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Uneven drywall seams, popping nails, cracks or other defects can all surface after a wall is finished and painted. You can easily fix them, but you're probably going to have to re-prime the wall -- and you'll definitely have to paint it again. You use drywall joint compound for almost all drywall …

Home Improvement

8 Investing Fees That You Should Never Pay | Investopedia

<i>Experience is a good school. But the fees are high. – Heinrich Heine</i><p>When it comes to investment management and financial planning, there are a …

5 Foil-Pack Recipes to Fire Up on Your Grill

Since the sun started setting closer to 9pm, we’ve been packing our weekends with outdoor activities. There’s just something about being outside that energizes our creativity, and we admit that we are darn lucky having both the mountains and the beach in our backyard. Whether it’s north, east, west …

Robert Reich: Wealth inequality is even more devastating than income inequality

Two thirds of Americans now live paycheck to paycheck. This isn’t sustainable, warns the former secretary of labor<p>Robert Reich<p>April 28, 2016 8:30am (UTC)<p>This originally appeared on Robert Reich’s blog.<p>Wealth inequality is even more of a problem than income inequality. That’s because you have to …

Do You Need a Financial Adviser?

Only if you are bad at numbers or just don't have the time.<p>Finally, I can talk about my second book, titled <i>“Can I Retire Yet?”</i> More than three years …

Does it Matter if Milk is Pasteurized, Homogenized, or Organic?

Although dairy alternatives like nut, soy, and even pea milk have been growing in popularity over the past few years, milk (from cows!—remember those?) has been a staple of American diets for centuries. But just like many of the fresh essentials we shop for, the decisions we make when it comes to …

This mysterious startup wants to kill computers for good

A startup called Magic Leap is working on a headset that displays augmented reality (AR), which means overlaying virtual images on top of the real world. And if all goes according to plan, it'll be able replace all the screens in your life.<p>In fact, according to a new profile on Magic Leap in Wired, …

Augmented Reality

13 Waterfalls You Need in Your Life: No Passport Required

If there's a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow, then there should be a waterfall at the end of every hike. Why? Well, along with the chance to take in a majestic natural landscape, the rush of all that water may give your brain a biochemical boost. According to the Center for Applied …

Hiking

3 Attractive Income Stocks Whose Dividends Could Double

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Dividend stocks can be the foundation of a great retirement portfolio. Not only do the payments put money in your pocket, which can help hedge against any dips in the stock market, but they're usually a sign of a financially sound company. Dividends also give investors a …

How Wall Street Could Blow Up the Global Economy Again

Why hasn't America followed the lead of the British and Swiss?<p>In one of their angrier exchanges before Tuesday’s New York primary, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton squabbled in Brooklyn over who would do a better job of containing the giant banks across the river, the ones that nearly destroyed …

We might be repeating the mistakes of the 1999 bubble and crash

The current market environment is looking a whole lot like the 1998-1999 stock market bubble, and the crash of 2000 may not be far behind, said Michael Hartnett of Bank of America Merrill Lynch.<p>"It could simply be 1998/99 all over again. After all, a 'speculative blow-off' in asset prices is one …

Stock Markets

Which National Park Is Best for You?

We celebrate the 2016 centennial of the National Park Service with the best parks for every travel personality, including foodie, art lover, history …

National Parks

China is tightening its grip on the world's commodities markets

It is already one of the largest import and export economies in the world, which means that it has a lot of influence over the price of raw materials like iron ore and copper. Signs that Chinese demand is slowing down have had a marked impact on markets like we saw last year.<p>In a note on Monday, Ed …

Stock Markets

3 ETFs to Help You Make More Money in Retirement

Preferred shares, dividend growth companies, and emerging-market stocks can boost your returns in retirement.<p>In times of historically low interest …

Investing

7 bad habits keeping you from making more money

Not all of us are materialistic, but we can probably all agree that making more money is a good thing. It's true that setting a strict budget, cutting your expenses, and saving more money can go a long way in maximizing your personal financial growth, but these strategies pale in comparison to one …

