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The Forbes 2015 Investment Guide

To help you make your money work harder, we’ve highlighted the strategies and ideas of more than a dozen Unknown All-Stars of personal finance–homespun heroes who have cut out the middlemen and bested the pros in investing, real estate, tax planning and philanthropy. We also offer advice on …

10 Good Financial Rules of Thumb

Rules of thumb can be a good approximate guideline for decisions, and there are tons of money rules that aim to get your finances on track. While …

When To Buy A Mutual Fund

The father of value investing, Benjamin Graham once wrote that making money on investing should depend “on the amount of intelligent effort the investor is willing and able to bring to bear on his task” of security analysis. He defined the intelligent investor as an enterprising individual that has …

7 Steps to Appeal Your Property Tax Bill

Home values have risen across the country, which means many homeowners' property taxes are going up, too. The average annual property tax for …

Property Tax

17 Personal Finance Books You Need to Read This Year

Many people are hitting the gyms hard in January — but have you considered your financial fitness plan for 2014? To help you bulk up your finances …

The 7 Best ETFs for Dividends

These exchange-traded funds have delivered solid returns by owning stocks that share the wealth<p>Just how important are stock dividends? Over the long …

Investing

Mutual Fund Rankings, 2014

Stock funds shine again in our annual rankings of top-performing mutual funds.<p>The aging bull market, now nearly 5½ years old, is seemingly …

Investing

50+ Mini-Tasks to Improve Your Finances One Step at a Time

Every new year, we set up big audacious goals that we want to accomplish in the new year. Some how, we are magically more likely to succeed because a …

What Motivates Lebron James?

The superstar proves it's not about your talent but what you do with it

Workouts

How to Remove Set In Oil or Grease Stains from Clothes

Shares 1.0M<p>Have you ever sat down to fold laundry fresh out of the dryer only to find set in oil stains or grease stains? I have solved the mystery …

10 Real Estate Investing Tips from a Successful Investor

I began investing in single family homes with a good friend and business partner about 4 years ago. In that time, we’ve purchases and remodeled 5 …

Real Estate

This 30-minute Bodyweight Workout is Totally Kickass

A quick bodyweight workout when you don't wanna go to the gym and have no equipment in sight. Awesome.

Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

How To Clean Your Kitchen (and Keep It Clean) in 20 Minutes a Day for 30 Days

The kitchen is the heart and center of the home, but it gets dirty fast. (Cleaning up is the downside to cooking at home!) If neglected, aside from …

Time Management

The Summer Body Project: The Workout Routine

<b>WEEK 1 - Full Fody - Goal: Acclimation Phase - Desgined by</b> <b>Jason Martuscello<br>* Complete 3-5 sets of each circuit</b><p>Day 1 - On; Day 2 - Off; Day 3 - On; …

Workouts

10 Tips & Tricks for Staining Wood

I got the chance to sit in on a Staining 101 session at the Haven Conference back in June, and I thought I would share some of the things I learned, …

82 Push-Ups You Need to Know About

Drop and give me<i>…</i> 82<i>?</i> That’s right. We at Greatist love—nay, adore—the push-up. It’s one of the simplest and most functional exercises around, and <b>it</b> …

Good Debt, Bad Debt, and a Faster Way to Pay Off a Mortgage

There is a big misconception in the financial world and among consumers today that all interest is the same: that, for example, a 6 percent mortgage …