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What is a ‘death clean’ and why should you do it?

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>The phrase “death cleaning” may sound jarring to unaccustomed ears, but the concept makes …

Financial Planning In Your 50s

Turning 50 is a milestone for many reasons: Children are grown and the big debts, such as saving for college and the mortgage, make less of a dent. Financial planning in this decade is tricky, however, and hugely important.<p>For many, the target retirement age is now in sight. As you get older, time …

Best Investments For A Strong Retirement

Retirees, understandably, are concerned with largely two things: safety and income. Retirement investments often combine these features, but at a cost.<p>Because you’ll live longer in retirement than you expect, often the best investments for a strong retirement are not costly funds and insurance …

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 …

Money strategies retirement savers need now

Your year-end brokerage and 401(k) statements have arrived in your inbox and mailbox. Now it’s time to take stock of your portfolio and consider …

95-Year-Old Receives Award for Iconic Detroit Street Photography

Not many people can say that they've devoted more than 60 years of their life to photography, but then again, not many people receive artist awards at the ripe old age of 95. Photographer Bill Rauhauser was just selected as the 2014 Kresge Eminent Artist, as he gains recognition for his …

Street Photography

More than three quarters of large carnivores now in decline

<b>Three quarters of the world's big carnivores - including lions, wolves and bears - are in decline, says a new study.</b><p>A majority now occupy less than half their former ranges according to data published in the journal, Science.<p>The loss of this habitat and prey and persecution by humans has created …

Wildlife

The Most Unprecedented Thing About Janet Yellen

When my colleague Rana Foroohar returned from her interview with new Fed Chair Janet Yellen, I couldn’t decide what to ask her about first. How fast …

Who Are Ex-Cops Accused of Faking Disabilities to Get Paid?

So who are the former New York cops, firemen and corrections officers who allegedly defrauded taxpayers out of millions by faking disabilities – …

Anti-Whaling Activists Put Focus on Complex Law and Bloody Tradition

Despite opposition from scientists and animal advocates, Japanese whaling continues in Antarctica, fueled by nationalism.<p>As reports of dead minke whales in the Southern Ocean circulate, the battle over Japanese whaling heats up in turbulent waters.<p><b>Video shot by an aircraft operated by the</b> …

Drought-hit farmers call on Coalition for help as resources start to dry up

Drought is hitting Australia’s eastern states as summer temperatures soar, increasing pressure on the federal government to help farmers struggling to make ends meet. In Queensland, 62% of the state is now drought declared.<p>NSW no longer declares specific areas but the dry stretches in the western …

New York Cops, Firefighters in Massive 9/11 Fraud, Indictment Says

More than 100 retired New York City cops, firefighters and correction officers were charged today with falsely claiming to be suffering from …

Celebrity portraits by Terry O'Neill – in pictures

Terry O'Neill is one of the greatest celebrity photographers of the 20th century, and a key member of the group of portrait-takers that defined the 1960s. An exhibition at The Little Black Gallery features some of his most famous images. It can be seen at 13A Park Walk, London SW10 from 14 January …