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The World's 10 Best Places to Retire

Whether you're just three years into your post-grad life or nearing 59.5 years (the age when you can start withdrawing 401k savings without …

European Travel

3 Retirement Rules Everyone Should Follow -- at Any Age

Leave your retirement to chance and you may end up living in a van down by the river -- or in circumstances you don't like. Spend a little time thinking about retirement and taking some action, though, and you may be able to pass your golden years in comfort, with few financial worries. Here are …

Retirement

Warren Buffetts 7 Secrets For Living A Happy And Simple Life

Are you sold on the fake notion that owning possessions is the touchstone of your self-worth? Have you felt jealous and self-pity when a neighbor …

I've written about a bunch of great smart home tech, but these are the gadgets I use every day — here's why

<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>As a kid who grew up with futuristic video games, reruns of "The Jetsons" on TV Land, and an overactive imagination, I'm more than ready …

How-To: Drive a 4K display at 60 Hz with the 2016 MacBook

The 2016 MacBook is capable of driving a 4K display at 60 Hz via a single USB-C cable. Such a feat is achievable via an easy-to-apply IOKit patch.<p>One of the great things about the new Intel hardware inside of the 2016 MacBook is that it’s capable of supporting 4K resolution at 60 Hz. The jump in …

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3 great reasons to take Social Security benefits at 62

Social Security is a primary source of retirement income for tens of millions of Americans, and financial planners urge people to take maximum advantage of the Social Security benefits they've earned. For many planners, that means advising their clients to wait beyond the early claiming age of 62 …

Retirement

Worried About Social Security? Buy These 4 Stocks

IMAGE CREDIT UNSPLASH ON PIXABAY.<p>Millions of Americans depend on Social Security to help them meet their basic needs, so its easy to understand why so many are worried about the program's longer-term viability. The gradual graying of the American population is destined to put continued pressure on …

Investing

3 Proven Ways to Get More Income in Retirement

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Millions of retirees are operating on a fixedincome, which can make itincreasinglydifficult for them to pay for life's necessities.For that reason, it makes sense for them to continuously look for new ways to boost their income, as even small increases can go a long way …

Retirement

5 Things That Won't Cost You As Much In Retirement

You may need less replacement income than you thought.<p>"Retirement changes everything," could be our mantra. But not all changes are bad. So relax, enjoy living your life and know that yes, while you will have less to spend in retirement, you may also have less need to spend it.<p><b>1. You will actually</b> …

Retirement

6 Ways To Deal With Fear And Uncertainty In Retirement

If you are like most people, you find comfort in a certain level of stability and routine. After all, during years of working and child-raising, routine is the name of the game. You get up, shower, dress, eat breakfast and off to work. Days flow into weeks, weeks flow into months, years and …

Retirement

What Is A Safety-First Retirement Plan?

The safety-first school of thought was originally derived from academic models of how people allocate their resources over a lifetime to maximize lifetime satisfaction. This approach was originated in the 1920s in the research of people like Frank Ramsey and Irving Fisher. Academics have studied …

Retirement

Tax Records You Should Keep After Tax Day (And How Long To Keep Them)

I have a confession to make: my records are currently a bit of a mess. I’m generally pretty organized when it comes to financial and tax records (colored folders and very detailed tabs are involved) but this tax season was a bit hectic. As a result, my 2015 tax and financial records are in what …

Personal Finance

The Single-Best Rule For Retirement, 401(k) Advice

The good news is the U.S. Department of Labor has approved a pro-retiree rule on forcing financial services providers to act in your best interest. It’s a game changer.<p>The bad news is the rule doesn’t become completely effective until 2018 and the financial services industry is vigorously badgering …

Retirement

Why Retirees with Low Savings Are Happy Anyway

Free time can be worth a lot more than cash in retirement.<p>Millions of retirees say they will never fully recover from financial losses during the …

A timeless 6-step guide to getting rich, according to a 79-year-old personal finance classic

