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20 Dividend Stocks to Fund 20 Years of Retirement

The conventional approach to funding retirement is to withdraw 4% of your savings in the first year, followed by “pay raises” in each subsequent year …

Retirement

Your Complete Guide to Vanguard ETFs

Vanguard is an index fund pioneer and has more than 50 ETFs to choose from.<p>Exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, have become extremely popular investments, …

Investing

18 Kirkland Products You Should Buy at Costco

Costco has turned on its head the notion that a store brand is a notch below a national brand. How? By using its coast-to-coast strength to …

Shopping

4 Rules To Survive The Coming Worldwide Debt Default

Over the last two months I made the case (summarized here) for a coming worldwide debt default/restructuring/financial engineering. Call it whatever you want, but it won’t be good.<p>While I think we have a few years, I see little chance we can escape some kind of painful reckoning, which I believe …

Investing

Here's What You Need to Know About Ricotta Cheese

You're going to put this stuff on everything.<p>July 22, 2018<p>There are so many cheeses out in the world that everyone loves, and so many recipes to use …

Breakfast

Single-family rental units have never been easier to buy

Online platforms like Roofstock, OwnAmerica bring institutional tools to mom and pop landlords<p>Roofstock CEO Gary Beasley was browsing through his company’s website while on a flight to New York when his neighbor leaned over and asked what he was looking at. Beasley explained that Roofstock is an …

Real Estate

13 Gorgeous California Beaches You Can Camp On

Spend the weekend camping at one of these beautiful California beaches.<p><b>Where to Camp:</b> Dillon Beach<p>North of San Francisco, find this scenic, …

This Is the Best Robo-Advisor for Every Investor, From Beginner to Advanced

Whatever your level.<p>Robo-advisors are going mainstream.<p>Once the domain of Silicon Valley startups, these automated investment services — which rely …

5 Cheap Stocks With 5%+ Dividends, Plus 25%+ Upside

Do you have a reliable way to generate monthly cash flow from the dividend stocks you own today? If not, why not?<p>Many “first-level” investors <i>hope</i> that their stocks will go higher so that they can sell them for cash flow. But, if you follow rich people, you’ll notice that <i>they never actually sell any</i> …

5 Experts on the Best Wine You Can Buy at Trader Joe’s — Shopping

Trader Joe's is one of my favorite resources for everyday wines. Good, inexpensive wines are hard not to love. But I never would have guessed that …

The 8 best grills you can buy in 2018

Grilling outdoors (or indoors) is one of the great summer pastimes in this world. There are so many different meats, veggies, fish and so many other foods that can be tossed on a grill and so many different kinds of grills to toss them on.<p>To help you purchase the best grill for the barbecues that …

Three of the Best Whiskies You Can Find in Stores, According to 48 Experts

The 2018 San Francisco Spirits Competition has released its full list of winners and, unsurprisingly, nearly every spirit that made it to the …

The 14 Best Beaches in the World—and How Much It Costs to Visit Them

MONEY found 7 in the U.S. and 7 overseas.<p>No matter how you define a beach or how high your waterfront standards may be, MONEY has found a perfect …

35 Ways to Earn up to 11% on Your Money

Since the Great Recession, many investors' portfolios have been a tale of feast and famine. Stocks have racked up hefty gains, while the lowest …

The Best Bottles of Whiskey You Can Buy For $20 or Less

When you’re looking for a good bottle of whiskey — it doesn’t matter if it’s bourbon, Scotch whisky, rye, Canadian, or something else — there are …

Take A Stroll Through Portugal

Learn The Best Walking Routes Throughout The Country Of Portugal<p>By Jill Webb<p>Portugal is home to many stunning views just waiting to be seen by …

8 Bottles of Affordable Whiskey You Should Always Have on Your Cart

Whether you’re finally setting up that bar cart for the first time in a new place, or you’re just trying to explore the world of whiskey, it’s about …

Liquor

50 Affordable Wines You Can Always Trust

Sometimes wine is daunting, and the fact that vintages change every year is one of the reasons. Was 2014 better than 2015? Worse? How are you …

Wine

What Is Ghee, the Clarified Butter We Could Eat by the Spoon?

We can't get enough of this nutty tasting, cooking-friendly fat.<p><i>This story is part of the Healthyish Pantry, a collection of articles breaking down the ingredients we love most. Click here to read the whole guide—then stock up</i>.<p>Ghee is easy to love. It’s unbelievably delicious, like ultra-rich …

This 39-Year-Old Saves 75% of Every Paycheck and Is Almost Ready to Retire. Here’s How She Does It

'The numbers don't lie.'<p>Just five years ago, Bianca DiValerio was struggling through a divorce and the last of three short sales that nearly wiped …

Draught Beer Quality Manual Updated to Reflect Current Best Practices

In an ongoing effort to improve the quality of draught beer served at retail, the Brewers Association (BA) Draught Beer Quality subcommittee has …

Retail

The 12 best coffee machines to buy in 2018

Skip the morning queues and soul-destroying expense and make your own barista level brew at home in 2018.<p>It’s never been easier to make good coffee …

How 6 Chefs Doctor Up Canned Tomatoes

Use the pantry staple to make everything from an easy salsa fresca to a creamy—yet vegan!—tomato soup.<p>It’s not always easy to get beautiful, ripe tomatoes that taste as if they were picked on a warm August morning. Which is why, for at least 75 percent of the year, we rely on canned tomatoes—which …

Recipes

Whiskey Lovers, Here's Why You Should Be Drinking Cognac Instead

It’s a craft product that can be imitated, but not replicated anywhere else in the world.<p>Put that whiskey down. I’ve got something better.<p>For years, …

I Just Made Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts, and I Might Never Order Takeout Again

Though I’ll eat pretty much any vegetable tossed in oil, seasoned with salt and pepper, and roasted in a hot oven, adding a little something extra …

How to Freeze and Thaw Any Type of Bread

Perfecting the art of homemade bread baking can be a challenge, but making sure your loaves stay fresh and edible beyond a few days is an entirely …

How to Pack High-Protein Mason Jar Salads For the Week

• Popsugar<br>• Health & Fitness<br>• Meal Prep<p>High-Protein Mason Jar Salads<p>How to Pack High-Protein Mason Jar Salads For the Week<p>Shares<p>Colourful chopped veg and …

16 Thrifty Cooking Tips That'll Save You Some Serious Cash

Save that money!<p>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

Creamy Tomato Soup with Cheese Toasties

December 2017<p>4 servings<p>To keep our tomato soup a one-pot operation (and avoid splattering scalding hot liquid), we purée the mixture with an immersion blender, which gets the job done. For an extra-smooth texture, though, feel free to use a regular blender. Want to keep it vegan? (Well, the soup, …

40 Essential Instant Pot Links

Because I've been experimenting with the Instant Pot quite a bit lately, I've been getting a lot of questions. Many times my answer is a link. A link …