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How To Retire At 64 With Only Half A Million

Seeking Alpha helps retirees and investors face current issues.<p>Dividend investing produces solid income. It can be great for a retiree.<p>Taking Social …

Investing

Here's How Your Social Security Benefits Are Calculated

The method for figuring your Social Security benefits is a bit complicated, but it's not hard to understand.<p>Ever wonder where the benefit amounts …

Try these 15 free educational apps for your kids

I filled an iPad with hundreds of learning apps for my students. Here are 15 of my favorites, plus some creative ideas for how to use them.<p>January …

Solar Employs More Workers Than Coal, Oil and Natural Gas Combined

U.S. solar employs more workers than any other energy industry, including coal, oil and natural gas combined, according to the U.S. Department of …

How to Change Your Lifestyle to Retire Early | Investopedia

You will likely have to change your lifestyle to retire early. However, that doesn’t mean you have to stop going out to eat, buy only used clothing …

65 Free Web Resources for Starting Your Own Business | Inc.com

Where starting a business is concerned, there never seem to be sufficient resources available, and that includes one of the most precious resources of all: information.<p>Here's a handy guide that was originally created by Ubuntu Company Services, a South African company registration and compliance …

Small Business

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 …

Investing

How to Plan a $1 Million Retirement on a Minimum-Wage Salary | Investopedia

A couple of summers ago the online news brought the wonderful story of a Brattleboro, Vt., janitor and gas-station attendant named Ronald Read, who …

How Much Do Solar Panels Cost -- and How Much Money Do They Save?

Much like electric cars, solar panels once seemed "alternative," even fanciful -- but are now soaring into the mainstream with ear-popping speed. There have been a lot of recent changes in the technology, bringing the price way down. And with the promise of lower energy bills, it's no wonder that …

4 Weight Training Secrets that Accelerate Fat Loss

It is actually kind of funny when I hear people tell me that they are only listing on high-rep, low weight training programs because they want to …

6 Marketing Moves Small Businesses Can Borrow From Big Companies

<i>By Robert Sofia</i><p>Established businesses have one obvious advantage over their younger counterparts: Deep pockets.<p>Fortunately, what today’s small business lacks in budget can be made up for with strategy and a few carefully chosen tools. Here are six smart marketing ideas gleaned from my experience …

Small Business