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The 60/40 stock-and-bond portfolio mix is dead in 2016

Years ago, managing your investment portfolio was pretty simple: Invest in 60% stocks and 40% bonds, and rebalance your assets once a year.<p>But financial advisers are increasingly moving away from this traditional model of asset allocation.<p>“Those were not terribly bad rules a generation ago, but …

Investing

Shares guru Jim Slater: eight books that will make you a better investor

Whether you are experienced in the workings of the financial markets or have no finance background at all there's a title out there to suit you<p>When I am asked if I can recommend clear and easy-to-read primers on investment, there are two books that spring instantly to mind. Both of them should be …

Investing

4 Smart Places to Put Your Short-Term Savings

<i>By Louis DeNicola</i><br>Short-term savings often take the form of an emergency fund -- the three to six months' worth of living expenses everyone should …

Personal Finance

The 12 dumbest things you can do with your money in your 30s — and how to avoid them

Time is still on your side in your 30s. If you manage your money well, it can mean huge financial gains in the future.<p>That's easier said than done. And many of us tend to assume that we'll have more money in our 40s and have plenty of time to tune up our finances, which can lead to some poor money …

4 Radically Simple Places to Invest Your Money

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Investing $100 a Month in Stocks for 30 Years | Investopedia

If you asked the average saver if it's safer to invest $100 in the stock market or to put $100 in a savings account, most would pick the savings …

Most Americans have less than $1,000 in savings

Americans are living right on the edge — at least when it comes to financial planning.<p>Approximately 62% of Americans have less than $1,000 in their …

Personal Finance

A self-made millionaire says a seemingly innocuous daily habit could be keeping you from getting rich

In "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind," author and self-made millionaire T. Harv Eker identifies a seemingly harmless daily habit average people engage in that the rich refuse to: <b>complaining.</b><p>"Complaining is the absolute worst possible thing you could do for your health or your wealth," Eker …

11 Of America's Best Small Towns, Perfect For A Long Weekend Trip

Whether you've got an extra vacation day to spare or not, summer is ALWAYS a good excuse for a long weekend trip. Life moves a little slower, food tastes a little sweeter and everything is just a bit simpler than in the place you left behind.<p>Luckily enough, America is chock-full of cool small towns …

America’s Best Summer Weekend Adventures

Great adventures are all around us—and summer is the ideal time to seek them. To give you some ideas and inspiration, every weekday we will be sharing a different U.S. summer weekend adventure, state-by-state.

Hiking

10 Apps to Download For Your Summer Travels

More travelers hit the road on Memorial Day than nearly any other holiday weekend, so do yourself a favor and get properly equipped for the voyages …

Four All-American(-ish) Escapes for Your Next Long Weekend

There’s more to this country than what you can see from your Netflix account. So grab your keys, your friends, and the aux cord<p>There's nothing wet, hot, or American about the increasingly deep ass imprints forming on your couch from a summer lost to binge-watching the Sopranos (so much nuance the …

The 10 Best & 10 Worst U.S. States to Visit on a Road Trip This Summer

<b>“Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road." -- Jack Kerouac, On the Road</b><p>Americans are itching to get away this summer, …

Most People Don't Know These 14 Hidden Gems In Florida Even Exist

Located in Pinellas County, Fort De Soto Park is made up of five keys connected by bridges or causeway. Visitors can explore beautiful beaches, …

15 Chicago Restaurants With Top Views of the Windy City

Chicago has some of the most gorgeous scenery in the world, and very few things enhance it than standout food and drink. The spots on this list range from fine dining restaurants in the sky, to relaxing beachfront summertime draws, to rooftops on top of skyscrapers.<p><i>Note: Listed alphabetically.</i><p>The …

The Best Tourist Attraction in Every State

One of the best things about this great nation of ours is that we don't like to be bored. Like, ever. But mostly, on road trips. Which is why we have …

8 quintessential New Mexican foods we wish would go national

QUINTESSENTIAL NEW MEXICAN FOOD could succinctly be defined as anything made with New Mexico’s famous red or green chiles. And I’m not talking “a …

The Best Views at 5 National Parks in Utah Are Blocked by Pollution

The National Park Service is pressing Utah environmental regulars to crack down on emissions at two coal-fired power plants to improve air quality …

Guide to Idaho’s best clothing-optional hot springs

IN IDAHO, geothermal geology and remote, mountainous geography combine to produce some of the most plentiful and enjoyable hot springs anywhere in …

Hiking

The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state

In celebration of Earth Day, we set out to find the most beautiful natural attraction in each state, using input from folks who have lived in these places.<p>Can you guess which state the picture to the right is from? Follow along to find out. (They're in alphabetical order if you want to find yours …

The 10 best islands in the US, according to TripAdvisor

To create this list, TripAdvisor looked at millions of traveler reviews from over the past year and created an algorithm that ranked the top islands.<p>Maui, Hawaii, was ranked No. 1 thanks to attractions like its Haleakala Crater, where travelers can witness breathtaking views of the entire island. …

National Parks Road Trip: Northern Rockies

Grand Teton > Yellowstone > Glacier<p><b>Gateway Airport:</b> Jackson, Wyoming<p>Explore the three crown jewels of the Northern Rockies on this tour spanning some of the continent’s most stunning alpine scenery and explosive geologic wonders. This trip takes you into the beating heart of wild America, from the …

National Parks

National parks in western USA

From the Badlands in South Dakota all the way to Yellowstone National Park; here we cover which National Parks you should seek out in the US<p>I have …

The 33 Best Donut Shops in America

<i>By: Kevin Alexander and Liz Childers</i><p>If the donut was becoming newly hip again last year during our first compendium of the best donut shops across the country, it is a full-blown trend now, as artisanal donut shops have risen up like those magical yeasty treats all across America. And though, at …

Insider’s Guide to the White Mountains

A northern extension of the Appalachian range, the <b>White Mountains</b> of New Hampshire attract visitors with the highest and windiest peak in the American Northeast—Mount Washington—and the oldest network of high-altitude huts in the nation.<p><b>> What to Know:</b><p>The warmer summer months, when days are longest …

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