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How Can I Invest With Less Than $100?

Getting into the investing habit can be a challenge, especially if you're finding it tough just to scrape up an extra $100. Once you see your …

Investing

If You Want to Be a Rich CEO, Work in Health Care

Managing doctors and researchers might be more lucrative than overseeing bankers or computer programmers.<p>Among the 200 top-paid U.S. executives at …

How to Invest During Your Retirement Years | Investopedia

There are many ways to invest, especially when it comes to retirement investing, which leads to many ways to do things sub-optimally. Unfortunately, …

Dow Jones Industrial Average 2016 Year In Review

<i>By Jamie Farmer</i><p>The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 2016 at 19,762.60 - up 2.337.57 points for a 13.42% annual return, the best year since 2013 …

MORGAN STANLEY: Argentina's stock market could rocket as much as 258% in 5 years

Investors betting on Argentina's stock market could make a return of 258% in five years, according to analysts at Morgan Stanley.<p>The country is returning to economic and political normality after years in the capital markets wilderness following its 2002 debt default and financial collapse, Morgan …

Stock Markets

10 Science-Backed Ways To Be More Positive In 2017

2016 was full of negativity. Adopting these 10 habits can help guard against bringing that bad energy into the new year.<p>For a variety of reasons ranging from sorrow over the deaths of some beloved cultural icons to the bitter acrimony that characterized much of the political scene, a fair number of …

9 Hacks to Make Your Life Simpler and More Productive All Year Round

Everyone procrastinates. Since the dawn of time, people have been putting things off.<p>Sometimes, procrastinating is harmless. Take for instance the …

Procrastination

An organizer’s strategies for 5 problem areas of the home

By Kendra Nichols<p>, Local Living editor<p>Organizing is always a popular topic around the new year, as people resolve to de-clutter, de-stress and generally start over with a clean slate. We asked Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton, owner and founder of Organizing Maniacs in Tysons Corner, to join the first Home …

Home Depot

5 Business Trends That Will Take Off in 2017

An example: The "one-size-fits-all" approach went away along with mobile strategies and the B-52s.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, 2016, is in our rearview mirror, so it’s time to look to the trends in 2017 that will change how we do business: For instance, in …

Customers

This company will help with a down payment, but it wants a stake in your new home

When Ricardo and Catherine Soto were looking to buy a home in Chula Vista, they knew that even after selling their old house in El Cajon they would be able to afford a down payment of only about 10%.<p>But when buying a home, 20% is the magic number. It means not only borrowing less but also avoiding …

Real Estate

12 Apps To Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

If you need a little help to keep your resolutions this year, consider these apps.<p>Many of us make resolutions to improve our lives, but following through on those promises is notoriously difficult. Thankfully there are hundreds of apps that can help keep us on track. Here’s a rundown of some of the …

How to Trade Stocks Online

So you've opened your first online discount brokerage account, and put a little money in it. You're all ready to trade stocks online. But how do you start?<p>With just the push of a few buttons, you can learn to invest and start trading stocks online. Image source: Getty Images.<p>Learning where to start …

The 45 Best Living Room Ideas for Every Style

Luxe and layered, these living spaces are the unique design inspo you need.<p>These exceptional living spaces bring a bounty of personality and panache to the homes they occupy. Living rooms are where friends and family gather and memories are made, and we believe in giving those memories a beautiful …

3 Stocks You Can Buy Cheaper Than Warren Buffett Did

Iconic investor Warren Buffett has become one of the wealthiest people in the world by identifying value in the stock market. In a nutshell, Buffett …

Double Chocolate Silk Pie

Special equipment: four 4 1/4-inch aluminum pie pans<p>For the crust: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.<p>Pulse the cookies in a food processor until …

Baking

Asian-Spiced Short Ribs

Jean-Georges Vongerichten sprinkles ribs with ground fennel before braising them in an East-West blend of fish sauce, soy sauce and Syrah. <b>Slideshow:</b> …

5 great cookbooks from 2016

The best cookbook lists are out, and they offer plenty of inspiration.<p>I've been taking a look at some of the 2016 best cookbook lists, looking for …

Maple-Mustard Baked Chicken Recipe

By: Wendybird<p>I made this with chicken breasts. I wasn't crazy about the thyme, so reduced it and even tried it without thyme one time. Both times it …

Simple Flaky Crab Cakes

These crab cakes hold together best with dry, finely ground whole-wheat breadcrumbs; if you use whole-wheat panko, they may fall apart in the pan. …

The Absolute Best Desserts Of 2016

It's been a good year for healthy desserts. We've swapped refined sugar for raw honey, bleached flour for buckwheat, and butter for coconut oil. …

Dessert

New Year’s Eve Dinner for Two

Restaurant reservations will be hard to come by on New Year's Eve. In fact, New Year's is second only to Valentine's Day for the hardest night to get …

Home Renovation for the Golden Years

Home renovations often center on upgrading the kitchen cabinets or selecting a new paint color for the bedroom, but as long as you are at it, a well-thought-out redesign might also include modifications to help you stay in your home as you grow older.<p>These alterations can start with simple things, …

2016 Design & Decorating Trends That We Still Love

In terms of decor, 2016 had something for everyone. Artful bohemian? Global textiles and/or tropical prints were your heroes. Classic glam? There was …

Home Decorating

10 Home Trends That Will Shape Your House in 2017

Expect butterflies, foldable rooms and faux leather surfaces in the coming year.<p>Prepare for a bright year filled with cheery colors, mixed patterns and happy motifs — plus a few unexpected twists. (And be sure to kiss these outdated 2016 trends goodbye.)

Home Decorating

The Home Decorating and Interior Design Trends to Look for in 2017

When it comes to home décor, 2016 was the year of everything from woven wall hangings to Scandinavian-inspired interiors. And as the year winds down, soon enough your thoughts will most likely wander to a home refresh. So it’s worth exploring the top decorating trends that will likely be on repeat …

22 Ways to Wear Jeans to All of Your Holiday Parties

If holiday dresses aren't exactly pressing priorities on your shopping list, but you're still wondering <i>Now, what do I wear?</i>, we hear you. Getting festive doesn't mean you have to revamp your whole wardrobe, just style your favorite pieces accordingly.<p>Denim is the foundation of some pretty genius …

9 Chic Winter Coats to Complete Your Holiday Look

Congrats, you found your holiday dress(es)! And your jewelry! And your shoes! And you even know how you'll do your makeup! But without a coat—the …

3 Style Experts on How They Developed Their Signature Looks

Trends come and go...but some standbys are worth buying in multiples.<p><b>This article was originally published in the the January 2017 issue of ELLE.</b>

9 Style Trends We Still Can't Believe Happened in 2016

CHAPS<p>When Rihanna first designed her denim chaps with Manolo Blahnik, we assumed it was one of those things only Bad Gal Riri (and, okay, Jennifer …

10 stylish buys you need to own in 2017

The new year calls for a wardrobe revamp. Take a quick glance at your closest and see your current favourite styles. What if we told you that you’re …