Ron Winters

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How to create a smart home in a smart way

Those of you who’ve been following my Smart Home Diary series will know that I’ve learned a number of lessons – some of them the hard way. But I thought it would be useful to distill these into a single piece offering my best advice for anyone planning to create a smart home from scratch today.<p>And …

20 Must-Read Finance Books in 2018 | Investopedia

The world of finance has provided the backdrop for many dramas, from mergers and acquisitions and Wall Street shenanigans to Tulip Mania, and let's …

Investing

Got a Side Gig? Here's a New Tax Break for You

The pass-through deduction can be a huge tax break if you have income from a side gig or small business.<p>The recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act …

Why the Wealthy Put Their Money Into Multifamily & Commercial Real Estate

Have you heard stats such as “80% of millionaires attribute their wealth to real estate”? Or heard stories of living the good life off passive cash …

Classic Hacks: Create An Apple ID Without Entering Your Credit Card Details

Some people who have an Apple ID will never use it to purchase anything — sticking instead to the free apps on the service. If this is the case, why …

iTunes

How To Budget: A Simple, Flexible Method For Everyone

Creating a budget can seem overwhelming.<p>The categories often used to classify our expenses are too numerous to count — transportation, utilities, business, education, entertainment, financial expenses, food, gifts, and so on, plus all the subcategories within them.<p>On top of that, we don’t always …

7 Habits of People With Excellent Credit Scores

Want to improve your credit score? Take a page from the best. People with excellent scores know that following a few basic rules is the key to …

Don't buy these things on Black Friday

There are a lot of tempting holiday deals, especially on pricey electronics, but there are some devices and gadgets you shouldn't buy on Black Friday. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Sharon Profis explains when waiting is worth it.

How I’m Earning $2,000 in Credit Card Bonuses This Year

Earlier this year I filled my gas tank for $43. On a slip of paper in my wallet, I crossed off $881 and wrote $924. When I hit $1,000, I got a $300 …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best of GQ<p>What Artur Samarin pulled off at a school in small-town Pennsylvania is one of the boldest hoaxes of our time.<p>By Daniel Riley1 day agoView …

Epson EcoTank Printers

Epson finally caught on to third-party ink vendors. Its new EcoTank printers have no ink cartridges; each color tank is refilled by the bottle. The …

Epson

Force iPhone to show numerical value for signal strength

If you are a numbers person, you may like this iPhone hack that replaces the five dots in the upper-left corner of your iPhone that indicate the strength of your cellular signal with a numerical value. It does not require you to jailbreak your phone -- all you need to do is jump in and out of the …

Mobile Technology

7 free apps that help you save money without thinking about it

Okay, keep it raised if you feel like there just isn't enough <i>time</i> to figure out your budget or calculate how much you should be putting away.<p>Well, all that is about to change.<p>There are tons of ways to save beyond searching for coupons or using your bank's limited mobile app.<p>Offering everything from …

I ditched Spotify to use Apple Music — and I don't miss it

While record labels were busy filing lawsuits against Napster, Apple had launched its iTunes music store, where listeners could buy and download music legally from the convenience of their own home. There was nothing quite like it at the time.<p>Now, about 12 years later, Apple is hoping to make a …

How Millionaires Manage Their Money Differently?

Wealthy people manage their money differently than everyone else. They make different decisions and have an entirely different way of thinking about …

4 Basic Principles of the Art of Negotiation

I’ve spent the majority of my career negotiating. I’ve made plenty of mistakes. I’ve also learned from some great negotiators. <b>Something surprising:</b> …

Body Language

The 5 Rules of Personal Finance That Everyone Should Memorize

When East Carolina University dismissed for the semester on April 28 this year, 500 students left campus $100,000 <i>richer</i>.<p>What did these undergrads …

Never Run Out of Money - Five Steps

No matter how much money you have, you probably have some degree of financial anxiety. That’s OK. In fact, it’s healthy to a degree. But if you are …

Personal Finance

I finally broke up with my bank, and you should probably break up with yours, too

A decade later, I found myself still banking at what has become Chase. There were a couple of reasons for this: I've lived in New York since I was 18, and there are branches everywhere.<p>Even though Chase charges you to use a non-Chase ATM, it rarely presented a huge problem because there's generally …

Betterment vs. Wealthfront

As I explained in previous posts, I’m on a quest to roll over my old 401(k) into the best retirement account I can find. My account currently stands …

Retirement Planning Books - Consumer Reports

Retirement planning isn't just about amassing funds and figuring how and when to take required minimum distributions from your savings. It's also …

Retirement

25 More Businesses for Less Than $100 You Can Start

You don’t need much money to start a business. In fact, with just $100 you can start a number of service businesses from pet sitting to …

If You Want to Retire in the Next Five Years, Do These 9 Things Now

Time for one last push to get you where you want to be<p>By the time you hit 60, you’ve hopefully built up a significant savings balance. But even if …

Retirement

The Danger Lurking in Your Medical Bills

Medical billing errors are more common—and more costly—than you might think.<p>Odds are, there’s a mistake in the medical bill that’s in your mailbox. A …

Health Care

4 Best Apps To Track Your Retirement Money | Investopedia

If you’re like most working people, you have only one major source of income: your job. Once you hit retirement, however, that changes, and you are …

Retirement

4 Questions Everyone Must Ask Their Retirement Advisor

In honor of National Retirement Planning Week, now is a good time to take a step back and think about who is helping you with your retirement planning. A financial advisor can be a powerful resource for those heading down the road to retirement. Financial companies and advisors alike are putting a …

Retirement