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10 Things That Might Go Wrong at Your Wedding and How to Cope

It's hard to imagine anything going askew with all the meticulous planning you've done. But - hate to break it to you - something <i>might</i> still go awry on your wedding day. But, before you start freaking out, we're here to help! These are 10 of the most common wedding mishaps along with a few tips for …

4 Ways to Save Money On Your Wedding Without Anyone Noticing

Brides and grooms are spending more on weddings than ever before. According to The Knot's 2014 Real Weddings survey, the average wedding spend is now $31,213. While the cost of your wedding might be significantly higher or lower than this number, we find every couple is looking for ways to save …

Human Word Anatomy

A full vascular body of words by Russian graphic designer, Alexey Khitrov. Created using bezier paths, san-serif and serif fonts, and colorful gradients. I don’t think there’s much continuity with the words, some are anatomically related, some aren’t. But, I do like how the crown of the head …

 

#TalkingIsTeachingTips Challenge: Talk, Read, And Sing With Your Baby!

Join us for a 14-Day “Talking is Teaching” Challenge, where we are inviting parents and caregivers to complete one of the #TalkingIsTeachingTips …

9 Changes That Will Affect Your Money In 2015

As 2015 approaches, I wanted to pass along nine changes that’ll affect your money next year so you can factor them into your financial plans:<p><b>1. You’ll be allowed to stash more money into some types of retirement plans.</b> The maximum contribution limit for 401(k) and 403(b) employer-sponsored plans …

The Secrets Behind Successful Budgeting

Budgeting is one of the trickier issues of personal finance. It can be very tricky to make a budget work for you.<p>For starters, <b>you don’t need a budget</b> …

Here's what a great retirement plan looks like

Earlier this year, at a financial literacy conference for teachers, renowned investment author William Bernstein paid a Portland employer a nice …

12 new ways to save money in 2015

Spend less and save more in 2015, with our tips on how to get more for your money<p>The list of ways to save money in the new year is almost as old a tradition as singing Auld Lang Syne. But sometimes the suggestions can have a familiar feel. Here are 12 brand-new ways to save in 2015.<p><b>1. Enter the</b> …

Save Money When Eating Out – No Credit Needed

My wife and I have 3 kids. We prefer to feed them home-cooked meals, but there are times when it’s fun and/or convenient to eat out. Here are a few …

4 Investing Trends You Should Avoid

<i>Bad investing ideas crop up like weeds. One of the sharpest eyes in investing, James Ludwick, founder of Main Street Financial Planning in Odenton, Md., spots the latest crop for us:</i><p>I’m uncomfortable about a number of issues now affecting financial consumers. Here are a few that possibly concern …

Top 17 Financial Tips to Live a Rich Life

There is a gazillion things we can do to improve our life financially but it’s always hard to know what’s best.<p>To navigate this jungle, I asked 16 …

Get out of Debt by Kelsey Folmar

During the first day of house hunting, and the seventh home we viewed, we put in an offer on a 1,650 square foot home (perfect for our minimalist …

How I'm Making an Extra $3,450 Per Year with Three Weeks of Part-Time Work

Last month, one of our rental properties looked like this:<p>Today, the same property looks like this:<p>Renovating this rental property took three weeks, …

Investment Lessons From The Most Profitable Trades Of 2014

One of the 10 misses in my 2014 year in review post was missing out on some great investments. I truly believe there are fortunes to be made every …

Here's a Good Reason Not to Fund Your 401(k)

Don't get too caught up in the amount of money you're saving for retirement. Focus instead on the income you'll have.<p>We save for retirement so we can …

Self-Directed IRA: Ultimate Retirement Guide

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Retirement: 5 Ways Money Makes Money

Saving for retirement is hard work, especially starting out. It’s no picnic to sock money away you might spend instead.<p>But you have to do it, and the earlier the better. Getting started with retirement saving and investing is common sense, but the really important part is starting early.<p>Why? …

Solving The Rubik's Cube Of Retirement Savings

Some people can solve a Rubik’s Cube calmly and quickly. Others go round in circles for a few minutes and then quietly give it up. Still others make an intense effort that goes nowhere, and then smash the thing against the wall in frustration.<p>Those different approaches to a colorful puzzle are like …

Top 15 Trends for 2015

Every year, my team of futurists at Frost & Sullivan puts their heads together to come up with the top trends for the upcoming year.<p>Last year, the team did particularly well with its top 14 trends for 2014. In particular, the team’s predictions on 3-D, virtual currency, online retailing, Big Data, …

8 Tax Tips For Year-End Now That 'Extenders' Passed

You may not be thinking about taxes before year-end, but you should. Among other things, consider making payments (state taxes, property taxes?) and charitable contributions. Consider selling stocks to grab some gain or loss. And run those numbers.<p>This year-end, there’s an added reason to think …

Three Major Money Moves For Year End

It’s that time of the year I put on a brave face and try to simplify my financial life. It’s not easy.<p>There are a handful of things I do to prepare me for next year. Here’s my top three:<p><b>Taxes</b>. I don’t prepare taxes. It’s too soon for that. But I like to pull together all of my receipts and …

Designing A Better Death

A designer’s guide to improving end-of-life care.<p>The world’s population is aging. The World Health Organization estimates that by 2050, the proportion of people 60 years or older in the world will have doubled, from 11% in 2000 to 22% (2 billion people) in 2050. This makes services for the elderly, …

Medical Students Modeling Beautiful Anatomy

A series of print ads and posters art directed by Hamburg based designer, Andreas Haase. The ads were created to promote the Prometheus atlases published by, my favorite creator of anatomy and medical texts, Thieme. They use professional photographs of real medical students overlayed medical …