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8 REITs Yielding 8% Plus

For several weeks, Forbes.com column readers have been watching me climb the dividend risk/reward ladder, from 6% yields, then 7%, using only REITs and the power of fundamental analysis. Today, we’re stretching to 8% yields and beyond!<p>It’s important to survey the current economic environment, …

Investing

General Electric Winning Multiple Contracts Is A BUY At 6-Year Lows

Yesterday's contract win by General Electric (NYSE:GE) from Canadian National Railway Co. (NYSE:CNI) for 200 locomotives went mostly unnoticed by the …

18 amazing countries where you can stay, eat, and tour for less than you live at home

When you ask Americans why they don't travel abroad, the top reason they cite is cost.<p>But once you get on that plane to a cheaper part of the world — Southeast Asia, say, or Central America, or even, yes, Northern Europe — man do the prices drop. You won't realize how rich you are until you land in …

The Most Important Social Security Chart You'll Ever See

More than 40% of pre-retirees have a big misunderstanding about Social Security.<p>More than 40% of pre-retirees and 25% of millennials plan for Social …

Retirement

How Barcelona Got Its Name as the City of Prodigies

The Catalan capital is renowned for its vibrant nightlife, stunning architecture and rich cultural history – as well as its pretty amazing football …

The best destinations in the world for people looking to live abroad are revealed

Living abroad is a dream for many people, but with so many incredible countries offering very different experiences, it can be hard to pick the perfect place to start a new life. But, according to a new survey, Singapore is once again the top spot in the world for expats.<p>Singapore was named the …

Barcelona: Breathtakingly beautiful and the hub of architectural grandeur

<i>Places like the Holy Family Church make Barcelona the hub of architectural grandeur<br>Image: Shutterstock.com</i><p>My trips to Barcelona are usually work …

You Can Prevent Hardening of the Arteries

Conventional wisdom has long held that stiffening arteries and the resultant rising blood pressure are inevitable as people get older.<p>But a study …

Seriously, You Have to Do This U.S. Road Trip at Least Once in Your Lifetime

When you really want (need) an escape, you go to the ever-charming Mackinac Island, Michigan. Once on this island between the northernmost part of …

Portugal Is The Country Everybody Will Be Visiting In 2017

Might as well call this the new Iceland.<p>Chilly Iceland was hot with travelers in 2016, and Thailand had its heyday the year before that. But next year’s hotspot just may trounce them both with its mix of stunning beaches, historic towns, vibrant cities and lush islands.<p>Yup, one particular country …

European Travel

The World's 10 Best Places to Retire

Whether you're just three years into your post-grad life or nearing 59.5 years (the age when you can start withdrawing 401k savings without …

Costa Rica

3 ETFs to Help You Make More Money in Retirement

Most financial advisorswill tell retirees to put most of their savings in bonds, which offer fixed income without the volatility -- so long as they aren't sold before maturity. That might seem wise as interest rates climb, but retirees can still consider buying a few high-yielding ETFs …

The 4 Newest Dividend Aristocrats

A couple of weeks ago, I discussed the value of investing in the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, the 50 companies in the index that have hiked their dividends for at least 25 consecutive years.<p>It boils down to performance: in the last decade, this vaunted group has returned an average of 10.3% a year …

What Does it Feel Like to Live Year Round in an RV?

<i>What does it feel like to live year-round in an RV?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and get insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p><i>Answer by Vanessa Donley</i><p>I am a solo female …

RVs

The Return of the RV

We subjected two of the best new campers to a rigorous test: a road trip with the kids.<p>Trip 1 of 2<p><b>Westchester County, New York to Acadia National Park, Maine</b><p><b>Miles:</b> 884 <b>Vehicle:</b> 2016 Winnebago Brave 27B<p><b>By:</b> Ryan D'Agostino<p>The term "recreational vehicle" is weird because—like, as opposed to what? A …

3 Cheap High-Yield Dividend Stocks You Can Buy Right Now

If you are looking for a high-quality, high-yield dividend stock to be bought on the cheap, then you're trying to buy the unicorn of the market. Typically you can find two of these traits in a company, but very rarely can you find all three at once. The biggest mistake you can make is buying for …

RVing In Utah

<b>"There are hundreds of RV parks and campgrounds in Utah"</b><p>By Rod Besler<p>RVing in Utah is a popular past-time for many people. And a fantastic way to see …

RVs

Road Trip: Forgotten Florida

Stroll along through the "real Florida" and glimpse an older, simpler Sunshine State.<p>An easygoing cruise down the long underbelly of the Florida peninsula hearkens back to an older, simpler Sunshine State. This quieter coast with a slower pace preserves tourism 1950s style and what Floridians …

4 Glorious Places to Celebrate National Camping Month

By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk<p>June is National Camping Month, and there is no better time to tell stories around the campfire, revel in stargazing, and get up with the sunrise. While some of these spots are not the easiest to get to, we guarantee these destinations will not disappoint. So pack up your …

The 5 best places to go camping year-round

Turn off your cell phone, take a deep breath of fresh air, and plan an off-season excursion to one of these year-round campgrounds.

RVs

A 13,235-Mile Road Trip for 70-Degree Weather Every Day

This year-long journey across the U.S. keeps you at consistent high temperatures.<p>Say you’re a delicate individual who, like a wilt-prone poinsettia, doesn’t do well with temperature extremes. In fact, 69 degrees and below makes you shiver like a soaked kitten, and 71 and above makes you sweat so …

In California, these minivans-turned-RVs take car camping to the next level

By Andrea Sachs<p>, Reporter<p>Jucy Champs, custom-designed Dodge Caravans, stand out on campgrounds and on the road.<p>Jucy Champs, custom-designed Dodge Caravans, stand out on campgrounds and on the road.<p>When the sun started to set over the Pacific Ocean, I sprang into motion. I pulled off Highway 1 and …

No Passport Required: 7 Incredible Island Getaways in the US

We love to dream about incredible vacations in far-flung locales. It's all so alluring: tropical weather, international cuisine, and …

23 Latin American Destinations That Prove There's A Lot More To See Than Rio And Buenos Aires

It's no secret that Latin America houses many of this planet's most jaw-dropping destinations. Spotlight countries such as Brazil continue to be among our favorites due to the beautiful beaches, cities and colonial sights that easily captivate those who find themselves in constant wanderlust.<p>You …

New Social Security strategies for couples

<i>With the Social Security changes in the budget deal, I am more confused than ever. My wife and I are both 64. My benefit at 66 is about $2,330, hers</i> …