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15 Insanely Useful Beauty Gadgets You Can Buy on Amazon

The world before Amazon.com literally does not make sense to me. How did we feel joy before the ability to click a button and have three books, a jar …

Financial Advisor Shares The 20 Best Financial Tips He Wishes He Could Tell His 20-Year-Old Self

Most of my financial planning clients are business owners, older folks who want to focus on retirement planning, or sudden wealth recipients (think inheritance, lawsuit settlement, business sale, etc.). I’ve been working with clients for over 20 years, so many of my clients now have kids of their …

Personal Finance

26 Places Interior Designers Love To Shop

Interior designers spill their best sources for furnishings and home decor.<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</b>

How Starting A Side Hustle Could Be Your Best Investment Yet

While America is a land of opportunity and prosperity, not everyone is sharing in the wealth. Sure, unemployment remains low (around 4.4 percent), but recent reports show that wages have barely grown during the eight years since the Great Recession. Some experts even say that, after accounting for …

Entrepreneurship

Impact of tax changes on small businesses greater than you think

At last week's Liberal caucus retreat in Kelowna, B.C., Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated that the tax rules applying to private corporations need "tweaking." He also said that proposed tax changes introduced on July 18 are aimed at those earning more than $150,000 annually. Here's the reality: …

Middle-class

2 Stocks that Pay You Each Month

Investors in these two stocks don't need to wait three months between dividend payments.<p>For an income investor, there are few things better than …

Equifax data breach: Tips for Canadians whose info may have been hacked

Credit reporting giant Equifax has yet to reveal how many Canadians had their personal information hacked over the spring and summer when the …

Identity Theft

Sliding Barn Doors: Not Just for Fans of HGTV's Fixer Upper

Like shiplap and farmhouse sinks, sliding barn doors are one of those trends that seem to have gained in popularity thanks to HGTV's <i>Fixer Upper</i>. …

25 Most Popular Slow-Cooker Recipes

"What to slow-cook, what to slow-cook?" you may be wondering. Yes, the possibilities are infinite and Pinterest recipes are abundant, but what's actually reliably good? These are POPSUGAR's 25 most popular slow-cooker recipes. Spanning from soups to side dishes to dessert, there's a winning recipe …

Slow Cookers

How to visit the Blue Cave in Kastellorizo, Greece

THE BLUE CAVE, a brilliantly blue sea cave on the Greek island of Kastellorizo (or Kazzie for short), is an experience you’re not likely to forget. …

World's Most Stunning Public Staircases Photos

Sure, elevators are more convenient, but staircases provide a window to the world so rarely seen from any other vantage point. No matter if they are etched into the side of a rock face, as the 740 steps are at Colombia's 10-million-ton Stone of El Peñol, or cut through water, like the Moses Bridge …

South America

10 of Our Favorite Etsy Shops for Vintage Decor

There's always room for a little bit of vintage. From teak bowls to velvet mustard pillows, quirky salt and pepper shakers to old maps adorning empty …

These are the best places to find affordable art online

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>How you decorate your walls (or how you don't) can immediately impact the feel of a room. Artwork is an easy way to bring any room …

8 of the Best Etsy Shops For Antique & Vintage Rugs

It's amazing just how much a new rug could transform a room — you don't need to trouble yourself spending hours repainting the walls or splurging on …

Indie bookstores always have the best book recs. So we asked them what to read this summer.

