Brett M. Whitaker

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How to pay off fixed- and adjustable-rate mortgages early

<b>Q</b>: I saw your video on your YouTube Channel (youtube.com/expertrealestatetips) on how making an extra payment on your mortgage pays your loan down faster. When you make an extra payment, do you apply all of that to principal or just a normal payment as usual? What if I could pay extra to the loan? …

Personal Finance

Fit over 40: midlife fitness and nutrition tips from Matt Roberts

At the age of 44, Matt Roberts is in the same shape as the day he turned 20: the same body fat, same weight, same size clothes.<p>If you’ve resigned yourself to the inevitability of midlife spread, you need look no further for fitness inspiration than his sculpted abdominals. The ­personal trainer who …

Fitness

The One Router Setting Everyone Should Change (But No One Does)

The vast majority of home Wi-Fi users don't know the first thing about keeping their routers secure, a new survey finds.<p>Eighty-two percent of 2,205 …

Wi-Fi

Hit It Farther With Less Effort

A simple adjustment to (finally) outdrive smaller playing partners<p>You're north of six feet. You weigh 215. You used to play football, and you still lift weights four days a week. How in the world are you getting outdriven by a guy who looks like a stunt double for a child actor? It's a question …

Golf

30 questions to ask that so-called PPC ‘expert’ before hiring him/her

When it comes to pay-per-click (PPC), it’s often best to call in the experts. But sometimes even experts need to be put to the test.The following are …

Pay Per Click

Egg Breakfast Recipes

Packed with nourishment, the egg is one of nature’s perfect foods. One large egg has varying amounts of 13 essential vitamins and minerals all for …

Breakfast

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Country Lifestyle

The best workout ever, according to science

1. Dumbbell Front Squats<p>Set your feet hip-to-shoulder-width apart. Holding dumbbells above your shoulders, elbows bent and close to your sides, …

Workouts

How Many of These 14 Common Negotiating Mistakes Do You Make?

You might not even know you're messing up.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Much of business -- and life -- is about negotiation. We need to be able to find common ground to make connections, work together and sell to one another. That's why it's important for a business …

Entrepreneurship

The Best Workout You Can Do When You Can't Hit the Gym ​| Men’s Health

This workout is a descending ladder, meaning you will start with 10 reps per exercise and remove one rep per round until you complete the workout at one rep per exercise. This setup allows you to maintain intensity as you fatigue, and intensity makes for a more effective workout in less</b> …

​Dad Bod Redefined: Chest and Back Workout | Men’s Health

Yes, you’re a dad, but you don’t need to default into the dad bod—or, at least the soft and shlubby image that term brings to mind. That’s why we’re taking that label and molding it into version 2.0.<p>We’ve partnered with trainer Cory Gregory to bring you a cutting-edge, four-week program with five …

The Single Best Way To Stay Motivated Every Single Day

What is the <i>single best way</i> to stay motivated and energized every single day? How do highly successful people maintain their motivation—and continue to chase their toughest goals—through an entire year?<p>A reader named John recently contacted me with a similar question. He wrote, “I’m currently …

Fitness

8 of the Most Ingenious 3-D–Printed Objects to Date Photos

With its flexibility, speed, and ever-lowering cost, 3-D printing is the future of manufacturing. Ironically, though, the versatility of the technology itself can be a problem: When you have the ability to create essentially anything, taking full advantage of that potential is a bit daunting. But …

You Should Really Try Working Out with Kettlebells

Kettlebell training boosts your power, strength, flexibility, and mobility, all while being gentler on your body than barbell weight training. You …

How to Maximize a Health Savings Account | Investopedia

As high-deductible health plans (HDHP) become more popular with the increased cost of health insurance, more and more people are contributing to a …

Retirement

The 20-minute full-body HIIT workout to burn fat

Who says every (or, really, <i>any)</i> gym visit needs to be an hours-long slog? With high-intensity interval training you can hit it hard and be done in …

3 Top Dividend Stocks for Your Roth IRA

Image source: Getty Images<p>Years of testing and experience have proven that dividend investing is one of the surest paths to financial independence. Although it isn't as sexy as investing in the next Silicon Valley start-up, the constant compounding that reinvesting your dividends creates can work …

Exercise

Inside Exos: An exclusive look at the world's most elite gym

You never know who you’re going to run into at Exos, the world’s most elite training operation.<p>One May morning, two young quarterbacks hoping to …

12 books that offer a solid return on investment

by Barry Ritholtz<p>About once a week, I get an email like this: "I am interested in learning more about investing. What books would you recommend I …

Muscle

Personal Finance Basics: 7 Essential Habits for Saving and Investing

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Investors<p>These are the basics of running your financial life.<p>By Suzanne Woolley | June 20, 2016<p>Just 8 percent of …

Retirement

This Workout from The 21-Day Bulk Will Force Your Back to Grow

Want to know what's so great about <i>The 21-Day Bulk</i>? You can slow things down a little bit and chill out. Key words: <i>A little bit</i>. <i>The 21-Day Bulk</i> is …

Improve Your Fitness Fast with This 30-Day Dumbbell Plan

If you’re looking to get strong and lean — or, much more simply, move well and feel better — all you need is one month, a few dumbbells and …

Exercise

The skinny guy's workout program to build muscle

Hard-gainers or ectomorphs believe it's difficult for them to build muscle because of genetics. But more often than not, they're training too hard, …

The 4-Week Kettlebell Shred Workout Program

Kettlebell training has plenty of benefits—namely strength gains, performance increases, and fat loss.<p>“Kettlebells have perfect ergonomics for key …

The 3-Day Workout Program to Build Muscle Endurance and Get in Fighting Shape

In a sport as relentlessly demanding as MMA, any competitive fighter needs to have a huge base of raw strength and conditioning to endure five rounds …

Extreme Sports

The 1 Thing Nobody Understands About Social Media Marketing (and It's Seriously Mind-Boggling)

You're doing it wrong.<p>Let's get down in the weeds for a second about social-media marketing.<p>I cannot tell you how many times a day I hear the words, "We need to be on Facebook. We should be posting more on Twitter. We should show people our culture on Instagram."<p>Nobody cares.<p>That's the cold, …

Marketing

3 Important Lessons from the Downfall of Legendary Stockpicker Bill Miller

If you aren't old enough to remember Wall Street in the '90s, you might remember his scene in The Big Short.<p>If you were an investor in the 1990s, you …

Investing

2016 NFL Predictions: 2nd-Year Players Set to Become Breakout Fantasy Stars

There are tons of resources out there on figuring out what to make of fantasy football rookies, and veterans are known commodities. But what if you're trying to choose which second-year players to add to your fantasy roster come draft day?<p>Second-year players are a particularly tricky commodity in …

Fantasy Football