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Making No-Knead Bread Is So Much Easier Than You Think—and You’ll Use It in Meals All Week Long

It's my #1 go-to food for quick lunches and dinners.<p>Whether you consider carbs your nemesis or you love a nice, expensive loaf of bread, most of us …

Baking

People Are Losing It Over This $70 Pasta Maker on Amazon

This is not a drill: Amazon's best-selling pasta maker is under $100. If you've ever been tempted to channel your inner Giada de Laurentiis (guilty), …

Cooking

This One-Pot Parmesan Chicken & Rice Is Calling Your Name

Sometimes a recipe seems too good to be true. Take this one, for example: It cooks in one pot, in under 30 minutes, with only a handful of …

Cooking

Retirement: Bulls Or Bears - No Worries With This 5% Income Strategy

The stock market just had a nearly 10% correction earlier this month. However, markets have rebounded nicely since then, though substantial risks …

Investing

Stocks Suffer a Volatile Week Despite Strong Earnings, Economy | Investopedia

After months of rallying, major U.S. indexes moved sharply lower over the past week. Despite strong earnings and economic data, the market has grown …

Stock Markets

The Best Ways to See Europe in Just 10 Days

If there’s one thing that Americans get shafted on (there’s not just one; there are loads), it’s vacation days. A 10-day trip will probably eat up a …

European Travel

Retirement: Where Could You Get Safe 6% Income?

The stock market was on a roll all year long last year, and the rally continues in the new year. Most investors love the idea of rising markets and …

Investing

3 Easy Ways to Build a Killer Investment Portfolio

Follow these examples.<p>MONEY has just released its expanded 2018 list of the 50 best mutual funds and 50 best ETFs to own.<p>What makes these funds great …

Opinion: These ‘Lucky 13’ dividend-rich stocks are better bets than the ‘Dogs of the Dow’

Dividend-seeking investors often go to the dogs in January. Dogs of the Dow, that is.<p>The famous Dogs of the Dow strategy is perhaps the most …

The 15 most popular Instant Pot recipes of 2017

Pinterest is a treasure trove of delicious recipes, including everything from basic dinner meals to specialty desserts, drinks and snacks. It’s easy …

Cooking

Retirement Security: Would You Buy This Hated Telecom That Just Popped 10%?

This idea was discussed in more depth with members of my private investing community, <i>"</i><i>Retirement: One Dividend At A Time</i><i>."</i><p><i>Subscribers to my</i> …

Investing

How to replace your old, outdated 3-way light switches

Here's how to swap outdated three-way light switches for something much better.<p>Archaic light switches might as well be from the stone age. All they do is turn a light on and off. They can't dim lighting gently or remember the brightness level you prefer. Outdated switches don't play nicely with LED …

Arduino

Showstopping Holiday Desserts For Home Cooks Of All Skill Levels

If you're a noted chef and invited to a holiday party, it's kind of assumed that you'll bring something homemade along. At least that's how it usually goes for Yotam Ottolenghi, who admits his success can sometimes intimidate hosts.<p>But you don't have to be a world-class chef to make showstopping …

Dessert

Should you own multiple Instant Pots? These women do

On Facebook, the official Instant Pot community page has nearly 800,000 followers. Nell Potter of New Boston is among them. Potter loves using the …

This Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken Soup Is Like a Warm Hug

There are some dishes that just evoke coziness — mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, and this creamy chicken soup. Made in the slow cooker, with help …

How Much Money Should You Be Saving to Retire? Your Savings Account Will Tell You | Inc.com

Conventional wisdom tells us that the sooner you start saving for retirement, the sooner you can retire. Unfortunately, that's sometimes easier said than done. After all, life has a habit having constantly throwing a monkey wrench into your savings goals.<p>To make matters worse, we all have different …

Retirement

Best no-stress pie crust: The roll and fold method

The pastry investigator hews to scientific method. She formulates her hypothesis: Pastry perfection rests on the ratio of flour to fat to water.<p>She gets to work — years of false starts and soggy pies. Just as she is underlining her final formula — 2 cups flour, 2 sticks butter, 1/2 cup water — she …

Baking

You Have 10 Years Left To Retire: John And Lisa Retirement Series - Part 2

In our previous article that we wrote on our hypothetical couple - John and Lisa - we tried to demonstrate how they could retire in 10 years starting …

Retirement

Parker House Rolls

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Combine water and yeast in a liquid measuring cup and whisk to combine. Let sit until foamy, about 5 minutes.<p>Step 2<p>Combine the …

Big-Name Investors Are Dumping Popular ETFs -- Here Are 3 ETFs They Buy Instead

While investor sentiment continues to hit all-time highs, there’s a growing chorus of professional money managers expressing caution about the stock market.<p>This disconnect between professional and individual investors is clear when looking at ETF flows. Since 2008, $2.8 trillion has flowed into …

Stock Markets

You Have 10 Years Left To Retire, How To Plan

Let’s say you have just turned 50, or you are already in early 50’s, and you plan to retire in about 10 years. It’s probably the high time to work …

Retirement

How to Design an Open Concept Space That Looks Like it Belongs on TV

Shop a similar look: Lighting | Stools | Pendants<p>Almost everyone loves open concept spaces, where a singular space has multiple uses — and why …

You're Only a Barcelona Expert If You've Done These 17 Things

The Performance Of Different Stock Market Sectors Over Time

<i>Published by Nick McCullum on July 8th, 2017</i><p>Diversification is one of the key building blocks of a successful investment strategy.<p>There are many …

12 Creole Dinner Recipes to Spice Up Your Life

New Orleans is famous for a lot of things — like its uninterrupted nightlife, its jazzy music scene, and, of course, the vibrant celebrations of Mardi Gras. But the thing it might be celebrated for most is its distinct cuisine. Louisiana is a wonderful melting pot of African, French, and American …

How To Retire At 62 And Live To 100 With Only A Million Bucks

The story of Ted and Mary has been one of the most popular segments. Countless readers have turned to this series to look for ways to handle the …

Investing

The Very Best Apps for Saving Money Effortlessly

Saving money is fun! Just kidding, it’s honestly pretty annoying since it requires a delicate amount of personal control and the temporary …

These smart locks will let you ditch your keys

You don't need a key if you've got a connected deadbolt on your front door -- and your options are continuing to grow.<p>Keys are a time-tested means of access, but they won't do you much good if you leave them inside on your way out the door.<p>Today's crop of smart locks ($120.00 at Amazon.com) think …

Home Automation

10 Dividend Growth Stocks That Simply Print Money

History has taught us that dividend growth stocks are the absolute best way to grow both your income and wealth over time.<p>One such group of dividend …

The 5 places that stole my heart in 2016

For a lot of people, 2016 was the kind of year that warranted a lot of getting away. So it’s no surprise that for me, a professional jet-setter, most …