Colleen Cassidy

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I'm a financial planner — here's why I won't buy a home

Some people seem surprised when I tell them I rent by choice.<p>I'm a business owner and financial planner, I'm married, and by all counts I'm well established in my life. I should own a house, right?<p>But that's where a lot of people get into trouble: They feel like they "should" do one thing or …

Personal Finance

Make Crispy Toasted Sesame Tofu in an Air Fryer

Tossed in a tangy dressing rich with the flavors of honey, toasted sesame oil, and soy sauce, these crispy cubes of tofu make a hearty supper served …

13 Actually Delicious Recipes You Can Make With Canned Salmon

Salmon fried rice, anyone?<p><b>Read more:</b><p>•15 Delicious Dishes Anyone Can Whip Up With A Can Of Tuna<p>•17 Delicious Dishes Anyone Can Make With A Can Of Chickpeas<p>•13 Easy Lentil Recipes To Try Now That Soup Season Is Officially Over

13 Summertime Recipes You Can Make in an Instant Pot

Though you may associate your Instant Pot with wintry meals like meaty stews, you can also totally use it during the summer. The nice thing about the …

Cooking

No Offense, but These Are the Best Movies on Netflix Right Now

Many people eagerly anticipate Netflix putting out popular new series like <b>Stranger Things</b> and <b>Black Mirror</b>, but the streaming site also acquires a ton of freshly released movies and original films each year. And these films are nothing to sneeze at!<p>In the past few months alone, one of its newer …

Entertainment

A New Cookbook Takes Us Deep Into the World of the Instant Pot

A few years back, in that now-forgotten time before Instant Pots were a thing, I reviewed an electric pressure cooker and struggled mightily with it. …

5 Anti-Inflammatory Vitamins You Should Be Taking For A Faster Metabolism

There are three important factors in staying trim around your middle. You must have a well-balanced, anti-inflammatory diet along with consistent …

35 Groceries That Make Sense To Buy Online

I know I'm not the only one who has walked into a grocery store and nearly cried at the cost of olive oil.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time</i> …

‘The Lowest White Man’

I guess Donald Trump was eager to counter the impression in Michael Wolff’s book that he is irascible, mentally small and possibly insane. On Tuesday, he allowed a bipartisan session in the White House about immigration to be televised for nearly an hour.<p>Surely, he thought that he would be able to …

Donald Trump

Readers’ 23 All-Time Favorite Real Simple Recipes

We asked, and thousands of you answered. Here are the dishes most bookmarked, dog-eared, clipped, shared, and enjoyed—from once-a-week slow-cooker …

Cooking

Yoga for lazy people: seven moves to make you happy

You don’t even have to get off the sofa<p>• Tim Dowling’s lazy person’s guide to self-improvement<p>Lots of people tell me that while they want to practise yoga, they just can’t get off the sofa. Well, no worries. Yoga can be done by the laziest of the laziest. Just stay where you are and do this …

Yoga

Our Most Popular 30-Minute Meals of 2017

Weeknights seems to get busier and busier lately — they definitely didn't slow down in 2017. That's why 30-minute meals are our saving grace. They …

7 Spotify features that will make your experience better

Spotify is one of the most used music streaming apps in the world — as of June this year it had 140 million active users.<p>But for an app so widely used, a lot of its better features are hidden. This is an issue that Spotify has been tackling for a while, and although its taken steps to and continues …

25 Healthy Frozen Foods You Need in Your Freezer Right Now

You may not think of frozen foods as being health stars, but they can be — as long as you choose the right ones. In fact, packing your freezer with fruits, veggies, grains, and lean proteins can make good-for-you meals come together in a breeze. No more dialing for takeout (that takes too long, …

How to Form a New Habit (in 5 Easy Steps)

You will never change your habits until you change something you do daily.<p>Chances are, this has happened to you: You make a resolution with the best of intentions to break a bad habit or start a good one--maybe for the new year or your birthday or some other special occasion. And within days or …

Procrastination

Your grout is disgusting—use this trick to clean it

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>A colleague of mine …

Amazon Just Released A Sneak Peek At Its Black Friday Deals

🔍👀<p>Amazon is an obvious destination for holiday shopping, and it’s no surprise given the e-retailer’s ability to offer insanely good deals on big-ticket purchases like Amazon Echoes, electronics, toys, kitchen tools, fashion accessories and more.<p>Earlier this week the commerce giant low-key …

15 Packaged Low-Carb Snacks That Are Actually Delicious

Cut the carbs, keep the flavor.

Cutting the cord? How to pick your streaming services

“Cut the cord.” It sounds so freeing, doesn’t it? No more paying exorbitant fees for hundreds of channels you never watch. With streaming services, you can watch whatever, whenever, wherever. Pretty great, right?<p>There’s just one roadblock: Streaming services are complicated, far more complicated …

Your Chicken Stir-Fry Needs This Chinese Restaurant Secret

While I am a big fan of tips that get dinner on the table faster, I also love techniques that actually make dinner better — even if that means an …

A Brilliant Way To Cook Sweet Potatoes In Half The Time

So simple, yet so good.<p>The great taste of a perfectly roasted sweet potato is hard to beat. It’s sweet, it’s hearty and it doesn’t even need any seasoning to taste great (though it is always welcome). The problem is, sweet potatoes take a long time to cook. Sometimes, we don’t have the hour it …

An Incredibly Smart Dog Who Understands Over a Thousand Words in the English Language

An incredibly intelligent border collie named Chaser, who is able to understand and respond to over one thousand words in the English language, …

Language

11 Easy *Golden* Air-Fryer Recipes to Feel Good About

Despite our healthy snacks and nourishing lunch choices, we still find ourselves craving the “bad stuff.” We do so well throughout the week with our collard wraps and whole grain pastas but, at a certain point (usually once the weekend shows up), we covet a crispy, salty, and sometimes greasy …

50 Things to Grill in Foil

Try a new cookout dish: Food Network Magazine created dozens of fun and easy foil packs.<p>Charles Masters<p><b>How to make a foil packet:</b><br>1. Lay a large sheet …

Slow Cooker French Toast Is the Laid Back Way to Feed Your Friends a Fancy Brunch

Just as wide leg pants and hair parted down the middle have made a comeback in the last few years, so has another 1970s gem: the slow cooker. In the …

Breakfast

This $100 Gadget Is Taking Over Kitchens Everywhere

It actually lives up to insane amounts of hype.<p>Kitchen appliances don’t normally stir up super strong emotions. The Instant Pot, a multitasking …

A DIY Peloton at-home stationary cycling solution for introverts

I decided I needed to start exercising again, and spinning--cycling on a stationary bike--is the best choice for me. Peloton looked awesome, but too …

Peloton

5 personal money numbers everyone should know to check their financial health

You might know your weight and your (pre-tax) income. But how much do you really know about your full financial situation? Your salary and monthly …

Personal Finance

Why Cycling Feels So Damn Good

Science confirms what many of us know: Your bike is your happy place.<p>When you ride, you get a spike in neurochemicals such as serotonin and dopamine that relieve pain and improve mood, says Kim Chronister, PsyD, a psychologist in Los Angeles. You also get a hit of endorphins, which triggers the …

Cycling

7 books to read when life gets tough

This was after she underwent a massive heartbreak and uttered these words for the first time: "Wow, life is hard."