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The 10 Best Travel Tips of All Time

With these insights, going from tourist to traveler just got a whole lot easier.<p>In our office, between conversations about visas and gorging on international chocolate, we often discuss the difference between a tourist and a traveler. There's a quote by English writer G. K. Chesterton that we keep …

Air Travel

What Common Home Repairs Cost (and How to Budget for Them)

Buying a home is the biggest investment most of us will ever make, and yet a shocking number of people drastically underestimate the costs that come …

The SG Govt’s 2 Asset Retirement Model

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Canvas Painting Projects: DIY Ideas

Are you looking for some easy and fun projects to get your hands dirty with? Or maybe you’re looking for something to spruce up the walls of your new …

How You Can Make The Tub-Shower Combo Work For Your Bathroom

Should you have a tub in your bathroom or should it be a shower? Why choose when you can have both? Don’t even concern yourself with the lack of …

The Best Places to Buy Throw Pillows Online

10 Most Popular Kitchen Countertops

<b>Kitchens</b> are a critical part of a home, both in living in a home and selling/buying. What is more, the design of the <b>kitchen countertops</b> plays a huge …

How To Make The Whites Of Your Eyes Even Whiter

Whiter eyeballs. It may not be the first thing you think of when you get out of bed and start the beautifying process, but you can’t deny that you do …

25 Rooms Transformed Beyond Belief

Amazing room makeovers.<p>The most amazing room makeovers we've ever seen. This article originally appeared on House Beautiful

20 Ways To Incorporate Wall-mounted TVs and Shelves Into Your Decor

I’ve spent weeks trying to figure out the best way to wall-mount my TV in the living room. It’s not an easy decision to make, especially when the …

Top things to do in Rome

Few cities evoke the sheer wonder and amazement of Rome. Ancient history, outstanding art and religious icons are around every corner and when it all gets too much you can just join the locals in sipping espresso in one of the city's many squares. With so much to see and do, the real test will be …

20 free things to do in Sydney

You don't need a fat wallet to enjoy the glamour and chic of Sydney. These 20 attractions, activities and icons won't cost you a cent.<p><b>Take the Bondi to Coogee Walk</b><p>One of the most spectacular walks and coastlines you could hope to see, this route takes in some of Sydney’s most iconic beaches. In …

How Stripes Saved This Entryway

Pattern makes a bold impact in this young family's house. This article originally appeared on ELLEDECOR.com.<p>The space <b>BEFORE</b> the transformation.<p>The entry in a young family's newly-constructed home in Atlanta, Georgia, looked cookie-cutter and bland. To give the space more personality, designer James …

Paris: advice and tips for family-friendly attractions, restaurants and hotels

These recommendations, and hundreds more, can be found in the <b>free Telegraph Travel Guides app</b>. The app features expert guides to destinations including Paris, Rome, New York and Amsterdam, with Edinburgh, Barcelona and Venice among those to be added in the coming weeks.<p>Attractions<p><b>Eiffel Tower</b> <br>This …

5 strategies to build your retirement income

When building retirement-income portfolio, advisers tend to fall into one of two camps. There’s the save-the-principal-and-live-off-the-income camp. …

Rome: a Grand Tour for the 21st century

<i>Originally published on March 18, 2008</i><p>"A man who has not been in Italy is always conscious of an inferiority, from his not having seen what it is expected a man should see." So, according to James Boswell, said Dr Johnson in the 1770s.<p>Johnson never travelled abroad, and this must have been one of …

Kiplinger's Tax Glossary: Tax Terms You Need to Know

Does filling out your return have you confused? Our tax glossary defines every tax term — and the tax rule it relates to — you ever needed to know.<p>In …

Want to be a successful retiree? Here's how

Experts offer this six-point plan.<p>You might know what it takes to be a successful investor. You might even know what it takes to be successful in business. But what does it take to be a successful retiree? Well, according to financial advisers, successful retirees share many traits. And the most …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

Dipped in Chocolate: Monochromatic Rooms

Smooth and dreamy, chocolate brown works just like a stark black in the world of interior design, but it’s much softer and more versatile in the …

An Insider’s Guide to Paris with ‘Paris Letters’ Author Janice MacLeod

By Janice MacLeod, author of <i>Paris Letters</i><p>Paris is a city of layers, a veritable <i>mille-feuille</i> if you will. The top layer, the most visible one, is …

France

Monuments Men: where to see Europe's rescued art

Rome's best cheap restaurants

These recommendations, and many more, can be found in the <b>free Telegraph Travel Guides app</b>. The app features expert guides to destinations including Paris, <b>Rome</b>, New York and Amsterdam, with Edinburgh, Barcelona and Venice among those to be added in the coming weeks.<p><b>Fatamorgana</b><p>With flavours like …

Australia on a budget

<i>This article was first published on February 14, 2014, and updated on January 26, 2015</i><p>Affordable Australia? Although the Land Down Under always figures high on the list of must-do holiday destinations for UK travellers, the country is often seen, unfairly, as an expensive option. As a high wage …

10 Alternatives to the Plain White Ceiling

Plain white ceilings are a staple in most rooms. But it isn’t the only option. If you like to inject color, pattern, or interest into your home …

The finest free things to do in Paris

Expert guide to Paris<p>Paris is not known as a budget travel destination and yet the city is replete with sights, activities and experiences that don't cost a <i>sou</i> (former French coin). From riverside beaches and picnics by Canal Saint-Martin, to watching footballers performing 'keepy-uppies' as you …

If You Are Willing To Delay Your Retirement A Little, You Can End Up With A Lot More Money

When people—especially baby boomers–start to get serious about retirement planning, they are almost always shocked and dismayed. That occurs for two reasons.<p>First, they discover that they simply haven’t saved enough money. According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute, more than 60% of …

Why You Need a Roth IRA

With this indispensable savings tool, your money grows tax-free, you can invest in almost anything and you get several cool perks.<p>One of the smartest …

Figuring Your Retirement Income In Four Steps

I have a love-hate relationship with online retirement calculators.<p>On one hand, they are useful numerical blenders; they mix up a bunch of numbers and come up with something you can imbibe. Then again, once you’ve swallowed the concoction, they don’t tell you everything you need to know.<p>The U.S. …