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A Simple Guide to What Social Security Pays

Find out what you and your family can get from the program.<p>Social Security provides benefits to a wide range of Americans, including both workers and …

Retirement

Simple Timber Outdoor Bench

We knew what we wanted in a bench, and this one has it all! Low cost, stylish design, rock-solid, low maintenance and super easy to build.<p>Building …

Woodworking

Desks: Our Favorite Articles

Here are <i>Fine Woodworking’</i>s top desk articles and project plans to fuel your inspiration and show you how to make your next desk with tips for the …

Woodworking

Sharpening Knives, Scissors and Tools

13 expert sharpening tips and tools to make the job easier – no more dull DIY and garden tools!<p>It’s impossible to get a sharp edge on a chisel or …

Woodworking

The Pros and Cons of Different Types of Wood

Pine<p>Pine is an inexpensive, lightweight wood that can be yellowish or whitish with brown knots. It's often used for rustic pieces, like …

Woodworking

Why Ireland's Wild Atlantic Coast Is Perfect For Your Next Roadtrip

It seems that Irish eyes really are smiling since there's never been a more enticing time to book a trip to this gem in the north Atlantic. Roughly …

Ireland

The 56 Most Brilliant PVC Hacks You’ve Ever Seen

What can’t you do with PVC pipe? Here are 56 incredibly smart (and cheap!) ways to use this do-it-all material around your home and workshop.<p>Keep …

DIY

Does Portfolio Rebalancing Actually Improve Returns?

If the history of the markets teach us anything, it is that they are constantly in flux. Conditions change and return on assets vary. When this …

Investing

How To Grout a Tile Backsplash Like a Pro

Grouting tile is as easy as frosting a cake (a very difficult, really pretty cake anyway). If that sounds like it's above your skill level, hire a …

Home Improvement

Composting for Serious Gardeners - Organic Gardening

<i>With more than forty years of experience redefining gardening's boundaries, author Will Bonsall shows how readers can eliminate the use of off-farm</i> …

Gardening

Save hundreds of dollars on a custom computer desk—by building it yourself

A surprisingly easy step-by-step guide.<p>After spending countless hours putting together a killer workstation, you have a tricked-out desktop computer, multiple monitors, bangin' speakers, and...a surface that's too tiny to fit it all. Here's how to build your own ergonomic, customized desk that …

Woodworking

Here's How the Social Security Retirement Benefit Formula Works

Do you know how much retirement income to expect from Social Security?<p>Social Security is the largest retirement program in the United States, but far …

Retirement

Avoiding The IRA Waterfall: 4 More Ways To Increase The After-Tax Value Of Your IRAs

You can reduce the additional taxes and penalties often triggered by IRA required minimum distributions.<p>Qualified charitable distributions are perhaps the best way for those over age 70 1/2 to make charitable gifts.<p>The bane of many retirements is the requirement to take minimum distributions from …

Retirement

If You Could Only Choose One Stock - Today's Editors' Picks

Three years ago, contributor Mike Nadel asked fifteen other Seeking Alpha authors what they believe is the best stock in the world. Today, he …

Investing

Stargazing: How to photograph star trails

There are few things better than spending a beautiful clear night sitting out under the stars enjoying the vastness of our galaxy, and then coming …

Your Medicare Questions Answered

Medicare plays a critical role in retirees' health care starting at age 65. But signing up for Medicare is just the beginning. You'll need to …

Retirement

Understanding the "Hanging Man" Candlestick Pattern | Investopedia

The hanging man is a type of candlestick pattern. Candlesticks displays the high, low, opening, and closing prices for a security for a specific time …

Let’s talk about the Big Book: Everything your family needs to know when you die

Tax season is over. School is starting to wind down. Summer is coming.<p>Things have slowed enough to gather yourself and get organized.<p>We call it the Big Book in my family. Invented by my scrupulously detailed father-in-law, the Big Book is the index containing a road map to everything we own.<p>The …

Retirement

How to Color Calibrate Every Device in a Photographers Workflow

It's always frustrating as a photographer to spend time shooting, editing, and printing an image only to see different results throughout various …

What You Need to Know About Killarney, Ireland

Killarney, Ireland is one of the most picturesque towns in country's beautiful South-West. For that reason, it is on the list of "things to do" for …

Ireland

28 Secret Clamping Tricks from Woodworkers

Clamps are a woodworker's best friend, and there are endless ways to use them in the workshop. Here are 28 of our most unique and useful clamping …

Woodworking

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 …

What's better, collecting Social Security early or blowing through retirement savings?

<b>Dear Liz:</b> I am married and six months away from my full retirement age, which is 66. I have not filed yet. My wife started collecting Social Security at 62 but does not get very much. We are both in excellent health and have longevity in the genes. We don't own a home. I have around $960,000 in …

Important Papers to Locate After Someone Dies

Updated July 16, 2017<p>After someone dies, family members will need to locate all of the decedent's important papers. It will give family members and, …

The One Anti-Inflammatory Drink You Should Have First Thing When You Wake Up In The Morning

The food and drink choices we make in the morning can set the stage for a day of great eating. Provided we’re selecting the right anti-inflammatory …

Refining The 4% Withdrawal Rule

Retirees who manage their own equity portfolios have three choices: live off dividend income, spend down a portion of principal, or do some …

How not to run out of money in retirement

Americans aren't terrific at saving for retirement. Many are even worse when it comes to figuring out how much to spend once they get there.An …

A Star Photographer Breaks Down The Rules For Epic Landscape Pictures

Humans love photography. There is a natural human drive to capture images of those things we find beautiful or emotionally impactful. We fill albums and frames with pics and keep them where we can reflect on the images as we move through our days. We pay to enter galleries and museums full of …

Ultimate Lightroom RAW

This Lightroom Video Course created by expert landscape photographer Mark Metternich is the most thorough Lightroom RAW Processing Course currently …

Photography Gear That Can Totally Change Your Landscape Photography

When it comes to taking breathtaking landscape photos like the one above, there are many different factors involved.<p>The lighting is key, the …