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How a Family of 4 Can Visit Hawaii for $1,000 or Less

Hawaii is a bucket list destination for many families, and for good reason. The islands that make up Hawaii boast spectacular mountain landscapes, …

Frugal Living

7 Ways to Get Rid of Insects in Your House That Actually Work

We all want to keep our houses pest-free, but the chemical pesticides in stores are way too toxic and harmful for using anywhere near your home, …

Cool Stuff

Claim These Tax Deductions Even If You Don’t Itemize

One of the biggest changes the new tax law brings is a near doubling of the standard deduction to $12,000 on single returns, $18,000 for …

Personal Finance

22 Clever Tricks Every Homeowner Should Know To Keep Their Family Safe

When it comes to taking care of your home, security should be one of your first priorities. It’s just too simple these days for criminals to break in …

Cool Stuff

18 Ways to Use WD-40 That Can Save You Lots of Time and Energy

Tons of people have a WD-40 can in their garage or under their kitchen cabinet, but not everybody really knows all of the amazing ways it can be …

Cleaning

Trump’s silence about post-office report suggests his pricing claims proved false

President Trump has been mum about the task-force report on the U.S. Postal Service he ordered in April and received last month, which J.P. Morgan …

Donald Trump

8 secrets grocery stores don't want you to know

Groceries<p>Supermarkets use lots of subtle ways to get you to put more in your cart — here are some ways to avoid buying more than you need.<p>Unlike making a big purchase, it's easy to be a little more complacent with grocery shopping — after all, it's tiring to be on guard, comparison shopping week …

Onions

Fundrise, an online investment platform, lets you invest in real estate with as little as $500 — here's what you need to know to get started today

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Have you ever thought about investing in real estate but never pulled the trigger because you lacked money or what you thought was …

Investing

Become A Millionaire By Investing In This Monthly-Paying REIT

The key to building wealth is the power of compounding, the snowball effect that happens when your earnings generate even more earnings. You receive …

Investing

How to Invest Money - Even If You Don't Have Money Right Now

There's a stereotype painting investors as wealthy button-ups who live in luxury. But in reality, they're not the only people who want to invest. …

Investing

Nine Of The Best Ways To Build Wealth

It is often said that the three main sources of wealth creation are the stock market, real estate and entrepreneurship. With this knowledge as a starting point, I embarked on a journey to find how people around the world had built significant wealth. I graphically documented and codified the …

Investing

14 Genius Tricks To Get Rid Of Flies & Keep Them Away

Flies are not only annoying, they’re major carriers of disease. They are known to transfer more than 100 pathogens that can result in illness, …

Cool Stuff

The Ultimate 4-Day Road Trip Through Arizona and Utah

August 27, 2018<p>For my bachelorette party, I knew I wanted to make it a girls trip. Many different destinations were thrown around like Amsterdam and …

National Parks

Six Big Questions After the Cohen and Manafort Bombshells

The hour of 4 pm Tuesday, potentially one of the most consequential hours in the history of the American presidency, made clear that history books …

Donald Trump

This is how to make your life awesome: 6 secrets from research

There’s a lot of good advice on how to be happier or more productive or how to have better relationships. But tips on how to improve your whole life …

Psychology

29 Travel Hacks Even Frequent Fliers Don't Know

Instead of insulting your intelligence with "hacks" like "pack light" or "bring an empty water bottle," we've put together a list of tips and tricks …

Credit Cards

20 Things on Amazon You Never Knew You Needed

Check out these minor miracles you can buy online right now.<p>In the hunt for cool deals on cool stuff online, I see a lot of boring, useless stuff, …

Cool Stuff

Jennifer Lopez Shuts Down The 2018 MTV VMAs With Vanguard Award Performance

The singer is the first Latina artist to receive the award.<p>Jennifer Lopez received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards on Monday night and proved just why she deserved the honor in the first place.<p>The stunning 49-year-old actress, singer and dancer brought …

Music

Galaxy Note 9 Bezel Surprisingly Thicker Than Galaxy Note 8

There’s a lot to like about Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 (really, lots), but if you look a little closer there’s also a nasty surprise in the design of the Samsung’s biggest, most expensive smartphone ever that buyers would not have expected…<p><i>‘Great Secret Features’ and ‘Nasty Surprises’ are my regular</i> …

Galaxy Note

I make $200,000 a year in passive income after retiring at 34, and it works only because I followed 5 steps

Ever since landing my first job post-college in 1999, I've been determined to build enough passive income in order to not have a job. A future that included getting into work by 5:30 a.m. and leaving after 7:30 p.m. each day for decades seemed too brutal to endure.<p>In 2009, I decided that if I could …

Real Estate

This Genius Hack Will Save You Money on Amazon — Every Time You Shop

Plus 10 more tips to find everyday deals.<p>Amazon has upended the retail world by offering shoppers the magical combination of nonstop deals, endless …

11 Things You Should Do the Day Before You Leave for a Vacation

It’s the eve of your departure—the day before you leave for that long-overdue vacation you’ve been dreaming of for months. But before you embark on …

Credit Cards

FBI head proves Washington has a vendetta against Trump

As FBI Director Christopher Wray started giving his response to the blistering report on the Hillary Clinton investigation, I hoped he would accept …

The 7 Easiest Ways To Save More For Your Retirement

In a <b>recent post,</b> I pointed out that none of us appear to be contributing enough to our 401(k) plan accounts to fund a retirement that doesn’t require reducing our standard of living.<p>Many of us, when faced with that reality, struggle with how we could possibly save more. Following are some thoughts …

Trump associate Roger Stone reveals new contact with Russian national during 2016 campaign

By Manuel Roig-Franzia and<p>Manuel Roig-Franzia<p>Feature reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Rosalind S. Helderman<p>Rosalind S. Helderman<p>Reporter focusing on political enterprise stories and investigations<p>Email Bio Follow<p>MIAMI — One day in late May 2016, Roger Stone — the political dark sorcerer and longtime …

Donald Trump

This Simple Move Can Give You $1 Million More for Retirement

Especially if you start early in your career, small boosts can have a big impact.<p>Saving money for retirement can feel overwhelming — it’s such a big …

Trump told 4 lies about the inspector general report in one short Fox News hit

So many lies, so little time.<p>President Donald Trump went on <i>Fox & Friends</i> to talk about the inspector general report on the FBI’s handling of the 2016 election on Friday. His comments contained at least four significant and demonstrable lies.<p>Let’s go through them.<p>Lie 1: the FBI was working against …

U.S. Politics

Why West Coast home prices are surging

Housing markets out west are on fire.<p>Prices are rising, supply is tight and competition among buyers is fierce. That's all good news for homeowners. Not so much for buyers.<p>Home prices have risen faster than wages in many cities, creating an affordability issues for buyers — especially first …

Real Estate

The best advice from 2018 commencement speeches

From Ronan Farrow to Abby Wambach, here are some words of wisdom that can motivate you, whether you’re a recent graduate or not.<p>When you’re starting something new, it can help to hear from someone who’s been there before. That’s the gist of commencement speeches. Speakers often share their personal …

Boston Marathon

Want to Get Rich? Ten 1-Sentence Personal Finance Rules Anyone Can Follow to Become a Self-Made Millionaire

Sometimes the best advice on personal finance comes in 1-sentence bites.<p>Every month I get a number of advance copies of personal finance books.<p>Each includes tens of thousands of words that promise and occasionally deliver something new, even though wealth building, like losing weight, can be summed …