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Student-built solar-powered tiny home represents new vision for the American dream

The future of tiny home design is looking very bright. A team of students from Sacramento State, working under the name Sol Vespiade, have designed a …

Clean Energy

The 10 Best Dishwashers to Buy When It's Time for an Upgrade

Cut dish piles down to size with any of these top-rated dishwashers that'll masterfully clean your dirty plates of bacteria and food buildup.<p>A dishwasher is one of the best investments you can make for your home. It not only saves you the time and stress of washing dishes by hand — not to mention …

Equifax data breach: How to freeze your credit

Nearly half of Americans may have had their information stolen in the massive Equifax data breach revealed last week, and experts say freezing your credit is one line of defense. The credit-reporting company said hackers stole personal data — including Social Security numbers, names, addresses and …

Identity Theft

Equifax Hack: How to Safeguard Your Own Credit and Save $120 a Year

Paid credit monitoring services may promise peace of mind, but there are better, cheaper alternatives that you can do yourself, experts say.<p>You may …

What to do next after Equifax's security breach

Equifax reported on Thursday that their system had been breached, putting approximately 143 million U.S. customers at risk. Since then, they have had …

Identity Theft

Snapmail Allows You to Send Self-Destructing Gmail Messages

There are a lot of options out there to send secure and self-destructing messages to others. But what if you really just want to send them a message …

After the Equifax breach, here’s how to freeze your credit to protect your identity

Consumers affected by the Equifax data breach are scrambling for ways to protect their financial lives. Some are considering Equifax's own credit-monitoring service. Others suggest freezing your credit as a better option to such services. But what does freezing your credit entail, and how easy is …

Identity Theft

12 stunning train rides you should take before you die

The August/September issue of National Geographic Traveler rounds up images of the best train trips in the world, according to one seasoned rail rider. It's available on newsstands now.<p>Here are 12 of our favorites.

Estate Planning: Leaving a Home to Heirs While You’re Still Alive

As baby boomers age and head into retirement, estate planning has become a thriving business. And how best to deal with our homes — often our most valuable asset — is among the most fraught questions that need addressing.<p>Sell and downsize to leave a larger pot of cash for heirs to divide? Deed the …

Retirement

Put away the tiller and try earth-friendly sheet mulching for garden beds

There's a growing trend toward less lawn and more plants. Homeowners are creating larger planted beds that incorporate pollinator-friendly native and …

5 free VPNs to maintain your privacy online

Whether it’s the prying eyes of a repressive regime, a data-hungry internet service provider (ISP), or a malicious actor listening on the public …

‘REITs May Be a Good Place To Hide,’ Says CFRA

By<p>Updated June 8, 2017 4:09 p.m. ET<p>Independent research firm <b>CFRA</b> makes a case for real estate investment trusts (REITs) in a June 8 report. Valuation …

Investing

10 Edible Plants That Grow in Abundance Without Any Help - One Green Planet

Gardens are a great thing to get into, but for many folks, they find themselves a bit overwhelmed with the amount of work required to grow real …

8 Plants That Repel Bugs and Mosquitoes

Grow these in your garden or plant them in a pot to keep the bugs away.<p><i>Originally appeared on Real Simple</i>

10 Gmail Shortcuts Everybody Ought to Know

If you're anything like me, you spend a lot of time each day clicking through your inbox. (And, admittedly, if you're anything like me you also walk …

9 must-have car gadgets that cost less than $50

Fortunately, there are a number of gadgets on the market today that can help you be better prepared for whatever the road throws at you.<p>Here are 9 car gadgets that will help improve your overall driving experience and help you be ready for the unexpected.

Robinhood lets you trade stocks for free on your iPhone

A next-generation brokerage is now open for business<p>Last year, a mobile stock brokerage named Robinhood opened to a small number of beta testers. At a time when most brokerages charge $7 to $10 for stock trades, Robinhood offered those trades for free. Its elegant mobile app for iPhone was built to …