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I Always Say 'Yes' When My Daughter Asks to Be Picked Up—Here's Why

My daughter is almost too big for that—which is why I hold her as tightly as I can right now.<p>It's early morning. My 8-year-old daughter, Clara, and I are downstairs while the rest of the house sleeps. This is our time. Like her daddy, Clara is an early riser. She often creeps down the stairs before …

This Is Your Brain on Investing

MICHELLE PERRY HIGGINS: What defeats investors more than anything is psychology. Specifically, they can be undone by the emotional ups and downs that accompany the ups and downs of the market.


12 Financial Lies We Tell Ourselves

How many are you guilty of?<p>When it comes to your finances, it’s much easier to lie to yourself than admit your shortcomings. But whether you have a …

Cheap flight: Best time to book is 53 days before departure - and never on Saturdays

Booking flights 53 days before flying can save up to 26 per cent of holiday travel costs, according to research carried out by a travel comparison …

Money: Should we buy a house or risk starting a business to double our money? We have exactly $643,985.37 in our bank account, it’s our life savings.

12 things no one should ever do with their money

Surely the list of things you should never do with your money is longer than these 12 recommendations. But you have to start somewhere.<p>To give you some guidance, we asked financial experts to share their take on how to protect your financial security and avoid getting snookered.

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The 55 Best Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

Metabolism. It’s the set of life-sustaining chemical transformations within the cells of living organisms. It’s such a big concept that it’s …


12 Chic Online Wedding Invites That Make the Case for Going Paperless

Emily Post is probably rolling over in her grave knowing that online wedding invitations even exist, but that doesn’t mean that sending them is a faux pas. In fact, they cost less and make keeping track of RSVPs much more seamless. Wedding planning can take a lot out of even the most organized, OCD …

Your 4-Step Financial Checklist to Buying a Home

Buying a home is one of the biggest traditional mile markers in American life. Although many millennials are happy to rent, more and more members of Gen Y are finally starting to dip their toes into the waters of home ownership.<p>If you're thinking about buying a place of your own, it's important …

How I built a seven-figure business without employees

There is a lot to be said for those rare few that possess the ability to create huge companies with hundreds or thousands of employees that are all just ecstatic to be at work. It is exceptionally difficult and equally as impressive, which is why they end up taking up space on the front page of a …