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What is a ‘death clean’ and why should you do it?

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>The phrase “death cleaning” may sound jarring to unaccustomed ears, but the concept makes …

Personal Finance

Tax Geek Tuesday: Making Sense Of The New "20% Qualified Business Income Deduction"

On December 22nd, President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, finalizing a once-in-a-generation overhaul of the existing Code and leaving the once-burdensome tax law so simple, we’ll all be preparing our returns on postcards come the spring of 2019.<p>HAHAHAHAHAHA<p>/wipes tear from …

Retirement

9 things real estate agents don't want you to know

One of them could save you thousands -- and another could cost you big-time.<p>In 2016, close to 5.5 million homes -- including single-family dwellings, townhouses, and condos -- were sold across the country.<p>In nearly 90% of those transactions, the buyer, the seller, or both used a real estate agent. …

Real Estate

5 Instagram Marketing Strategies CMOs Need To Adapt In 2018

About a week ago I shared the Top 5 Instagram Automation Tools For Marketers. This go round it’s about strategies when it comes to Instagram.<p>In case you’ve been asleep for the past few years, Instagram is quickly becoming the social network brands are turning to in order to connect with their …

Marketing

Can you solve it? Feast on these mathematical snacks

Three appetising picture puzzles<p>UPDATE: The solutions are now up!<p>Merry Christmas guzzlers<p>Today’s three morsels are all geometrical:<p>1) What fraction of the whole triangle is the red triangle?<p>2) Four semicircles with radius 2 are constructed in the red square below. What is the area of the square?<p>3) …

Snacks

Here Are the New Proposed Individual Tax Rates

Last-minute changes to the Republican tax bill contain an unpleasant surprise for married couples who make between $600,000 and $1 million: They …

Income Tax

3 Top Monthly Dividend Stocks For 2018 - And 1 To Avoid

If you make just one New Year’s resolution this year, make it this: <i>buy monthly dividend stocks.</i> Today I’m going to give you 3 that should be at the top of your list.<p>The benefits of monthly payouts go <i>way</i> beyond the convenience of getting paid every month, just as our bills show up (although that’s a …

Investing

Is this really the best island in the world?

The Philippine island of Palawan isn’t short of admirers. There’s Jacques Cousteau, the French oceanographer, who described the little-known island as the most beautiful place he had ever explored. Then there’s Alex Garland, the author who took inspiration from Palawan’s palm-fringed beaches, …

3 Top Vanguard ETFs in 2017

If you want a quick and simple way to invest, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) can be the ideal solution to your investing needs. Low costs and convenience are key benefits of using ETFs, and The Vanguard Group has a reputation for being among the lowest-cost providers of ETFs in the business.<p>With …

Opinion: Tony Robbins: 7 questions you must ask to keep a financial adviser honest

This is the first of a series of articles from life- and business strategist Tony Robbins on sharpening your investing and personal-finance …

Retirement

This simple mistake could help you find cheap flights, according to a man who frequently flies first and business class for free

As owner of air miles site God Save the Points, he spends his time travelling the globe in first class, writing about the latest hacks in the travel industry. He even once bagged a free ride on a private jet.<p>But while the power of air miles is widely recognised, Ott says there's another, largely …

Travel Industry

Ten Things To Add To Your Resume -- And Ten To Remove Immediately

Most people don’t like their resumes. I don’t blame them! Most resumes are weak. They are boring, and they all sound alike.<p>Most resumes are lame because they are written in an awful language that’s only used for resumes and company policy memos. I call this language Corporate Zombie Speak. It is …

Framing

How To Get On A Board Of Directors

If you’re nearing retirement, you might be intrigued by the idea of serving on a nonprofit or for-profit board of directors. Board membership offers a high-impact way to leverage your expertise and skills, while working on a flexible basis.<p>I’ll share some tips for finding board positions in just a …

Nonprofits
Identity Theft

Experts' favorite retirement savings account comes with a huge catch

The more money you make, the easier it should be to save for retirement.<p>But the Roth IRA— a popular retirement account recommended often by financial experts — presents a challenge for high earners, thanks to IRS-imposed income restrictions for who can contribute, and how much.<p>The Roth IRA is one …

Retirement

Footage Of Rare White Moose Taking A Dip Makes A Big Splash

This footage is definitely amooseing.<p>A man hiking in Sweden on Friday night captured the above video of a rare white moose, fulfilling a lifelong dream.<p>Hans Nilsson Nilsson was hiking in Varmland County when he came across the creature walking through a creek, according to Storyful.com. Luckily, …

MOOSE

Fox News

A pair of whales showed off their synchronized dancing skills by waving their fins simultaneously. The video was captured by drone off the coast of …