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To Retire Early, Focus on Just One Thing

We all know what it takes to be able to afford to leave the workforce early: Save like mad, dramatically cut your spending, invest with abandon and …

Ready to Retire? Not Until You Read This!

To have your best shot at happiness in retirement, approach it with preparation and a well-executed plan. Here are three critical question to ask …

Retirement

After 10 years as a financial planner, I've realized almost everyone gets the same thing wrong about money

That's probably because, as a financial planner in New York City, I get to see behind the curtain of people's finances all the time.<p>After nearly 10 years working with some of the brightest people in this city — from social workers to lawyers to Wall Street pros — I've realized almost everyone gets …

Personal Finance

The 36 Best Books All Men Should Read | The Art of Manliness

If there is one thing the great men of history have in common it’s this: books. They read, <i>a lot</i>. Theodore Roosevelt carried a dozen books with him on …

Reflections on Marcus Aurelius' "Meditations" | The Art of Manliness

While Stoicism is an ancient philosophy, it’s experiencing a bit of a resurgence in our modern world. There’s a plethora of new books and articles on …

Self-improvement

The 5 Most Basic Rules of Health and Fitness

Here at <i>Outside</i>, we write about the foundational principles of health and fitness all the time. In a world rife with nonsense hacks and cleanses, doing so is more important than ever. In an attempt to further cut through the noise, we spoke with Michael Joyner, a physician, researcher, and expert on …

Health

2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty Gasoline V-8 SuperCab 4x4

Forward progress.<p>Technically, the 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty marks the start of a fourth generation of this heavy-duty truck. But the last time Ford launched a from-the-ground-up all-new Super Duty—not just new powertrains, an exterior refresh, or refinements—was in 1998 with the official debut of …

Mount Everest

5 Movies that Explain the Concept of Singularity - OpenMind

The concept of <b>technological singularity</b> is inevitably linked to the world of <b>science fiction</b>. In fact, the term itself was created by one of the most …

Singularity

Here's What You'd Be Paid in Lifetime Social Security Benefits by Claiming at Full Retirement Age

You'll be surprised by how much extra you can net in lifetime benefits by waiting just four to five years.<p>Each month, more than 61 million people …

Retirement

10 interesting facts about the lefties we love

Like, why are there so many left-handed athletes, and how come they're so good at math?<p>Left-handed people make up 10 percent of the human population …

The Brain

One of the biggest threats to your retirement savings is hiding right under your nose — and it's not hard to fix

<b>• Half of Americans have no idea how much they pay in fees for their 401(k). A 2015 study found that in 16% of 401(k) plans, fees were so excessive they outweighed the tax benefits.</b><p><b>• It can be difficult to figure out how much you're paying in fees, but there are tools available and red flags watch</b> …

Retirement

Own the great outdoors without incident with these 12 emergency kit musts

Most people keep emergency kits stowed at home or in their automobiles to err on the side of caution. However, fewer individuals maintain an …

Outdoors Gear

7 Blue-Chip Stocks Every Investor Should Own

My concept of blue-chip stocks is very different from that of most investors.<p>I think when most investors’ minds wander to blue-chip stocks, the old …

Investing

Index Funds Are Finally Sexy. What a Shame.

The common-sense route to patient investing has turned into another way for people to take bad risks.<p>When Peter Lynch managed the Fidelity Magellan mutual fund from 1977 to 1990, he was the most famous investor in the country, bigger even than Warren Buffett. During his tenure, Magellan earned an …

Investing

Waiting for cheap 4K? Vizio’s new XLED M-series and P-series TVs have landed in stores

<i>Update: Added news of availability and lowered pricing for Vizio’s new XLED M-series and P-Series TVs</i><p>Vizio’s 2016 P-series and M-series TVs offered …

Google Home

The Xiegu X5105 : QRP Portable Transceiver

X5105 is a highly portable transceiver working at HF+6m band, with a built-in power output of 5W. Technical features: double-conversion …

Gear & Gadgets

How Audiophiles Shop for Audio Gear

If your stereo makes you tired, buy a new one. That’s one of the vital bits of intel gleaned from a conversation with <i>Sound & Vision</i> editor Rob Sabin. …

How to clean your records to keep them looking and sounding sweet

Even as the twin krakens of Spotify and Apple Music have wrapped their tentacles around the music industry, a curious thing has happened: Vinyl …

Audiophile

Vanguard Is Growing Faster Than Everybody Else Combined

MALVERN, Pa. — The Vanguard trading floor is the epicenter of one of the great financial revolutions of modern times, yet it is a surprisingly relaxed place.<p>A few men and women gaze at Bloomberg terminals. There is a muted television or two and a view of verdant suburban Philadelphia. No one is …

Investing

Talking to Your Pets Is a Sign of Intelligence, According to Science

High-pitched affection included.<p>Some people, who do not own pets, may watch their dog- or cat-adoring friends talking to their animals as if they were human (high-pitched, pet voice included) and wonder what on earth they think they are achieving. But it turns out that this behavior is far from …

Pets

Starting Over

<i>Story first appeared in the February 2000 issue of Men’s Journal.</i><p><b>On the surface</b> fishing is a primitive activity. I mean in the anthropological sense …

Fishing

The 10 Cheapest Vanguard Funds on the Market

The task of finding cheap Vanguard funds is simple, but filtering through them to find the cheapest Vanguard funds on the market takes a bit more …

Investing

Social Security and Retirement Withdrawal Order | Investopedia

We received a couple of questions on our recent post <i>How to Increase Retirement Wealth With the Right Withdrawal Order</i> and will address the first one …

Retirement

Yuval Harari on why humans won’t dominate Earth in 300 years

“It's not because I overestimate the AI. It's because most people tend to overestimate human beings.”<p>Yuval Noah Harari’s first book, <i>Sapiens</i>, was an international sensation. The Israeli historian’s mind-bending tour through the triumph of <i>Homo sapiens</i>is a favorite of, among others, Bill Gates, Mark …

It’s just not fair: how oldies became the latter-day teenagers

Baby boomers think they invented the adolescent. Now they are busy giving retirement a makeover<p>Peace has finally come to the valley. More than 100 residents of the previously tranquil village of Ireshopeburn, County Durham, in the north Pennines area of outstanding natural beauty, complained about …

Demographics

There could be a $3 trillion shift in investing, and it poses a huge problem for mutual funds

A dramatic shift is underway in the investment world.<p>Passive investment products like exchange-traded funds have hoovered up assets at a fast clip in recent years. US-listed ETFs saw $283 billion in net inflows during 2016, taking aggregate assets under management to $2.5 trillion, according to …

Investing

Ten favorite personal-finance books

Great advice for the financial stages of life.<p>March 11, 2017 —While great literature is said to transcend audiences, the best personal finance books …

Personal Finance

Alinco DJ-G7T/E Tri-Band ( 144 , 430 and 1200MHz)

<b><br>Get ready for action as you hear signals that you may never have heard before.</b> <br>The DJ-G7 tunes 0.530-1299.995MHz continuously, and you can enjoy full …

Bands

​4 Rowing Workouts That Burn Fat and Build Muscle | Men’s Health

<b>Directions:</b> Warm up for 5 minutes. Then do the following exercises in the order shown.<p>Row, 100 meters, as fast as you can<br>• Bodyweight squat, 5 reps<br>• Pushup, 5 reps<br>• Feet-elevated mountain climber, 5 reps<p>That’s 1 round. Repeat for the following rounds, resting as needed, but adjust the number of reps …