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Protect Your Social Security Benefits From Scammers -- in Just 5 Minutes

Thieves are after our current or future Social Security benefits. Here's a way to deter them and reduce your chances of being scammed.<p>How safe is …

Retirement

Update Estate Plans in Light of New Tax Law

Your current will, if it hasn't been updated in years, could shortchange or even accidentally disinherit your loved ones.<p>The new tax law has led some …

Retirement

If You Do Only 1 Thing This Social Security Month, Do This

It couldn't be easier to do, and it's really important.<p>Social Security plays a role in the lives of nearly every American, between the benefits that …

Retirement

Gardening: quick and easy strawberries

Given how quickly strawberries begin to bear fruit and how easily they are grown, it’s a wonder that strawberry beds aren’t as common in backyards as …

Gardening

The Most Important Social Security Chart You'll Ever See

You have more control over your ultimate Social Security benefits than you might think. Here's how to get the most out of the program.<p>Your Social …

How To Grow Unlimited Amounts Of Blueberries In Your Backyard

Blueberries are not only delicious snack but they are also very healthy fruit too. Whether you eat them raw, squeezed in your juice, added to your …

If I Retire at 62 This Year, How Much Will I Collect in Social Security?

The amount you can collect if you retire at 62 in 2018 might surprise you.<p>Social Security is a significant source of income for most retirees and …

We've All Been Threading Needles Wrong This Whole Time

As long as people have sewed, they've probably been frustrated by attempting to push thread through needles. It turns out an easy alternative to …

Threading

Are My Social Security Benefits Really Taxable?

As Americans finish up preparing their tax returns, they're looking for every possible way to avoid as much tax as absolutely possible. In …

Retirement

3 Facts About Social Security Every Retiree Should Know

Find out one way you could lose benefits if you're not careful.<p>Social Security provides income to about 90% of seniors in the U.S., and is the …

Retirement

What Is The Healthiest Oil For Deep Frying? The Crispy Truth

Deep-fried foods have always been popular.<p>They are a part of many traditional cuisines, and are also a staple of the fast-food …

Understanding Your Will: What Does "Per Stirpes" Mean?

Per Stirpes Definition<p>What "Per Stirpes" Means to Wills and Estates<p>Updated April 04, 2018<p>Estate planning is filled with exotic-sounding Latin-based …

5 secrets to growing big, fat, juicy tomatoes

Scott Daigre <i>knows</i> tomatoes. For 18 years he's produced Tomatomania!, a traveling springtime smorgasbord of more than 300 heirloom and hybrid tomato varieties. (Next stop: Descanso Gardens, April 6 through 8.) We asked Scott to answer the questions he gets asked most frequently. You can see more of …

Gardening

5 reasons dietitians hope the avocado craze never ends

CLOSE<p>We tested five different hacks for keeping an open avocado looking fresh.<p>If you’re not eating avocado toast every morning, chances are you’ve at …

Very important tool that you must have in Your Garden -Baking Soda

On March 27, 2018 by admin<p>Everyone love to see your own garden beautiful and it is nice to know the vast use of baking soda not just in the kitchen …

Tomatoes

How do you lower your resting heart rate?

Heart rate refers to the number of heartbeats a person has per minute. It is also commonly called the pulse. Having a lower resting heart rate is …

18 Foods to Clear Your Arteries and Protect You from Heart Attacks

One quick fire way to adversely affect your cardiovascular system is to stuff yourself with unhealthy processed and refined foods. Those junk foods …

Fiduciary rule: Key steps to protect yourself from a bad financial adviser

The next time you visit your financial adviser, it's important to ask if they're managing your retirement money with <i>your</i> "best interests" at heart, rather than their own.<p>Indeed, the burden of looking out for how your money is invested and what fees and commissions you pay an adviser or broker …

Retirement

8 Signs Your Estate Plan May Be Worthless

If it's been a few years since you completed your estate plan, chances are your documents could need some serious updating. Here are some key areas …

How to Avoid the Social Security Tax Trap | Investopedia

How much of your Social Security income is taxable? Depending on the amount of your Social Security benefits and other income – including tax-free …

How to find the best TV antenna for free HD channels

You can stream a lot of TV online, but for things like the Olympics and breaking news, you'll want a local broadcast station to deliver the goods. Buying an antenna isn't like buying a toaster, though -- there is no objectively "best" antenna that will work for most people. Instead, you'll need to …

New: IRS Announces 2018 Tax Rates, Standard Deductions, Exemption Amounts And More

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has (finally) announced a number of tax-related provisions for 2018, including, of course, the latest tax tables. These changes are due to the Tax Jobs and Cuts Act of 2017, signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017. If you’re a regular reader, …

Retirement

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Double taxation? These 13 states tax your Social Security benefits

When you think of double taxation, you might think of dividends. After all, they're paid to you out of the funds that remain after a company has been taxed on its earnings -- and then they typically become taxable income for you. You might also be subject to another kind of double taxation, though …

Retirement

People are putting oil in their coffee to lose weight

Can putting oil in your morning coffee help you lose weight and boost energy?<p>Viscous, flavorless MCT oil — MCT being an abbreviation of medium-chain …

When your parents die broke

Blogger John Schmoll's father left a financial mess when he died: a house that was worth far less than the mortgage, credit card bills in excess of …

Personal Finance

15 Foods That Increase Blood Pressure and Should Be Avoided

High blood pressure can damage your heart, brain, kidneys, and cause a number of other complications such as disabilities. There are certain foods …

How to Not Let Exercise-Induced Asthma Ruin Your Workouts

Everyone knows how it feels to struggle through a workout when your lungs are basically shrieking that you should just stop and go back to bed. But …

Scientists are beginning to learn how vaping impacts your health — and the results are troubling

Smoking kills. No other habit has been so strongly tied to death.<p>In addition to inhaling burned tobacco and tar, smokers breathe in toxic metals like cadmium and beryllium, as well as metallic elements like nickel and chromium — all of which accumulate naturally in the leaves of the tobacco …

Public Health