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Why a mysterious black briefcase follows the US president everywhere

The so-called nuclear Football is a black leather briefcase that contains top-secret items capable of allowing the US president to authorize a nuclear strike while away from fixed command centers, such as the Situation Room.<p>Officially referred to as the "president's emergency satchel," the …

The 10 Best ETFs on the Planet

You can hunker down in these funds for several years and know your investment is in good hands.<p>The 10 best ETFs on the planet don’t have much in …

Investing For Beginners: Four Smart Ways to Invest Your Money

You may think that you have to be rich in order to begin investing funds, but the truth is that with as little as 50 dollars you can begin putting money into investments that will get you a return. Not all investors place their money in the stock market. There are countless ways to invest money …

7 Good Stocks Paying Dividends Every Month

Monthly dividends can do wonders for your budget's well-being.<p>Regular dividend income is a staple for most investors, but even cold, hard cash has …

How to Invest Your Way to $1 Million

Little things add up.<p>When you think of millionaires, words like “privilege” and “opulence” often come to mind. What about “comfort”? That’s a term …

7 Good Dividend Stocks to Buy While They Are Cheap

These undervalued picks each yield 3% or more.<p>The best cheap stocks to buy now are not necessarily those trading for $1 or $2 a share — particularly …

7 Things Every Retirement Investor Should Own

Get cozy with your retirement nest egg in these ETFs.<p>Exchange-traded funds and retirement go hand in hand. Unfortunately, most investors in defined …

The recipe for building wealth hasn't changed

Building wealth has gotten harder for most people in recent years. But the habits that can make you rich haven't changed.It boils down to this: …

Best web sites for boomers and retirees

By Rodney Brooks<p>Rodney Brooks<p>Bio Follow<p>Baby Boomers love to read. Why? Because we were raised with newspapers.<p>Most of us remember the days when every city not only had a morning newspaper, but also an afternoon or evening newspaper, which we referred to as PMs. (I was raised in Northern New Jersey …

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5 Fidelity Funds You Can Hold Until You Die

Fidelity mutual funds are among the best on the market today, and these excel in the long term<p>Fidelity Investments is one of only a few mutual fund …

Opinion: These 10 ‘laws of wealth’ can help you hold on to investment gains

Warren Buffett’s mentor Benjamin Graham famously said, “The investor’s chief problem — and even his worst enemy — is likely to be himself.”<p>Graham …

Here's How Much You'll Need to Save Annually to Become a Millionaire

The earlier you start saving, the less you'll have to sock away.<p>The vast majority of Americans share one common goal: To retire at a time of their …

A couple quit their high-paying corporate jobs to go on an epic 38,000-mile, 16-month road trip

Nikki Levi and Jakob Celnik, graduates of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, quit their well-paying corporate jobs, bought a van, and drove 38,000 miles across the Americas.<p>Their journey lasted 16 months and took them across Canada and down the West Coast of California, through …

10 Clever Lifehacks You'll Wish You Thought Of

Never do battle with a jar again<p>No matter what you're doing, there is usually a better way to do it. And to that end, here are 10 lifehacking GIFs that will show you clever, better ways of accomplishing tricky things around your house. That plus a few that are just silly fun.<p>You can find all these …

Navy Seal Workouts - Burn Belly Fat - Navy Seal Fitness Workout

Navy SEAL Workouts<p>Burn belly fat with Navy SEAL fitness workouts at home<p>Navy SEAL workouts are designed to burn belly fat and build lean muscle. Navy …

Bodybuilding | Fat Cutting Diet Tips

You’ve built mass during bulking season, and now it’s time to cut some fat and show off all those new muscles! A lot of people are either clueless or …

9 Podcasts That Would Help You To Know More About China

Podcasts became our alternative way of consuming content. There are times that I completely only listen to podcasts once I find a new interesting one. Just like blogs who now give a hands on, personal views on different topics vs. news websites which tend to be for the wider audience, this is how …

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In Your 40s? 3 Stocks You Should Consider Buying

Image source: Getty Images.<p>The biggest advantage that investors in their 40s have over other age groups is that time is still on their side. With retirement a few decades away, it is the perfect time for these investors to buy a portfolio of growth stocks and let the power of compounding work its …

Twenty stocks with strong price and earnings momentum

20-somethings: Plan for the future like Social Security won't exist

"It's difficult to think about saving money for emergencies, the future and retirement when you're holding a large amount of student debt and living paycheck to paycheck, but that's no excuse for not saving," says Carla Dearing, CEO of SUM180, an online financial planning service created by women, …

Soon, You’ll Be Able to Make Money Owning an Electric Car

EV owners could earn cash while they sleep<p>First, they said electric cars didn’t go far enough. Now, they reach hundreds of miles. Then, they said electric cars were too expensive. Soon, owners will be able to make money while they sleep.<p>Electric cars are starting to generate income by storing power …

7 behaviors to give up if you want to be happier

Exercise! Gratitude! Spending time with friends! Hooray!<p>What's more surprising is that there are plenty of things you can take <i>out</i> of your life to be a happier person. Think of it as decluttering your house, except instead of your house, it's your entire life.<p>To help you kick off the elimination …

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How to Get Rich: 10 Ways Wealth Is Created

How do people get “rich”?<p>It’s a question that I see almost constantly asked in popular culture, both directly and indirectly. It’s a constant theme …

9 TEDx presentations that completely changed my life

I'm a big fan of TED. I've walked away with a better understanding of the human psyche, a better business acumen, and some truly astounding takeaways about the future of science and technology.<p>But just as impressive are the independently organized TEDx presentations, which, while following TED's …

The 19 greatest cities in history

From 7000 B.C. to today, at least 19 cities have led the world in population.<p>We have profiled each of them, taking data and insights primarily from "Why the West Rules — For Now" by Stanford historian and archaeologist Ian Morris.<p>Cities have, of course, grown vastly bigger over time. Nine thousand …

What it's like to stay at the most luxurious resort in the Galápagos Islands, where rooms can cost you up to $20,000 for the week

Professional travel blogger Trevor Morrow, who runs the blog Trevor Morrow Travel: Dude-Approved Travel, Food, and Gear, was recently invited to stay at the luxury resort Pikaia Lodge on the island of Santa Cruz. He got the VIP treatment from the moment he disembarked from the plane.<p>Morrow's …

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Deciding What to Do in Retirement

<i>Dear Savvy Senior,</i><p>I just turned 62 and am financially prepared for retirement, but I'm less certain about how to spend my time after leaving work. Can you recommend some resources or tools that can help me with this?<p>--Feeling Lost<p><i>Dear Lost,</i><p>This is a great question! Many people, when asked what they …

Finding the right cheap used car (that you don't hate)

If you've followed my past posts on cars I've owned, you'll know that I learned the hard way that expensive new cars are a stupid idea unless you've got more than enough money to pay for them. When I bought my first expensive car, I was in no place to afford that kind of luxury. Years later, I sold …

Does The 4 Percent Rule Still Make Sense?

<i>Dear Carrie,</i><p>I plan to retire in about 10 years and I'm trying to be smart about saving and planning. I've read about the 4 percent rule in the past, but given the economic uncertainty of the last several years, I'm wondering if it still applies?<p>--A Reader<p>Dear Reader,<p>My first thought is that when it …

Why the Next 3 Weeks Are Critical for Bank of America

Bank stocks could be in for a wild ride. Image source: iStock/Thinkstock.<p>As someone who's followed <b>Bank of America</b> closely for years, I can't think of a time since the financial crisis that's as jam-packed as the next three weeks with events that will dictate the direction of bank-stock prices. From …