of us look forward to retirement as the reward for a lifetime …

How to Build a Portfolio That Will Last Until You're 100

Basing your retirement portfolio on a 100-year lifespan helps to ensure you won't run out of money.<p>The idea of running out of money in retirement is …

5 Ways for Retirees to Slash Their Expenses

If your retirement nest egg is smaller than it should be, try these five tricks to slash expenses so you don't run out of cash.<p>When you're retired …

Open For Foreign Business: China's New Open-Door Policy

On January 17, 2017, the same day China’s President, Xi Jinping, defended globalization at the World Economic Forum in Davos, its Premier, Li Keqiang, signed China’s action plan to make the world’s second-largest economy a force, in a little-noticed Notice issued by the State Council.<p>Call it …

Raise the bar: a beginner's guide to lifting weights

Want to give yourself a boost, physically and mentally? Follow this full-body workout<p>If you want to get stronger in body and mind, this beginner’s full-body workout is a good place to start. Our bodies want to be fit and strong, fast and powerful. It is just that in our modern-day lives, in which …

Exercise

The Making Of Dyson’s Multi-Billion-Dollar Family Dynasty

James Dyson’s son Jake will take over the company. In one of his first interviews since joining Dyson, he talks about its future.<p>Dyson may be the world’s most interesting engineering and design firm. It’s not just because they manufacture 40,000 inventive products a day, from high-end vacuum …

Product Design

Wireflows: A UX Deliverable for Workflows and Apps

<b>Summary:</b> Wireflows are a combination of wireframes and flowcharts. They can document workflow and screen designs when there are few pages that change …

A Post-Human World Is Coming. Design Has Never Mattered More

Designers will play a crucial role in shaping our post-human future. Our lives may depend on it.<p><i>Digital Design Theory</i> (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016) is available on Amazon.<p>Futurist experts have estimated that by the year 2030 computers in the price range of inexpensive laptops will have a …

Artificial Intelligence

A Map Of How Emotions Influence Our Lives, Commissioned By The Dalai Lama

When the Dalai Lama teams up with a top psychologist, who teams up a top data viz firm, you get the Atlas of Emotions.<p>The five circles slowly pulsing on my screen are meant to visualize the entire core of human emotion. Fear. Disgust. Anger. Sadness. Enjoyment.<p>Reductive? Yes. But that’s exactly the …

Emotions

77 percent of users never use an app again 72 hours after installing

Nobody’s really arguing anymore over whether the future will be mobile. Apps have become one of the primary ways we engage ideas, each other, and the world around us. This trend is only expected to increase in the future, so right now app development is as hot as the surface of the sun and getting …

Apps