Travis Gross

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How to Make Money as a Landlord

Bargain properties are harder to come by, but mortgages are still cheap and rents are rising steadily.<p>During the housing bust, when home prices fell …

3 Proven Ways to Get More Income in Retirement

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Millions of retirees are operating on a fixedincome, which can make itincreasinglydifficult for them to pay for life's necessities.For that reason, it makes sense for them to continuously look for new ways to boost their income, as even small increases can go a long way …

Do You Need a Financial Adviser?

Only if you are bad at numbers or just don't have the time.<p>Finally, I can talk about my second book, titled <i>“Can I Retire Yet?”</i> More than three years …

30 places to see before you turn 30

Amazing destinations around the world cater to the particular strengths and challenges of the twenty-something set.<p>These spots might be more physically challenging or tougher on your schedule.<p>They might be easier on the wallet, or a reveler's playground best appreciated while you can still stay up …

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I'm a self-millionaire— here are 7 things I think everyone should understand about money

April is the official National Financial Literacy Month. Of course, it's always important to stress financial literacy no matter what time of year it is and regardless of your current financial situation. Financial literacy is so important because money is one of life's necessities, yet so many …

This Tool Will Calculate the Exact Cost of All Different Flight Options

Different airlines, airports, and days. Not to mention the baggage. <b></b>That's a whole lot of variables to track.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> Map Happy<i>.</i><p>This small, nifty tool should calculate all of those stupid things. And determine the most important thing: the total cost of all available options. …

13 online courses that could help you get rich

The wealthiest, most successful people appreciate the power of learning long after college or any formal education is over.<p>Today, it's easier than ever to continue your education with the chance to take online courses from some of the best universities in the world.<p>We've picked out some of the best …

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The Cheapest Days to Fly This Summer

The complex algorithms airlines use to set prices can make getting the best deal feel like hunting for a needle in a haystack. But the travel site …

10 things you can learn about money in 10 minutes that will change your life

On Inc., Ilya Pozin wrote about 10 things anyone can learn in 10 minutes to make them more productive for the rest of their life.<p>More productive is one thing — but how about richer?<p>Only 10 minutes won't teach you everything there is to learn about managing your money and building wealth, but …

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Make a Raspberry Pi-Powered Remote Camera that Monitors Weather, Temperature, and More

We know you can turn a Raspberry Pi into a cheap surveillance system and that displaying images on a small screen is no problem either. Adafruit …

How to boil an egg

It's almost Easter, which means brunch, family time and lots of hard-boiled eggs.<p>There are countless methods for making hard-boiled eggs and just as many opinions regarding which method is the right one. Ours involves bringing the eggs to a boil, then removing them from the heat to sit in the warm …

You Can Make This LED Desk Lamp, an Elegant DIY Lighting Solution

This maple wood lamp adds a modern touch to any desk.<p>The rise of LEDs has changed lighting design in many ways, as they take up little space and draw such low power. The beauty of this DIY desk lamp is in its simplicity and ease of use.<p>Maple is a beautiful wood to work with, and this lamp is made …

DIY Pallet Sofa on Wheels

Wake up all you pallet lovers, this is some really high time to get on your toes and get your work started. We have got here an exciting plan of …

The election could have a 'yuge' impact on stocks

The theory of the presidential election cycle was devised in the late 1960s by investment advisor Yale Hirsch and first described in the indispensable Stock Trader's Almanac, now edited by his son Jeffrey Hirsch. Although some of the specifics of Yale's theory have been called into question over …

Six reasons to downgrade retirement savings as a financial priority

There are more important things than saving for retirement.<p>Not many, but some.<p>Monday marks the deadline for contributing to a registered retirement savings plan and getting a deduction for your 2015 tax return. What a judgmental time of year this is. Smart people contribute to an RRSP or tax-free …

Are You Leaving $42,855 in Free Money on the Table?

If your employer is offering you free money, take it. Photo:Source<p>You may think you're doing just fine saving for retirement -- and you might think you're doing all you can, too. But many people are missing out on a great opportunity to grab free money, and lots of it -- through the matching funds …

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Adblock Fast returns to Google Play a week after being pulled

Late last month, the browser preinstalled on Samsung's Android phones gained support for content-blocking plugins, and the first plugin to support the functionality was a free and open-source solution called Adblock Fast. Rocketship Apps, the maker of Adblock Fast, uploaded the Android plugin on …

How to Cut Gorgeous Dovetail Joints to Up Your Woodworking Game

Dovetail joints are strong and beautiful but look intimidating to cut. With the proper jigs and practice you'll be cutting dovetails all day.<p>Dovetail joints are pretty to look at—and extremely strong and effective at joining two pieces of wood at a right angle. Cutting dovetails by hand takes years …

Hack Google search with these 5 tips from Patrick Norton

I’m Patrick Norton from TekThing and I’m here on Digital Trends today to show you five awesome Google search hacks.<p>First up, if you need a specific …

Terror trail? Feds probe digital profile of SoCal massacre suspects

The Muslim couple who stormed an office holiday party Wednesday in Southern California, mowing down 14 people before dying hours later in a shootout with police, possessed a massive arsenal of ammo, bombs and high-powered weapons -- and investigators were hoping that computer drives and cell phones …