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Tontines could be the future of retiring in the US.
A report from the Washington Post's Jeff Guo on Monday introduced us to this seemingly hair-brained scheme that at least some people think might be the future of retiring in America.
So what's a tontine? Basically, it is a pool of money you get back …Retirement
Money-management firms are searching for new answers to an old question: How can retirees draw a steady "paycheck" from their nest eggs?
The firms are …Retirement
Saving for retirement doesn't have to be as scary as it sounds.Saving for retirement is about as thrilling as scheduling a dental appointment. But …Retirement
If you hire a financial planner, make sure they’re qualified and put your interest above their own.Financial Planning
New York (CNN) — I want to start a Roth IRA account and build the balance to $1 million. How much do I have to invest to do that? --M.G., California
I admire your optimism. At a time when many, if not most, investors are fixated on market volatility and worried about losing their shirts should the …Retirement
For many of us, retirement will feel like the first time in our lives that we have complete control over what we do with our time – and where we …Retirement
Lake Ashton is the best place for your Florida retirement home. If you enjoy relaxing or playing outdoors in beautiful weather, then this is exactly …Florida
We Americans have a lot of stuff.
One survey determined the average U.S. home has 300,000 items. Another revealed one out of 10 Americans has off-site …Craigslist
I first heard about the SNAP Challenge when Gwyneth Paltrow failed it in April 2015.
The challenge invites anyone to attempt to live on a budget from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for a set period of time — generally a week or a month. Income inequality and food insecurity are two …Budgeting
Recently, we found ourselves in motivational seminars at our respective places of employment. Both events preached the gospel of happiness. In one, a speaker explained that happiness could make you healthier, kinder, more productive, and even more likely to get promoted.
The other seminar involved …Happiness
A 390-square-foot Manhattan apartment that "morphs" into 5 different rooms with movable walls.—All photos by Alan Tansey for MKCA
In the age of …IKEA
Here are 15 of the ways that I've been able to implement into my own life to become a better person.
Most of us want to be a better person whether at home, in the office, or just when we're out running errands. The problem is where exactly do you start?
I realized a couple years ago that I was a jerk …Self-improvement
Part art project, part problem solver, the Go-Go Kitchen in writer/activist-designer Jennifer Nix's Sausalito, California, home pairs cast-off cabinetry with energy-efficient appliances, sends gray water into her garden, and stands ready to roll. The experiment—which Nix created in collaboration …Kitchens
You'd like to get paid to write online, but many websites are looking for contributors with experience. If you don't have significant experience, …Writing
Don Muller has so many jukeboxes in his house, he doesn't even know how many there are.
"I've never done this, walk around and count them," Muller says, as he begins counting a row of jukeboxes tucked under a shelf of records.
He walks through the add-on garage, porch, living room and foyer. So far, …Hobbies
He runs a hotel booking app. His staff could be anywhere right now. So could he.
Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.
Office life is so pass.
Putting a bunch of people being in an artificial environment and making them pretend to get …Employment
I was in a funk for a very long time around my “Quarter-life crisis” period and like most people, I turned to the Internet for advice before asking …Motivation
Photo by Johnie GallRoad trips are a staple of summer: gas station snacks, Pandora on blast, the wind in your hair and the cash you saved on a plane …
There’s no denying that taking an RV trip can be far more economical than other methods of travel. If you add up the cost of airfare, rental cars, …Travel Writing
Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus—aka The Minimalists—are a pair of best friends who grew up poor in Dayton, Ohio, and were working in …Minimalism
In 2005, Leo Babauta was 70 pounds overweight. He smoked cigarettes and ate junk food. He was disorganized and deeply in debt. Now, the father of six is trim, and runs triathlons and even ran a 50-mile ultra-marathon. He eats a vegan diet, cleared out clutter and his inbox, eliminated debt, saved …Zen
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For many aspiring minimalists, the golden grail is One Bag Living, or what I like to call ‘OBL’. It’s a lifestyle that …
When you're trying to declutter your home, sentimental items pose a difficult challenge. They take up valuable space, but you feel guilty when you …Cool Stuff
Here's all the quality blogs I could find about building and living in tiny houses. I've tried to list blogs written by those actively living in …Tiny House Movement
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"Small is Beautiful" focuses specifically on four individuals living in Portland, Oregon as they design and construct their own unique tiny houses in pursuit of a mortgage-free lifestyle. As the average square feet of homes in the U.S. has climbed over recent decades, …Portland, OR
Madrid architect Camino Alonso compares her 290-square-foot prefab house to a Monopoly game piece. Designed for two—and portable, no less—it's so cleverly laid out that there's plenty of storage. Really.
If you have a spot to put it—and live within driving distance of the Madrid factory that makes …Prefab Homes
This Tiny Home On A Trailer Is Styled After Famous Wisconsin Vacation Cottages: the new Escape Traveler
The Escape Traveler - a tiny home on trailer - is designed to look like "prairie style" cottages at the famous couples only Canoe Bay Resort in …Wisconsin
Obesity, characterized by a Body Mass Index of over 30, is not just considered to be a very preventable chronic disease but has also become a …Obesity