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How To Hack Your 401(k)

Today is National 401k Day. To celebrate, I asked a selection of financial experts about their best practices on how to ‘hack’ a 401k.<p>Most people know the importance of maximizing their contributions and taking advantage of employer’s matching, as it’s basically free money.<p>However, employees who …

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5 Top Funds for Your 401(k)

These mutual funds can form the foundation of your retirement portfolio.<p>Trying to decide which mutual funds to choose for your 401(k) can be a …

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 …

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

By Elisabeth Leamy<p>Elisabeth Leamy<p>Bio Follow<p>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 …

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Here is another — totally legitimate — way to shield money from taxes

By Thomas Heath<p>Thomas Heath<p>Local business reporter and columnist, writing about entrepreneurs and companies in the Washington metropolitan area<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Reporter<p>I am jealous.<p>Any time you can protect your money from the tax man, I want in.<p>George Papadopoulos is 50 years old and has a tax-free …

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Yup! Get your US tax return together

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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 …

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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 …

Health Savings Accounts

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 …

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

By Dom Reseigh-Lincoln<p><b>So how do you make the perfect robot? If you're a designer or engineer working at Californian robotics firm Anki, the answer</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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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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) …

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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

Whether it be in the wilderness or at a crowded event, there is nothing more frustrating for many people than the dreaded no signal icon or "message …

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 …

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 …

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

This is not, at first glance, a very 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 …

One in three teens lose sleep over gadgets, social media: Study   | health and fitness

Social media obsession and technology addiction force one in three teens to sleep for less than five hours a day, shows a study by a private hospital.<p>…

Yes, he tried: what will Barack Obama's legacy be?

Obama was elected on a tidal wave of optimism, promising to heal America’s wounds. Did he deliver? Gary Younge looks back on an electrifying victory night in 2008 – and what came next<p>When Ohio fell on election night 2008, the President’s Lounge, a bar on the overwhelmingly black south side of …

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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 …

How to tell if a Roth IRA is for you

Tax season is too often a time of four-letter words. But on a more positive note, you might want to to add one more word to the list — the Roth.<p>Savers have been able to contribute to the Roth IRA since early 1998 but the rules, and frankly the retirement landscape, have changed significantly over …