Kamal Bhargava

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I've been investing in real estate for 25 years, and I think buying a house is for suckers

People think the only way to save money is to buy a house. Suzy Orman thinks you have no way to earn any real money for yourself, so she advises you to buy a house as the only way to get your money. You will get your home paid off when you are old. Who wants to wait until they are old to have money?<p>…

Can you build a $1 million nest egg from scratch at age 50?

<i>I'm almost 50 years old and have virtually nothing saved for retirement. But I plan to start now and would like to build a seven-figure nest egg by the time I retire. Is that goal realistic and what should I do to make it happen?--Steve, Texas</i><p>Obviously, you would have a much better chance of …

10 Killer Ab Workouts That Aren't Crunches

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How Dr. Sanjay Gupta hit the reset button on his workout routine

Dr. Sanjay Guptadid something I'd never heard of anyone doing during an interview: 10 pull-ups.<p>For CNN's longtime medical correspondent, strength training is such a key part of his multi-sport fitness regimen that he says he periodically pops off 10 quick ones throughout the day at home and office. …

The Start-to-Finish Guide to Buying a Home

Purchasing a home is a major milestone that tops many people's lifetime to-do lists—and maybe their list of financial fears too. But it certainly …

Where Jim Cramer says young people should invest their first $10,000

When you're young, your biggest asset is time, thanks to the effects of compound interest.<p>But how exactly do you leverage time most effectively? And where should you put extra money as a young investor?<p>Jim Cramer, cofounder of financial site TheStreet.com and host of CNBC's "Mad Money," answered …

The 8 Things That Are Always Cheaper at Target

There is no arguing the fact that Target has a very loyal following among many shoppers. While they might not always have the lowest prices, they …

Calculating Social Security Retirement Benefits

I will discuss the philosophy of claiming strategies later, but it is meaningful to first consider how retirement benefits are calculated.<p>The Social Security Administration has now followed the same approach for calculating benefits since 1979.<p><b>Determine Eligibility</b>. To be eligible for benefits, a …

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A Free Option Turns Old Windows XP Laptops into Chromebooks | Inc.com

Microsoft has made an unprecedented offer in allowing users of Windows 7 and Windows 8 upgrade to Windows 10 in the first year of its release. But older PCs that run Windows XP and Windows Vista are out of the loop. Those wanting to speed up their operation and beef up their security with a free …

Build Your Best Biceps | 5 Exercises For A Mass-Building Arms Workout

<b>Gareth Sapstead | UK Personal Trainer</b><p><b>www.thefitnessmaverick.com</b><p>To develop an impressive set of arms you need to target them from every angle, and hit …

The 'Shark Tank' investors reveal their investing secrets and most profitable deals

The long hours and countless deals have resulted in the investors developing unique investing styles suited for the show's format, as well as methods for turning their companies into massive successes.<p>We asked the six Sharks what they prefer to invest in, how they structure their deals, what they …

No matter where you plan to buy a home, don't skip the essential first step

Rising rents and a strong real estate market are making it harder for first-time buyers to get a piece of the American dream.<p>Buying a home means getting these four areas of your finances in shape:<p>Credit<br>• Debt<br>• Income<br>• Assets<p>If you do not know where you stand, and if you want to make an offer on a home, …

Split Decisions with Jean Chatzky

Decisions aren't always easy to make—particularly when your money's involved. With money guru Jean Chatzky, we'll help you weigh the pros and cons …

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Forget Wall Street — this startup gives you the same investments at 1/100th of the cost

In volatile markets like these, sophisticated high-net worth investors run for cover by sheltering their investments in stable assets like commercial real estate. <b>And now that option is available to investors who don't have millions to spend.</b><p>Fundrise, a rapidly growing startup based in Washington, …

Parents are saving like crazy so their kids aren't burdened by student debt — but it's still not enough

<b>More parents are saving for college than ever before (Fidelity Investments)</b><p>The number of parents saving for college is at an all-time high of 69%, according to Fidelity Investments. The investment firm found 56% of millennial families surveyed are motivated to start saving early, because of their …

How Millions of Americans Are Flubbing Retirement

Even many wealthy IRA holders claim Social Security too early.<p>It’s widely regarded as the best deal in retirement. Researchers can’t figure out why …

12 tips to reduce high cholesterol

If you’re one of the approximately 31 million people in the U.S. who have been diagnosed with high cholesterol, trying to get it under control can be challenging.<p>True, for some people high cholesterol is genetic, but experts say there are still things everyone can do to manage and reduce …

A financial planner helps a 29-year-old decide what to do with her savings every month

While your first inclination might be to throw as much money as possible toward your credit card debt, your friend may find it difficult to focus on anything other than paying down his massive student loan balance.<p>And for those who've worked hard to finally get their debt under control, …

Roth vs. Traditional IRA: Which Is Best for You?

<b>Roth IRA vs. traditional IRA, summarized</b><p>Both Roth IRAs and traditional IRAs are powerful tax-advantaged retirement savings accounts. The biggest …

10 Bodybuilding Exercises That Will Add Inches to Your Arms

You want big arms. We’ve made it our mission to help you get there, too. We’ve written about how you can build arm muscle without weights, …

Why Your Shoulders Are Still Puny

It takes more than presses and lateral raises to develop wide, thick, impressive shoulders. A lot more. Here’s how you can do it<p>To understand how to build bigger shoulders than you have now, consider this story from Ellington Darden, Ph.D., a former competitive bodybuilder who’s written so many …

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11 signs you aren't as good with money as you think you are

Newsflash: We all make money mistakes sometimes.<p>The trick is to know what they are, and to improve upon them on the road to building wealth.<p>If you think you're the exception to the rule, take a look at the points below — you might not be as flawless with your finances as you think.

The 7-Minute Ab Workout

This awesome routine leaves no core muscle untouched<p>Back in the 90s, “8-Minute Abs” was all the rage for a while. It even led to a joke: “You know what’s better than 8-Minute Abs?”<p>“7-Minute Abs!”<p>No, it wasn’t funny, and of course we all know you can’t get great abs in 7 minutes. (Or 8 minutes.)<p>But …

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Measure Your Financial Security By Calculating Your Debt To Cash Ratio

One of the reasons why I want to rebuild my cash reserves back over $100,000 is because of financial risk. With two rental mortgages to pay and no …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>Find a toothpaste that suits your specific needs.<p>By Adam Hurly3 days agoView More<p>Hair Gods<p>See the Avengers star's new facial hair swerve …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Editors' Picks<p>It’s hot out there.<p>30 Photos1 day agoView More<p>Skincare<p>It's time to look past the gender binary labels, bro.<p>By Adam Hurly9 hours agoView …

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