Laura Johst Anos

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spaghetti with broccoli cream pesto

Surely, you didn’t think I was going to stop my hasty populating of the broccoli archives with just one new recipe, right? I mean, sure, the slaw is …

28 New Decorating Secrets the Pros Swear By

Throw the old rulebook out the window.<p>You know those people who seem to have great taste without even trying? You're about to be one of them. Here, top designers share the best insider tips and tricks in the business.

8 Homemade Veggie Burger Recipes

As sad as we are that summer is coming to a close, we’re super excited that Labor Day affords us one more long weekend to grill (and chill) out before cooler temps take over. If you’re hosting a backyard gathering this weekend, we’re guessing that burgers and dogs are at the top of your shopping …

7 Cozy Sunday Suppers

These comforting dishes are perfect for lazy winter Sundays, when you've got some time to slow down and putter around the kitchen.<p><b>Beef Stew with Carrots & Potatoes</b><p>In this classic French beef stew known as Beef Bourguignon, meat is slowly braised in a rich brown sauce until fork-tender. It takes …

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How to Keep Your Bones Healthy and Strong -- Part 2

In Part 1 of this series I discussed what factors contribute to bone health and various ways to assess the health of your bones. Now I will discuss the available treatments for osteoporosis and how to keep your bones healthy and strong naturally.<p><b>Treatment for Osteoporosis:</b><p><b>Pharmaceutical:</b> In my …

How to Descale & Clean Your Keurig Brewer

Semi-Retirement Jobs With Great Benefits

<i>SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue</i><p>By Nancy Collamer<p>If you’re thinking about working part-time during retirement, you’ve likely heard that finding good, flexible jobs with benefits like health insurance, dental coverage and 401(k)s isn’t easy.<p>That’s true. But what’s also true is that some part-time, …

Face your fears – saving for retirement one small step at a time

Though long-term saving can seem frightening, tradeoffs over the years can exorcise the looming specter of retirement

Know What You're Spending

Keep track of what you spend each month with a pencil and paper, computer programs such as Excel and Quicken or websites like www.mint.com. This is an easy way to identify those areas you can cut back on without impacting the quality of your life.

5 Characteristics of the Best Retirement Savers

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- What do the best retirement savers have in common?<p>Another other attributes: a positive outlook, a commitment to saving today …

Planning To Make The Right Move In Retirement

Retirement isn’t what it used to be. Today’s retirees are living longer and are active and independent for more of their golden years. In fact, these days, a 65 year old can plan to have a retirement that can last 30 years or longer.1 That means wherever you choose to live in retirement could end …

5 Steps To A More Affordable Retirement

As your retirement approaches, you’ll likely face hurdles of how to afford your lifestyle — or something close to it — on a limited, reduced income.<p>But living frugally in retirement doesn’t have to mean reducing your quality of life. Instead, it should be about focusing on the things that are …

Will You Work In Retirement? Avoid These 5 Common Mistakes

“I will never retire.”<p>“I will work until I die.”<p>These are statements I hear often from many of my 50-year-old clients—and frankly, from some of my closest friends, too. Baby boomers lack confidence in their ability to retire, and many are afraid of the unexpected: An Associated Press – NORC Center …

The 13 Biggest Money Mistakes Retirees Make

On the surface, retiring seems to be about transitioning from the working grind to days of all leisure and no alarm clocks. But underneath, there’s another shift at play: ending the days of earning and beginning the days of spending.<p>The kind of spending we’re talking about is certainly not shopping …

7 Reasons Not To Pay Off Your Mortgage Before You Retire

Many people, including myself, dream of having a “mortgage burning” party the week they retire. The very thought of making my last mortgage payment makes me jump for joy. No mortgage payment means peace of mind, freedom and a strong sense of security. But is it a false sense of security?<p>Given …

The In-Plan 401(k) Roth Conversion Strategy

Presto! Turn your pre-tax 401(k) into a Roth 401(k). It’s done via an in-plan Roth conversion (also known as an in-plan Roth rollover). It used to be that just a handful of employees could make this bold tax move to build a tax-free retirement kitty, but thanks to an expanded law in 2013 and new …

Five Things To Pay For Before You Retire

The last thing you want to do is retire and about five years in, need to replace your vehicle, your hot water heater and your roof all at the same time. Here's a checklist of things to pay for now--before you retire.

How to calculate the true cost of retirement

In the past, experts routinely said you needed to replace 70% to 80% of your pre-retirement income for your golden years. Plus, the experts said, …

Not contributing to retirement plan is usually expensive mistake

<b>Dear Liz:</b> I have about $16,000 in student loans at 6.8% interest. At the current monthly payment it would take me about 7.5 years to pay them off. I contribute 10% of my income to my company's Roth 401(k) plan (my employer matches the first 6% contributed). I also contribute 3% to the stock …

10 budget cities where you can retire in comfort

Slide 1 of 12<p>Retiring on $30,000 a year is manageable — if you live in a low-cost area. That means housing costs are affordable, taxes are favorable …

Most boomers expect to work in retirement - Encore - MarketWatch

By Anne Tergesen<p>What do you plan to do in retirement?<p>Shutterstock.com<p>Boomers may go back to the office en masse.<p>If work is on your “to do” list, join …

Before You Retire Resolutions For 2014

Anyone considering retirement in 2014 is faced with a myriad of things to do and consider. Some are more difficult and tedious than others; some are more fun and engaging. In any event, if this is the year you’re going to make the big transition, here are some not-so-common resolutions to help you …

A cheapskate’s guide to retirement saving

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Like many journalists, I get plenty of surveys about retirement readiness (or …

How to catch up on retirement savings

If you’re age 50 or older, you can make extra “catch-up” contributions to certain types of tax-favored retirement accounts. Many people fail to …

How to save for retirement in 2014

Lower fees and increased matching in retirement accounts are just a few of the better benefits you can look for in 2014.

Financial Planning In Retirement

Most people look at retirement as the finish line, the point after which financial planning and investing become moot.<p>The reality is far different. Forty percent of baby boomers expect to work until they die, according to data from AARP. The very idea of “retirement” is up in the air, since many …