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IRS Unlocks The 'Door' For High-Income Savers

For years, there’s been a debate raging in the financial planning community surrounding something that’s colloquially become known as “The Back-Door Roth IRA.” Some practitioners (including myself) have been advocates of the planning strategy, which involves a two-step process that effectively …

Retirement

How To Scan Your Computer For Malware With Google Chrome

In the 9-plus years it’s been around, Google Chrome has become one of the best — and most popular — web browsers in the world. One reason for its rapid rise has been Google’s focus on security.<p>Protecting Chrome users from malware remains a top priority today. What you may not have realized is that …

Google Chrome

12 Phrases that Will Make Your Audience Put Down Their Cell Phones and Pay Attention to You

Know the magic word that cuts through the noise<p>Franklin Delano Roosevelt once gave this pithy advice for making a good presentation:<p>"Be sincere. Be brief. Be seated."<p>As a professional speaker and presentation coach for the past two decades, I agree with this public speaking wisdom, and I would add …

America's 100 Most-Loved Novels Were Just Announced. Did Your Favorite Make the List?

A battle between 100 much-loved novels. At the end, only one will prevail.<p>There's one simple and surefire way to get smarter: Read more books. Many of the most respected entrepreneurs--from Bill Gates to Elon Musk--are voracious readers.<p>Take a page out of one CEO's book, and you can find a way to …

Jeff Bezos admits Amazon has 'the weirdest meeting culture you will ever encounter'

If you go to work as an executive at Amazon — no matter what your expertise — you'll be required to become a good writer, and a good reader, in order to lead the meetings necessary to do your job.<p>And Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos admits that this will likely be "weird," he explained during an onstage …

Jeff Bezos

California Lawmakers Kill Housing Bill After Fierce Debate

SACRAMENTO — Just before a committee of California state senators voted on a landmark bill to ramp up housing production by overriding local resistance, legislator after legislator talked about a dire affordable-housing crisis that demanded bold action and a marked increase in new building.<p>Then …

San Francisco

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

Literature

5 Great Podcasts You Should Start Listening to Right Now

If you want to change your your business (or personal) life for the better, that is.<p>I don't need to convince you to start listening to podcasts.<p>But I do want to convince you to give <i>these</i> podcasts a try. (Some are a little off the beaten business podcast path, but in a very good way.)<p><b>1. WorkLife</b> …

I bought a Costco vacation — here's why the retailer has completely changed how I book travel

"You can buy a vacation through Costco?" I was asked at least a dozen times in recent months.<p>My answer: Yes, and it's incredible.<p>I only became aware of Costco's travel deals in May, when a friend suggested checking out the warehouse store's website while planning an upcoming vacation.<p>I was amazed …

Air Travel

Best Trips to Take After Retirement

Blue Ridge Parkway<p>Billed as “America’s Favorite Drive,” the spectacular 469-mile drive joins Shenandoah National Park in Virginia and Great Smoky …

10 Simple Things You Need to Know About Finance if You Want to Be Rich

What we in finance understand is that risk equals reward. You cannot gain something without the willingness to give something up.<p><i>What are the ten most important things about personal finance that someone without a finance background must know? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and</i> …

9 Easy Home Improvements Under $100

Give your living space a facelift without breaking the bank.<p>Even if we’re not committing every weekend to home renovations, most of us likely have a …

Pancake day ideas? Check out these FORTY inspiring recipes

With Shrove Tuesday just around the corner, it’s time to get busy with the frying pan!Pancakes are a big favourite in our house, and while we all …

Breakfast

How to unlock Netflix to watch every movie and TV show using these secret codes - IBTimes India

With this simple trick, Netflix users can unlock a whole new world of content.<p>Netflix users are already in treat with a wide range of movies and TV …

This Is The Only Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe You'll Ever Need

There’s still time to wow your holiday guests with delicious sweet treats that bring people together. When it comes to feel-good recipes, no one does …

Dessert

5 Money-Saving Tricks Airlines Don't Want You to Know

Use these tech tricks to outsmart the airlines and save yourself some cash.<p>We all love to complain about airlines and their never-ending efforts to find new, clever, and incredibly annoying ways to squeeze every penny out of travelers. But when it comes to soothing your travel rage, revenge is …

Here is a map highlighting the wi-fi passwords of 130 airports across the world

Everyone's traveling life just got much easier and we have computer security engineer and travel blogger Anil Polat to thank for that.<p>In a strike of …

5 spots to check out in and around Great Smoky Mountains National Park

1. Lonesome Pine Overlook<p>This 6.7-mile (round-trip) hike is on the more strenuous side, but you’ll be rewarded with almost complete solitude once you …

National Parks

The Ultimate Guide To The Airbnb Investment Property

Having an Airbnb investment property means joining the union of tourism and real estate — two huge industries. An Airbnb investment property is a …

Why you should never thaw frozen steaks before cooking them

Cooking with fresh beef will always be the ultimate way to prepare a steak, but it turns out that using a frozen steak is your next-best …

6 surprising ways that Elon Musk is like Warren Buffett

In June, Musk announce plans for Tesla to acquire SolarCity (the solar panel company run by his cousins), which was met with much scrutiny by investors. This was soon overshadowed by the disclosure of a traffic fatality related to the Autopilot feature in Tesla's Model S sedan. Regulators are …

Elon Musk

The 20 best apps for making videos

Whether you’re a vlogger or a budding Spielberg, it’s never been easier to shoot your own short film. Here, from effects to filters, are the only apps you’ll need<p><b>S</b>hooting and sharing videos has never been so easy, with a wide selection of mobile apps available to capture, edit and distribute your …

Beer Can Cabbage Is the Ultimate Grilled Vegetable

Beer can chicken is a grilling season staple, but now there’s a new beer-steamed entree in town, and it is the hearty cabbage. Sure, it’s a great …

There's A Right And A Wrong Way To Reheat Leftovers

If you think you should just nuke everything, think again.<p>Leftovers have an undeservedly bad reputation. All too often, people think they're something to dread -- a lesser version of last night's dinner -- when really, they're a gift. Leftovers mean you don't have to think too hard about what …

A man who got a free ride on a £16 million private jet shares his top tips for scoring cheap flights

Gilbert Ott knows flying better than most people.<p>A frequent flier and point collector based in the US, Ott runs the money-saving air-mile site God …

11 charts that show how American houses have changed since the 1970s

Every year, the Census Bureau releases data on the characteristics of newly constructed homes, and they recently released info on houses built in 2015.<p>We decided to take a look at how different aspects of newly completed single-family houses have changed over the last several decades.

Human Geography

99 Airport Tips & Hacks to Travel Like a Pro

Be nice to the flight crew when you’re boarding, and you might get better-quality in-flight service.<p>A few things to note when picking seats:<p>With the …

39 Movies That Are, In Fact, Better Than The Book

Sorry, Stephen King.