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The Best Paris Tips From Our Readers

Bonjour! This week we asked for your Paris tips. Here are some highlights from the 148 responses. If you learn just thing, let it be that Parisians …

If you’re retiring in 2018, you should read this. And even if you’re not.

My husband and I have been doing some intense retirement planning over the past two years.<p>But here’s the thing. We are still six to seven years from when we hope to move into another season of our life. Of course we’ve been saving, but working out the nitty-gritty of this stage should happen long …

Retirement

There’s No Golden Rule for Retirement Spending

Many retirees share one core question: "How much can I safely withdraw from my portfolio each year?" Unfortunately, there's no perfect answer. …

Retirement

This couple went from workaholics to early retirees in six years

Six years ago, Tanja Hester and her husband, Mark Bunge, decided to get serious about saving for retirement. They both made a good living at jobs …

Retirement

Everything You Need to Know to Get Started Drinking Scotch Whisky

If you’ve never really explored it before, drinking whisky can be intimidating. Deciding what whisky to try first is a big decision. And once you …

How to Pick a Cheap Wine That Tastes Expensive

You’ve been there before. You head to your local Trader Joe’s to pick up that go-to $9.99 California pinot for a party, only to discover it’s out of …

Los Angeles

4 Ways to Work From Home After You Retire

Thinking about picking up a part-time job after you retire? Why not work from the comfort of your couch?<p>Retiring doesn't mean you have to leave the …

Employment

29 Budget-Friendly Sites To Find Cheap Home Decor

Though there are loads of sites to snag discount furniture, it seems finding cheap and inexpensive home decor is its own unique challenge.<p>From finding cheap rugs and expensive-looking coffee tables, to snagging affordable mid-century furniture styles, the online options are endless for home design …

Shopping

You Have 10 Years Left To Retire, How To Plan

You plan to retire in 10 years, we go into the details of how and what to plan.<p>We use a hypothetical couple - John and Lisa - to demonstrate …

The Average Cost of Retirement Is $738,400: Will You Have Enough?

Your retirement is likely the biggest purchase you'll make in your lifetime. Shouldn't you prepare for it?<p>No one wants to spend their retirement …

Retirement

What to Say When an Interviewer Wants You to Talk About Yourself

Job interviews are notoriously stressful. While you can’t really prep for every single question an interviewer is going to hit you with, there are a …

Job Interviews

9 Signs You're Saving Right For Retirement | Investopedia

Just about everyone thinks about retiring, from what we’ll spend our time doing, to where we’ll live, and more. However, only some of us adequately …

Retirement

The 15 best business books of all time

We've gone through our existing "best-of" lists and others to determine which business histories and management and investing guides have been most critically acclaimed.<p>We stayed away from academic books and biographies, and by limiting ourselves to just 15 titles, the final list is not …

Self-improvement

How to have money rolling in without doing anything

Passive income allows you to have a stream of income pouring in with little on-going work on your part.<p>How would you like to put in a little work <i>once</i> and then get a steady stream of income forever after? Sound too good to be true? It's not – this type of arrangement is called "passive income" and …

Retirement

My 10 Favorite Healthy Comfort Food Recipes

A healthy dinner means different things to different people. For me it means using as many "real food" ingredients as possible. I lean hard on fresh …

Cooking

How Solid Is Your Retirement Savings Plan? Check These 3 Things Now

The stock market has gone crazy. Has it thrown you out of whack?<p>The year is already past the midway mark. Yet with all the hoopla surrounding the …

Retirement

Here’s How to Retire By 40

At the risk of sounding like a Facebook friend trying to fold you into my latest direct sales venture: Early retirement is possible.<p>If you read the …

10 Lazy Weeknight Dinners You Can Make with Lentils or Beans

When lentils or beans are the star of your dinner plate, you can be sure that you're getting a wholesome, meat-free dinner that will fill you up and …

Cooking

The easy way I save 30 percent of my income each month

When I moved to New York City two years ago on an intern's salary, my priority was staying afloat: making sure more money was coming in than going …

Personal Finance

How Long Will Your Retirement Savings Last?

Will your nest egg sustain you throughout retirement? Here's how to find out.<p>One of the most daunting aspects of retirement is not knowing just how …

Retirement

Can You Teach Programming With Plywood?

Author: Joseph Flaherty. Joseph Flaherty Design<p>Date of Publication: 12.10.13.<p>Time of Publication: 12:00 pm. 12:00 pm<p>Primo is a $262 kit that consists …

Find Out Why Buying Vanguard Admiral Shares Can Be Advantageous to You

What Are Vanguard Admiral Shares and What Are Their Advantages?<p>Vanguard Admiral Shares Definition and Advantages<p>Updated November 22, 2017<p>Smart …

Investing

We all know to put money into retirement accounts — what’s the best strategy for taking it out?

How will you take money from your retirement account when the time comes?<p>Should you use, if you have such options, the in-plan …

Retirement

3 Recipes for Kale Chips You'll Keep Making on Repeat

Ever have a long day and grab a bag of chips on your way home? There's something about the salty taste and crunchy texture that's just, well, …

Why Early Retirement Isn’t as Awesome as It Sounds

Most people have a hard enough time envisioning retirement at all, much less early retirement. Despite that, many workers have managed to quit their …

I retired at 52 with a $3 million net worth — here are the 10 worst money mistakes anyone can make

Said another way, they boil down to E-S-I. If this is the heart of your financial plan, it's likely that you'll be prosperous.<p>That said, there is one other thing you'll need to do — you must avoid the financial pitfalls that can significantly derail your finances. I call these the worst money moves …

Personal Finance

Invest Archives

Here's another post where a reader is asking for your suggestions on how to handle a financial issue.Please read his summary and give your thoughts …

How to Clean Up and Optimize Your Sluggish Mac

GIF<p>Your Mac is running a little slow these days. It takes forever to boot up. You have to delete something just to download that file attachment from …

Operating Systems

How one couple saved more than $1 million in 10 years to retire in their 30s

The typical American retires at age 62. Justin McCurry, a father of three based in Raleigh, North Carolina, cut that number nearly in half when he …

Retirement