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8 documentaries that will make you smarter about money

The wealthiest, most successful people continually self-educate, which is why most of them spend so much time reading.<p>If the classic finance books don't work for you, there are other ways to get smarter about money.<p>Here, we've compiled eight documentaries that will keep you entertained <i>and</i> teach you …

Niall Ferguson

Everything You Need to Know About Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Another Thanksgiving has come and gone, which means it’s time for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the month of gift shopping that follows. Here’s …

The 50 Free Apps We're Most Thankful For

It’s the time of year where we all give thanks, and among many other things, we here at Lifehacker are thankful for all the free apps out there that …

Apps

How I became a millionaire in 10 years without winning the lottery or picking stocks

Financial voyeurs of the world, rejoice! I dug out all our old tax returns, pay stubs, and my net-worth spreadsheet to pull together the story of our 10-year journey from nearly zero net worth to millionaire status — and early retirement.<p>This article answers a lot of questions, including: How much …

Retirement

Black Friday Is Dying, and That’s a Good Thing

Don’t get me wrong, there are some great deals to be had this time of year. But lining up in the cold to nab a cheap 55” TV? No longer necessary. …

Retirement

Did You Know You Can Lower Your Student Loan Payments? I Didn't

Here's what I remember about the beginning of the night: I'd planned to stay up late, for work. Later than usual, to watch President Obama's State of the Union address.<p>It was cold outside, January in D.C. A snowstorm was coming, and the digital antenna for my TV wasn't behaving. I was getting up …

College & University

How to buy a home without a 20% down payment

Don't have tens of thousands of dollars in savings? That doesn't mean there's no hope of becoming a homeowner.<p>Home prices are on the rise, making it harder for buyers to cobble together a 20% down payment.<p>With the national average listing price for a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home at $302,632, …

Personal Finance

How to Spend Less This Holiday Season

Set a holiday budget, use cash for gifts, try Christmas Club accounts, and other ways to avoid spending too much cash this holiday season.<p><b>Q: I have a</b> …

Free admission to national parks and forests on Veterans Day

National parks and forests that charge fees will be free Wednesday in honor of Veterans Day. That means visitors skip the $25 fee at<p>Yosemiteand the $20 fee at Death Valley national parks as well as the $5 Adventure Pass at local forests.<p>Active military personnel and veterans get free entry at …

National Parks

4 Utterly Transporting Trips You Can Do In A Weekend From Los Angeles

<i>Photo courtesy of All Roads</i><p>Even the most devoted Angeleno will tell you that one of the best things about L.A. is getting out of it for a day -- if not a weekend. Lucky for them, many wildly cool places (including otherworldly Antelope Valley, above) exist within easy striking distance.<p>Two of the …

This Chart Shows the Lawn Maintenance You Need to Do Every Month of the Year

You probably think of lawn maintenance as a summer-only task. However, there are still a few tasks to be done year round. This chart shows you what …

Tips for Hosting a Holiday Party - Consumer Reports News

Is this a year when you have more time than money? Then it’s a great time to be a host. Put your extra hours to work on food and décor, and you can …

If You Care About Your Coffee, Then You Should Know How to Store It

So you treated yourself to a great bag of beans. Now, how do you store them to make sure they stay as fresh and awesome as possible for as long as possible?<p>If you're shelling out 20 bucks for a haute bag of beans, you should at least know how to store them. Better beans, stored correctly, make …

Coffee

5 No Waste Tips for Using Stale Bread

We asked chefs for smart ways to use kitchen scraps. Today's topic: stale bread.<p>1. "Make a seasonal panzanella (bread salad) or fry up small pieces …

Life-changing trips: 17 places that can reshape your world | CNN Travel

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Personal Finance

Ask These Five Questions to Prepare For Money Problems In Relationships

Money is one of the most universal sources of relationship problems. If you’re getting serious with your partner, ask these five questions to …

Personal Finance

America is full of high-earning poor people

Do you earn a decent salary, but live paycheck-to-paycheck? If so, you are part of a growing segment of the American population: the income rich-ish and asset poor.<p>We tend to associate empty bank balances with those on the lowest rungs of the income ladder. But many of America’s upper middle class …

Retirement

The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

Geography

The 5 Best Personal Finance Books Everyone Needs To Read

Five years from today, you will be the same person that you are today, except for the books you read and the people you meet.<br>– Charlie “Tremendous” …

Personal Finance

7 Ways to Save Money on Organic Food

Many people who want to eat organic food think they can't afford it. They know that organic food costs more than standard grocery store fare, so they assume that an organic diet is out of their price range. That's what I used to think, but a recent experiment showed me that my family can eat a lot …

The Ultimate Early Bird Holiday Gift Ideas

Christmas is less than three months away, and Hanukkah is even closer! We know some of you may be thinking we’re getting a little ahead of ourselves talking about the holidays, but honestly you DO NOT want to leave all that important shopping to the last minute (like you might have last year). As …

Shopping

How Much Money You Can Save Bundling Your Insurance Policies, By State

Combining policies, or “bundling” is a quick and easy way to save money on insurance, but your mileage will vary depending on where you live. Here …

19 tricks stores use to make you spend more money

From supermarkets to department stores, retailers employ clever techniques designed to get you to spend more.<p>Stores are carefully engineered, and every aspect of the design has a highly specific purpose — from the background music to the interior wall color.<p>To become more of a savvy shopper — and …

eCommerce

11 Tips for Carving a Better Jack O'Lantern

Forget two triangles and a toothy grin; this Halloween, take your jack o'lanterns to the next level. We asked Marc Evan, co-founder of Brooklyn-based …

Top 10 Skills You Need at Work That Have Nothing to Do with Your Job

Hiring managers make the difficult decision of who the best candidate is for the job based not just on the specific job requirements but also basic …

Employment

7 Surprising Brain Hacks to Build Enormous Confidence

Are you ever held back by a lack of confidence? Does this prevent you from achieving your goals and becoming ultimately successful?I've collected the …

Richard Branson

World’s Best Airlines for Food 2015

Score: 54.92<p>“They let us keep the whole can when we get a drink!” joked one voter this year. But sometimes, it’s the little things that matter. On …