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5 Roth IRA investing tips that could earn you thousands

The Roth IRA hasn't been around as long as its traditional IRA counterpart, but the tax-free nature of the Roth in retirement opens up some unique opportunities for those willing to add them to their overall retirement savings arsenal. In general, because you don't have to worry about paying taxes …

A butcher's 6 secrets for saving money on meat

When I think about thrift and meat — specifically in the U.S., but increasingly in areas like Europe — the first thing that comes to mind is the devotion folks have to tenderness. This tends to be the Holy Grail quality people look for in meat.<p>To me, this is a backwards approach to quantifying the …

BBQ

11 Slow Cooker Recipes That Will Save You Money In The New Year

The New Year is an ideal time to reset your budget and get creative with ways to save money. By utilizing your trusty slow cooker, you'll get more bang for your buck, ultimately saving time and money in the short-and long-term. Not to mention, the delicious possibilities to experiment with from …

Twenty money mistakes everyone makes, but no one talks about

Everyone makes money mistakes. These twenty mistakes are common made and infrequently discussed.<p>Although Americans are known, adorably, throughout …

8 strategies to spend less money, from real people who save over half their income

If you want to accumulate wealth, you have to cut back on spending.<p>To help you get started, we rounded up money saving strategies from the best savers out there — those who have saved over 50% of their income.<p>Not only will increased savings allow you to put more money to work and grow it through …

The 10 Best Tools to Help You Save Money

It is never too early nor is it ever too late to start planning for retirement. It ultimately depends on your way of life, where are you living, and …

Retirement

How to Save Up for a Home Down Payment

Your home is probably the most expensive thing you’ll ever buy. Saving up tens of thousands for a down payment can seem damn near impossible, but …

13 psychological biases that explain why we make terrible financial decisions even though they 'feel' right

We all have these biases, yet most of us don't know how powerful they are. They frame information for us so that it "feels" like you're being rational. But they're leading you to make decisions that are completely wrong. That's why you end up making horrible decisions with your money.<p>You may have …

Psychology

The Riffle Hitch: A Simple Knot That Makes Almost Any Fly Get Crushed Hard

If you think watching a small trout take a dry fly is cool, wait until you see a 15-pound steelhead or silver salmon clock your bug on the surface. …

My 5-year study of rich and poor people found 4 types of habits that will keep you from getting rich

Your money habits can make you rich or put you in the poor house. According to a recent study by Brown University, in which nearly 50,000 families were surveyed, most of the habits we pick up in life come from our parents.<p>This includes money habits.<p>If your parents had bad money habits, it is likely …

12 Simple, Ingenious Flyfishing Hacks

Flyfishing is complex and technical, no doubt, but these easy tips will make your time on the water more enjoyable and more productive.<p>Buggy, …

5 Year-End Tax Tips That Will Save You Money

Take these 5 steps to save some money on your 2015 taxes.<p>Your 2015 tax return may be the furthest thing from your mind right now. However, one of the …

Investing in Duplexes, Triplexes, and Quads: The Fastest and Safest Way to Real Estate Wealth | Trading Mates | Sharing Financial Freedom

Amass more than 0,000 in properties in one year, without using any of your own money, or that of your investors.<br>Real estate investing can be an …

The 10 healthiest beers, ranked

There's no question that beer gets a bad rap when it comes to whether or not it's good for you—in fact, you've probably just come to accept the fact that knocking back a pint or two is somehow derailing your general well-being. But while it's true that a few too many six-packs can wreak havoc on …

29 Ways to Save Hundreds on Groceries

Find the best prices, avoid sneaky store tricks, and stop impulse buys<p>Regardless of whether you’re feeding just yourself or a whole family, you …

Here are the top 10 rental markets for real estate investors

While the inventory of foreclosed homes is quickly shrinking, there are still plenty of opportunities to invest in real estate.<p>“For the last few …

30 Fast Tips for a More Frugal Life

<i>By Elyssa Kirkham, Editor</i><p>For money-minded people, frugality can be more than a smart idea -- it can be a way of life. Whatever your financial goals, being more frugal can help you save the money to accomplish them.<p>To get the best been-there, done-that frugal advice, GOBankingRates challenged some …