Marjorie King

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3 Reasons I'm Paying My Mortgage Off Early Even Though It Doesn't Make Financial Sense

The math isn't the only thing that matters when it comes to money.<p>Paying off your mortgage early really doesn't make financial sense. Your mortgage …

Personal Finance

How (and why) to use Google Photos on your iPhone or iPad

Below, we provide instructions for backing up all of the photos on your phone to Google Drive via the Google Photos for iOS app, so you can delete …

A Classical Playlist for a Thrilling Super Bowl Party

On Sunday, Feb 4, roughly 100 million Americans will huddle together in living rooms across the country to drink copious amounts of adult beverages, …

NFL

Where Are The Best And Worst States To Retire?

Many of us long for a retirement that will feel like going on a permanent vacation. But before we buy that beach bungalow, box up our stuff and break …

How robo-callers outwitted the government and completely wrecked the Do Not Call list

On the morning of Oct. 1, 2015, a middle-aged telemarketer arrived at the Washington headquarters of the Federal Trade Commission. His name was Aaron Michael Jones, or possibly Michael Aaron Jones, and in any case, he went by Mike. According to court documents, Mike was a father and widower. He …

Identity Theft

I Fasted For 16 Hours a Day For 6 Months and This Is What Happened

If you've been following my weight-loss journey, you know that I'm big into CrossFit. But after seven months of doing burpees, box jumps, and snatches, I still had a layer of fat that wouldn't budge.<p>Before<p>In February of 2017, I started intermittent fasting (IF), specifically the 16:8 method, where …

Fitness

Retirement planning: Here's how much money you should have saved at every age

When it comes to savings, Americans are falling short. Nearly 70% of adults have less than $1,000 in their savings accounts.<p>Retirement funds are looking equally bleak. In fact, about half of US families have zero retirement account savings.<p>"Particularly the younger generation likes to think, 'I'll …

Retirement

The Average American’s Tax Bill in Every State

View Gallery<p>52 photos<p>Where you live has a significant impact on whether you pay less taxes (or more) to local, state and federal governments each …

Do You Need to Pay the Alternative Minimum Tax?

What Is the Alternative Minimum Tax? Who Has to Pay?<p>How the Trump Tax Law Changes the AMT<p>Updated March 12, 2018<p>The Alternative Minimum Tax is a …

Retirement

Time Sensitive: How to Get SSL (HTTPS) for Your Blog

If you run a blog or website you’ve probably heard about SSL certificates and the idea of moving your domain from the old http:// to the secure …

Information Security

Health coverage exemptions, forms, and how to apply

If you qualify for a health coverage exemption, you don’t have to pay the fee for the months you didn’t have health coverage.<p><b>Find 2017 health</b> …

So Which Is Better For Weight Loss: Cardio or Weights?

It's been a hotly debated topic for longer than some of us have been alive: is a cardio or strength-training workout better for weight loss?<p>Let's look at exactly what happens in your body when you do a cardio workout vs. a strength-training workout, all the way down to the smallest level: cells! …

Exercise

How Trump's Tax Reform Plan Affects You

Trump's Tax Plan and How It Affects You<p>Find Out When the Changes Roll Out<p>Updated April 09, 2018<p>On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the Tax …

Finance

Latter-Day Saints

The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Bullet Journaling

Staying organized seems easy from afar. Write a daily to-do list, use a calendar, don't take notes on random scraps of paper: these suggestions sound …

Productivity

IT'S HERE: All the details of Trump's massive tax plan

On February 9, President Donald Trump told a gathering of manufacturing CEOs at the White House he would release something in "two or three weeks" that would be "phenomenal in terms of tax."<p>Almost eight months later, that tax plan is finally here — most of it, at least.<p>Trump and the "Big Six" group …

Retirement

12 Foods You Need to Stop Buying—and 17 You Should Eat More Of

The best and worst choices in every food group, according to registered …

Women's Health

The Cult Of Crocs: Can The Brand Make A Comeback By Fighting Its Haters?

It’s the shoe that people love to hate. But in a brand reboot, Crocs is calling out its haters in a politically charged message about tolerance.<p>There are only two types of people in the world: Crocs lovers and Crocs haters.<p>Every so often, these two camps collide and the results can be explosive. …

Footwear

Five Food Trends That Are Actually Good For You

Whether you’re scrolling through Instagram photos or checking out Pinterest boards, the recent viral craze of whimsical food trends is hard to miss.<p>From cloud eggs and cronuts to galaxy frosting and goth latte, millennial food trends have taken the Internet by storm. While some of these trends will …

Nutrition

The 7 Best Smart Car Products to Buy in 2018

With the evolution of smartphone and Bluetooth technology (among others), our cars' functionalities have also been able to evolve. But finding out …

Puerto Rico

I quit eating salad for good and I've never felt healthier

If there's one food that screams "healthy," it has to be salad. The humble salad is the bland but dependable nutritious lunch choice that will make you look like a responsible eater (unless you add croutons and creamy dressing — no judgment).<p>I usually buy lunch every day and, up until a few months …

Nutrition

Smoothie To Fight Inflammation | Women's Health

OSTEOARTHRITIS is the "wear-and-tear" arthritis that happens with age or injury. There is a wearing down of the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones. Swelling occurs in joints that support weight over a lifetime, such as knees, hips, feet, and the spine.<p>RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS is an …

Backdoor Roth IRA

A <b>Backdoor Roth IRA</b> is a technique for contributing to a Roth IRA when your income exceeds the contribution limit. There is no income limit on …

If ‘P@$$w0rd1’ Is So Simple to Figure Out, Then What Should You Do?

Experts suggest a phrase intermingled with characters such as % or &<p>I’m so confused.<p>I thought the more characters available to use in a computer password, the better.<p>After all, 6.6 quadrillion eight-character combinations can be fashioned from a pool of 26 uppercase letters, 26 lowercase letters, …

Cybersecurity

When to Use Commas Before Quotations

As a general rule, you should use a comma to introduce quoted material or dialogue, but there are three times you shouldn't.<p>We recently got a …

TV Series

Here’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years

A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American …

Saudi Arabia

Charlottesville and Its Aftermath: What if It Was a Setup?

The ridiculous campaign by virtually every media outlet, every Democrat and far too many squishy Republicans to label Trump some kind of racist and …

Salt-Free Softeners Scale Stoppers

These are the electric cars arriving by 2020 that you can actually afford

A slew of long-range electric cars are expected to hit the market by 2020.<p>Several of these electric vehicles will be made by luxury automakers and will most likely cost upward of $50,000.<p>But several automakers are working on EVs with a range of more than 200 miles that are likely to have a …

Electric Vehicles