Brian Sokol

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College Application Essays Don’t Matter as Much as You Think

<b>Correction appended, November 14.</b><p>Parents: sit down before you read this. Kids: deep breaths. You know that beautifully crafted, deeply felt, highly …

Out of power? Cable lets you steal juice from another device

The Samsung Power Sharing cable lets you donate power from one compatible mobile device to any other gadget that charges with a micro USB port.<p>How many times has this happened to you? You're out for the day with your tablet, smartphone (and maybe even your smartwatch) all set for a day of play with …

Gear & Gadgets

7 Tips and Tricks to Cut Your Phone and Cable Bill in Half

View Gallery<p>14 photos<p>Geber86 / Getty Images<p>Sure you love your smartphone, but you might be spending a small fortune on it each year. A $100 monthly …

Over 2 million dehumidifiers recalled for fire risk

Dehumidifiers have been linked to 46 fires, no injuries<p>More than 2 million dehumidifiers are being recalled because they can overheat, smoke and catch fire.<p>The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the recalled dehumidifiers have been linked to 46 fires and more than $2 million in property …

For $5 A Peek Into The Private Gardens Of The Rich

Retired money manager Michael Steinhardt and his wife Judy have opened the extravagant gardens at their Mt. Kisco, N.Y. home to benefit the Garden Conservancy 26 times since 1995. That’s the year he retired and the inaugural year of the charity’s “Open Days” program that lets the hoi poloi visit …

6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

Finally ready to get off the grid? It's not quite as simple as it should be, but here are a few easy-to-follow steps that should point you in the right direction.<p>If you're reading this, it's highly likely your personal information is available to the public. And by "public" I mean everyone …

Internet

How to Save Money on Wine

These seven tips will help you get a better price on your favorite vino by the bottle, case or even box.<p>Do you like drinking wine but don't like …

Wine

How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …

Dessert

Is $1 Million Enough To Retire?

The New York Times recently published an article headlined "For Retirees, a Million-Dollar Illusion," which questioned whether $1 million in savings is enough to retire on, given today's low interest rates and stock market volatility, the potential for inflation and increased life spans.<p>The article …

Get the Best Price When Selling Back Textbooks

The amount you get for your used books can vary widely. Here's how to make sure you pocket the most cash.<p>Most college students probably know by now …

Selling

Could Covering College For Your Kids Be A Bad Thing?

Given that a college degree can easily cost a cool hundred <i></i>thousand (or two), there are plenty of good reasons to fear having to save up <i>that</i> much money. But a fear of harming your kid’s odds of success probably didn’t make your list.<p>However, that’s the very conclusion that Laura Hamilton, assistant …

Martha’s Favorite Recipes for Summer

Warm-weather dining calls for delicious meals made with the season’s bounty of fresh, ripe produce. Here are Martha's all-time favorite recipes for casual summer entertaining.<p>These picture-perfect muffins are studded with fresh blueberries and capped with crunchy sugar and crumb toppings. The …

5 Ways to Reduce Taxes on Social Security Income

When you are receiving Social Security as part of your income, it is in your best interest to keep as much of it in the bank or in your pocket as …

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4 Best Websites for Earning Side Income to Grow Your Savings

Before you can save money, you’ve got to earn it. The web lends a helping hand for those interested in <b>how to make extra money from home</b> with a …