Kate Verstuyft

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Roots dig deep in fall, which is why it's the perfect season to plant

Listen up, SoCal gardeners: Fall — not spring — is the perfect time to be planting.<p>Perennials, the flowering plants that come back year after year, need cooler, wetter conditions to get established in their new homes. Planting in the fall lets them stretch their roots and settle in before facing …

Will Brexit take the sweetness out of the sherry trade?

<b>Before there was Brexit - before there was a European Common Market or a Treaty of Rome - there was the sherry trade.</b><p>Shakespeare sang the praises of the golden fortified wine from the sun-griddled vineyards of southern Spain.<p>The English in particular have been drinking it by the barrel since Sir …

19 simple garden ideas with spectacular results

We gathered 19 ideas to help you improve your garden, for big spaces or small, it doesn't matter, as you will see, you can great ideas that will suit …

How To Retire Comfortably With Just $500,000

Most financial advisor hacks are dead wrong. You CAN comfortably retire on a modest $500,000 investment portfolio.<p>Of course you’ve heard the warnings that retirement is getting harder – and they’re true. With U.S. Treasuries paying paltry returns, it is harder to find a risk-free income stream for …

You’re Going To Be Putting This Cinnamon Spread On EVERYTHING…

Whipped Cinnamon Pumpkin Butter<p>Save<p>It probably comes as no surprise to you that we love butter, but this butter is a total game-changer. While we …

Sheila Bair Called the Financial Crisis. Here’s Her New Nightmare

The former FDIC chief went up against Wall Street in 2006. To her, the nation’s $1.4 trillion student debt is the disaster around the corner.<p>By …

5 Smart 401(k) Moves to Make Now

Storm clouds are forming, so take your nest egg off autopilot and steer to clearer skies.<p>Blissfully, making your 401(k) grow hasn’t been that hard in …

S&P 500

Will the 50/20/30 Budgeting Method Help You Reach Your Goals?

What Is the 50/20/30 Budgeting Method?<p>Updated February 15, 2017<p>The 50/20/30 budgeting philosophy allots how much of your take-home pay goes to the …

10 Great Stocks for the Next 10 Years

Warren Buffett aims to hold stocks “forever.” We’re a bit less patient. But we like playing the long game: picking a few solid companies, sticking …

Investing

Buffett's key to investing: Four stocks that show a durable competitive advantage

<i>John Reese is CEO of</i> Validea.com <i>and Validea Capital, and portfolio manager for the National Bank Consensus funds. Globe Investor has a distribution agreement with Validea.ca, a premium Canadian stock screen service.</i> Try it<i>.</i><p>Some investors seem to have a formula for finding bargains regardless of the …

New Zealand's ONLY Mens Lifestyle Magazine

M2 June 2018 - LATEST ISSUE!<p>May 25, 2018<p>Age: 33 Occupation: Head of Supply Chain at My Food Bag What’s your morning routine? Hit “snooze” once (or …

Concept Design

Investors Shifting Billions Into Tangible Assets

A new gold rush is on among the nation’s most affluent, only it’s not just gold and silver this time. Investors are pouring billions into tangible …

6 Ways You're Decreasing Profitability Without Realizing It

Check your operations and see if you're making any of these profitability-crushing mistakes.<p>You might be in business because you've always had a knack for practical thinking, or because you enjoy positions of leadership, or because you want to build and work with your own team of people. But at the …

Business Strategy

23 Paleo Bowls That Make Breakfast Great Again

Breakfast bowls are the ultimate convenience: They pack in a ton of nutrients at once, and they’re often easily portable. Best of all, they let you …

Healthy Eating

4 Absolutely Excellent Investments You Can Make With $500 or Less

Think you don't have enough to invest? Check out these options.<p>Want to invest and grow your money but can't figure out how to get started? Here's a simple tip: Start small. If you don't have an investment portfolio or enough spare cash to create one, you can still start making even small sums of …

Investing

Coconut Oil For Weight Loss: 5 Lifestyle Tips for Using The Superfood | shopswell

I know it's hard to hard to believe that eating more fat can help you lose weight, but it's true! Coconut oil has a unique combination of fatty acids …

10 Reasons to Buy Amazon.com, Inc. Stock and Never Sell

Image source: Jurgen Appelo, via Flickr.<p>We talk a good game about buy-and-hold investing here at The Motley Fool. But the truth is, we don't always live up to that mantra in the real world. For instance, I bought shares of <b>Alphabet</b> (back when it was Google) at just $150 per share. If I'd held those …

Wine wars: Fury and arson in the vineyards of southern France

A wine war has erupted in southwestern France where angry claims of fraud and skulduggery involving "foreign" grapes have boiled over into violent action in the summer sun.<p>Staff at the Jean Gleizes domain in central Ouveillan, outside Narbonne are still in shock after the wine domain's tasting …

Yes, The Retirement Account You Choose Really Does Matter

Here's what you need to know about tax-deferred savings.<p>Samuel Foote, famous British comedic actor of his time, was chatting with a member of the …

Retirement

Nearly Two-Thirds of Americans Can't Pass a Basic Test of Financial Literacy

Quick: If you take out a $1000 loan that has a 20% rate, how much will you owe a year in interest?<p>Answer: $200. But if you got that wrong, you’re not …

Demographics

3 Blue-Chip Dividend Stocks for Retirement

Blue-chip stocks with decades of rising dividends are the stalwarts of equity income.<p>You can’t beat big blue-chip dividend stocks with a long history …

Investing

10 pictures that show your daily recommended servings of fruits and vegetables

I realized, though, that part of the problem was that I didn't really understand how much we were talking about. What does a daily recommended amount of fruits and vegetables look like? I decided to find out, once and for all. Here are 10 photos of fruits and vegetables, each one a complete daily …

What to Do to Prepare for Retirement | Investopedia

Clients often ask financial planners, “Will I be OK in retirement?” Before looking at a client’s assets and expenses to answer that question, we ask …

8 High-Protein Vegan Snacks You Can Take With You Anywhere

It’s easy to eat healthy vegan snacks at home when your fridge and cupboards are filled with delicious food. But outside of your home, it can be …

20 Simple Ways To Save Money On Groceries

1. Stay away from the inner aisles.<p><i>As part of HuffPost’s “</i><i>Reclaim</i><i>” project, HuffPost Taste will focus on simple ways you can reduce food waste in your own home.</i><p>Grocery stores are expensive. It’s all too easy to go in for a couple of items, only to leave with an empty wallet. Since we all have to …

This couple is so good at saving, they may have a higher income in retirement than in working years

Situation: In early 30s, couple with strong savings rate wants to have family, later retire Solution: Maintain mortgage paydown, start RESP when …

One Minute Of Meditation, One Minute Of Yoga

At 19 years old, I fulfilled my lifelong dream of becoming a yoga teacher. I graduated from the one-month intensive yoga teacher training program at the Sivananda Ashram in Neyyar Dam, Kerala, India excited, in a more elevated state than I'd ever known in my short 19 years of life. At the same …

The scientific secrets to cooking a perfect American breakfast

I am not an outstanding cook, but I can make a decent meal, which is my birth right as an Italian.<p>So you can imagine my shock when I discovered that my lunch and dinner skills were passable, but my breakfast game was really weak. And worse, <i>Americans</i> were much better than Italians at <i>making</i> their …

Breakfast