Kevin G Bonds

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7 challenges smart people choose to overcome

It’s truly fascinating how smart, successful people approach problems. Where others see impenetrable barriers, they see challenges to embrace and …

How one couple went from debt to $1.5 million in savings

<b>By Andrea Coombes, NerdWallet</b><p>When Al and Lesia Riddick got married 16 years ago, they had about $150,000 in debt, including a student loan, a car …

The big questions to ask before you retire | Financial Times

Is it that time already? It only feels like five minutes since you graduated. Then you landed that job; got married; moved house; the children came …

Retirement

6 Ways to Make Your Money Work for You

The choice is yours: You can grow your money slowly or aim for more rapid growth. Just take some time to learn about your options.<p>You may not love …

10 Financial Risks and Rewards of Retiring Abroad

More Americans are deciding to pack their bags and head overseas in retirement — not just to travel, but to live. One reason for this trend is …

A Beginner’s Guide to Investing in Stocks

Like many new investors, you’ve decided to invest in a company and pick up your first shares of stock, but your limited knowledge leaves you …

5 Essential Lifestyle Amenities for Luxury Retirement Villages

It’s only now in the 21st century that we’re able to slot the words ‘luxury’ and ‘retirement’ into the same sentence. And it’s only in the current …

10 Reasons You Should Retire to a Tiny House

Retirees often opt to downsize to smaller houses. However, some of today’s seniors are taking this trend to another level by jumping on the tiny home …

How to outlast a job you hate until you can retire

First, the good news: You’re closing in on retirement. After decades of long hours and loyal service, you only have another few years until you can …

10 Tough Conversations You Need to Have Before You Retire

A lot of planning needs to go into retirement. It’s a major life event, so it needs to be done with care — not on a whim. Your retirement preparation …

How to Live in Luxury During Retirement Without the Price

In saving, investing and preparing for retirement, many people hope to have some of the high-priced possessions they couldn’t afford to have during …

Social Security: 5 smart ways to maximize your potential benefits

One of them could mean a 30% increase in benefits -- or more.<p>Social Security benefits account for 50% or more of household income for around half of all married senior couples and more than 7 in 10 singles. These important benefits are earned throughout your working life, but unfortunately many …

Retirement

Here's Why I Plan to Take Social Security at 64

There are good reasons to start collecting early and to start late -- here's why I'm aiming closer to the middle.<p>When to start collecting Social …

6 books Barack Obama recommends reading this summer

For the first time since leaving office, Barack Obama is returning to Kenya and South Africa, where he’ll speak in remembrance of the 100th …

17 Serena Williams Quotes That Will Inspire You to Remarkable Success

There's never been a tennis player as inspiring as Serena Williams, and it may be a long time before there's another like her.<p>Today, Serena Williams is set to play what may very well be the match of her life when she plays the final at the 2018 Wimbledon Championships. Whatever the outcome of …

Serena Williams

The Best New Menswear Pieces To Buy Right Now

All the best new menswear items released this week from the likes of Nike, Maison Kitsune, YMC, Citizen, Oliver Spencer, Topman, A.P.C., Tommy …

Men's Fashion

4 Ways to Maintain Concentration in Mentally Exhausting Jobs

Here are some simple but valuable tips for staying as energetic as possible throughout your day.<p>This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>Some jobs are sprints, others are marathons. There are lots of roles, such as those in retail, hospitality and logistics, where you are likely to …

Productivity

9 things that seem like a good investment but are actually losing you a ton of money

Whether you're new to investing or have been at it for decades, deciding where to put your money requires careful consideration. What appears to be a promising investment could actually turn out to cost more money than it's worth — or even cause significant financial losses.<p>Business Insider asked …

Personal Finance

Hummingbird Cake Recipe

"Impress your friends with this Hummingbird Cake--a recipe that has been passed down through many generations. If desired, crush additional nuts and …

One Couple’s Journey From Debt to $1.5 Million in Savings

When Al and Lesia Riddick got married 16 years ago, they had about $150,000 in debt, including a student loan, a car loan and a mortgage.<p>Now they're …

Personal Finance

I no longer have hope in white America

By Karen Attiah<p>Global Opinions editor<p><i>This post has been updated.</i><p><i>“I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block toward freedom is not the White citizen’s councilor or the Klu Klux Klanner, but the white moderate who is more devoted to order than justice; who</i> …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

5 Lessons Most People Learn Way Too Late in Life

It's best to learn these lessons while you're still young.<p><i>"What are the lessons people most often learn too late in life?" originally appeared on Quora--the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Alyssa Satara, co-founder</b> …

The Best—And Worst—Foods For Diabetics

If you have type 2 diabetes or are at high risk for the disease, you know that soda, candy, and doughnuts won't exactly do you any favors. That's because eating too many of these sugar-loaded refined carbs over time can lead to consistently elevated blood sugar levels and insulin resistance—which …

Feeling Overwhelmed? Try These 4 Powerful Steps to Recover from Work and Life Burnout

Never want to reach burnout again? These 4 powerful steps will help you balance your work and life for good.<p>We all know this -- work can be tiring. In fact, it can sometimes be downright exhausting. But if you find yourself exhausted long term, and severely unable to climb out of a high-pressure, …

Here's exactly when you'll become a millionaire if you save $500 per month

Are you on track to become a millionaire? If you're regularly saving and investing, you may already be well on your way to reaching that milestone by …

What to Do When You Don’t Feel Valued at Work

It’s no fun to toil away at a job where your efforts go unnoticed. How can you highlight your achievements without bragging about your work? Who should you talk to about feeling underappreciated? And if the situation doesn’t change, how long should you stay?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b><br>“There’s nothing …

Jim Crow Laws - Facts Summary

BLACK CODES<p>The roots of Jim Crow laws began as early as 1865, immediately following the ratification of the 13th Amendment freeing four million …

Author who studies millionaires: 240 minutes a day separates the rich from everyone else

There are 1,440 minutes in each day. That is the one common denominator we all share. With respect to time, we are all on equal footing. And most …

Self-improvement

How A Poor Black 10-Year-Old Girl Became A Millionaire Oil Baron

Early Life Sarah Rector was born in 1902 in what is today Taft, Okla. Back then it was known as Twine, Indian Territory, as the Oklahoma had not yet …

The 15-Minute Cardio Workout for Busy Guys

At some point in the last 20 years, the term “cardio” became synonymous with light jogging. Jogging leads to 5-hour marathon times, adult …