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How should I invest my nest egg for maximum retirement Income?

<i>I'm in my mid 60s and have about $1.2 million I would like to invest for the maximum income possible for the rest of my life. I don't care for stocks or bonds because I hate the idea of seeing the value of my savings drop if the market has a correction. And I don't understand annuities. Any</i> …

Retirement

Made (Better) in Tokyo

There’s far more to the dining scene than sushi and soba. In fact, the Western food in Japan’s capital is some of the world’s best.<p><i>Far & Away,</i> from <i>National Geographic</i> and <i>The Wall Street Journal.</i><p>IN 2007, IVAN ORKIN, a self-described “Jewish guy from Long Island” became the first American to serve …

Japan

Steak, Malbec, and Tango: The 4-day Weekend in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

DO YOU LIKE TULIPS? YOU WON’T BELIEVE HOW EASY IT IS TO GROW THEM AT HOME! JUST FOLLOW THESE STEPS

Everybody wants to have a beautiful garden at home, but this is easier said than done. Plants require a lot of care in order to bloom and look great, …

Plants

The Corner of California You’ve Never Been to Has Junipers, Waterfalls, and Unbelievably Starry Skies (Video)

“Where the West still lives.”<p>California is full of clichés. Sandy beaches line the coast, the ocean waves dotted with surfers. Hollywood starlets …

National Parks

26 Really Clever Gardening Tricks

No green thumb required.

Gardening

Take Control of Your Money With These 10 Free Spreadsheet Templates

While there are a ton of apps to help you automate your finances, some people prefer the old-school spreadsheet method. Spreadsheets are an excellent …

Personal Finance

New 100,000 Point Marriott Rewards Premier Plus Credit Card + Upgrade Offers On Existing Cards

The brand new <b>Marriott Rewards Premier Plus Credit Card (Learn More)</b> is finally available today and it has all of us curious – especially since it …

Personal Finance

Your 50 Top S&P 500 Stocks For Yield, Gains And Upside In May

"The S&P 500 is widely regarded as the best single gauge of large-cap U.S. equities. The index includes 500 leading companies and captures …

Investing

27 tips, tricks and hacks for creating your very first vegetable garden

Oh, vegetable planting time! Tomatoes, cucumbers, pumpkin, basil and other delicious summer edibles can all be planted now.<p>If you are building your first vegetable garden, here are some tips for success:<p><b>1.</b> Put the garden near your kitchen door. That might not be the most attractive spot for it, but …

Gardening

I'm In A World Of 70MM Racing Footage And I Never Want To Leave

Check out those nice wide shots and rich colors that only the real, super wide honest-to-God celluloid can provide. I didn’t plan to spend my …

Filmmaking

20 Free DIY Raised Garden Bed Plans & Ideas You Can Build in a Day

​Planting on raised garden beds brings many benefits compared to planting on the ground. But the most crucial one is you can grow a garden even in a …

Gardening

Americans can now visit 'China's Hawaii' without a visa — and the photos will make you want to drop everything and go there immediately

1/<p>Relax on one of the many beautiful tropical beaches.<p>Valerieka/Shutterstock<p>Sanya, the city on the southern end of Hainan Island, has a number of …

Asia Travel

Explore Indonesia’s Raja Ampat – A Comprehensive guide to Asia’s most spectacular Island Paradise

Pianemo Viewpoint, Raja Ampat Islands<p>In the age of exaggeration, it is rather hard to explain the transcendent beauty of Raja Ampat islands in our …

Asia Travel

The Ultimate Arizona & Utah Road Trip Guide: 15 Days Of Scenic Byways, Canyons, Hiking And Exploring

Arizona and Utah are amongst my favourite places on Earth. The stunning natural beauty speaks for itself. Jaw-dropping canyons, snaking rivers, rusty …

Hiking

50 Best Places to Travel in 2018

1 of 50<p>Šolta, Croatia<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 50<p>Grenada<p>3 of 50<p>Los Cabos, Mexico<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 50<p>Fiji<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 50<p>Archipelago Sea, …

São Paulo

Affordable camper van comes with a rooftop deck

Elevate your van life<p>The camper van craze has grown from a fringe Instagram hashtag to a national movement that has people ditching their jobs and hitting the road in Sprinters, Promasters, and the like. And whether you have an unlimited budget or want to DIY, it seems like everywhere you turn, …

Campervans

10 Easy Pieces: Grass Block Pavers

If you’d like to avoid paving paradise to put up a parking lot, as Joni Mitchell put it, grass block pavers can be a greener choice to surface a …

Landscaping

5 reasons to buy color-changing light bulbs

Thinking about upgrading to color-changing smart lighting, but unsure of how you'd put it to use? We've got a couple of suggestions.<p>A lot of smart home gadgets try to disappear into your home, but color-changing smart lights from the likes of Lifx, Nanoleaf, Sylvania, and Philips Hue are a big, …

Smart Homes

You Can Now Save on a Luxury Hotel With Your Costco Membership

You rely on Costco for toilet paper, bulk candy, and giant tubs of guacamole. And now you can use the wholesale retailer to book a luxury …

Hospitality

How To Retire At 65 With Only Half A Million

Seeking Alpha helps retirees and future retirees face current issues.<p>Today, I will be going over investor priorities and fears when planning for the …

Retirement

Is Querétaro the New San Miguel de Allende?

Querétaro, once the third largest city in Mexico and twice its capital, is emerging from the obscuring shadows of San Miguel de Allende, to the northwest, and Mexico City, to the southeast. Its region, in central Mexico, is known as El Bajío, the lowlands. But at an elevation of nearly 6,000 feet, …

DIY camper van cost just $18K to build

How one couple is living the #VanLife dream<p>It’s a story that’s engrained in #VanLife lore: Dreaming of something different, an outdoorsy couple quits two successful engineering jobs and sells their house—with nearly everything in it. They build their own DIY camper van and embark on a non-stop …

Modular, Erector-like camper van slides easily between work and play

VanDoIt spun off from Kline Van/Woody's Automotive Group last year with a mission to grab a piece of the van life pie by building custom vans for …

5 California Road Trips That'll Make You Fall in Love With the Golden State

Like many born-and-bred Californians, I would choose Joan Didion as my fantasy dinner guest and I feel more at home in my car than pretty much …

The 3 Best Places to Retire on the Beach

If your retirement daydreams include white sand and the sparkling sea, you're probably looking into retirement on the beach. These overseas …

The Best River Cruises for Exploring Europe This Summer

“Go with the flow” could be the motto of river cruisers, the fastest growing segment of the cruise market.<p>Unlike oceangoing ships that carry as many …

Retirement Strategy: A Fate Worse Than Death?

While I am trying to have some laughs in this article, the truth is that living ONLY on Social Security and/or out-living your savings is no fun.<p>Far …

BANK OF AMERICA: Buy these 8 stocks to make a killing in the next 3 months

Bank of America Merrill Lynch released a list of short-term stock recommendations to clients on Monday.<p>"These high conviction ideas are based on our views of potential significant market and business-related catalysts that we think will affect these stocks in the quarter," the bank said in a …

Move Aside, Palm Springs—L.A. Cool Girls Are Flocking to Pasadena

Although Palm Springs often steals the spotlight when travelers plan out an itinerary for a sunny Southern California getaway, we've noticed that Los …