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10 Ways to Invest That Don't Involve the Stock Market

Five years into a bull market in stocks that has brought predictable, double-digit returns to tens of millions of investors probably seems like a bad time to bring this topic up.<p>But now is actually the perfect time to explore ways to invest that don't involve the stock market. After all, sooner or …

Investing

Opinion: Are you brave enough to profit from a collapse in gold?

OK, gold haters. It’s time to put your money where your mouth is.<p>You think gold could be going down to $350 an ounce? That’s great. Then go out there …

Investing

This 12-minute workout plan will make intense exercise fun and easy to do

Short bursts of high-intensity training can provide results similar to or even better than a longer, lower-intensity gym session. Small amounts of vigorous exercise can add years to your life, all while providing the mental well-being and cardiovascular benefits that come from working out.<p>The …

Exercise

The best fund for small investors

Sanlam has just published its list of top performers – and those to avoid<p>The best one-year savings bonds pay depositors just 2% interest. Locking your cash away for five years would earn you around 3%. However, you can pick up 4% in dividends a year from funds of shares – and, like deposit …

Awesome DIY Projects: 3 Amazing Diet Coke Can Hacks

Soda is not the healthiest drink on the planet, but everyone indulges once in a while in such a guilty pleasure. Next time you drink a soda keep the …

DIY

Here's How You And A Friend Can Win Free Chipotle For A Year

Chipotle, purveyor of giant, delicious burritos, is having a great 2015. Not only has the chain solved its carnitas shortage, it's also offering delivery for those of us too lazy to get off the couch.<p>But on Wednesday, Chipotle announced what might be the chain's greatest gift ever -- the chance to …

The Most Ignored 401(k) Power Move

It’s summertime, when you should be putting the pedal to the metal — in your 401(k).<p>Although there are stocks around the world that can be potential sources of profit in your retirement plan, most U.S. investors ignore them, heavily concentrating their holdings in American companies.<p>According to …

You should be paying attention to this economic indicator

A "no" vote from the Greek referendum last Sunday, the vast stock market selloff in China, and the volatile movements in the price of U.S. crude oil have made it clear the worldwide economy is collectively riding the brakes. The 3.5-hour halt in trading on the NYSE also added to investors' …

Fourth Of July Put-Selling Plays For Buying Great American Dividend Stocks At Big Discounts

As you enjoy the Independence Day weekend, here’s something you can email to yourself and look over again when markets reopen for trading on Monday. On the theme of declaring your own independence of the financial sort, what you’ll find below are four reliable dividend-paying stocks that look cheap …

Can You Have a 401(k) and an IRA?

<i>How many retirement accounts do you need? Is it possible to save in different types of accounts at the same time? Does having different types of</i> …

Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales From the World of Wall Street

<i>Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales From the World of Wall Street</i><br>by John Brooks (Open Road Media, $16.95)<br>First published in 1969 and reissued this year, Brooks’ vividly written tales cover territory as vast as Xerox’s early success, the failure of the Edsel and the first big modern …

21 Things That Young Adults Absolutely Need to Know About Money

I teach a three credit course called <i>Personal Finance</i> at Rutgers University. Unfortunately only a small fraction of students at Rutgers and other …

Stock Markets, Business News, Financials, Earnings - CNBC

2 Hours Ago<p>The June jobs report brought with it almost universally good news, unless you're a worker looking for a substantially fatter paycheck. …

8 Resources That Will Make You Smarter About Investing

But it's not like there aren't enough resources out there to help.<p>The problem is choosing which ones to use.<p>After weeding through numerous investing apps, podcasts, websites, and books, here are some of our favorite resources to help nearly any investor build their expertise.<p>It's not an exhaustive …

Investing

Did You Move in 2014? Here's One Tax Break You Don't Want to Miss

If you moved during this past year, and work full time, there is a tax deduction that could save you big bucks, even if you don't itemize your …

Personal Finance

5 Motivating Money Books To Add To Your 2015 Reading List

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>Happy resolution season!<p>If your goals for 2015 involve establishing an emergency fund, paying down your credit card debt, growing your business, or striking a better work-life balance, there’s no reason to go it alone.<p>A slew of money-savvy pros have put …

These are the questions one writer says can make you fall in love with a stranger

What if, instead of stumbling into it as a result of chance or fate, we actively choose it?<p>In 1997, State University of New York psychologist Arthur Aron tested the idea that two people who were willing to feel more connected to each other could do so, even within a short time.<p>The experiment is …

College & University

The Palissandro House Made From Rosewood by Shaun Lockyer Architects

Shaun Lockyer Architects have designed “The Palissandro House,” located in Brisbane Australia. The<p>Shaun Lockyer Architects have designed “The …

Predict The Future With These Laws Of Innovation

While creating a new course for UC Santa Barbara’s Entrepreneurial Program entitled, “The Past, Present and Future of Entrepreneurship,” I was recently blessed to come across Steven Johnson’s PBS series and accompanying book, How We Got To Now. Mr. Johnson doesn’t just tell us How We Got To Now, he …

The 10 Best Stock Pickers You Read About On The Internet

There's always a ton of research from analysts that investors can sift through.<p>And in 2014, TipRanks kept track of who made the best calls. The service tracks the success of market analysts on Wall Street.<p>TipRanks measures analysts' "success rate" based on how their calls perform relative to the …

S&P 500

Gorgeous Norwegian Eco-Friendly House Produces More Than 3 Times The Energy It Needs

It was designed to be 100% zero emission, and incorporates a ridiculous number of clever tricks and gadgets to truly make it a friend to the environment, according to The Daily Mail.<p>Norway's Research Centre on Zero Emission Buildings and renowned international architecture firm Snøhetta teamed up …

Swimming Pools

122 Things Everyone Should Know About Investing

Morgan Housel's Tumblr.<p>A year ago I started writing what I hoped would be a book called<i>500 Things you Need to know About Investing</i>. I wanted to …

What A Drug Price Debate Reveals About Obamacare

News that the Pharmacy Benefit Manager Express Scripts extracted a deep discount on AbbVie’s new medicine for hepatitis C (Viekira) and will offer it in lieu of competing drugs from Gilead and Johnson and Johnson, has rattled pharma analysts.<p>They worry that this is a harbinger of new restrictions …

'Imaginary meal' pill makes you feel full and burns fat

The pill is able to trick your body into thinking it has consumed large amounts of calories<p>An "imaginary meal" pill is the latest weapon developed by scientists to fight obesity.<p>The pill tricks the body into thinking it has consumed a large amount of calories – as if you have just eaten a …

Blast Your Muscles and Lungs with These Sinister Supersets

Get a fast-paced total-body workout in just under 4 minutes<p>Most weekend challenges tax a specific skill set or muscle group to see how you stack up. But this week, challenge creator Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S, author of <i>The IMPACT! Body Plan,</i> just wants to see how much you can handle.<p>Using both power and …

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Uncle Sam May Want To Give You $2,000 Toward Your Retirement

(<i>This article previously appeared on RealDealRetirement.com</i>.)<p>Free money from the federal government to save for retirement may sound too good to be true. But a provision of the tax code could effectively put up to $2,000 in your retirement accounts. To see if you can take advantage of Uncle Sam’s …