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4 New Online Money Management Tools Worth A Try

I may have found some new ways to get you out of a personal finance funk.<p>This is the gnawing feeling many of us have that we’re not managing our money well and are paying too much for 401(k)s, mutual funds, brokers and financial planners.<p>But four nascent websites and apps unveiled this week at the …

11 Ways To Beat The Big 2013 Capital Gains Tax Hike

Last year’s historically low capital gains tax rate of 15% is, well, history, but there are still ways around the new higher rates that went into effect Jan. 1. The 15% top capital gains tax rate went up to 20%. High income earners have to tack on another 3.8% (the net investment income surtax). …

Young Google Employee With A Clever 401(k) Move

New college grads take note: You’re never too young to think about tax dodges. Find some way to top up your tax-favored retirement account during your first year on the job.<p>A young man we know got an Ivy League degree in May, spent the summer traveling abroad and in September started a circa …

16-Year-Old Egyptian Scientist Finds Way to Turn Plastic Waste Into $78 Million of Biofuel!

Egyptian teenagers are on a roll lately – if they’re not proposing the next-generation of space propulsion systems, then they’re figuring out how to …

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Mason Jar Solar Lights

I love entertaining outdoors at this time of year because it’s warm enough at night that a garden party does not need to end when the sun goes down. …

How To Pick The Right Shoes For Any Color Suit

Black shoes and a black suit work great if you're going to a funeral, but most of the time we're a little more colorful in our wardrobes.<p>How does a man wearing a navy, light-grey, or brown suit match his shoes with the suit color?<p>Take a moment to get to know the chart below.<p>It pairs the five most …

5 Best All-Inclusive Resorts for Honeymoons

Few travel decisions are as weighty as deciding where to honeymoon. No surprise many newlyweds choose all-inclusive resorts: Pay one price and leave …

Apple said to limit wireless speeds on some U.S. carriers

<i>Editor's note: See update at the bottom of this post.</i><p>A developer who provides iPhone hacks claims to have discovered code in iOS that suggests Apple is helping the top three U.S. wireless carriers throttle data speeds for all iPhone and iPad customers.<p>Joseph Brown, operator of the Web site …

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UCLA UniCamp

UniCamp is an independently funded 501(c)3 that annually links 500 UCLA student volunteers with over 1,200 urban LA youth.<p>UCLA UniCamp is the …

Can You Afford to Save Another $25 Each Week?

This is not an article on how to invest $25 a week and turn it into a million-dollar gold mine. It's not even an article about how to turn it into …

Celebrate Mother Nature at these 10 Green Hotels

Today more than ever calls for some tree-hugging and eco-friendly practices, so we've picked ten of our favorite green hotels around the globe where you can be kind to Mother Nature. From solar panels to vertical gardens, these unique spaces make it a point to be respectful of the environment. Need …

Hit the Snooze Button with 20 DIY Headboards

When it comes to the home, we believe that the two most important rooms are definitely the kitchen and the bedroom. Our bedrooms are where we recharge each night and begin each day, and its essential to create a peaceful space that is both restful and revitalizing. Here are 20 creative …

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Have you been wanting to light up your origami? Then look no further than this fun LED Origami video tutorial by Adafruit‘s Becky…

Have you been wanting to light up your origami? Then look no further than this fun LED Origami video tutorial by Adafruit‘s Becky Stern and Risa Rose. They also have step-by-step lotus flower and frog instructions.<p><i>One note on lithium cell batteries: if you have young children, you may want to explore alternative power solutions. Button-like batteries are extremely dangerous if ingested. Read more at the New York Times.</i>

State-by-State Guide to Taxes on Retirees

<b>Click on any state in the map below</b> for a detailed summary of taxes on retirement income, property and purchases, as well as special tax breaks for …

N.Y. matriarch moves closer to sainthood

Rose Hawthorne Lathrop founded the Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne, an order that offers free palliative care to terminal-cancer patients.<p>THORNWOOD, N.Y. -- Nearly a century after her death, the founder of a religious order dedicated to caring for people with incurable cancer is one step closer to …

15 Web Sites for Finding Shopping Deals Online

These resources will help you compare prices, find discounts and score bargains.<p>There's really no reason to pay full retail price for most products …

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Recycle an Old T-Shirt Into a Produce Grocery Bag (DIY Tutorial)

Produce mesh bags are the new reusable shopping totes, but why buy when you can make your own for next to nothing? Delia Randall of Delia Creates …