Chris

61 Flips | 7 Magazines | 32 Likes | 1 Follower | @chill1188 | Keep up with Chris on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Chris ”

IRS Unlocks The 'Door' For High-Income Savers

For years, there’s been a debate raging in the financial planning community surrounding something that’s colloquially become known as “The Back-Door Roth IRA.” Some practitioners (including myself) have been advocates of the planning strategy, which involves a two-step process that effectively …

Retirement

3 Ways to Benefit from a Roth IRA Under New Tax Law, Including a ‘Mega Backdoor Roth’

The tax benefits to Roth IRAs have always been enticing, but now they're even more attractive. Even if you think you make too much to take advantage, …

7 Agonizing 2-minute Workouts That’ll Torch Every Muscle in Your Body

You can’t step foot in a gym these days without hearing rabid talk about the VersaClimber. Thanks to the excruciating full-body workout it provides, …

Exercise

A hedge fund that focuses solely on marijuana is crushing it

When Sean Stiefel told his dad two years ago he was going to invest in an Uruguayan cannabis company after getting pitched on the deal by a broker, the reaction was laughter.<p>But that bet paid off in a big way. Stiefel, along with his partner John Kaden, invested in International Cannabis Corp — a …

Power couple: Mixed reality will help businesses cash in on both AR and VR

Historically, VR and AR have been seen as two separate technologies both having unique case uses. VR has been embraced by gaming enthusiasts as a way to make their gameplay more immersive and relies on a display that is worn over the eyes, tricking the mind into believing it is somewhere else. AR …

A 20-year-old YouTube star just bought a $6.9 million mansion — take a look inside

20-year-old social media star Jake Paul has a habit of annoying his neighbors, so anyone who lives near his new, $6.9 million mansion in Calabasas should be on high alert.<p>Before Paul reportedly bought it, the home had been listed for $7.395 million, according to the Los Angeles Times.<p>Paul, who …

9 home security systems you can install yourself

Do-it-yourself home security companies aren't like the ADTs and Vivints of the world. Instead of locking you into a multiyear contract, most DIY systems give you the flexibility to chose how and when you monitor your home. That usually means you can sign up for a monitoring service on an optional …

My K.I.S.S. Dividend Portfolio: 3rd Quarter 2017 Update

I’m always looking for more ways to create income from my retirement accounts. The more income I’m able to produce, the more money I’ll have to …

The Next Billion-Dollar Startups 2017

Every year for the past three, Forbes has gone looking for 25 young U.S. companies with a strong shot at reaching a valuation of $1 billion or more. Last year’s list included hot companies like the crowdfunding site GoFundMe, online retailer Boxed and innovative home seller OpenDoor. This year, …

Startups

The 7 Books Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says You Need To Lead Smarter

The well-read CEO recommends books that have informed his own thinking and that of his team at Microsoft in formulating the company’s turnaround.<p>If you spend time with Satya Nadella—as I did on several occasions this year while researching our new cover story on the dramatic impact he’s had on …

Satya Nadella

AR glasses are giving airport ground staff superpowers on the runway

The world's best airport is getting an augmented reality upgrade.<p>Passengers at Singapore's Changi airport could soon see shorter waiting times for …

You Can Now See the Most Beautiful Sights in Canada With This $397 Train Trip

Thanks to its massive windows, you can fall asleep under the stars.<p>After you've checked this $213 scenic train trip from San Francisco to New York off your bucket list, the next voyage you should book is this inexpensive locomotive adventure across our neighbor to the north, Canada.<p>The four-night, …

Top resume templates: These 3 beautiful resumes will give you the best shot at getting a job in 2017

Perhaps you know what mistakes not to make on a resume, but what <i>should</i> you do to make your experience stand out from the rest? Are there key features …

Employment

Build Muscle With the Pushup Challenge

The pushup is a classic move and one of the best things you can do to hit your chest, shoulders, arms, and core in one swoop.<p>If you get your pushup …

