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Comey friend: Flynn memo was not classified

A close friend of former FBI Director James Comey — who helped reveal Comey's uncomfortable Oval Office interactions with the president — says the memo he described to The New York Times chronicling the encounter "has never to my knowledge been classified."<p>"Jim Comey never gave me a memo that was …

We Tested 5 Pie Crusts to Find the Easiest, Flakiest & Best-Tasting

Are you the type who breaks into hives the minute you think about rolling out pie dough? Or the one who stays calm and cool, your pin gliding across the dough like a Ferrari down the Italian coast?<p>(Or are you the type who's really in it for the eating, not the making? You're welcome here, too. Come …

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Why You Should Let Celgene Corporation Invest Your Money

How would you like to have an investment manager who quadrupled your initial investment over the last 10 years? That's the return that<b>Celgene Corporation</b>(NASDAQ: CELG) achieved. But Celgene is a biotech, not an investment manager, right? Actually, it's both. The company has invested billions of …

Most of us are planning for retirement all wrong

Often they cite having six to eight times your current salary, and they recommend you only take out 3-4% of current liquid savings each year on which to live. They ask you to estimate your current expenditures and discount it by 20% or so to predict your spending needs in retirement.<p>I think maybe …

Three Great Retirement Income Calculators – Page 4

<b>3. MarketWatch Retirement Planner</b> What it does: Uses sliders, like the Vanguard tool, but you also can enter data such as home equity and taxable accounts. Graphs let you adjust assumptions to find a retirement age that can be sustained. The upside: This tool is detailed enough to give you a full …

Use Müller's Exercise System for a 15-Minute, No-Equipment Workout

Click to view There are lots of "weird old tips" for getting healthy around the web. Slate writer Sarah Wildman has the privilege of having a father …

Perfect Pumpkin Pie: One Woman's Quest For Custard, Crust — And Glory

It was the best of pies, it was the worst of pies. I have baked many, many, many pies.<p>And when I first began making pumpkin pies this autumn, my results were at best inconsistent and, at worst, disastrous.<p>"One of the problems is most people make it once, maybe twice a year, right around the …

9 International Locations To Retire and Live Better

As U.S. costs of living continue to climb, many who are nearing retirement age are looking abroad to plan their golden years. And it’s not a bad …

How to plan your retirement income to avoid taxes

Before you have to start taking required minimum distributions (RMDs) from your retirement accounts, you’ve got an opportunity to think about paying …

My Retirement Portfolio Hit An All-Time High, So I Changed My Strategy

<b>Introduction:</b><p>This article is an update of my public retirement portfolio. It is my actual retirement portfolio. It was initially presented on …

Investing

9 Hot and Sour Soup Recipes That Are Better Than Takeout

Hot and sour soup is a beloved Chinese takeout staple, but it's easy to make at home and the results are extra-delicious. Here, nine amazing versions …

My Top 10 Monthly Dividend Stocks

<b>Background</b><p>I write primarily about REITs and ETFs. The common denominator is that they are income stocks, meaning they pay regular distributions to …

Investing

How to save $1 million for retirement

<i>I want to start a Roth IRA account and build the balance to $1 million. How much do I have to invest to do that? --M.G., California</i><p>I admire your optimism. At a time when many, if not most, investors are fixated on market volatility and worried about losing their shirts should the market melt down …

Never Burn or Crust Your Stainless Steel Pans Again

Consider the days of food sticking to—and burning on—your stainless steel pots and pans over.<p><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, reader Erika Crout confesses to burning her stainless steel pots</i> …

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These Are the Best Workouts for Every Part of Your Bod

They say health is wealth, and fitting in regular exercise is an essential part of the plan. But for workout newbies, the fitness world can seem like a terribly intimidating place, especially when you’re crunched on time. We asked Re:Make 2015 speaker (get your tickets here!) and Blogilates founder …

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Top Reasons Not to Roll Over Your 401(k) to an IRA

You've left your job. What should you do with the 401(k) plan you've faithfully contributed to for years? Conventional wisdom says roll it over into …

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