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Retirees Often Make This Major Social Security Mistake

Many people take Social Security early and put off tapping into their IRAs and 401(k)s until they must. But that's the opposite of what most should …

Retirement

How Large Of A 401(k) Balance Do You Really Need?

Recently, I read an article that questioned how some people could build million dollar plus 401(k) balances. Someone might need a $1 million plus balance depending upon assumptions about lifespan and budgets. However, I don’t believe that everyone needs to make the sacrifices required to attain a …

Retirement

Lower Your Medicare Costs by Following These 12 Steps

Source: Getty Images<p>Continue<br>Reading<p>1 of 14<p>Keep costs at a minimum<p>Medicare covers more than 57 million Americans, including both seniors and the …

Retirement

10 Best Wildflowers to Plant in Fall

Lupine<p><i>Lupinus perennis</i><p>We’ve all gasped at the sight of fields of lupine, the star of the pea family, stretching as far as the eye can see. To grow …

Gardening

Experts explain why Trump loyalists refuse to accept that their idol is compromised

<b>(AP/Getty/Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Why won’t some people believe what their own senses tell them? Political scientists explain<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>July 20, 2018 10:00pm (UTC)<p>Like many, I watched Trump's behavior at the Helsinki summit with bulging eyes —a mix of shock and dismay that there were still those who, …

Donald Trump

The Farmer’s Dog: Rethinking pet food

We’ve developed a proprietary algorithm alongside our vets to determine the ideal meal plan for each dog. We start by asking the right questions and …

Pets

How to test your organic compost and mulch for herbicide contamination

Tomatoes and other vegetables are highly sensitive to herbicide contamination, and the symptoms can fool you. They can include curled or cupped …

Gardening

10 Easy Pieces: Jute and Burlap Netting and Landscape Fabric

Jute is a jack of all trades in the garden. A natural fiber, jute is used to make burlap or hessian netting and landscape fabrics. These problem …

Gardening

Avoid These Big Medicare Mistakes People Make

Most Americans in, or near, retirement know too little about Medicare, causing them to pay far more out-of-pocket for retirement medical care than they should and make big Medicare mistakes.<p>Many people believe Medicare — the federal health insurance program for people 65 and older — covers all or …

According to Oprah, All Your Arguments Come Down to These 3 Questions

If the answers are no, there's likely going to be a problem.<p>Conflict is complicated.<p>Most of the time, it involves feelings that are both logical and illogical. That thing you're fighting about, whether at home or at work, is about both what's being stated and what's not being stated. It's about …

A Well-Traveled Couple Launch a Line of Sleek Homes on Wheels

The husband-and-wife duo behind Living Vehicle tell us the story behind the off-grid, mobile home that is shaking up the industry.<p>Santa Barbara, California–based architect Matthew Hofmann and his wife and business partner Joanna have been embracing the nomadic life for the past few years, residing …

Santa Barbara

This Homemade Hummus Is So Good You’ll Never Buy It From the Store Again

I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve made hummus from scratch, both for personal and professional reasons. Working in professional kitchens and …

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 …

Best Instant Pot Chili Ever: 6 New Recipes to Get Into Your Year-Round Rotation

Bookmark this roundup of the best Instant Pot chili recipes to spice up your menus year round.<p>Not only is chili a deeply satisfying meal when it's …

How to make $140,000 a year farming on 1.5 acres

Jean-Martin Fortier explains how it's easier to make a living at a smaller operation.<p>Don't think you can make a living as a farmer on just an acre or …

Farming

10 Genius Gardening Tools You Can Buy on Amazon Right Now

Planting tulips is about to take half the time.<p>Spring has officially spring! And that means it's time to get on your hands and knees and give your plant beds a little TLC. But if you dread all the weeding and seeding, you need these Amazon products, which will make this hobby faster and easier.

7 Flowers Bugs Won't Eat

Insects wreak havoc on our flowers by chewing, sucking, and transmitting diseases, leaving frustrated gardeners to ponder whether to fight back with …

Raspberry Pi Is The Brains Behind Automated Greenhouse

[Asa Wilson] and his wife picked up a 10’x12′ greenhouse from Harbor Freight that for their location required some serious changes, understandable …

Raspberry Pi

The 10 most amazing places to go kayaking

We’ve scouted the world to find some unique experiences you can have in a kayak – from paddling underneath an island to navigating your way along a …

Make Your Garden Private With These Lovely Plant Ideas

Whether you love or hate your neighbors, you most certainly need space for your own adventures with your family that you do not want to share with …

Gardening 101: Wood Anemones

Wood Anemone, <i>A. nemorosa</i>: “Gladed Windflower”<p>“The wood anemone is so often seen in the woods that there is rarely need to grow it,” wrote the …

Take Control of Your Money With These 10 Free Spreadsheet Templates

While there are a ton of apps to help you automate your finances, some people prefer the old-school spreadsheet method. Spreadsheets are an excellent …

How to Replace Income With a Bond Ladder

Find out how you can boost your investment income with this simple strategy.<p>The biggest challenge that retirees face at the end of their careers is …

Fasting boosts stem cells’ regenerative capacity

As people age, their intestinal stem cells begin to lose their ability to regenerate. These stem cells are the source for all new intestinal cells, …

30 years after Prozac arrived, we still buy the lie that chemical imbalances cause depression

Some 2,000 years ago, the Ancient Greek scholar Hippocrates argued that all ailments, including mental illnesses such as melancholia, could be explained by imbalances in the four bodily fluids, or “humors.” Today, most of us like to think we know better: Depression—our term for melancholia—is …

This One Question Will Improve How You Communicate With Everyone

Break down initial communications barriers by asking this one powerful question.<p>"Expectations are the termites of relationships." I heard this observation long ago, and it still remains one of the most profoundly simple pieces of advice I have ever received.<p>A CEO client recently shared with me that …

Here's How To Take The Most Epic Road Trip In Western Australia

Beaches, mountain ranges, and landscapes as far as the eye can see. WA really has it all.<p>It’s no secret that Australia has a huge number of amazing road trips. If you’ve got a week, the Great Ocean Road, Sydney to Byron, or even Adelaide to Alice are prime candidates for the quintessential Aussie …

How to Build a Modern Pergola

There’s nothing quite like a beautiful, modern pergola to add value to your home’s exterior. When that pergola is a streamlined, two-toned piece of …

Here's a Retirement Strategy That Can Promise You Won't Run Out of Money

Don't just save for retirement and hope for the best. Here's a way to keep income flowing later in life.<p>Millions of Americans are poised to enter …