This Is the Best Island in the World

It's lined with sugar-white sand beaches and hidden coves<p>For the second year in a row and the third time since 2013, Palawan, Philippines, has won …

Palawan

This 12-time Olympic medalist reveals her ultimate 6.5-minute ab workout that helps keep her fit

Five-time Olympic swimmer and 12-time Olympic medalist Dara Torres demonstrates her ultimate ab workout that keeps her in amazing shape. Torres has teamed up with SHOW MORE OF YOU from Celgene and Otezla — a campaign that is shining light on the psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis.<p>To learn more about …

Workouts

GOLDMAN SACHS: Here's how to clean up in the market through the end of the year

The average year-end forecast across 20 Wall Street strategists calls for the S&P 500 to remain largely unchanged from current levels after rising roughly 8% in the first half of the year.<p>And even the most bullish strategist, Jonathan Golub from RBC Capital Markets, has a year-end price target of …

Today's Workout 76: The no-equipment circuit to blast your core and chest

<b>Duration</b> 30-45<p><b>Exercises</b> 4<p><b>Equipment</b> X<p>Always feel like you're too busy to make it to the gym? This is the no-equipment workout you should be doing in …

3 Stocks That Could Make You Rich

Nobody ever went broke paying too little for a good stock.<p>For nearly a decade now, ever since the dark days of the Great Recession, I've taken a …

8 Stretches That Will Help You Touch Your Toes

Flexibility is one of those things that many people talk about dreamily. Like, being flexible would be nice, but sigh, it’s just a pipe dream. Except …

Want Your Best Employees to Never Leave You? Ask Them 5 Simple Questions

Most important, leaders should be asking these questions before their best people mentally and emotionally check out.<p>Want to do something that will launch you into the new era of HR? Get rid of your exit interviews and replace them with "stay interviews."<p>If you're new to this concept, unlike the …

Employee Engagement

Facebook shutters Oculus Story Studio original VR content division

Virtual reality may be in desperate need of some content, but Facebook’s Oculus will now be focusing its efforts on investing in rather than creating virtual reality.<p>Oculus VP of Content Jason Rubin announced today that the company will shut down its award-winning cinematic VR division, Oculus …

Virtual Reality

This Is How a Nike Master Trainer Spends 15 Minutes at the Gym

Finding the time to squeeze a gym session into your day can be a challenge, so when you get there, you want to make every minute count. If your go-to …

2 Retirement-Killing Mistakes Investors Make (and How to Avoid Them)

I know I don’t have to tell you that risk management is one of the keys to successful long-term investing.<p>But here’s the strange thing: most responsible, risk-conscious investors underperform the market—and not by a little.<p>Why?<p>Because the reality of risk management is <i>not</i> the conventional wisdom …

Investing

Apple’s learn-to-code app Swift Playgrounds adds 5 more languages

Along with the reveal of a new 9.7-inch iPad and new red iPhone, Apple also announced today that its learn-to-code app Swift Playgrounds is now available in five new languages. The additional languages include Simplified Chinese, Japanese, French, German and Latin American Spanish. The app, which …

App Store

Chris Pratt's intense 'Guardians of the Galaxy' workout routine

The Riker Brothers<p>The Riker Brothers<p><b>Duration</b> 60<p><b>Exercises</b> 4-7<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>We're so accustomed to seeing Chris Pratt as a bona-fide action star, it's …

Exercise

Our new (mixed) reality: Early adopters have become HoloLens believers at work

Whether it involved trucks, buildings, or banquettes, AR/MR headset has made life easier.<p>It’s been roughly two years since Microsoft unveiled its …

7 Cheap Dividend Stocks to Buy Now

Finding cheap dividend stocks that are actually buy-worthy is tough. On the one hand, you’re looking for significant dividend yield. On the other …

Investing

The best coffee makers 2017

Liquid energy, morning mojo, elixir of the gods. These are the best of the best in coffee makers.<p>Whether you’re imbibing your morning brew for robust …