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The Most Important Advice We Can Give Our Daughters

As a father of three daughters, I think about them and their future constantly, especially now that my eldest daughter is headed off to college. I am …

7 Top Energy Stocks to Buy and Hold Forever

Let’s face facts. No matter how much we try to conserve energy and burn cleaner fuels, at the end of the day, the planet consumes a lot of energy. …

38 Ways to Be a Better Cook in 2016

<i>by The Epicurious Editors, Epicurious</i><p>PHOTO BY CHELSEA KYLE<p>Some people make New Year's resolutions to start running five miles a day. Some folks vow to never touch another pepperoni-covered French bread pizza. But if you're anything like we are, your 2016 bucket list is all about the cooking skills …

Here's How to Start Investing Your Money

Everything you've ever needed to know about the stock market.<p>The stock market can be a smart way to clone your money, but it makes plenty of people break out in hives. A recent Bankrate.com survey showed that only 26 percent of Americans under age 30 own any stock-based investments. Alexa von …

Most Americans are one paycheck away from the street

Americans are starting 2016 with more job security, but most are still theoretically only one paycheck away from the street.<p>Approximately 63% of …

Personal Finance

5 truths about money, from a 90-year-old personal finance classic

Many people argue it doesn't matter how much money you make — it's about how much you keep.<p>And holding on to your cash requires experience, smart habits, and a bit of wisdom: "Without wisdom, gold is quickly lost by those who have it, but with wisdom, gold can be secured by those who have it not," …

11 Sly Ways Good Credit Will Tempt You into Bad Debt

Have an excellent credit score? That's great, but don't go cueing up the <i>Rocky</i> theme song as your personal soundtrack or crowning yourself a credit master.<p>Credit scores that fall in the good to excellent range means you're paying bills on time and keeping your credit utilization (the percentage of …

50 Short Funny Jokes That Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

Carrick best reads: Why is talking about money so uncomfortable?

<i>The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.</i><p><b>Why is talking about money taboo?</b><br>An interesting look at why many people with money are so uncomfortable talking about money.<p><b>Ace your retirement with this</b> …

How Many Investments Do You Need In Your Portfolio?

Like many other financial questions, the answer to how many investments you need in your portfolio is, “It depends.” The solution is contingent on several different things including the type of account you’re working with, the amount of money you have, and the time you’re willing to commit to it. …

Enrich Your 401(k) With One Huge Decision

It’s always curious to me that when it comes to investing, far too many look at this process like the weather.<p>If they think the forecast or present day will be unpleasant, they avoid the stock market and go to cash, which is paying nothing. I even heard that a prominent economist is doing this.<p>Yet, …

Investing

Four Things Investors Should Do Every Year

Investment portfolios, like most things in life, require maintenance. Just as you change the oil in your car or schedule an annual physical, you should also review your portfolio and make sure your investments are in good working order.<p>Too often investors avoid their portfolios because they believe …

From Socks To Sex Toys: Inside America’s Subscription-Box Obsession

Call it the Birchbox Effect: You can now have pretty much anything delivered monthly to your door. Will the bubble-wrap bubble ever burst?<p>While online shopping has made our lives so much easier, it also has its problems. For instance, we don’t get to sample new products to see how they feel or …

10 Habits of People Who Love to Work Out

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6 DIY Ways to Whiten Your Teeth and Get a Movie-Star Smile

No harsh chemicals necessary<p>It's that time of year again: You have to remain photo-ready from the first holiday party to the ringing of the New Year. Whitening your smile is imperative, but finding the time for a dentist visit isn't always in the cards. And sometimes, you don't want to apply a …

35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Amy Poehler's Yes Please, these are the books you need to get through your own roaring twenties. Inspired by this post.

How A Good Credit Score Can Save You $83,770

The recent article on how much of your income should you save generated significant interest. Rather than offer a rule of thumb, the article looked at how long it would take to retire based on different savings rates. The challenge for many, however, is increasing their savings rate to anything …

Five Fatherhood Truths You Probably Never Knew

Shares 896<p><i>Five things you didn’t know about being a father in the modern world.</i><p>Four years. That’s how long I’ve been a dad.<p>Some days are awesome, …

Parenting

7 Inspiring Steve Jobs Quotes That Just Might Change Your Life

Steve Jobs didn't just leave a legacy of great products. He also shared ideas that continue to inspire and motivate.<p>He came, he saw, he conquered...and he left behind some words to live by:<p><b>"I'm convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure</b> …

Motivation

Stock Investing: Selecting Stable Markets

For newer investors that are looking for ways to start building on their nest egg, it is important to assess the current state of the options that …

Investing

The 20 Immutable Laws of Personal Finance

Easy rules that will help keep your money safe and sound<p>Easy rules that will help keep your money safe and sound