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The Secret To Increasing Retirement Income That Your Advisor Won't Tell You About

The rarely used, hidden investment class that can make a major difference in the amount of money you put in your pocket each month happens to be individual stocks. There are two shocking reasons many advisors don’t use or talk about them with clients.<p>The first is because they can’t. Many financial …

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Does Your Portfolio Need Alternative Investments? - Consumer Reports

Anyone who has read a fund prospectus is familiar with the phrase “Past performance is not a guarantee of future returns.” With alternatives, there’s …

The Mistakes That Individual Investors Make

Individual investors get lower returns than they should. According to a recent study by Jason Hsu of Research Affiliates and coauthors, even though the compound return on the S&P 500 was 8.97% per year from 1991-2013, the average stock mutual fund investor earned only 6.87%, a full 210 basis points …

The Million-Dollar Income Stream

<i>Four recipes for getting $40,000 a year for 25 years</i><p>What’s the cheapest way to have $1 million coming in for your retirement spending—say, $40,000 a year for a quarter of a century? I looked at four schemes, with price tags ranging from $546,000 to $742,000. I have one favorite. You might, …

Productivity Advice I Learned From People Smarter Than Me

<i>Ryan Holiday is the bestselling author of</i> <i>The Obstacle Is The Way</i><i>, the founder of</i> <i>Brass Check Marketing</i> <i>and gives</i> <i>monthly book recommendations</i> <i>to 30,000 people here.</i><p>Like all people, I’d like to think I am a productive person. If I am, however, it’s because I’ve been ruthlessly efficient at one thing: …

Opinion: Why you should favor large-cap stocks for the next six weeks

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — Don’t sell any of your large-cap stocks, and don’t buy any small-caps. Wait until the end of December to do …

Peer-to-peer lenders: Lending Club and Prosper Investment - Consumer Reports News

Profiting from the spread<p>Wall Street gets in

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

New 15-Minute At-Home Test May Detect Alzheimer's, Goes Viral

According to research published yesterday in the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, a 15-minute at-home test may be able to detect early signs of Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia, and cognitive decline.<p>Titled the Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination test, or SAGE, and …

8 Questions To Ask Your Boss That Can Make Or Break Your Career

Want to get ahead in the workplace? Channel your inner talk show host.<p>Think about it: You probably only hear from your boss when a) you royally screwed up, b) you majorly kicked ass or c) it’s performance review time.<p>Feedback from your supervisor is what you crave, unless you’re happy flying under …

Holiday: time to do some in-depth reading - by Johan Den Haan

I’m just back from a great, relax holiday. Apart from having good quality time with my family, holiday is also a great time to immerse myself in some …

7 command-line tools for data science

<i>Update (05-02-2017) My new company Data Science Workshops provides in-company training and coaching on this exciting topic.</i><p><i>Update (7-17-2014) You may</i> …

A Course in Machine Learning

Machine learning is the study of algorithms that learn from data and experience. It is applied in a vast variety of application areas, from medicine …

Real Estate | Buying Selling Refinancing - Consumer Reports

Until recently, home buyers occupied the sweet spot in the housing market. They were able to choose from a glut of available homes that were severely …

Your Weekend Has 60 Hours–Here’s How To Wring The Most Out Of Them

Do your weekends fly by too fast? Craft weekends that are memorable, relaxing, and productive with these 10 tips from productivity expert Laura Vanderkam.<p>Weekends always seem to go quickly, but they’re longer than we think. There are 60 hours between that 6 p.m. Friday beer and that 6 a.m. Monday …

8 Things That Can Make You Smarter

<i>SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue</i><p>By Annie Murphy Paul<p><b>'The science of learning' sheds new light on ways to keep expanding intelligence</b><p>In “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird,” the poet Wallace Stevens takes something familiar -- an ordinary blackbird -- and by looking at it from many different …

Cafe noise boosts productivity

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>A downloadable soundtrack simulates the hum of your local coffee shop, helping you work more effectively at home<p>Liz Fields<p>June 21, 2013 9:32pm (UTC)<p>There's a reason your favorite coffeehouse is packed with patrons wielding laptop computers, and it has nothing to do with free wi-fi. …

18 easy Paleo diet recipes

Does the Paleo Diet work? Some men will answer that quesiton with a “Hell, yes!” Others? They’re more skeptical.<p>But whether you’ve gone full Paleo, …

How analyzing Wikipedia page views could help you make money

Plenty of companies have been looking at software for analyzing private large data sets and combining it with external streams such as tweets to make …