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Here's Why I Plan to Take Social Security at 64

There are good reasons to start collecting early and to start late -- here's why I'm aiming closer to the middle.<p>When to start collecting Social …

Retirement

5 exercises that target those hard-to-tone body parts

Target your abs, glutes and arms — or combine all five movements for a total-body tone up.<p>You slip into a tank top for the first time this year and notice your triceps could use a tone up. Or perhaps it’s the leg-baring shorts or the thought of going shirtless at the beach that has you running to …

Workouts

Why You Should Never Put Medical Debt on a Credit Card

It could end up costing you a lot more than expected.<p>Medical bills are now the No. 1 reason Americans file for bankruptcy. It's no surprise, …

Byrdie Editors Agree: These Fragrances Attract Mega Compliments

As far as Team Byrdie is concerned, a spritz of perfume is as crucial to our daily routine as moisturizer. It's the <i>pièce de résistance</i>, the final …

When your parents die broke

Blogger John Schmoll's father left a financial mess when he died: a house that was worth far less than the mortgage, credit card bills in excess of …

Healthier bacon created without 'cancer-causing' ingredients to hit supermarket shelves

Good news: your weekend fry-up or Friday bacon butty could soon be better for you.<p>Food scientists have successfully created a new type of bacon that …

We're Still Not Over These Budget Bathroom Before & Afters

Bathroom makeovers are unmitigated pleasure — you get all the instant satisfaction of seeing a beautiful new space, without all the painting, tiling …

Here's My Best Investment Plan for Kids

First try walking, then riding with training wheels -- and then without.<p>Here at The Motley Fool, we've talked a lot about how to invest money for …

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets So It Lasts

If you're going to go through all the effort to paint your kitchen cabinets (it is not exactly a quick or easy project!), you want to make sure it's …

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Make your teen a millionaire this summer

Gary Sidder set up Roth IRAs for his sons when they turned 13. Each year, the Littleton, Colo., certified financial planner and his wife, Francie Steinzeig, a school psychologist, contributed an amount equal to whatever the two boys earned cutting lawns, shoveling snow and doing odd jobs. As the …

Investing in These Stocks Now Could Make You a Millionaire Retiree

Investors willing to buy now and hold these two companies for decades could get rich.<p>Investing in stocks is the best way for most people to grow …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

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29 Of The Prettiest Ways To Keep Your Home Organized

Make your house picture perfect.

6 Warning Signs Before You Buy a Flipped Property | Investopedia

Buying a fixer-upper property, sprucing it up and reselling it is big business today. With recent rock-bottom interest rates, investors are snapping …

These are the only 5 financial accounts you really need

Managing your cash doesn't have to be complicated. In fact, it shouldn't be. The more transparent your finances are, the easier it is to see whether …

5 of the Best Travel Credit Card Perks

With so many credit cards out there, keeping on top of the ones with the best perks and deals isn't easy. Offers change frequently, and many rewards programs get upgraded over time.<p>We've compiled a list of the current top travel rewards cards, and categorized them by perk, from sign-up bonuses to …

The Best Baby Gifts, 2-Year-Old Edition

Dr. Roberta Golinkoff, professor of psychology at University of Delaware and co-author of the New York <i>Times</i> best-seller <i>Becoming Brilliant: What</i> …

Kids

Wonder Oil to Stop Hair Fall Overnight: Grow 2 Inches Hair in 1 Month: DIY

Hello everyone,<p>Hair plays an important role in people’s physical appearance and self perception, so it can be devastating to experience hair fall and …

ASK A FINANCIAL PLANNER: How do I balance saving for my retirement and saving to buy a home?

<i>Between two high-yield savings accounts, a 401(k), and a Roth IRA, I have about $43,000 in savings. I'm contributing 9% of my income to a 401(k) and another $500 per month to a savings account.</i><p><i>My Roth IRA is through Betterment, where I'd also like to set up an investment account to save for a down</i> …

4 Unknown Dividend Stocks Yielding 5% or Higher That Retirees Should Consider Buying

Image source: Pictures of Money via Flickr.<p>One of the most difficult financial decisions seniors will make in retirement is how to balance their investment portfolio so that it offers a healthy dose of income potential while minimizing risk to their principal. Dividend stocks with 10%-plus yields …

10 Beverages You Should Think Twice Before Drinking

You might want to make a few tweaks to your morning smoothie.<p>Turns out, even some of the "healthy" sips should be considered more carefully.

CDC: Evidence definitively shows Zika causes birth defects

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday that it now considers Zika to be the definitive cause of the birth defects seen in Brazil and other countries affected by the outbreak.<p>The declaration marks a "turning point" in the scientific understanding of the virus and its link …

What Exactly Is Witch Hazel, And Is It Safe To Use On Your Skin?

Is it all a bunch of hype?<p><i>"Beauty Glossary" is a HuffPost series that breaks down beauty products, techniques, treatments and ingredients so you know exactly what you're putting onto and into your body.</i><p>A few HuffPost Lifestyle editors keep a bottle of witch hazel in our medicine cabinets, but we …

What French Children Do That Americans Don't

In Bringing Up Bebe, author Pamela Druckerman investigates the difference between raising a child in France vs. The United States. According to Druckerman, these are the Top 5 differences between French kids and American kids.<p>1. French children sleep through the night<p>Druckerman noticed that babies …

12 books to read this year if you want to get rich

The wealthiest, most successful people bury themselves in books. They commit to self-education long after they've finished college or any formal education.<p>To help make 2016 a prosperous year, we've highlighted 12 of our favorite personal-finance books — one for each month — from century-old …

Everything You Need to Know About Money on One Index Card

University of Chicago professor Harold Pollack explains the financial cheat-sheet that went viral.<p>One of the all-time best pieces of personal finance …

Personal Finance

Family Travel: 24 Hours in Baltimore

Baltimore is a family-friendly city, but staying with kids doesn't mean you have to forfeit experiencing Baltimore's best asset: its quirky originality. Here's how to spend 24 hours in the city that will satisfy both parents and kids.<p>DAY ONE<p>As soon as you arrive, head to the Inner Harbor to stroll …

Teaching kids about money is child’s play

"You have to pay for that!," yelled my three-year-old while pointing at the groceries in my shopping cart. You'd think stepping out of the checkout line to grab a forgotten tub of ice cream would have thrilled my daughter.<p>But rather than scream for ice cream, the kid called for my arrest. The …