Sam Tzeng

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25 Best Markets For Rental Property Investment

Rental properties have been a favorite of investors the last few years, and rightly so. At a time of low interest rates, rentals provide better returns than many other investments: You don’t need exotic expertise; you can leverage your return with low-cost financing; and there’s a ready market if …

10 of the best alternative city breaks in Europe

Catania<b>,</b> Sicily<p>If you want a quick resumé of Catania’s character, look no further than the brooding, explosive mountain that looms right over it: Etna. The university city on the east coast, overlooking the Ionian Sea, can be intense, chaotic and beautiful.<p>At its heart is a Unesco-listed old …

A Python Cheat Sheet For Newbie Coders

Startup Stock Photos<p>Python is one of the best programming languages to learn. As you get started, this one-page reference sheet of variables, methods …

6 States That Tax the Daylights Out of the Rich

Living in any of these six states as a top income earner could prove painful to your pocketbook.<p>Let's face facts: No one likes paying tax to Uncle …

Why This Oregon Town Could Be the Next Napa

Writing about my hometown might offer a skewed perspective: the places I recommend are brighter in my mind because they were the settings for teenage first dates and declarations of independence. But in recent years, the town where I grew up has exceeded my own nostalgic expectations with inventive …

The Advantages Of Investing In Single-Family Rental Houses Vs. The Stock Market

I started my financial career in banking, eventually progressing to insurance and then to financial advisor over a 24 year career — 21 years as a Series 6 and then Series 7 securities licensed representative. In that span of time, I developed a unique perspective regarding the advantages of the …

Best Affordable All-Inclusive Resorts

1 of 10<p>Azul Beach Hotel, by Karisma, Puerto Morelos, Riviera Maya<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Meliá Caribe Tropical Punta Cana, Dominican Republic<p>3 of 10<p>Divi …

What happened with my wife after I saw a young woman do this on a crowded subway train

I was getting on the D.C. Metro one day when I saw a young woman do something that caught my eye. She noticed that her beau was on the train and she plowed right through the crowded train to get to him.<p>When she reached him, she stood close to him, hung onto the overhead rail and let herself swing …

The 9 Best Tents for Camping and Backpacking

Going on a bikepacking trip? Consider these options<p>There’s nothing like a home away from home, and a great tent is a key part of a successful campout or bikepacking trip into the backcountry. We’ve gathered a range of our favorite tents, from small and lightweight ones that are easy to carry while …

The 20 Best Places to Camp in National Parks

Some of the finest places to lay your head are inside our national parks.<p>Thanks to its geysers and grizzlies, the 3,500-square-mile Yellowstone, our …

How to Rent an RV This Summer for Only $1 a Day

Recreational vehicle (RV) rentals tend to be expensive, yet I recently managed to rent a five-person RV in Las Vegas for only $1 per day. In addition …

GOLDMAN SACHS: These 14 stocks offer explosive profit growth that will help fight mounting selling pressure

Stock market volatility is back in a big way, and with it comes massive opportunity for investors willing to do their homework.<p>That last part is a major qualification. After all, the benchmark S&P 500 trades inversely to the Cboe Volatility Index— frequently described as the stock market's fear …

Winning a Jackpot: 8 Things to Do Before Claiming a Powerball Prize

8 Wise Things to Do Before You Claim a Big Powerball Prize<p>Won a Powerball Jackpot? Here Is What to Do Before Cashing in Your Ticket<p>Updated June 17, …

5 Ways to Help Kids (and Even Adults) Understand Blockchain

The suggestions include getting them a wallet, learning through programming and attending conferences.<p>While the crypto boom of this past year brought a significant amount of attention to blockchain, there is much more to the technology than hype and hysteria. In the simplest terms, a blockchain …

26 hiking trails around the world that should be on your bucket list

Below is a list of breathtaking trails that span all difficulty levels.<p>From Japan's Yoshida Trail to Argentina's Fitz Roy Trek, here are 26 hikes worth traveling for.

3 Growth Stocks That Could Put Netflix's Returns to Shame

Investors looking for the next Netflix should consider this concrete producer, solar-equipment provider, and e-commerce facilitator.<p>Since first …

4 Questions Great Managers Ask Their Employees Every Week

The prerequisite for setting the stage for these questions to be asked (and answered) is transparency. Therein lies the problem for most bosses.<p>Readers of my column in management roles will often write to me asking about what they can do to improve their relationships with employees. It's not that …

You Won't Believe What a Roth IRA Can Do for You

Don't assume that annual $5,500 contributions won't amount to much. They can grow to surprising sums -- like $500,000 or more.<p>Compare the maximum …

Every investor needs to know these 12 valuation ratios

An uninformed investor: "This stock is so cheap! The current stock price is only $0.50!"<p>A smart investor: "Umm…the stock price means nothing. Your stock's EBITDA multiple is negative!"<p>I know. Cheesy example. But hopefully, it gets the point across. Just because the stock price is trading under $1 …

Successful people from Warren Buffett to Bill Gates spend their free time the same way

One question has fascinated me my entire adult life: What causes some people to become world-class leaders, performers, and change makers, while most others plateau?<p>I've explored the answer to this question by reading thousands of biographies, academic studies, and books across dozens of …

3 Dividend Stocks for Retirement

Smart retirees interested in adding strong, dividend-friendly stocks to their income portfolios should consider HCP, Inc, National Grid, and Procter …

20 trips to add to your travel bucket list

Stop using precious vacation days for the same old, been there-done that trips. There's a big world out there filled with adventure, and we want you to see and do it all. Some of our suggestions will take you a little further out of your comfort zone than you're used to, while others fall into the …

How to make money while you sleep

<b>Whether you’re trying to pay off debt, top off your emergency fund or invest more, a little extra monthly income can get you there faster.</b><p>But there …

The 7 Best Retirement Stocks No One Talks About

The hunt for the best retirement stocks is like the hunt for the best pizza — much of it is a matter of taste. Do you want income or capital …

How to make your investments pay a monthly 'salary'

It is the goal of many investors: getting a regular income from a portfolio without having to lift a finger.<p>In the past, receiving a monthly income from a portfolio could be problematic, as dividend payments were sporadic.<p>Now there are a range of options for those who want their portfolio to pay …

13 Badass Adventures in the U.S. National Parks

One of the reasons that we cherish America’s national parks so much is that they provide us a place to go play, outside, away from technology, away from work, and in some of the most unique and wonderful natural environments found anywhere in the world. Such places have inspired inventive creations …

9 Incredible Countries Where You Can Live for Under $1,000 a Month

Travel widely enough, and you'll notice something about the Americans you encounter abroad. While the people I know in the States are too often …

9 Terrific Sights That Every American Must See In London

You’ve booked the flights, grabbed your umbrella and already started to practice your ‘ello’ guvnor’ to proudly announce your arrival…Yup, you’re on …

12 Whole-Food Swaps Under $10 That Make Clean Eating Easier Than You'd Expect

Eating better isn’t about cutting out entire food groups, eating low-fat everything, or guzzling juices or shakes. Deprivation diets are no way to …

10 Travel Movies That Will Not Only Inspire You To Travel Solo But Will SHAPE Your Life!

<b>1] Into the Wild</b><p><b>It takes you to: Alaska</b><p><b>Lesson: Experiences, good and bad, make you who you are.</b><p>True story of Christopher McCandless, a top student …