Matthew Turk

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12 Costly Retirement Mistakes to Avoid

If you're committing any of these blunders, you can end up with tens (or hundreds) of thousands of dollars less in retirement. Here are 12 errors you …

Retirement

The ‘perfectly optimized’ webpage

Just what is search engine optimization, anyway?<p>It’s the practice of creating a digital piece of content or web page that is Google-friendly. If a …

Public Relations

Forget “Earth-Like”—We’ll First Find Aliens on Eyeball Planets - Facts So Romantic

<i>Artist’s conception of a hot Eyeball planet. The permanent day side is sun-baked and dry. The permanent night side is covered with ice. In between</i> …

Planetary Habitability

What the average American has -- and needs -- in emergency savings

Are your savings adequate? Or do you need to do better?<p>Have you ever woken up to a freezing cold house because your heating system stopped working? Or gotten stuck on the road with a car that wouldn't start? We all encounter our share of inconveniences in life, but when those nuisances cost money, …

Retirement

All the live TV streaming services compared: Which has the best channel lineup?

Sling TV, DirecTV Now, YouTube TV, Hulu and PlayStation Vue are all vying for your cord-cutting dollar. Here's how the top 100 channels stack up.<p>With the runaway popularity of on-demand streaming video services like Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Video and Hulu, more people are deciding to stop paying …

Sling TV

This Entrepreneur Shares How She Built an Audience Without Advertising

When most platforms wouldn't even allow this company to advertise on their sites, the founder had to get creative.<p>2 min read<p><i>This is an episode of our podcast</i> Problem Solvers<i>. Each week, an entrepreneur reveals how they overcame an unexpected problem in their business -- and were happier and more</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Thinking of selling your home? Do it before 2020, economists say

Prospective home buyers these days are probably feeling pressure to lock in a deal quickly given skyrocketing home prices across most of the country. …

Real Estate

I grew my net worth by over $100,000 in 2 years. Here are 4 steps you can take today to do the same.

Two years ago, almost to the day, I started my blog with a daring goal.<p>Not only was I going to talk about money, a subject that most surveys indicate is more taboo than sex, but in true obsessed-money-blogger fashion, I was going to publish my net worth every single month. Down to the cent. For the …

Personal Finance

Retiring to ocean breezes and cheap rent. What's the catch?

The world is full of tropical paradises and other exotic places where a couple can live comfortably on $2,000 a month or less. Plus, good health care abroad can cost a fraction of what it does in the U.S.<p>If living more cheaply is the only reason you'd retire to another country, though, you're …

Retirement

How Much Should I Have In My 401k At 50?

Art by Colleen Kong at KongSavage.com<p>Summary: The above average 50 year old who cares about their retirement should have at least $500,000 in their …

Retirement

Smart Strategies for Paying for College

If you’re headed to college in a few months, you might be enjoying a bit of a break after the slog of applying to schools and the stress of deciding …

Personal Finance

7 Things Successful Freelancers Understand About Creating A Business System

When starting out, most freelancers do it all by themselves and that’s totally fine. But the mistake many make as they grow is overlooking how setting up business systems can make their lives and their work more efficient, easier and certainly less stressful. That’s a shame.<p>If you continue to do it …

Small Business

Diversifying Your Portfolio 101: How Many Stocks Should You Own?

Deciding how many stocks to own in your portfolio could make or break your investment returns. Here are three simple approaches to portfolio …

Investing

This Map Shows How Long $1 Million in Retirement Savings Will Last In Every State

The differences are startling.<p>Location, location, location. It’s the battle hymn for buying real estate and – it turns out – a huge factor for …

Retirement

6 Places to Put Your Cash Now

If you keep your cash savings in a brick-and-mortar bank, you may not be aware that you earn significantly more at other kinds of institutions, such …

Finance

Bill Gates says he's 'obsessed' with this new website — here's why

Bill Gates is well known for sharing his favorite books, but now the billionaire philanthropist has revealed his latest obsession is a website, one …

Bill Gates

Here’s how much you need to save each month to be a millionaire in 10 years

Becoming a millionaire isn't the challenge it once was. In fact, you may already be on track to reach seven figures by age 67.<p>But what if you want to …

Personal Finance

How To Pay Off Your 30-Year Mortgage In A Fraction Of The Time

The housing market has been going up, and as a result, a lot of investors and homeowners are finding themselves benefitting from substantial appreciation on their home values. Investors often approach me with the problem of too much “lazy” equity in their homes.<p>Sophisticated investors know the …

Personal Finance

I started a business with less than $600 in just two weeks and it's already profitable after week one

As a reporter at CNBC Make It who's covered some of the most incredible ways people have made money online — including a 28-year-old whose company …

Small Business

$45 is all it takes to get all your favorite streaming content and a lifetime of free network TV

If you’re looking for the cheapest possible way to get the most entertainment you can after you’ve cut the cord, look no further. There are only two …

Televisions

Consume, Create, or Cultivate: Your Choice

I recently sat down with a 20-something who asked for some advice on how to become more productive in serving the Lord. He wanted to think more …

Evangelical Christianity

The 8 most in-demand job skills for 2018 and the online courses you can take to learn them

We live in a technological age — and there is no going back. For anyone looking to get ahead in their career, mastering certain skills is absolutely …

Project Management

10 Healing Plants Which Were Used By The Native Americans To Treat Anything From Joint Pain To Cancer For Centuries

More and more people are ditching the traditional medicine and its chemically produced medications and look for natural remedies to every medical …

Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage or Invest Your Extra Money?

Each Monday we’re tackling one of your pressing personal finance questions by asking a handful of money experts for their advice. <b>If you have a</b> …

Google Keeps a Record of Your Entire Search History—Here’s How to Delete It in 4 Easy Steps

<i>This content originally appeared on Money.</i><p>YouTube. Panera. Facebook. Equifax. Every week, it seems, there’s a new hack to worry about.<p>This …

20 products with a cult following on Amazon, and why they're worth it

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>Power comes in …

Shopping

6 Easy Ways to Attract More Website Traffic

Optimizing for mobile and customized email marketing are just two of them.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Traffic is the lifeblood of any online business. And success is difficult to achieve without it. No matter how much time, effort and money you've put into building …

Marketing

Retirement Series: Already 50? How To Retire At 62

Let's say you just reached 50 years of age with some marginal savings or no savings at all. Though it is not a good situation to be in, there is no …

Retirement

If You Want to Retire in 10 Years, Do These 5 Things Now

This article was originally published by <i>Money</i><p>After 30-plus years of working and socking away savings, you can finally see retirement on the horizon. …

How you’re tracked online – and what you can do about it

Though Facebook gets the attention because of a recent privacy gaffe, the social network is far from alone in collecting massive amounts of data on you to help marketers sell you stuff.<p>Google, for one, also does extensive tracking to power its advertising engines. And many other websites and apps …