If you want a really good book recommendation, go to the critics, by all means — but don’t neglect your local independent bookstore. Booksellers have to stay on top of an enormous volume of books, and they have a unique perspective on what’s selling to whom. And really good independent bookstores …

This Is Living: Inside the Stunning Renovation of a 1900s Cottage in Seattle

There's nothing quite like decorating a home from scratch. It's the dream. After years of mood-boarding (and pinning), you can finally bring it all …

20th Century

Working past 65? Beware this Canada Pension Plan oddity

The government works in mysterious ways. The intent behind some of their pension rules is mystifying at best and counterproductive at worst. A great example is a little-known anomaly in the Canada Pension Plan rules that Jamie Golombek, managing director of tax and estate planning at CIBC Private …

Retirement

Two stretches of Ste-Catherine St. will be pedestrian-only this summer

Two stretches of Ste-Catherine St. are about to close to car traffic for the summer.<p>The changes will affect:<p>• <b>The Quartier des spectacles</b>, where …

20 Super Practical Pinterest Trends That You'll Want To Try This Spring

These ideas are functional and stylish.<p>We've all had that moment when you're scrolling through Pinterest looking for ideas for your home and you come across something so clever that you want to kick yourself for not thinking of it earlier.<p>Since none of us have time to spend sifting through …

6 Morning Rituals That Will Make You Productive All Day

If you’re running your own business or you’re career-driven, it’s easy to burn the candle at both ends and find yourself in a constant state of exhaustion. I used to find it difficult to get out of bed in the mornings, hitting “snooze” repeatedly before rushing out the door to start a 12-hour day. …

Entrepreneurship

20 Things You Can Do In Montreal If You're Way Too Broke To Go On Vacation This Summer

<b>Being broke in</b> Montreal this summer isn't always a terrible thing. Yes we all wish that we could go on vacation this summer but let's be honest, who …

Why I Love Benjamin Moore's Simply White Paint Color

"I've been using it for 15 years," says designer Todd Klein<p>My favorite color is Benjamin Moore’s Simply White; I have been using this color for 15 years, and it just so happens that Benjamin Moore named it the color of the year in 2016. It’s the perfect white with a touch of umber, which keeps it …

How to Get a Designer Bathroom on a Home Depot Budget

When Caitlin Kruse of The Mama Notes and her husband purchased their first home, their dark, windowless bathroom in the hallway was at the top of their renovation list. With some savvy shopping and design tricks, Caitlin was able to recreate the light and airy, Pinterest-perfect bathroom she …

Home Depot

19 Kitchen Makeover Before-And-Afters That Will Make Your Jaw Drop

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Tempaper: The Self-Adhesive, Removable Wallpaper Transforming Our Homes

Easy On, Easy Off:<br>Tempaper Removable Wallpaper!<p>We've been aching for a splash of color, an eye-catching pattern, <i>something</i> to jazz up our living rooms, bedrooms, and bathrooms. Found it! <b>Tempaper's wallpaper is self-adhesive and removable</b>—no expensive installations, no worrying about your landlord's …

Transportation

What You Should Know About Dodd-Frank and What Happens If It’s Rolled Back

On February 3 President Trump issued an executive order directing the Treasury Department to conduct a sweeping review of financial regulation, including Dodd-Frank, the financial reform bill passed, in 2010, as part of the Obama administration’s response to the 2008 financial crisis and subsequent …

5 Beach Destinations You've Never Thought Of Visiting

Forget the Maldives and the Seychelles. In this list I pick 5 beach destinations for 2017 that you’ve never thought of visiting. Let me inspire you …

A man who flew around the world for 3 months on less than $1,000 shares his best advice to save a fortune on airfare

After retiring at age 34, Brandon traveled around the world for three months, visiting 14 countries on four different continents — and he paid only $947.91 for his flights.<p>What's his secret to traveling so cheaply?<p>Frequent flyer miles, scored through free credit card signup bonuses.<p>Brandon, who …

Here Are the Business Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

If you are not listening, you are not learning.<p>There's a reason that podcasts are such a fast-growing medium. They're timely, convenient--perfect length for commuting--and usually free, like a radio station you program for yourself.<p>Whatever you're interested in, there's probably a podcast …

The new way to tell if you’ve saved enough for retirement

The standard measure of how well-prepared people are for retirement is very close to useless.<p>This gauge is called the replacement ratio. You're supposed to save enough money to generate annual income of about 70 per cent of what you grossed in your peak working years. Some experts say 50 per cent …

Retirement