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Use These 10 Handy Gadgets to Keep Your Car Clean and Connected

The prevalence of smartphones in our lives continues to redefine how we go about daily activities. From health trackers, to managing finances, and …

Gear & Gadgets

Merrill Edge Survey Shows Young People Plan on Inheriting Rather Than Earning. They May Be Sorry

Is it really financial independence if it depends on someone else?<p>Are you counting on an inheritance to help you make ends meet or secure your financial future? If you answered yes, you're very much not alone. That's the finding from a new Merrill Edge survey of 1,000 Americans, ranging in age from …

Retirement

REITs: Rising Rates Due To A Strong Economy Are No Problem

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) have underperformed equities since mid-2016, when interest rates bottomed.<p><b>Exhibit 1: REIT ETF Assets Under</b> …

The best ways to invest in your golf game this season (from $10 to $35,000)

Golf isn’t lacking for things you can spend money on. Spending well is another story, especially if the objective is to actually play better. Hence the challenge we put before Golf Digest editors: identify the best way golfers could invest in their game this season—at price points ranging from …

Golf

Viewers Are Ditching Cable For Streaming Faster Than Anyone Expected

“Cord cutting” has been a kind of ghost story for cable providers for much of the past decade—a tale that, while foreboding, didn’t seem entirely …

ConocoPhillips: To Alaska And Beyond

The recovery is now underway at ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP). Management crowed about the recent successes in Alaska. More positive announcements on the …

21 Borderline Genius Bullet Journal Spreads For Tracking Your Finances

Get rich or bullet journal trying.

Writing a will: 13 common mistakes to avoid

<b>By making a will, you control what happens to your worldly possessions when you die – but there are a number of simple mistakes that could stop your</b> …

Foster Care

GE: Downside Now Limited, Risk-Reward High

<i>Source: CNBC.com</i><p>General Electric’s (GE) stock has been in perpetual decline for over a year now with no bottom in sight apparently. GE’s …

Amazon Could Acquire Toys 'R' Us. Here's Why It's a Brilliant Move

If Amazon buys Toys 'R' Us physical retail locations, it will be even more powerful than it is now.<p>Toys 'R' Us made three big mistakes.<p>The first mistake was in early 2000, when it signed a 10-year contract to be the exclusive vendor of toys on Amazon, instead of investing in its own e-commerce site.<p>…

Mergers & Acquisitions

Exercise Your Brain to Improve Memory in Retirement

Strategies to help retirees recall and remember people, places and things.<p>When retired professor Darlene Howard taught in the psychology department …

This Bidet Toilet Seat Not Only Cleaned My Butt, It Changed My Life

After using the Bemis Renew Plus Bidet Cleansing Spa, how could I ever go back to toilet paper?<p>I was deep in a lavatory idyll when I realized that …

Ticks Creep Into Canada, Bringing Lyme Disease (and Confusion) With Them

Reported Lyme cases in Canada increased more than six-fold between 2009 and 2016, but many patients are still struggling to get diagnosed and treated.<p>…

Disease

How to invest money in 2018: The best beginner’s investment plan, with funds, stocks, bonds and more

Perhaps you’ve heard that to really grow your money, you need to start investing. But does just the thought of the topic make you feel anxious? …

Retirement

6 Gmail tips, tricks, and hacks to help you master your email

Have you ever accidentally sent a damning email to someone that you <i>intended</i> to save for the rest of time as a draft? Or made a friend audibly gasp at …

Apps

This $80 Smartwatch Lasts 4 months Per Charge and Works With iPhones or Androids

If you love the idea of becoming a proud smartwatch owner, but can’t really seem to get behind the steep price tag on the Apple Smartwatch models, <i>Boy</i> …

BYOG (bring your own glasses) will bring headaches for IT

The trickle of smart glasses entering enterprises on the faces of employees this year will become a flood in the years ahead.As the use of smart …

Explore The Mysterious Yangtze River With Century Cruises

The only way to really see the mighty and mysterious Yangtze River in China is to cruise down it; take a cruise with Century River Cruises for a …

How hackable are your smart home gadgets?

Last Friday saw a massive internet outage after hackers flooded Dyn, a major internet gatekeeper for sites like Facebook, Spotify and Netflix, with false bandwidthfrom an ocean of unsecured internet-connected devices.<p>Many of these devices were reportedly smart home gadgets using standardized …

Home Automation

This $22 under-bed LED lighting system is our new favorite thing in the world

Remember when we first introduced you to LED backlighting for your TV? Remember how it blew your mind and completely changed your TV viewing …

LED Lighting

Most millennials seen worse off than parents despite aptitude - study

Most millennials will struggle to earn more money and find better jobs than their parents despite being more highly trained, according to a study by Credit Suisse.<p>Defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as being those born between 1982 and 2000 -- so between 35 and 17, now -- millennials face tougher …

How often you actually need to shower, according to science

When was the last time you showered?<p>If you're like most people, the answer is probably less than 24 hours ago.<p>There's no official protocol for how often to shower, but folks around the world — in countries like India, the US, Spain, and Mexico — all bathe about once a day (either with soap or …

3 Dividend Stocks That Are Minting Money

Huge cash flow and solid dividends make these stocks smart long-term picks.<p>There are two things a company can do that are guaranteed to make …

Why Wall Street Is Suddenly Scared of Amazon

What's worth $472 billion and is not playing in the latest leg of the epic bull market? That would be Amazon (AMZN) .<p>Shares of the digital destroyer …

Costco has officially raised the alarm on US tariffs

The threat of higher US duties and tariffs has spooked Costco.<p>The warehouse club—known for its discount products in bulk quantities—updated the “risk factors” section of its most recent annual report to explicitly add a warning that import taxes are a risk to its business success.<p>The document was …

Economy

Why Is Amazon Buying Up Mall Property?

In Ohio, the company thinks it can breathe new life into the retail monument that it helped to dismantle.<p><b>Amazon.com</b> (NASDAQ:AMZN) has been opening …

This Photo of a Heinz Ketchup Bottle at Walmart Shows Why Amazon Is a Killer

If one wanted to check in on how the war between Amazon.com (AMZN) and Walmart (WMT) was transpiring, they might not need to look any further than …

Investing

Introduce your kids to the magic of 3D printing with Toybox

Who says 3D-printing is only for scientists, architects, and other professional adults? Certainly not the team behind Toybox, Now, you can find …

Here’s the real cost of owning a new car — and how to get a sweet ride without overpaying

In the market for a new car? It’ll cost you. Consumers who purchase a new car in 2017 will spend about $8,500 annually on their new ride, or about …