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What a $500,000 Home Looks Like in 25 Major Cities Across America

The cost per square foot for homes can vary drastically from city to city.<p>Space is hard to come by in some of America’s most popular housing …

Real Estate

Things to do in Chicago: 27 kid-friendly attractions - Curbed Chicago

Chicago’s world-famous architecture and cultural offerings make it one of the most popular cities in the U.S., but locals will tell you that Chicago is also a great place to live or travel to with kids.<p>Sure, children and parents alike love the deep-dish pizza, but the Windy City offers everything …

Philadelphia

Why I'm not rushing to pay off my $100,000 mortgage

At 26 I bought a little condo. I was going to live there for five years — or something like that.<p>That's what most people do. They buy a "starter home" before upgrading to vaulted ceilings, walk-in closets, and double vanities. Why clean one sink when you can clean two?<p>At some point I decided more …

Personal Finance

How to build a robust and reliable home Wi-Fi network

A great home Wi-Fi connection is something that was nice to have ten years ago but wasn’t something most people put a lot of effort into (and certainly not money). The iPhone was only a year old, the iPad wasn’t even out, and we certainly weren’t cutting the cord for streaming services. In 2008, I …

Wi-Fi

Explainer: What is a blockchain? - MIT Technology Review

What is it?<p>A public1, permanent2, append-only3distributed4ledger5.<p>What’s that?<p>A mathematical structure for storing data in a way that is nearly …

Blockchain

America’s villages are collapsing—so who’s raising the children?

Almost four years ago, I sat in my daughter’s nursery, stressed and anxious. I felt the walls of parenthood pressing in. Our nanny had just quit with no notice, our second daughter was due in six weeks, I had preschool applications to write for our 2-year-old, and the constant work pressures that …

13 Surprising Things You Should Never Say Around a Child

If you have kids, babysit kids, or simply spend a lot of time around your friends' kids, then you already know they are little sponges. Children have …

10 blogs to help you achieve financial independence

Financial independence is the new catchphrase in the personal finance blogosphere. It’s about being able to retire early or to have enough money in …

16 Daily Habits Highly Successful People Have (and the Rest of us Probably Don't)

High achievement isn't an accident.<p>High achievement in business and life involves intention. Meaning, it's not going to happen accidentally. Here are the things more than a dozen successful executives do every day because they say it's a habit that makes a difference.<p>1. Say no without saying …

17 Journeys By Train That Will Change Your Life Forever

Take a slow and stunning journey by train across some of the world's most beautiful landscapes.<p><i>This photo essay is part of a series of stories about travel.</i>

Trains

Declutter Your Kids Brain By Doing These 6 Things

When it comes to options, sometimes less is more.<p>Today's children have playrooms stacked to the ceiling with plastic, battery-operated toys of every size, shape, and color. These same kids can watch up to eight hours of TV per day, a number that would have shocked the parents of yesteryear.<p>Growing …

Why is Python the easiest way into coding?

<b>Coding</b> might not be considered super cool, but coders can work from <b>anywhere</b>.<p>And make <b>great money</b> doing it.<p>The average Python developer salary in the US is $109,810 - Daxx.com<p>There are <b>thousands of remote jobs</b> for coders out there. Think about it. You could be working from the comfort of your bedroom. …

How I Make a Full-Time Income in My Spare Time -- And How You Can, Too

Affiliate marketing is simple, but it's not easy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a young man, I learned how to make money online, initially to pay off my mother’s debt. I’ve used these same skills to create a lifestyle that many dream about, flying 96 times just this …

10 forbidden places that no one is allowed to visit

There are 6 major choices for streaming live TV over the internet — here's how they compare

An increasing number of tech companies are trying to attract the millions of "cord-cutters" who have ditched traditional cable TV for internet-based replacements.<p>Relative newcomers like Hulu and Google's YouTube are breaking in, while old-school heavies like Sony, Dish Network, and AT&T have been …

The 19-year-old who made his fortune in bitcoin says if you don't become a millionaire in the next 10 years, it's your own fault

German teenager Erik Finman has an unusual success story.<p>When was 12 years old, he realized school wasn't his future. Most of his classmates felt the same, of course, but Finman took action: He made a bet with his parents.<p>His parents promised that if he became a millionaire before his 18th …

Cryptocurrency

Earn a Southwest Companion Pass With These Credit Card Bonuses

<b>Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus Credit Card, Southwest Rapid</b> …

Credit Cards

Want to really understand how bitcoin works? Here’s a gentle primer

Ars goes deep on the breakthrough online payment network.<p>The soaring price of bitcoin—the virtual currency is now worth more than $250 billion—has …

Bitcoin

Here’s a $50 grocery list for an entire week of healthy eating

Eating healthy and saving money often tend to be on people’s New Year’s resolution lists, but when you’re trying to do both, it’s best to go into the …

How to score big at government auctions, on everything from real estate to bugles

Rolex watches seized from drug lords. Homes confiscated from tax cheats. Blackhawk helicopters the military no longer needs. The federal government is auctioning off all this — and more. The "more" often means mundane things like office chairs and shredders and mysterious things like "swamp cooler …

Real Estate

Bitcoin futures are about to go live, and they could change the game for cryptocurrencies

Just when you thought you finally got your head around bitcoin, along comes a new bitcoin-linked financial product: bitcoin futures.<p>Cboe Global Markets, the Chicago-based exchange group, will be the first exchange to launch bitcoin futures on Sunday. And you can be sure Wall Street will be …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin’s Biggest Threat? Its Own Success

As US regulators watch the run up in value of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies this year, cryptocurrencies may start to become the victims of their …

The Next "Big Short"? Here's How to Short Sell Bitcoin

How to Short-Sell Bitcoin<p>The cryptocurrency has seen a meteoric rise. Here's how to bet against it.<p>Updated February 15, 2018<p>The cryptocurrency …

6 Morning Routines That Are Hard to Adopt But Will Pay Off For Life

To start your day right, you've got to get into some good habits.<p>The early birds will inherit the earth.<p>At least that’s what a 2009 University of …

How do TJ Maxx and Marshalls sell designer clothes so cheap? 5 hacks to save money on fancy duds

Looking for a hot holiday outfit but don’t want to drop major coin on something you’ll wear only once? While you have many ways to avoid paying full …

What You Need to Know to Understand Your Paycheck

The amount of money you expect to get and what actually shows up on your paycheck can be very different.<p>If you're like most people, at some point …

Options vs. Stocks: Which Is Right for You?

When taking stock of how to invest in the market, you have options — both literally and figuratively.<p>You can buy stocks, which represent shares of …

I retired at 30 with $1.25 million — here are the 3 key strategies I used to get there

I started my financial independence journey in 2010 and saved $1.25 million in 5 years, reaching financial independence at the age of 30.<p>I get asked a lot how I did it and how someone else can too, so I decided to outline the variables and scenarios that impact how fast you, depending on your …

Retirement