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16 fascinating facts about North Korea

North Korea frequently makes headlines as its government continues to tout its military hardware and make boisterous, but so far benign, nuclear threats.<p>The country has also been linked to several cyber-related incidents lately, but it denies involvement.<p>Still, the one thing that remains a bit of a …

North Korea

What If Black America Were a Country?

The statistics reveal a fragile state within a superpower.<p><i>Update: An earlier version of this post included a chart that compared black America's incarceration rate with those of other countries. The chart incorrectly listed black Americans' incarceration rate in 2010 as 4,347 per 100,000 Americans.</i> …

How To Withdraw Over $100k From Your 401(k) Tax-Free During Retirement

Do you know how your retirement accounts will be taxed at retirement? If not, you might want to get up to speed with the IRS tax code (or work with an advisor who is) otherwise you may be missing out on some significant tax savings. Let’s start with the basics of how different sources of retirement …

Retirement

The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

European Travel

The 22 unhealthiest, unhappiest, poorest, and most unsafe countries on Earth

Prosperity may mostly be used to talk about money, but the Legatum Institute thinks there is more to it than that.<p>It takes into account 89 different variables, ranging from indicators like a country's unemployment rate to asking citizens about how much political freedom they feel they have.<p>The data …

Emerging Markets