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All The New iOS 7 Features You Need To Know About For AirDrop, Safari, And The App Store [iOS 7 Review]

So what can you share with AirDrop? Pretty much anything<p>Searching for apps in the App Store is still a pretty bad experience<p>iOS 7 gives Safari some of its biggest new features in years, and boy has it needed them

App Store

iOS 7: What You Need to Know

- Sep 18, 2013<p>iOS 7 is ready for release. Apple says it’s “the mobile OS from a whole new perspective. We’ll take a look at the major new features in …

First iOS 7 Reviews: Everything Improved, iTunes Radio Recommendations Are 'Frighteningly Accurate'

At its September 10 iPhone event, Apple provided multiple publications with iPhones running iOS 7. The embargo has now lifted on review posts, so we have gathered some relevant excerpts from each site in order to highlight general release reactions to Apple's new operating system.<p>Jim Dalrymple, <i>The</i> …

America's legendary drives

With over four million miles of highway, the USA offers more road trips than anyone could tackle in one lifetime. Whether you’re itching to peek into Wild West history, or just longing for a big ol’ soulful dose of nature’s vistas, you’ll find them along America’s backroads and byways. Here are our …

Columbia River

The 5 Best Barbecue Joints In The Austin Area

Lucky for us, the towns near Austin boast some of the finest barbecue in the country. Here are Zagat readers' four favorite places to go to for some BBQ grub outside of Austin, plus one favorite in town (no list would be complete without Franklin).

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What Is A Two Party Check & Where Can You Cash It?

<b>Q: My wife and I filed our tax returns jointly, and we received a tax refund check that was written out to both our names. We do not yet have a joint</b> …

Four Ways To Beat High Health Care Costs; Fidelity Says Recent Retirees Need $220,000!

Have you included health care costs in your retirement number? $220,000 is what Fidelity Investments figures a 65-year-old couple retiring this year will need—not including nursing home care—to cover health care costs in retirement. The number is down from last year’s $240,000 estimate. That’s good …

SMART INVESTOR: Are You Underestimating How Much You'll Need For Health Care In Retirement?

There's good news and bad news.<p><b>Bad news first</b>: A 65-year-old couple retiring this year will need to have $220,000 saved up to afford medical care in their golden years. That's a lot of doctor's visits, not to mention the fact that it doesn't even count long-term care costs (about $6,900 per month, …

Retirement

4 Mistakes To Avoid When Enrolling In Medicare

<b>By Diane J. Omdahl, Next Avenue Contributor</b><p>For boomers who haven’t crossed the Medicare road yet, that moment is likely coming: You must be enrolled in Medicare at age 65 and can actually sign up as early as three months before your 65th birthday, assuming you’reeligible for the federal health …

How Homeownership Can Save You Money

If you’re in the market for buying a new house to call your humble abode, now may be the best time to get in. With rates as low as 3.5% for first …

9 Investment Ideas That Yield 6-9%

Reach for more yield with master limited partnerships, mortgage-owning REITs and more.<p>To get 6% in a world where safe investments pay 1% or less …

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. <i>Best in Travel 2013</i> already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to dig …

National Parks

Top 10 Cities To Visit In Europe This Year

Europe has lots of wonderful cities that deserve to be on your itinerary if you ever decide to take a long vacation. To make your work easier, we’ve …

The Slow and Steady passive portfolio update: Q1 2013

Well now, it probably hasn’t escaped your notice that the markets have been dancing a merry jig since our last check-up in January. Clap your hands …

Are automatic payments all they're cracked up to be?

<i>This post is by staff writer April Dykman.</i><p>A few weeks ago, I paid a sky-high electric bill.<p>After some investigation, I saw the problem: the electric …

Too big to scale: Long-term stock market returns

Always be alert to the different ways in which large numbers can be (mis)interpreted when trying to make sense of the world.<p>Never forget: You’re an …

Automatic Payments Are Great, But Be Watchful

In the very hectic lives that we lead, having to pay the monthly bills is a just another chore that sucks up our time. To make it easier, there’s …

Rising Interest Rates Don't Have To Bring You Down

Yields have been on a steady decline for 31 years now, ever sine the 10-year hit an all time high of 15.6% during President Reagan’s first term. On July 28, 2012, interest rates on the 10-year U.S. Treasury note hit a historical low of 1.39%–an event of monumental significance for individual …

How to Strike It Rich: Focus on Stocks

Build up your personal wealth by investing in the stock market.<p>As anyone who has ever bought even one stock knows, getting rich fast in the market …

The Cheapest Place to Buy Generic Drugs

If you've been buying generic medicine at a major convenience store, you might want to explore other options.<p>A recent Consumer Reports survey …

Worry Free Investing by Zvi Bodie

I started this blog in August, 2007. Before that, I was writing a monthly article that appeared on a static web page that I designed by hand. Not …

The Five Keys To Sizzling Sales

Great products don’t guarantee financial success. Apple is worth $560 billion because it knows how to sell them. Here are five tips from a lost weekend at one of its stores.<br>By Brett Nelson

Are Bonds a Good Investment for 2013?

With stocks now in record territory it’s a good time for investors to look to diversify into other asset classes. Bonds are a natural diversification …

Is Your College Degree Worth It? Find Out

College has never been more expensive to attend. Now you can check if your degree is worth the cost.<p>As the number of students enrolling in college has increased, college costs have climbed as well. Between 2000 and 2011, the average cost of attending a private, not-for-profit, four year degree …

New math for home affordability

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Looking to buy a home? Figuring out how much house you can afford is about to get more complicated as the housing market emerges from crisis.<p>Houses under construction are seen in Fontana in San Bernardino County, California, in this February 5, 2009 file photograph. …

How To Make Your Retirement Money Last

There’s a lot of financial advice on how to invest for retirement. But what should you do with the money you’ve accumulated in your 401(k) or IRA dollars once you retire?<p>That’s a key question, one I deal with frequently as a financial planner. After all, you’ll want the cash to last the rest of …