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Build a Micro-Hydropower Generator from CDs and Repurposed Printer Parts

For green tinkerers and DIYers, nothing could be sweeter than building something from repurposed materials, except maybe when that something is a …

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25 Money-Saving DIY Backyard Projects…to transform your space!!

<i>First of all, Happy Memorial Day (for my U.S. friends)! I know this day tends to shift focus to friends, BBQs, and a day off from work (all things we</i> …

Get the LED Out With These 6 Unconventional Lighting Projects

You could add more or better lights to your garage, or maybe even come up with some cool fixtures to make it more interesting. But for something truly unique, check out these six unusual DIY shop lighting solutions.<p>DIY Emergency Lighting<p>As pointed out in <i>Make:</i>‘s project for this little light, you …

The Quick Lowdown to Cuba Travel

For decades it's been Americans' forbidden fruit, a place where only devil-may-care travelers would slip past international borders, taking care not to have their passport stamped. But times are changing, as I'm sure everyone has heard by now.<p>For decades it's been Americans' forbidden fruit, a …

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21 images prove Ireland is the ultimate roadtrip

IN HONOUR OF TURNING 30, I drove all over Ireland. I’d never been — an embarrassing fact for someone with the last name Mulligan — but I did know …

Here's what you should pack in your carry-on bag

Every traveler wants to pack light, especially when it comes to carry-on luggage. No one wants to be that passenger who is forced to check baggage they were hoping to bring on the flight.<p>In order to avoid this, you'll need to pack only the essentials.<p>From passports and headphones to extra underwear …

A Closer Look At Shelf Brackets And Their Diverse Designs

We’re usually so focused on the shelf that we forget about the other elements that interact with its design directly. For example, the shelf bracket …

11 knots you need to know

Even in this day and age, knowing how to tie a few basic knots can be beneficial.<p>It’s easy to dismiss knot tying as a skill that's rarely needed in …

Arduino Auto Watering Garden Project

Introduction: Arduino Auto Watering Garden Project<p>What your looking at above is my entire project in its' enclosure. I set out to solve a problem …

Tag: Landscaping 101

Landscape Ideas: Garden Design for a Swimming Pool Area<p>by Kier Holmes<p>Swimming Pools: 11 Best Landscape Plants for Water’s Edge<p>by Kier Holmes<p>Lost …

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Life After Retirement - What Do I Do Now?

Retirement wasn’t working for Dwayne. A deliberate, thoughtful man, Dwayne spent 25 years with a Fortune 500 company rising through the ranks to Company Vice President of Logistics. When he retired, Dwayne expected to fall easily into a life of leisure – rising late, doing what he wanted when he …

Three Bizarre But Really Important Retirement Questions

Retirement today is anything but traditional. In fact, there are a myriad of things that go on that people never think about let alone plan for. Use this uncanny quiz to take a walk on the strange side of it.<p>1) An unexpected case of leprosy forces you into retirement. Too hideous to attend your own …

Everything You Need to Know About Choosing a Retirement Plan

Taxes now or taxes later? Unfortunately, “No taxes at all” isn’t an option. But when it comes to your retirement savings, you do have some control …

Introduction

Living overseas is different from just visiting. Before you retire to a foreign country, consider not just the weather and cost of living, but also healthcare; safety; tax and visa requirements; and how friendly the country is to foreigners. Here are some possibilities.<p>To read the full story click …

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9 Smart Reasons To Rethink Your Retirement Plans

Instead, workers today are coming to grips with the very realistic notion that they may work well into their 70s.<p>But is that really such a bad thing?<p>"For some people continuing to work is an economic necessity due to shrinking nest eggs and rising medical costs," Ken Budd, executive editor of AARP …

How to retire like a cheapskate—and live well

BOSTON (MarketWatch)—On paper, it might seem a difficult task: Retire on the cheap while enjoying the standard of living to which you are accustomed …

The Unlikely Secret to a Happy Retirement

With a savings crisis so deep that more than half of American adults are unsure they could scrape together $2,000 within a month for an emergency, it …

How to calculate the true cost of retirement

In the past, experts routinely said you needed to replace 70% to 80% of your pre-retirement income for your golden years. Plus, the experts said, …

The 13 Biggest Money Mistakes Retirees Make

On the surface, retiring seems to be about transitioning from the working grind to days of all leisure and no alarm clocks. But underneath, there’s another shift at play: ending the days of earning and beginning the days of spending.<p>The kind of spending we’re talking about is certainly not shopping …

Will You Work In Retirement? Avoid These 5 Common Mistakes

“I will never retire.”<p>“I will work until I die.”<p>These are statements I hear often from many of my 50-year-old clients—and frankly, from some of my closest friends, too. Baby boomers lack confidence in their ability to retire, and many are afraid of the unexpected: An Associated Press – NORC Center …

How to travel the world for free (seriously)

WORLD TRAVEL is cheap and easy. In fact, with a little practice and effort, you can travel for free.<p>The idea that travel is expensive and difficult …

Our Simple DIY Home Solar Power System

Our Simple DIY Home Solar Power System<p>This basic off-grid solar power system is simple to install and can be easily expanded…<p>Bringing some of the …