Nearly a century ago, journalist Napoleon Hill set out to uncover the key to wealth. He studied more than 500 self-made millionaires over a span of 20 years, and his research culminated in what would become a timeless personal finance classic: "Think and Grow Rich."<p>He boiled down 13 steps anyone …

7 Pervasive Retirement Myths That Need to Be Put to Rest

Image source: Geralt on Pixabay.<p>Nearly every American working today dreams about being able to quittheir job for good and live out the rest of their life on a schedule of their own choosing. However, they might unknowingly be planning their retirement based on a myth or misconceptions that they …

Retirement

What Today's Retirees Wish They'd Known Then

Last week The Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies® (TCRS) released The Current State of Retirement: A Compendium of Findings about American Retirees. The report provides an in depth view about the well-being of retirees today and how they are spending their time in retirement.<p>According to …

Retirement

Should I Claim Social Security at 62 and Invest It?

Many people can't afford to wait before taking Social Security benefits, and that's why so many people claim their Social Security at 62, the earliest age at which most retirement benefits become available. However, even those who have managed to set aside considerable savings toward retirement …

Retirement

How to Make the Best 7-Layer Dip (Without a Recipe)

It's easy to upgrade the classic dip. Here's how to achieve maximum deliciousness in every layer.<p>Last week, party food guru Dennis Prescott unveiled …

Cooking

How To Nail The Monochromatic Color Scheme Like A Pro

The one-color look is easy to pull off... if you follow these rules.<p>There's a lot to consider when choosing a color scheme for your home. Will it look good? Will it make <i>you</i> look good? Are you going to hate it? Are professional <i>designers</i> going to hate it?<p>There are no guarantees in this crazy color …

Home Decorating

You Can't Repair Split Ends — ​But​ Here's What You Can Do

Nothing is better than a good hair day, you know? Those days when you glance in the mirror and everything is falling just right. A fantastic hairstyle is awesome, but the real secret to a good hair day is the health of your hair.<p>Split ends stand in the way of great hair, and we're all susceptible …

Shopping Online? Here's Exactly When to Make Your Purchase to Score the Best Deals

Whether you've already started checking names off your holiday gift list, or you're planning a big purchase for your own home or closet, chances are …

This Message from Jennifer Lawrence Will Inspire You to Ask for a Fat Raise | Women's Health

RELATED: We Just Got One BIG Step Closer to Earning Equal Pay, Ladies<p>"It's hard for me to speak about my experience as a working woman because I can safely say my problems aren't exactly relatable,” Jennifer wrote. “When the Sony hack happened and I found out how much less I was being paid than the …

Go To College Free If You're Over 50 | Retirement - Consumer Reports News

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Daymond John: How I Spot Winners | Inc.com

Now, keep in mind, I have turned down many, many investments in food and perishables because I just don’t know the business. But I saw that this was a guy who had played in the NFL, so he had some level of discipline, and I also saw that he was a family man. I go all in on my investment: $300,000 …

New Jersey

BBQ Secrets From the Best Pitmasters in the Country

Also: their thoughts on where the tradition is headed.<p>The country's best pitmasters don't care about seasoning. They don't care if you use mesquite wood. They just want to know you understand the techniques and deeply respect the tradition.<p>"People are becoming more open-minded and barbecue lines …

Articles about simple cabin embraces its mountain setting on Dwell.com - Dwell

A seemingly street-shy house near Vancouver opens to reveal an expansive interior.<p>Perched atop a soaring granite outcropping, I-Kanda Architects' Cabin on a Rock is a modernist hideaway.<p>A San Diego architect creates a bold, energy-efficient complement to the Western landscape.<p>Balancing on irregular, …

Architecture

The 10 Best New Beach Hotels In The World

<i>By the editors of Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>From a tranquil oceanfront escape in Sri Lanka to a buzzy, ultra-hip hotel on South Beach, these hotels are our favorite new beach hotels and resorts.<p><b>1. Cape Weligama, Galle, Sri Lanka</b><p>The team behind Ceylon Tea Trails has opened its latest Relais & Chateaux …