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If You Download These 5 Apps, You Probably Don't Need a Financial Adviser

Confession: I only look at my bank account once a month. I know, I know, I should be checking my balance daily, but I have to admit, I find managing …

Apps

BeerPouch is a flexible growler that transports craft beer wherever you go

Growlers sure are nice. They enable you to take home beer that normally would have to stay at the bar. Although a growler is an appropriate vessel …

How the new tax law creates a ‘perfect storm’ for Roth IRA conversions

For years I’ve lectured about the wonderfulness of Roth IRAs. While the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) includes one negative change for Roth IRAs, they are still pretty wonderful. Here’s what you need to know about Roth IRAs and especially Roth IRA conversions in the post-TCJA world.<p>The two …

4 of the Worst Social Security Moves You Could Make in Your Lifetime

Don't compromise your future. Steer clear of these mistakes.<p>Countless seniors depend on Social Security to keep up with their finances. But a large …

Is America on the Verge of a Constitutional Crisis?

As the Trump presidency approaches a troubling tipping point, it’s time to find the right term for what’s happening to democracy.<p>Here is something that, even on its own, is astonishing: The president of the United States demanded the firing of the former FBI deputy director, a career civil servant, …

Robert Mueller Is Going Way Beyond Trump’s Red Line

The special counsel is digging deeper into Trump’s business ties to Russia—including how his financial interests might intersect with the origins of his presidential campaign.<p>Last summer, <b>Donald Trump</b> cautioned that <b>Robert Mueller</b> would be crossing a red line if he began digging into his family’s …

Gun control really works — here's the science to prove it

On Sunday, a gunman opened fire at a Madden NFL video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida. The shooter killed at least two victims and himself, and shot at least nine others.<p>As the country tries to figure out what — if anything — can be done in the wake of yet another mass shooting, it's worth …

Gun Control

Who Killed Jaco Pastorius?

By Pat Jordan<i>GQ,</i> April 1988<p>He was just another bum bleeding to death in an alleyway at four o’clock in the morning. He lay motionless on the …

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Wireless earbuds that sound this much better than AirPods should cost way more than $24

Apple’s AirPods offer surprisingly great sound quality for earbuds that are so compact, but you wouldn’t know it most of the time. Why? Because the …

Batteries

Trump's Puerto Rico Tweets Are Part of the Same Old War

President Donald Trump rocketed across the Twitterverse this weekend taking on those who have given him poor reviews for his response to the humanitarian crisis in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico.<p>On Saturday, some of this was directed at the mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulin Cruz, who has been critical of …

How-To Reverse Sear A Steak

Arguably one of the best ways to cook a steak.<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>1 2-inch thick rib eye steak, preferably USDA Prime<br>Salt<br>Pepper<br>3 tablespoons canola oil<br>2 tablespoons butter<br>2 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed<br>2 sprigs fresh rosemary<br>3 sprigs fresh thyme<p><b>INSTRUCTIONS</b><p>1. Preheat oven to 200°F/95°C.<p>2. Pat the steak …

Best Budgeting Software for 2018

The best budgeting software helps you manage your money in a way that is organized, provides the detail you require and displays the information that …

Budgeting

Real Texas Chili Con Carne Recipe

Real Texas chile con carne is made with beef, chilies, and not a whole lot else. This is the real deal. A bowl of hot Texas red with chunky, fall-apart tender beef chuck and fresh dried chilies.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Using a blend of whole dried chilies delivers maximum flavor to the stew.<br>• We sear …

12 Apps That’ll Help You Organize *Everything*

With the new year already underway, now is a great time to start getting organized. Even though we love planning out our lives in our paper planner, we also need some organization hacks on-the-go… both for our digital lives and our real lives. That’s why we’re super excited to share our top apps …

Apps

How Do I Use the Bucket Approach for Retirement Income?

This strategy can help avoid the need to sell securities in a bear market.<p><b>Q.: When using the bucket approach to retirement investing, what is the</b> …

Stock Markets

9 Questions You Should Ask Before Hiring a Robo-Adviser

Would you let a robot invest for you?<p>Many experts predict that robots will soon take over jobs across many industries.<p>And this trend is certainly …

How to Clean and Maintain Cast Iron

The photo above is capable of causing divorces, ending friendships, and starting wars. Think I'm joking? Then you've never talked to a no-soaper. All I'll say is this: Woe to you if you ever touch a no-soaper's cast iron pan with a sudsy sponge.<p>That's the nature of cast iron. Because it's one of …

The Best Pressure Cookers and Multi-Cookers

Remember all those late-night infomercials in the '80s, hawking appliances that were promised to replace every single other appliance in your kitchen? The bad news is that there's no real-world gadget that'll do that, but the good news is that modern electric multi-cookers are the closest we've …

Slow Cookers

8 Sites to Manage Your Finances

It is never too early nor is it ever too late to start planning for retirement. It ultimately depends on your way of life, where are you living, and …

The Best Pellet Smokers

<i>Editor's Note: If you're looking to upgrade your backyard cooking setup this summer, you're probably in need of a little advice. We're longtime admirers of the folks behind AmazingRibs.com, the site dedicated to unraveling the science of barbecue and grilling. Please welcome back Max Good, the only</i> …

The Best Cash Back Credit Cards (According To Consumer Reports)

The number was surprising. $3,404.36. That’s how much I’ve earned from my everyday cash back card in the past two years. (It helps when you use the card to pay for two college educations.) So it caught my eye when Consumer Reports released a tool to help consumers use their spending patterns to …

21 Travel-Ready Snack Packs You Can Make Yourself

Mess-free treats that are perfect for packing.

Healthy Eating

9 Ways You Might Be Ruining Your Knives

So you've got yourself a shiny new chef's knife. That razor-sharp factory edge is so pretty, you're hesitant to even touch it. But a knife unused is like a guitar un-plucked. An ear of corn un-shucked. A drill bit un-chucked. A dodgeball un-ducked. A <i>Game of Thrones</i> character un-... you get the idea.<p>…

The Essential Tools for Homemade Pizza

I know how you all feel about uni-taskers—products that are designed for one specific use and aren't great at much else—but pizza is one of those dishes that simply beg for specialty tools. Some of these just make the job easier (say, a pizza wheel or a food processor). But it's simply impossible …

Roboadvisers set to capitalize under new U.S. retirement plan rule

By Tariro Mzezewa<p>NEW YORK, April 11 (Reuters) - A new U.S. rule protecting retirement funds from commission-paid brokers could be good for …

Brokerage

Does Carrying A Pistol Make You Safer?

There is a pistol-packing revolution going on in America. Nearly 13 million Americans have permits to carry concealed handguns — triple the number just nine years ago — and that figure is low because not every state reports.<p>It's puzzling that so many Americans are choosing to arm themselves at a …

Four Biggest Winners Under New DOL Rule

The Department of Labor’s new conflict-of-interest rule on retirement advisers is a solid win for investors. Sellers of investment products have to tell savers how these vehicles will benefit them — if at all.<p>Although I was hoping for a tougher rule that would make all investment advisers …

This is what you're doing wrong with produce

Many of my clients assume they should be eating fresh, raw produce to reap the most health perks possible. But the reality is, several studies have debunked conventional wisdom about the best ways to store, prep, and cook fruits and veggies. Check out these science-backed tips for getting the most …

Vegetables

Easy ways to help protect yourself against credit card fraud

The worst part about credit card fraud and identity theft isn’t the annoyance of cleaning it up (though that’s certainly a factor), but the …

Identity Theft