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Why Reducing Investment Losses Is So Important | Investopedia

Investing in stocks can be brutal. According to research, the S&P 500 lost at least 10% from a previous high every two-and-a-half years on average, …

Recipe: The Easiest Chicken Pho You Will Ever Make (Really)

One of my best friends — let’s call her Lilly — is always trying to get me to go out for noodles. In the middle of July she’ll text, “Hey! Let’s hang out. I could really go for some soba...” In the dead of winter, when the sun sets on Manhattan at 4 p.m. I’ll see messages from her about a pho place …

New Chrome extension helps find all those hidden Netflix categories

Browsing Netflix categories has never been an easy task, but a new Chrome extension aims to let you get straight to hidden categories with ease. Netflix Categories is one of the most simple but useful Chrome extensions, with a basic search feature that lets you surface all of Netflix’s categories …

Karaage is the Japanese method for making superior fried chicken

What strikes me about the Japanese relationship with fried chicken is the frequency of consumption—more often than a once-in-a-while indulgence. In …

The Most Effective Ways to End an Email So That You Get a Response

We all send and receive a deluge of emails every day and no one wants their messages to be ignored, but what’s the best way to end a message so that …

Productivity

This DIY Platform Bed Saves Space, Has Tons of Storage

Arranging a decent-sized bed and other furniture in a small living space can feel like Tetris on hard mode, but if you’re up for a weekend project, …

How to prepare financially for your death (no matter how young you are)

A year after co-founding Everplans, an online estate and legacy planning website, in 2012, Abby Schneiderman experienced firsthand why end-of-life planning is important: Her 51-year-old brother died in a car accident.<p>“It was a disaster compounded by the fact that we had no idea of what he wanted or …

Retirement

6 in 10 Americans don't have $500 in savings

If you were suddenly hit with a $500 unexpected bill, would you be able to cover it?<p>If the answer is no, you're not alone.<p>Nearly six in 10 Americans don't have enough savings to cover a $500 or $1,000 unplanned expense, according to a new report from Bankrate.<p>Only 41% of adults reported having …

Personal Finance

MORGAN STANLEY: Argentina's stock market could rocket as much as 258% in 5 years

Investors betting on Argentina's stock market could make a return of 258% in five years, according to analysts at Morgan Stanley.<p>The country is returning to economic and political normality after years in the capital markets wilderness following its 2002 debt default and financial collapse, Morgan …

This company will help with a down payment, but it wants a stake in your new home

When Ricardo and Catherine Soto were looking to buy a home in Chula Vista, they knew that even after selling their old house in El Cajon they would be able to afford a down payment of only about 10%.<p>But when buying a home, 20% is the magic number. It means not only borrowing less but also avoiding …

Real Estate

27 High-Protein Breakfasts for When You're Sick of Just Eggs

This Spreadsheet Calculates When You'll Pay Off Debt With the Snowball Method

The snowball method is the best way to pay down your debt. If you’re skeptical and want to see how it will work, this spreadsheet will calculate …

Here's everything the Amazon Echo can do

Make Your Own Protein Bars With Only 6 Healthy Ingredients

Why would you take the time and effort to make your own protein bars when there's practically an entire dedicated aisle at the grocery store? The …

5 Stocks That Could Make You Rich

The goal of every investor should be to find and invest in great companies -- but not all great companies have what it takes to make you millions. That said, when you find a company with a world-class business model, huge growth opportunities, and shares that trade at a bargain, that could be a …

Investing

This Calculator Will Tell You Whether to Pay Down Debt or Save for Retirement

It’s a frequently asked personal finance question: should I pay off my student loans or save for retirement? It’s possible to do both, but this …

Personal Finance

31 Quick-and-Easy Recipes to Help You ROCK Your December Meal Plan

Quick and easy recipes aren’t *just* important around the holidays — there’s no doubt that, come December, they’re absolutely crucial to have on hand. You’ll probably be spending lots of time and energy on Christmas cookie recipes and other holiday noms (candy cane recipes, anyone?), so dinnertime …

How to Use Life Insurance | McLean Asset Management

Life insurance can be confusing. Especially since so many people want it to be. But it doesn’t need to be. Life insurance is one of the simplest …

GoFundMe Is Not Life Insurance

Your death should be a time of celebrating your life - not a time for your loved ones to crowdfund asking for donations toward the final expenses that you failed to properly plan toward. My words may be heavy for some, but we have to face the reality that when we fail to plan, we create burdens for …

Retirement

Want To Be An Amazing Chef? These Home Cooks Are Giving Away Every One Of Their Secrets

Cooking skills are hard-won in the kitchen. Honing those skills takes practice, time, experimentation, and even more practice. It’s often a lifetime of learning and the more you cook, the better you’ll get. That’s a hard fact, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that a few tips from the pros can’t help …

The golden age of investing is over: get used to Wall Street's 'new normal'

We’ve become accustomed to exceptionally high returns in recent decades – but they were the exception, not the rule, as a new report explains<p>It’s a question that has haunted the minds of high-flying financiers, self-help authors and regular Americans for decades: what’s the best way to make money …

Stock Markets

This Millennial Is Revolutionizing The Student Loan Industry (And His Company Just Raised Millions)

A new company based out of Austin, Texas is changing the way student loans are repaid while also showcasing some important lessons in entrepreneurship. Just this past February, Student Loan Genius raised $3 million in seed funding led by affiliates of Prudential and John Hancock. And looking at …

Personal Finance

The 10 best TRX exercises for men

TRX bottom up squat<p><b>Prescription:</b> Repeat as many times as necessary to feel the movement has become efficient and your body feels fired up.<p><b>How to do</b> …

Watch These Spinning Top Masters Pull Off Awe-Inspiring Trickshots

How is it even possible to have this much control over an ordinary piece of string?<p>Once again, Kuma Films have taken an unusual interest and captured …

Vegan Meal Plan: A Week of Delicious Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners

When Kenji launched this year's Vegan Experience, reader Double_J left a comment requesting a little help mapping out what a week of vegan eating looks like. Well, Double_J, your wish is our command. Below, you'll find a meal plan for each day, including hearty breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and …

‘Curse’ recalled after virtuoso pianist’s wife charged with killing their 2 daughters

Three years ago, an intense, dark-haired man sat down at a grand piano with no sheet music to show the world why he — and none of his 132 rivals — should win the prestigious, quadrennial Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth. In the competition’s preliminary round, Vadym …

Fort Worth

20 Breakfast Bowls to Jump-Start Your Morning

With desk lunches becoming more and more common, it’s also increasingly important to unplug and find some time for yourself. There’s one way to do exactly that, and it’s so simple you’re going to want to try it right away. Want the solution? It’s breakfast! Here’s the deal: If you can make time at …

10 Reasons the Rich use Life Insurance to Create Wealth

Just a few short years ago, I was staunchly opposed to whole life insurance, because that’s what I was taught by national “gurus” 25 years ago. I …

Retirement