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In Smart Home, Retrofit May Be The Next Big Thing

When you look around at many of the smart home systems coming to market, most require what is called in the business tech world a ”fork lift upgrade”, meaning you have to throw out your old hardware and replace it with new gear in order to get the advantages of new technology.<p>Take the Nest Protect …

Do Super-Sized Shopping Carts Equal Super-Sized Bills?

We’ve all been there. A quick trip to the grocery store for essentials turns into an over-flowing shopping cart. But what makes us purchase so much …

5 Investing Basics That Can Make You Rich

So you want to become a better investor, build more wealth, and gain financial freedom?<p>Great!<p>Where do you begin? There's tons of advice out there …

Investing

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FORTUNE may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.<p>Quotes delayed at least 15 minutes. Market data provided by Interactive Data. ETF and Mutual Fund data provided by Morningstar, Inc. Dow Jones Terms & Conditions: …

11 Ways To Beat The Big 2013 Capital Gains Tax Hike

Last year’s historically low capital gains tax rate of 15% is, well, history, but there are still ways around the new higher rates that went into effect Jan. 1. The 15% top capital gains tax rate went up to 20%. High income earners have to tack on another 3.8% (the net investment income surtax). …

6 Pointed Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Financial Advisor

<i>This is a guest post by Kenneth G. Winans, a veteran investment manager based in Novato, Calif.</i><p>Despite what you might read elsewhere about managing your own finances, it is often a good idea to get some help. It’s for roughly the same reason you hire an attorney. You don’t have the skills to handle …

How A Look At Your Gmail Reveals The Power Of Metadata

Sometimes you have to give up a little privacy in order to find out how much — or how little — privacy you really have. So I handed over the keys to my Gmail account to Cesar Hidalgo, a professor at the MIT Media Lab and the designer of a program called Immersion.<p>Immersion looks at the volume and …

Boost Your Take-Home Pay

If you get a refund from the IRS every year, tell your employer to trim your withholding. And make sure you’re taking advantage of tax breaks you …

Retirement

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

InterAct

11 Personal Finance Equations Everyone Needs to Know

6 Investment Alternatives to the Stock Market

When many of us think of investing, we think of the stock market. Perhaps, we even think about bonds. However, investing doesn’t have to be limited …

Investing

3 Alternatives to Investing in a Low Interest Rate Environment

There was a time not too long ago when an investor could find a certificate of deposit (CD) that would yield 3%, 4%, or even 5% in some cases. When …

How to Prepare a Photo File for Printing

The goal of this tutorial is to help photographers prepare digital images either originated by scanned film or digital capture for printing purposes. …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Using The DMCA To Stop the Copyright Infringement of Your Photos

Over the years I have been finding more and more of my photos being used on the Web without my permission. This is a quick guide to detecting and …

How to Use Lightroom on 2 Computers and Keep the Catalogue Synchronised

A common question that we hear from readers about using Lightroom is how can it be used on two computers while keeping your catalog synchronised? In …

This Many Great Photography Links May Cause Lightheadedness

What an exciting week in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been searching high and low for the best links to tutorials, …

Bogle: High Investment Costs Destroy `Magic Of Compounding Returns'

<b>Forbes 2013 Investment Guide –</b> <b><br>Wealth Wizards</b> <b><br>Jack Bogle, Founder, The Vanguard Group</b><p>In 1949 Jack Bogle was a Princeton student working a summer job as a runner at a Philadelphia brokerage firm when an older runner took him aside and said, “Bogle, I want to give you the best stock market advice that …

What is it About Photographs That Makes People Click?

Why is it that some photographs go viral online while others are left by the digital wayside? Are there certain elements in photos that make them …

Posing Guide for Photographing Women: 7 More Poses to Get You 21 Different Photos [Part II]

A post by Kaspars Grinvalds from Posing App. If you haven’t read the first article in this series, I would kindly recommend you to start with Posing …

Automating your Personal Finances

How much time do you spend managing your finances? Just the day-to-day stuff – paying bills, transferring money from one account to another, etc. If …

A Look at 500px for Showcasing your Images

Most of us know and enjoy Flickr, it has been around for around 9 years now, a veritable lifetime in internet years. Whilst a massive and popular …

Singapore food bloggers challenge celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay to take on hawker food

Singapore food bloggers challenge Michelin-starred chef Gordon Ramsay to hawker food cook-off. (Press Association)<p>Singaporeans love char kway teow …

Asia

Best bundle websites for a gaming deal

Humble Bundle<p>Bundle Stars<p>Bundle In A Box<p>Indie Royale<p>Groupees<p>Indiebundle<p>The Indie Gala<p>The Free Bundle<p>IndieGameStand<p>The Freebie Bundle

Brian Smith: The Art of Photographing People

Brian Smith is a portrait photographer who is recognized for his unique photographs of celebrities, athletes and politicians. With his photographic …

Paris Time-Lapse Video Takes You On A Condensed Tour Of The City Of Light (VIDEO)

Paris 2013 TimeLapse in Motion (Hyperlapse by Kirill Neiezhmakov) from Kirill Neiezhmakov on Vimeo.<p>If you're desk-bound this summer -- or if a trip to Europe just isn't the cards -- you can still take in the sights of Paris from the comfort of your computer screen.<p>This beautiful time-lapse video by …

Three epic icy journeys

The spirit of expedition continues to thrive as travellers seek out epic journeys to broaden their minds and stimulate their senses. Winter months or chilly climates might seem like challenges, but breathtaking snow-capped mountains and windswept views of glacial lakes create a magical travel …

Hiking

The 13 Best Hiking Trails in the World (Photos)

Summer is finally here! Take advantage of the beautiful weather and hike one of the world’s best trails.