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Why Do Annuities Have Such a Bad Reputation?

It mostly boils down to confusion, commissions, and fees.<p>Running out of money in retirement is such a major concern that many workers fear it more …

Retirement

The Foolproof Trick for Making Perfect Poached Eggs

Poaching is arguably the most difficult—or at least, the most intimidating—method of cooking a gloriously oozy-yolked egg. There’s a lot to consider …

Breakfast

A Guide To Investing In Preferred Shares

Investors contemplating a position in preferred shares should understand several factors before they put their money on the line.<p>This guide will …

Investing

The Definitive Guide: How to Value a Stock

Investors need to have several tools in their toolbox when it comes to properly valuing stocks.<p>Investors who want to sport market-beating returns …

Investing

Is Hummus Good for You?

It’s not the most popular dip around—salsa’s got it beat by a landslide—but over the past few decades, hummus has increasingly made its way into …

Healthy Eating

3 Buys For Easy 17.6% Gains And Dividends Up To 9%

One of the best things about closed-end fund (CEF) investing is the terrific “bonus” discounts CEFs give us on stocks and other investments.<p>Here’s what I mean by a bonus discount: CEFs often trade at a level far different—and cheaper—than their net asset value (NAV), or the market price of a fund’s …

Investing

The Pasta Sauce Hailed as the World's Best Is Surprisingly Easy to Make at Home

Just as Julia Child changed the way Americans felt about French cooking, Marcella Hazan changed the way they felt about Italian cooking. And though …

Nutrition

This Is the Chillest, Easiest Way to Poach an Egg

Somehow, in the last few weeks, I have become someone who wakes up at 6:30 a.m. I did not choose this path—I would always rather be sleeping, …

Breakfast

I started a business with less than $600 in just two weeks and it's already profitable after week one

As a reporter at CNBC Make It who's covered some of the most incredible ways people have made money online — including a 28-year-old whose company …

Small Business

What’s the Difference Between Tequila and Mezcal?

You may think you know tequila—the star of margs on taco night, the bracing shot preceding a bite of lime, and the essential liquor in the Rolling …

Tequila

The best method for cooking asparagus is 2,000 years old

I used to think I didn’t like asparagus, but it turned out to be—as these aversions often are—a textural problem. Their stalks would remain fibrous …

Asparagus

I built my net worth to over $500,000 in 4 years — here are the 10 best pieces of advice I can give you about money

1/<p>1. Make a budget and track your spending<p>Sean Gallup/Getty Images<p>Tracking your spending and creating a budget is a must. Most people don't know …

4 Tiny Funds With Massive Dividends (Up To 11.7%)

When investors ask me why they should invest in closed-end funds (CEFs), I tell them three things:<p>First, CEFs pay an outsized income stream—7% yields are easy to get and easy to sustain with a CEF portfolio.<p>Second, CEFs often trade for less than their intrinsic worth. While ETFs trade at their net …

Investing

The best food festivals in NYC this spring

Spring in New York is a beautiful thing: The dark winter layers come off, beloved outdoor food and flea markets like Smorgasburg set up shop once …

How the new tax law creates a ‘perfect storm’ for Roth IRA conversions

For years I’ve lectured about the wonderfulness of Roth IRAs. While the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) includes one negative change for Roth IRAs, …

Retirement

Why You Should Never, Ever Drain Your Pasta In The Sink

Don't let that liquid gold circle the drain again.<p>If you drain your pasta water through a colander and down the sink, you’re throwing away an invaluable asset that cooks call “liquid gold.”<p>(The term “liquid gold” has also been used to refer to wood cleaner, hair products and of course, urine. For …

Italian Food

Restaurant Style Egg Drop Soup Recipe

"This Egg Drop soup is born from a love of the soup and MANY trips to my favorite Chinese restaurant (asking them many questions) resulting in this …

Dragonman, the Man Who Sells "People-Hunting Guns" | GQ

Meet Mel Bernstein. He goes by the name Dragonman, and he’s one of the largest independent purveyors of firearms in the western United States, and the self-proclaimed most armed man in America. At Dragonland—his home, shop, shooting range, and military museum outside Colorado Springs—no gun sells …

We tried 4 brands of jarred tomato sauce — and the winner is worth the splurge

In an ideal world, we'd always have time to whip up a batch of fresh tomato sauce from scratch "The Godfather"-style, but in reality, most days we barely have the time put together an edible meal, let alone a culinary masterwork.<p>Pre-made pasta sauces are a blessing on busy nights, and grocery …

Italian Food

Egg Breakfast Recipes

Packed with nourishment, the egg is one of nature’s perfect foods. One large egg has varying amounts of 13 essential vitamins and minerals all for …

Breakfast

A hedge fund that focuses solely on marijuana is crushing it

When Sean Stiefel told his dad two years ago he was going to invest in an Uruguayan cannabis company after getting pitched on the deal by a broker, the reaction was laughter.<p>But that bet paid off in a big way. Stiefel, along with his partner John Kaden, invested in International Cannabis Corp — a …

Venture Capital

The Difference Between 6 Common Types of Steak

Summer is heating up, and so are the grills. Some of our favorite items to dig into include nice, juicy steak dishes. But with so many different …

Franklin's Vinegar Sauce

This is a light vinegar BBQ sauce from the world famous Franklin's BBQ in Austin, Texas. This sauce goes perfect with Pork or Brisket.<p><b>SOURCE</b>: <i>Franklin</i> …

3 Dividend Stocks That Should Pay You the Rest of Your Life

Forget short-term trading. These three dividend payers are built for the long haul.<p>Buying and holding great dividend stocks is the best way to …

Investing

America's poor subsidize wealthier consumers in a vicious income inequality cycle

The less money you have, the more you spend to just be able to use money.<p>Being poor is expensive. This problematic paradox is evident with basic financial services. And judging by Bank of America’s recent decision to impose fees of almost $150 a year on what were free checking accounts, the problem …

Economics

4 Easy Anti-Inflammatory Recipes You Should Try This Week For Weight Loss, According To A Nutritionist

Preparing healthy meals for weight loss can be difficult, especially if you're limited on time or if you're not exactly the best cook. Luckily, there …

Quick, easy marinara is miles better than stuff in a jar

I can’t stand jarred pasta sauce.<p>There’s always something off about every single red sauce I’ve tried from the giant aisle full of them. The flavors …

Food Preservation

It's still shockingly cheap to protect against big stock market losses — here's how to do it

The stock market's two-day selloff was scary, but apparently not worrisome enough to force traders to pay up for hedges.<p>So says data compiled by Goldman Sachs, which shows that while the Cboe Volatility Index— or VIX — spiked to a five-month high amid growing worry, it's still on the low extreme …

Stock Markets

Yogurt Marinating Is the Best Marinating

By Alex Delany<p>Why would you rub yogurt all over a piece of meat? Because it's delicious, that's why.<p>You probably don’t want to think about raw meat and dairy together. There’s something that just seems, well, gross about the whole thing. But trust us: Marinating meat in yogurt will change your …

BBQ