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6 Great 401(k) Features Everyone Should Know About

Here's why saving in a 401(k) is really a no-brainer.<p>Though not everyone has access to an employer-sponsored retirement plan, if you happen to have a …

Retirement

How to stop junk mail and save trees — and your sanity

Many people love to hate junk mail — and they have lots of different ways of quantifying their disgust. The Sightline Institute says each American receives an average of 41 pounds of junk mail per year. New York University says 5.6 million tons of junk mail end up in American landfills every year. …

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Retirement

Yup! Get your US tax return together

1. First and foremost, it’s the law – If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien, you must report income from all sources within and outside of the …

Your 401(k) Probably Isn't As Big As You Think It Is

Here's why your 401(k) could leave you with less income than you expect.<p>When you're nearing retirement and taking a look at your 401(k) balance, …

It has been 20 years now — are you taking advantage of a Roth IRA?

Roth Individual Retirement Accounts have been around 20 years now, which is long enough for most Americans to have gotten familiar with them. But a lot of people still don't own one of these accounts or hold relatively small balances, despite their substantial tax benefits.<p>"Not enough people are …

Retirement

Find Real Estate, Homes for Sale, Apartments & Houses for Rent - realtor.com®

× It looks like Cookies are disabled in your browser. For the best experience, please enable cookies when using our site.<p>Blocked IP Address<p>Your IP …

Real Estate

96% of People With a Health Savings Account Are Making This Mistake

It could cost you a lot of money!<p>If you have a high deductible insurance plan, you may also have a health savings account to go along with it. Health …

Retirement

Anki's Cozmo: the Intelligent Robotic Toy You've Always Wanted, Maybe

Cozmo promises intelligence, personality, and fun, but is it enough to hold your interest? Image: AnkiCozmo promises intelligence, personality, and …

Robotics

This little robot from Anki is like a real-life Wall-E

<b>So how do you make the perfect robot? If you're a designer or engineer working at Californian robotics firm Anki, the answer is, "You don't."</b> …

This simple trick can free up a ton of storage on your iPhone

Some popular ways include using Google Photo's free, unlimited cloud storage for photos and streaming music.<p>We've even seen a strange, roundabout way where you have to "pretend" that you're about to rent a movie, even when you don't have enough space for it.<p>The method I'm talking about here is to …

Mobile Technology

Nonqualified deferred compensation plans

Learn what nonqualified deferred compensation plans can offer.<p>Have you maxed out your 401(k) or 403(b) workplace savings plan, but still want to save …

4 critical (and common!) 401(k) mistakes to avoid

Relatively few workers in America have pensions these days, so it's increasingly up to the workers to provide for their own retirements. Employers help to some degree, often by providing workplace-based retirement accounts, such as 401(k)s. It's great to have a 401(k), but that's not enough. You …

Retirement

This air purifier doesn't just filter indoor air pollution, it destroys it

<b>Instead of just catching indoor air pollutants, the Molekule device is claimed to actually destroy them by breaking them down into harmless …

The 3 Best Retirement Funds for Your 401(k)

Here are the best retirement funds for a 401(K) for every type of investor.<p>When I think about the best funds for a 401(k), I think of a few traits in …

Investing

How to become a millionaire by retirement

Almost anyone can become a millionaire if they make a commitment to save early in their career and stick with it over several decades.<p>Savvy investors will be helped along by employer contributions and tax breaks and will skillfully avoid high fees that reduce investment returns.<p>Here's how to save …

Retirement

Use a virtual private network for real peace of mind [Deals]

Getting online can be scary business, with data thieves, hackers, even the government’s snooping eye always looming. One of the best ways to stay secure and anonymous while browsing is via a virtual private network, or VPN, which creates a secured digital tunnel between you and your web activity. …

This Bathroom Renovation Tip Will Save You Time and Money

I'm a home editor with an embarrassing secret. Since moving into our place, I've neglected our master bathroom so entirely that even the dated design features make sloppy details we're actually responsible for (ahem: crooked Ikea shelving, patches of spackle on the wall, and broken towel hooks) …

Home Improvement

10 home renovations that will pay you back

​1. Remodel the kitchen<p>"If it's more than 15 years old, upgrading the kitchen floor, cabinetry and appliances to modern standards will net you more …

GoTenna review: Text and share your location anywhere, without a signal

Think of GoTenna as a device and app pairing that turns your smartphone into a walkie talkie, but for texting instead of voice; so, really it's more …

Top Tips For Renovating To Add Value

When renovating your home to add some value, experienced property investors like Patrick Bright suggest aiming for a $2 return for every $1 you …

Home Improvement

Here’s a way to add $130,000 to your retirement savings

If you are age 50 or older, you can make extra “catch-up” contributions to certain types of tax-favored retirement accounts. There’s still time to …

Retirement

What do residents of Trump's ancestral village in Germany think of him? Not so nice

This is not, at first glance, a very<p>Trump-like place.<p>A tidy village in Germany's wine country, Kallstadt is home to modest people, modest houses and an open, welcoming attitude toward outsiders — immigrants, tourists and oenophiles alike.<p>It is also home to people who claim an ancestral relationship …

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Why Retirement Investors Should Fear Target Date Funds

Investors need to refrain from allocating their entire retirement portfolio into target date funds, especially if their 401(k) constitutes the bulk …

Retirement

Samsung's New Laptop Is a Cheaper MacBook Air Alternative

<b>The good:</b> Light and slim design, good performance, beautiful screen <b><br>The bad:</b> Battery life could be longer, keys a little shallow <b><br>Who should buy it:</b> …

Gear & Gadgets

Catch-Up Contributions Put Retirees Way Ahead

Most people never make use of the 401(k) catch-up program.<p>If Paulus Prajudha ever stops working, he will be exceedingly happy about the decision he …

Retirement