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Drywall Installation Archives | Family Handyman

This article walks you through the 'Do's and Don'ts' of drywall installation. It will help you avoid seven common mistakes people make when tackling …

Woodworking

Everything You Need to Know About ETFs

ETFs are increasingly popular, and can play a key role in any investment strategy.<p>Investors have poured more than $5 trillion into ETFs, with the …

Investing

5 Money-Saving Tricks That Actually Work

You can end each year with thousands of extra dollars in your savings accounts. Here are some tips and strategies that can work for you.<p>Most of us …

Personal Finance

Here’s How Often You Should Exercise to Keep Your Heart Young

New research suggests that in order to keep your heart in the best shape, you should try to exercise for at least 30 minutes four to five times per …

Holistic Medicine

Your Complete Guide to DRIP Investing

Dividend reinvestment plans can be excellent tools for long-term investors, but here's what you need to know before enrolling.<p>A DRIP, or dividend …

Investing

Not Everyone Loves It When You Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

What Is Prepayment Risk?<p>Who Gets Hurt When You Pay Off Your Mortgage Early?<p>Updated May 21, 2018<p>Do you have a mortgage loan? If so, you know that …

Finance

Dune buggy season has arrived and now it's about more than old Volkswagen Beetles

With weather warming up across the country, it's dune buggy season.<p>Wherever you'll find a sand dune, or for that matter, just about any rutted trail popular with off roaders, you can expect to find a dune buggy.<p>A dune buggy generally means a bare-bones, open-air four-wheeling vehicle built on a …

Tommy Hilfiger

The most exceptional new homes in North America, according to architects

These buildings won the prestigious recognition for exceptional designs that emphasize sustainability and are well integrated into surrounding environments. The jury — which consisted of five longtime architects — gave the awards to homes in four categories: one- and two-family custom residences; …

Architecture

Robinhood: The High Price of Free Stock Trades

Those who use the free brokerage service may be left with unnecessarily high tax bills.<p>Named after the legend who robbed from the rich to give to the …

Investing

The Beginner's Guide to Index Funds

Everything you need to know to start investing in index funds.<p>In Warren Buffett's 2016 letter to <b>Berkshire Hathaway</b> shareholders he wrote, "If a …

Investing

Why Your IRA Is Likely At Risk ... And How To Help Correct It

As a former Wall Street broker and now fee-based advisor of almost 30 years, my experience has shown that, if your retirement portfolio dramatically declined during the 2000–02 and 2007–09 market drawdowns, these three things were likely true:<p>It wasn’t your fault.<br>• Your portfolio was designed to …

Investing

Wall Street is scooping up homes for rent again as leasing prices outpace apartment rents

Wall Street landlords are back in action.<p>Institutional investors bought more single-family rental homes in 2017 than in previous years, the first increase since 2013, according to data compiled by Amherst Holdings LLC.<p>Wall Street firms such as Blackstone Group LP and Tom Barrack's Colony Capital …

Real Estate

How to Invest $1,000 a Month

Here's your step-by-step guide to building lasting wealth.<p>If you invested $1,000 per month and earned the historic market return, how much money …

Retirement

5 Income Strategies to Supplement Social Security in Retirement

Social Security is only designed to replace about 40% of the average retiree's income, leaving two options -- either dramatically reduce your …

Retirement

The Definitive Guide: How to Value a Stock

Investors need to have several tools in their toolbox when it comes to properly valuing stocks.<p>Investors who want to sport market-beating returns …

Investing

9 podcasts to help you understand *everything happening in the news*

As movies like <i>The Post</i> and TV shows like <i>The Newsroom</i> will tell you, it is the civic duty of every citizen to stay informed.<p>But with so much happening …

Journalism

How not to run out of money in retirement

Americans aren’t terrific at saving for retirement. Many are even worse when it comes to figuring out how much to spend once they get there.<p>An actuary who’s studied the issue for three decades recently proposed a relatively straightforward strategy that can help. In its simplest form, the “Spend …

Retirement

22 Secrets Your Real Estate Agent Isn’t Telling You

Home › Smart Homeowner › 22 Secrets Your Real Estate Agent Isn’t Telling You<p>Get some insight on selling a house from people who do it all the time

Real Estate

The 25 best countries to buy rental property and make money on the side

Buying a rental property is a wise way to earn passive income.<p>As a landlord, you're getting paid to own something, rather than paying to own it. The mortgage is often covered by rental income from tenants, and if you play your cards right you'll profit after covering insurance, taxes, and …

Real Estate

3 Signs You're Not Really Ready to Retire

Don't ignore these warning signals, or you may come to regret it.<p>Many workers look forward to retirement and the more laid-back lifestyle it allows …

Retirement

People Lived in This Cave for 78,000 Years

There’s evidence human beings have occupied the city of Damascus in Syria for 11,000 years. But that’s nothing compared to the Panga ya Saidi cave …

Anthropology

Apple Watch: How to enable Elevated Heart Rate notifications

Apple Watch has been credited multiple times for saving lives. This is due to the device being heavily focused on health with detection features that can help spot health problems early on. Read on for how to take advantage of those features…<p>One of the latest features to come to Apple Watch is …

Apple Watch

Listless And Lonely In Puerto Rico, Some Older Storm Survivors Consider Suicide

A social worker, Lisel Vargas, has come to visit Don Gregorio at his storm-damaged home on the steep hillsides of Humacao, a city on Puerto Rico's eastern coast near where Hurricane Maria first made landfall.<p>Gregorio, a 62-year-old former carpenter who lives alone, looks haggard. He stopped taking …

Puerto Rico

96-Year-Old Secretary Quietly Amasses Fortune, Then Donates $8.2 Million

Even by the dizzying standards of New York City philanthropy, a recent $6.24 million donation to the Henry Street Settlement on the Lower East Side was a whopper — the largest single gift from an individual to the social service group in its 125-year history.<p>It was not donated by some billionaire …

Great Depression

Seventeen of the best places to buy a house in the US - especially if you're short on money

House prices are up and supply is down across the United States, but buying a house is not as tough as it may seem. You just have to know where to …

Real Estate

How to Invest -- in Stocks, Bonds, Retirement Accounts, and More

Investing in stocks and bonds is easier than you might think. Here's how to get started and some investment strategies to consider.<p>If your retirement …

Investing

The Silly Mistake 1 in 5 Retirees Needlessly Make

There's really no reason to do this.<p>After you spend a lifetime making sure that your retirement will be a financially secure one, the last thing you …

Retirement

12 Ways To Avoid The Most Common Wealth Management Mistakes

Big changes are coming to the financial industry that could affect the management of your wealth, according to a report by Deloitte. As many as 43% of financial advisors are over the age of 55, and one-third of the workforce will retire in the next 10 years. Not only will this affect the …

Retirement

Retirees are leaving America to save money

Retired Americans who are down on their luck are moving out of the country to stretch their savings and Social Security income.<p>“For folks worried …

Retirement

How to Grow Lycopene-Rich Foods in Your Garden

<b>What is lycopene?</b><p>Lycopene is one of the most sought after antioxidant in fruits and vegetables. While few people may never have heard of the word …

Gardening