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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 …

Birmingham, UK

Cycling holidays: 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 …

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 that the more money you …

The 5 Best States for Retirement in 2018

The No. 1 state shouldn’t come as a big surprise, but the others may not be what you expect.<p>Several factors that make a state a good place for …

10 core exercises that are better for your back (and body) than crunches

These exercises protect your back and neck, and target more of your abdominal muscles than crunches alone.<p>The abdominals are a pain point for many gym goers. We habitually grab a mat, get down on our backs and start crunching away with the goal of finally carving out those elusive six-pack abs. But …

Harvard Medical School

23 Plant-Based Protein Recipes If You're Cutting Back On Meat

No meat? NBD.

First Look: Raleigh's 2018 Tourist and Preston Commuter Bikes

These value-priced, vintage-styled bikes are designed for fun, everyday uses<p>Raleigh is bringing class to your commute with two new “Urban Heritage” bikes that mix retro styling and modern brake performance. <i>(Looking for more adventures by bike? Read our Cyclist's Bucket List for inspiration.)</i><p><b>The</b> …

Quickguard | Full Length Bicycle Mudguard

Could it be… a fender that actually fits on your road bike? Your carbon road bike?! I’ve promoted many Kickstarter projects in the past, but this one …

Bicycles

Is Buying or Renting a Better Investment Strategy? | Investopedia

Homes are both a good long-term investment and a good financial decision, right? Many people accept this as common knowledge.<p>Robert Shiller, a Yale …

Cycling legend Caroline Buchanan in hospital after car crash - MBR

<b>GWS</b><p>BMX and mountain bike all-rounder Caroline Buchanan has posted some rather striking images on Instagram after being involved in an off-road car …

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 …

Road bike sizing: what size bike do I need?

Riding a bike that doesn’t fit is no fun. It’s uncomfortable and you risk injury from being too cramped or too stretched out, but knowing what size …

8 of the best cycling workstands

Give your home workshop the support it needs from as little as £28

Woodworking

E-bikes help you get in a workout — and a breezy commute

The market for pedal-assist electric bicycles is red hot, with well-known bike, car and component name brands like Specialized, Raleigh, BMW, Yamaha, Bosch and Shimano getting in on the action.<p>It's no surprise why: E-bike riders are dazzled by the fun of pedaling on the flats for fitness while …

Electric Vehicles

A Dividend Aristocrat Strategy For 27.4% Yearly Returns

Have you always wanted to buy a safe stock like <b>Coca-Cola</b> and get rich from it like Warren Buffett?<p>It’s doable – and I’ll show you how in a minute.<p>Unfortunately most investors misapply Buffett’s lessons. They “live in the past” and fixate on dividend track records rather than a payout’s forward …

Investing

8 Foods You Should Eat Get A Flat Stomach In 2018

This is going to be a big year! We’re sticking to our 2018 resolution to get a flatter belly. The first step is cardio to burn fat plus crunches and …

Higher Calling

<b>Higher Calling is a book that will resonate with all cyclists who cycle up big hills voluntarily. Those who fit that description recognise that</b> …

Fruits and vegetables you should never eat raw — and the ones you should

Depending on how we prepare our favourite vegetables and fruits, some can lose their nutrients if they are cooked for too long.<p>“The best methods for …

This Running Coach Replaced Her Car With an E-Bike for a Month. Here’s What She Learned

There are more benefits to using an e-bike than making your ride around town faster.<p>I’ve had a fascination with e-bikes (a.k.a. electric bikes) for a few years now. I first learned about them on a gravel bike ride, when an e-bike rider flew by me with a smile on his face. In that very moment I …

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 …

Healthy Eating

How should I invest my retirement savings for safety and income?

<i>I plan on retiring within the next year or so with about $250,000 in my retirement accounts. How do I invest that money for monthly income without going through my assets too quickly?--R.R.</i><p>The way you phrase your question suggests that, like many people, you see tapping your savings for retirement …

Retirement

How to prepare for the next recession BEFORE it arrives ~ Get Rich Slowly

Yesterday I wrote about why it’s important to prepare for an uncertain future. It’s tough to predict where we’ll be (and <i>who</i> we’ll be) in five or ten …

30 Ways to Get Fit Without Joining a Gym

No offense, but statistics show you probably won't use that gym membership. Save your cash and still get in shape this winter with these 30 simple tips.<p>Winter training season—otherwise known as “Oh my God, what have I done to myself for the past month, who ate all those holiday cookies?” season—is …

7 steps for locking your bike properly

If you frequently get around on your bike there are times when you will be leaving it unattended. Your bikes only protection against thieves is a …

Identity Theft

Cycling to work means better health and a longer life. Here’s how to get started.

ABritish medical journal published a study this spring that seemed to confirm what dedicated bicyclists had long suspected: Commuting on two wheels is really, really good for your health.<p>Compared with driving or taking public transit, bicycling to work is associated with a substantially lower risk …

Mount Vernon

Video: How to set up your cleats

Next up: How to change a pressfit bottom bracket (video)<p>5<p><b>Getting your cleats set up correctly could help you avoid injury and even make you go faster</b> …

Bradley Wiggins

AASQ #16: When should I replace my cables and housing?

We know, there’s no such thing as a stupid question. But there are definitely some questions too embarrassing to ask your local shop or riding …

Housing

12 Reasons Bicycling Will Continue to Soar in Popularity

By Jay Walljasper<p>For too long biking has been viewed skeptically as a white-people thing, a big city thing, an ultra-fit athlete thing, a …