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Residents in These 8 States Are Getting Creamed by State and Local Taxes, Study Shows

Image source: Flickr user Ryan Ritchie.<p>With the calendar flipping into April, we're officially in crunch time when it comes to preparing and filing your federal (and perhaps state) tax return.<p>Short of filing an extension, most taxpayers have about two more weeks to divulge their most intimate …

Retirement

Ecstasy Could Be Sold as an FDA-Approved Drug Within 5 Years

The illegal party pill is going straight.<p>After veteran Tony Macie came back from Iraq in 2007, he was diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder …

A man who spent 5 years studying self-made millionaires found they share 6 personality traits

Each person's path to wealth may be unique, but there are certain commonalities among the world's richest people.<p>After studying the lives of 177 self-made millionaires over the course of five years, author Thomas C. Corley found that they all shared six traits, which he reveals in his upcoming …

The Beauty Vitamin Cheat Sheet

Navigating the supplement aisle and cracking the code of which vitamin does what for your hair, skin and nails can be overwhelming, so we tapped beauty and health expert Tracy Piper of The Piper Center to take the guesswork out of it and give us the ultimate cheat sheet.<p>Vitamins are essential for …

What believing in God does to your brain

Humans suppress areas of the brain used for analytical thinking and engage the parts responsible for empathy in order to believe in god, research …

Neuroscience

13 Tell signs of a Narcissist that you should be aware of

Most people think a narcissist is simply someone egotistical and arrogant. If you’ve ever fallen in love with a narcissist, you know how painful it …

What Flipping a House is Really Like

January 21, 2016<p>The Everygirl food editor Cassandra Monroe has the ability to wear many hats. Our foodie’s passions aren’t just contained in the …

The 8 Home Improvements You're Most Likely to Screw Up

Updating your home without professional help feels like an enormous accomplishment: <i>You</i> laid that tile, <i>you</i> fixed that leaky pipe, <i>you</i> did it—go, Team …

How much can I borrow for an investment property?

<b>“The secret to investing is to figure out the value of something – and then pay a lot less.”</b><p>J. Greenblatt<p>For many people, the decision to invest in …

Personal Finance

8 frugal habits that helped me become — and stay — a millionaire

There are approximately 35 million people who are millionaires in the world. As Robert J. Samuelson states so perfectly in The Washington Post, "That's about 5% of the U.S. adult population (241 million in 2014), or one in 20. Rarefied, yes; exclusive, no." Though the population numbers have gone …

20 Surprising Tips on How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets

If you want to upgrade your kitchen without spending a lot of money, knowing how to paint kitchen cabinets is the perfect DIY solution. New types of …

Considering a Fixer-Upper? 15 Ways to Avoid a Money Pit

<b>By Marilyn Lewis</b> <br>Fixer-uppers are back in style. During the housing boom, few homebuyers wanted to bother with renovation projects. New homes and …

Home Improvement

ByAlegory Acrylic Makeup Organizers & Storage Solutions

<i>ByAlegory Organizer</i><p><b>ByAlegory Organizers</b> are acrylic containers designed to fit various types of makeup. They have a range of sizes/types of …

New CDC guidelines for prescription pain pills: Go easy, go slow

New guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urge doctors to take it easy in prescribing the potentially killer drugs, making it clear that overprescribing is driving an epidemic of opioid addiction.<p>The guidelines encourage doctors to try something besides an opioid when first …

10 Stocks That Haven't Dropped in 5 Years

<i>By Ashley Redmond, Contributor</i><p>There are close to 3,000 companies on the world's largest stock exchange, the New York Stock Exchange. So when you're looking to invest in a reliable company, it can be difficult to find the best stocks.<p><i>Visit GOBankingRates for the latest finance news, tips and more >>></i><p>…

7 Secrets to Becoming Wealthy in Your 20s and 30s

There's no straightforward way to guarantee yourself a rich future, but these 7 strategies can help you do it while you're still young.<p>We all wish we could be wealthy. For most of us, it's a far-off dream that someday, eventually, we might be able to turn ourselves into self-made millionaires. But …

Everything You Need to Know about Souping

First there was juicing, then there was bone brothing, now...<p>The latest cleanse craze that's low in sugar, will keep you full all day and is Gwyneth Paltrow-approved? Souping. Here, everything you need to know from Soupelina's Soup Cleanse by Elina Fuhrman plus a recipe to get you started.<p><b>What it</b> …

Obama is setting us up for another housing crash

We learned nothing from the last financial crisis. The housing market is set to collapse, again, and a key culprit, again, is artificial demand …