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Opinion: Why 100% of your investment portfolio should be in stocks

I recently wrote an article for <i>USA Today</i> about asset allocation strategies and the rather antiquated notion of a 60% stocks/40% bonds portfolio. For …

Investing

Google Tricks That Will Change the Way You Search

Google Search's learning curve is an odd one. You use it every day, but still all you know is how to search. But the search engine has plenty of …

AdWords

7 Things Americans Can Learn From Italians

If you've spent time in Italy you know that life in Italy and life in America are very different. While both cultures have their pros and cons, we think Americans can learn a lot from the way Italians live.<p>Traditionally, Italians have an easy-going and positive outlook on how to go about daily …

Is Avondale the Next Logan Square or Wicker Park? Some Say 'Yes'

AVONDALE — Everything's coming up Avondale, and residents want to make sure they plan for whatever's ahead.<p>With the 2015 Avondale Restaurant Crawl …

Urban Design

Chicago Rent Rates Rising Fastest Throughout Northwest Side

Rents rates are rising throughout the city, however, residents of <b>Wicker Park</b>, <b>Logan Square</b> and <b>Avondale</b> are currently witnessing some of the largest rent increases in the city.<p>According to a new report from apartment search site Domu, <b>Avondale landlords have upped rent rates by 11.6% every year since</b> …

Ask Rodkin: Is Avondale a Good Place to Buy a Condo?

Photo: Chris Sweda/<i>Chicago Tribune</i><p>Condo for sale—is Avondale a good buy?<p><b>Q: Hi, Dennis. My husband and I are considering buying our first condo. Our</b> …

Real Estate

3 Simple Practices That Will Help Make You Job Candidate #1

How would you like to be viewed as the #1 Candidate for the job? Think it's impossible once you've hit fifty or older? Think again! Although it's true that older job-seekers face special challenges in today's market, you might be surprised to learn that some of the best ways to successfully compete …

Employment

Financial Advice for My New Son

You'll care about this one day.<p>My wife and I welcomed a son into the world on Sunday. It's the coolest experience anyone could ask for.<p>His only …

Personal Finance

12 Documentaries On Netflix That Will Make You Smarter About Business

The online movie and TV service has a vast cache of business and tech documentaries that anyone with a subscription can watch instantly. The topics range from profiles of great tech innovators like Steve Jobs and Elon Musk to deep dives into industrial design.<p>Each of these 12 documentaries offers …

Entrepreneurship

How the 'Seinfeld Strategy' Can Help You Stop Procrastinating

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Jerry Seinfeld is one of the most successful comedians of all-time.<p>He is regarded as one of the "Top 100 Comedians of All-Time" by Comedy Central. He was also the co-creator and co-writer of <i>Seinfeld</i>, the long-running sitcom which has …

Comedy

Here's How Much You Should Have Saved Up For Retirement By Now

The U.S. ranked a dismal 19th in the 2014 Natixis Global Retirement Index. As it turns out, despite having one of the highest per capita incomes in the world, income inequality and health expenditures are high compared to other countries.<p>Moreover, the responsibility for financial security is …

Retirement

Every 25-Year-Old In America Should See This Chart

Today, it's increasingly become the responsibility of the worker to put money away for retirement in the form of a 401(k) plan or an IRA — that is, a defined contribution plan.<p>The goal of this post is not to explain the mechanics of retirement plans. Rather, we want to show you the importance of …

Retirement

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness

How I’m living a millionaire’s lifestyle and how you can too

<i>rss | t | f | g+</i><p><i>The breeze is running through your hair. It smells so sweet and fresh. The sound of the sea waves parting under the boat is regular</i> …

Investing

17 Life Lessons They Should Teach in College But Don't

Now that I've been out of college for few years, there's a list of courses I wish they taught.<p><b>An introduction to brevity:</b> Student turns in an essay, …

U.S. Politics

Saved $1 million and living my dream retirement

Roy Nash long dreamed of retiring at the age of 55.<p>A self-taught investor, he diligently stashed all the savings he could in stocks and mutual funds. So by 2009, when he did turn 55, he says he had more than $800,000 saved -- enough to step away from his nearly three decade long career at a natural …

Retirement