Jeff Brandt

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Vanguard Robo-Advisor Smokes Rivals

July 30, 2018 1:17 p.m. ET<p>Powered by its superior investing performance, Vanguard’s digital investing platform bested the competition in <i>Barron’s</i> …

Want to Become Wealthy? Do This One Thing

Becoming an expert in this one area isn't nearly as complicated as you might think.<p>Throughout my career in the financial world, I've become …

Vanguard to Ditch Commissions on Most ETFs

Starting in August, roughly 1,800 ETFs offered on Vanguard's brokerage platform will be commission-free<p>Vanguard today announced that most …

Skin Cancer: A Visual Guide to Identifying Warning Signs on Your Body

Despite everything we know about the importance of wearing SPF, skin cancer rates are on the rise. The most important thing you can do to protect yourself against skin cancer is take your head-to-toe sun protection routine seriously (more on that later). But also important for lowering your risk is …

9 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Riding Across the Country

<b>A good sleeping bag will make or break you.</b><br>Out of everything I packed, my sleeping bag was where I wished I’d spent a little extra money. It was summer when I left the West Coast on my first cross-country bike tour, and I was a kid from Kansas. I imagined long days at peak humidity and sticky, …

Two-Wheel Deals: Bikepacking Essentials On Sale

Summer is almost here, and cycling and camp season is in full swing. That means it’s time to gear up for bikepacking!<b>The only thing better than</b> …

Tour de France 2018: When does the race start, how long is it, what does the full route map look like and what are the latest odds on Chris Froome?

What is this race and why should I care about it?<p>Why, it's only the 105th edition of the Tour de France, one of the three grand tours, the others being the Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a España.<p>For many, the Tour <b>–</b> or <i>la Grande Boucle</i> <b>–</b> is the only bicycle race that matters. Those people, of course, are …

7 Tips for Mastering the Art of Peeing Outside

Peeing outdoors is as simple as finding a secluded spot and popping a squat, right? Theoretically, sure—but in reality, everything from uneven …

The Argument for How Getting Rid of Bike Helmets Actually Saves Lives

…just not yours<p>I'll shortly be moving out of New York City, and one of the things I'll miss the most is Citibike. I love being able to run quick …

13 Bike Racks that Blend Seamlessly Into Your Home

<i>Last Updated May, 2017: We’ve added new bike rack picks and insights. Prices and links have also been updated.</i><p>Editor’s Choice: ARTIFOX RACK<p>Anything …

Bike Commuting Is Preventative Medicine, According to Science

Just in time for National Bike to Work Week (May 15 to 19 this year), a team of researchers from Glasgow University in Scotland found that people who bike to work slash their risk of dying from <i>any</i> cause by a whopping 41 percent, relative to those who drive or take public transit.<p>Advertisement - …

6 Steps To Faster & Easier Climbing

Every climb contains one fundamental element: effort. But there are other ingredients that can make or break a successful climb. Here are six …

One of the Oldest Rules for Retirement Saving Is Wrong, Experts Say. Here's the Fix

And it's easy.<p>You know that old rule of thumb to subtract your age from 100 to get the percentage of your portfolio that should be in stocks? Well as …

These Are The Best Cities For Biking In The U.S.

PeopleForBikes’ newest rankings of cities takes into account ridership, safety, and how easy it is to do your basic errands on a bike.<p>By 2020, Fort Collins, Colorado, is aiming for one in every five trips in the city to happen on a bike. The city, which has around 185 miles of bike lanes–and uses …

17 Delicious Ways to Eat Quinoa for Breakfast

I probably don't need to sell you on the idea of eating quinoa. Although it's technically a seed, quinoa has quickly become the trendiest way to fill …

A Harvard doctor says these are the best exercises for your body

If you think running a marathon is the quickest ticket to a rock-hard body, I-Min Lee, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, has news …

Seriously: There Are Only 10 Foods That All Nutritionists Recommend

There are so many clashing nutrition philosophies in the world, it can make a person's head explode. I learned this firsthand when I sent my …

Refining The 4% Withdrawal Rule

Retirees who manage their own equity portfolios have three choices: live off dividend income, spend down a portion of principal, or do some …

25 Retirement Rules to Live By

Source: Getty Images<p>Continue<br>Reading<p>1 of 26<p>Follow these guidelines for a stress-free retirement<p>Many, if not most, of us are looking forward to …

Retirement

Retired? Here Are 17 No-Cost Ways to Make Money on the Side.

Just because you're retired doesn't mean your work life is over.<p>Just because you’re retired doesn’t mean you want to abandon work completely. Your reasons for wanting to work may be to supplement your retirement income or because working enhances your life socially or emotionally. On the employer …

Employment

Opinion: Why annuities are a bad idea for almost everyone

“Don’t lose money in the Wall Street casino!” the radio announcer blared.<p>“It could take a lifetime to make up your losses in the stock market.”<p>Unless …

How to invest money in 2018: The best beginner’s investment plan, with funds, stocks, bonds and more

Perhaps you’ve heard that to really grow your money, you need to start investing. But does just the thought of the topic make you feel anxious? …

Beginner’s bike fit: how to set up your bike

<b>An one-on-one appointment with a professional will help you to find your optimal position for comfort and performance. But if you just want to be in</b> …

Experts Analyzed 292 Retirement Strategies. This One Is the Best

You'll be surprised what the experts say about Social Security!<p>Will you have financial security in retirement? While workers in past generations …

Retirement

Hit-and-run BMW driver jailed for killing cyclist riding home from nightshift

A hit-and-run BMW driver has been jailed for killing a cyclist riding home from a nightshift.<p>Kade Scrivens, 24, of Booth Street, Handsworth, collided …

Best cycling holidays 2018: where to go, how to plan your trip and what to pack

<b>Planning a trip away? Here are some of the options...</b><p>The spring cycling holiday is a well-maintained tradition in cycling. Getting some sunny miles …

Cycling

Downsizing baby boomers face a key decision: Is it better to rent or to buy?

After 20 years of a car-centric lifestyle in a large house in Bethesda, and nearly a decade of lobbying her husband, Roxanne Littner achieved her goal of moving into the District.<p>"My husband was more attached to the house than I was, and wanted to stay longer, but when we had a plumbing issue and …

Real Estate

2 Important Things to Know About Taking Social Security at 65

Think you want to start collecting benefits at 65? Read this first.<p>Social Security benefits are earnings-based, which means the more money you make …

Retirement