Personal Finance

Uber has hit a road bump in its quest to conquer food delivery

In a letter sent to UberEATS customers, the company announced it was shutting down what it called instant delivery. The company only offered two pre-fixed dishes, like a sandwich or salad from a restaurant, and would promise to deliver it under 10 minutes.<p>The instant ordering allowed restaurants to …

New York City

5 questions you can ask yourself to help you get rich

Becoming rich doesn't happen overnight. Unless you win the lottery or have a huge inheritance coming, building wealth happens gradually over time.<p>Financially successful people always have a plan for building and maintaining their wealth.<p>No matter if your personal finances and career is a wreck …

Success

What your 2015 income tax dollars paid for

So, you've probably just finished settling up your 2015 income tax bill with the IRS. (Or at least you should have, what with the due date being today and all.)<p>But unlike with other bills -- say, for groceries, utilities and clothes -- you may not be sure exactly what you just paid for.<p>The answer …

Google’s smartwatch king has a 50-year vision for the future of Android Wear

The size of technical components is becoming ever-smaller, and the group wanted to figure out what could theoretically be achieved with a wearable technology platform.<p>So they attached their phones to their wrists and wandered the halls of Google, where they worked, pretending they were watches. …

Wear OS

Relying on stocks for retirement income a risky strategy: Fairfax CEO

Prem Watsa wants some of his bearishness to rub off on any seniors who are loading up on stocks.<p>The chief executive officer of Toronto-based insurance and investment firm Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. has a lot of concerns about the stability of global financial markets. So he was shocked to find …

A massive threat to China's banks is building, and it looks a lot like a Ponzi scheme

Wealth-management products have exploded in popularity over the past few years.<p>We've heard about these products blowing up investors' faces in China before, but the way Fitch makes it sound now, the situation has become even more dire.<p>In fact, it sounds like a Ponzi scheme, as banks issue new WMPs …

Capital Markets

The 5 best places to go camping year-round

Turn off your cell phone, take a deep breath of fresh air, and plan an off-season excursion to one of these year-round campgrounds.

RVs

3 Value Stocks Near 52-Week Lows Worth Buying

Image source: Getty Images.<p>While many companies' shares are risingpast their fair values right now, others are trading at potentially bargain prices. The difficulty with bargain shopping, though, is that you may be understandably hesitant to buy stocks wallowing near their 52-week lows. In an …

Where to Find Real Stock Bargains Now

The selloff jostled stocks but left few deals, so search for bargains carefully.<p>The January market slide certainly marked down a lot of prices: …

6 Brand-Name Stocks That Could Deliver a Cumulative $300 Billion in Dividend Income By 2020

Image source: Pictures of Money via Flickr.<p>Dividend stocks are often the foundation upon which great retirement portfolios are built.<p>For investors, dividends serve multiple purposes. First, they act as a beacon for income-seekers, allowing them to spot financially sound businesses. Think about it …

27 Stunning Lakeside Campsites

Photo by Matthew Hosford, Explorer for The Outbound<p>There's something special about waking up at sunrise to a glassy mountain lake outside your tent. If you're ready to make this a reality, check out this list of lakeside campsites and start planning your next adventure.<p>1. Mono Lake<p>California | Car …

Hiking

The 17 most sought-after beers in America

Some of these beers have huge, cult-like followings, with release parties and wait lines that queue up 24 hours in advance. And vintage bottles of the ones that age well can sell at auction for thousands of dollars.<p>We've rounded up the 17 most coveted craft beers in America, based on availability, …

Sonoma County

Best American beach campsites | CNN Travel

Christian fundamentalism is a capitalist construct: The secret history of American religion

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>The origins of modern evangelicalism can all be traced back to the founder of Quaker Oats. A historian explains<p>Daniel Silliman<p>May 13, 2015 8:30pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Religion Dispatches.<p>Christian fundamentalism was invented in an advertising campaign, according to a …