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ASK A FINANCIAL PLANNER: 'How do I decide between paying debt and saving for the future?'

<i>I have $2,500 in credit card debt and about $35,000 in student loan debt. How should I prioritize paying these off while also saving for the future?</i><p>Great question! It's hard when you're juggling multiple financial priorities but the truth is that we are often focused on multiple goals throughout …

Custom Tiny Houses Come With Deck, Skylight, Sleek Style

About a year ago, Portland, OR-based company <b>Heirloom Tiny Homes</b> popped onto the scene aiming to be the first manufacturer of "luxury, custom tiny homes." The first home they showcased was indeed impressive, but, as to be expected from early promo material, had a spruced-up, photoshoot-ready look to …

Interior Design

I'm a Family Psychologist and These Are the 20 Most Common Parenting Mistakes I See

<i>Most parents try to do what's best for their children. What happens when we don't even realize our behavior is harmful? Our friends at Fatherly share with us 20 common parenting mistakes.</i><p>What are some common mistakes parents make that could actually hurt their children's mental and physical health …

Cast-Iron Skillet Pizza, Where Have You Been All Our Lives?

Thanks to a store-bought dough and a screaming-hot cast-iron skillet, weeknight pizza just got a whole lot better.<p>What if we told you there existed a pizza recipe that was so easy, so fast, and so insanely delicious it would change your life? It's true! It'll <i>at least</i> change your weeknight-cooking …

Learn the ABCs of Good Personal Finance

Famous quotes and general wisdom to help keep you on track.<p>Most procrastinating high school and college literature students know that when they’ve …

Personal Finance

To Rebuild 'The Collapse Of Parenting,' It's Going To Be A Challenge

As many know, parenting isn't an easy job. It can be hugely frustrating and even lonely trying to figure out what's best for your kid. Should you be a taskmaster or a best friend? Is there a middle ground? The pressures of full-time work and round-the-clock activities can make that question even …

Parenting

The rise of travelling families and world-schooling

More families than ever are taking ‘edventures’ – long-term trips where children learn on the road. We talk to nomadic parents about the pros and cons of dropping out to travel the world<p>• <i>Would you take your kids out of school for an extended trip? Perhaps you have already taken the plunge? Share</i> …

Travel

The best way to deal with stress, according to a 69-year-old monk who scientists say is the 'world's happiest man'

That's because he participated in part of a 12-year brain study on meditation and compassion led by University of Wisconsin neuroscientist Richard Davidson. And Davidson found his brain waves and activity to be off the happiness charts.<p>In 2008, Davidson had a group of expert meditators (including …

50 Tax Deductions You Didn't Know About

From home renovation deductions to hobby expenses.<p>Tax deductions reduce your taxable income by accounting for expenses you’ve incurred. The IRS …

Personal Finance

5 Often Overlooked Benefits That You Should Negotiate With A New Job Offer

Salary should only be about 70% of your total compensation. Here are the other important things you can negotiate.<p>The interviews are finally behind you. Your reference checks have cleared.<p>And after waiting with bated breath for what felt like forever, you get the call: “We want to hire you!”<p>If …

Employment

This Is What Happened When I Pocketed My Phone for a Week

I’ve never seen my co-worker Allen use a phone. I know he has one; I’ve called and texted him, and he asked my opinion on the iPhone 6 versus the …

Relationships

How To Write Personalized Wedding Vows That Aren't Lame

What better time to express your undying love and commitment to one another than at your wedding ceremony? As more and more couples are choosing to …

Real Wedding Album: Katherine and Andrew

Katherine and Andrew met in New York City and now call San Francisco home, but for their summertime nuptials they chose a beautiful estate in the Santa Barbara hills. It was an...

10 Little Secrets of Happiness That Will Change Your Life

Who doesn’t love a happy person? You know the one. They light up a room when they walk in. They are always smiling and seem to warm people’s hearts …

Happiness

Parenting: A Letter to My Son

To my little prince,<p>It's hard to believe you came into our lives one year ago. At times it feels like I have known you a lifetime and at others it seems you just arrived. Having a son -- where to even begin? People warned me it would be different but before you were here I laughed off their …

20 Photographers Share Their Most Emotionally Significant Images | Part 1

The Power of Imagery<p>I love my work. I love capturing memories. I love creating stories. But in the past two months, I have shot over 30 client …

12 Chic Online Wedding Invites That Make the Case for Going Paperless

Emily Post is probably rolling over in her grave knowing that online wedding invitations even exist, but that doesn’t mean that sending them is a faux pas. In fact, they cost less and make keeping track of RSVPs much more seamless. Wedding planning can take a lot out of even the most organized, OCD …

Meanings Behind Popular Wedding Flowers

It’s easy to select a wedding flower based off of what it looks like. But have you ever wondered what your selected flower means?<p>When I think of …

The 13 Best Places to Buy Wedding Dresses on the Cheap

When you’re planning a wedding on a budget, there are plenty of ways to cut corners and save a few bucks. Your wedding dress, however, is <i>not</i> one of …

Weddings

A real estate tycoon in the making

Danielle Moy loved to play Monopoly as a kid. Now, collecting as many properties as possible is more than just a game to her.<p>Moy, 29, owns five investment properties in addition to her primary residence, and has set a goal of buying five properties a year. Her goal is to own "30 in my 30s."<p>Owning …

How to Make the Perfect Terrarium (and Keep It Alive!)

Even if you don't have much of a green thumb, terrariums act as small, self-sustaining ecosystems all on their own. But maintaining one is as much a work of art as it is an experiment in science. To help, senior garden editor Todd Carr shares five of his secret techniques for growing a garden under …

The Art Of Parenting: 10 Invaluable Lessons To Pass On To Your Kids

Being a parent is a daunting task. Instill the fundamentals in your children, and the rest will come much easier.

12 Hidden Gifts of Not Pursuing Happiness

<i>“We need much less than we think we need.” —Maya Angelou</i><p>Life is difficult.<p>And so it is only natural for you as a human to gravitate towards happiness.<p>…

Happiness

Plan to Sell Your Primary Residence? STOP… And Consider This First.

As a real estate agent for close to 30 years, I realized early on that many people make their biggest mistakes with real estate between the ages of …

Meet the Monastics: Sister Tue Nghiem

Meet Sister Tue NghiemThay and Sister Tue Nghiem<b>Sr Tue Nghiem has been practicing for many years along side Thay in Plum Village, France, first in</b> …

What a 107-year-old poet can teach you about mindfulness

It’s a special kind of person who can find meaning in the seemingly pointless, never-ceasing task of daily bed-making.<p>Peggy Freydberg does just that …

Photographer Documenting the Homeless Discovers Her Own Father Among Them

Honolulu, Hawaii-based photographer and law student Diana Kim can trace her love of photography back to her father, who used to own a photography studio on O'ahu. Until just a few years ago, however, not much else connected father and daughter except for a strained relationship marked by …

Can These 3 Ancient Chinese Teachings Help To Change Your Life?

Ours is an enlightened age – modern society is rich with different philosophies, still studied and taught by some of the brightest minds history has …

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Don't Miss These Homeowner Tax Benefits

One of the most useful yet widely misunderstood benefits of homeownership is tax deductions. Tax deductions are a welcome gift from the government, …