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Outlook grows dimmer for stock-picking fund managers

Today's infants may gasp in wonder 20 years from now at tales of how humans once were trusted to drive cars. They may also be shocked that humans once were trusted to pick stocks for investment portfolios.<p>The soaring popularity of "index" or "passive" mutual funds in the last few years has dealt …

50 Metrics To Measure Your Content Marketing Campaign

The effectiveness of your content marketing campaign depends on hundreds of factors—your audience, your tone, your level of detail, your competition, your promotion methods—the list goes on. So how can you tell if you’re doing the right things? And if you’re doing the wrong things, how can you tell …

Marketing

Social Security tips for working retirees

If you work in retirement, know the impact to your Social Security and taxes.<p><b>Key takeaways</b><p><b>✔ There are several ways to help reduce taxes and maximize</b> …

When to say yes to an annuity -- and when to pass

<i>One financial adviser has recommended that I buy an annuity, but another says I shouldn't. How can I tell whose advice I should follow? --R.H.</i><p>It's not uncommon for different financial advisers to have different takes on what investments make the most sense for your retirement portfolio. But I've …

Retirement

Lace Your Dress Shoes with Style

An illustrated how-to guide to our favorite lace ups<p>Trendy, stylish, sophisticated or cool, there's more than one way to lace a shoe. Find a pattern …

Homeowners can reap benefits as mortgage rates near record lows

When mortgage interest rates slide close to all-time lows — as they have since the Brexit vote — do you sit on the fence? Or do you ask yourself: Are there financial opportunities today that didn’t exist for me when rates were higher by half a percentage point or more?<p>Last week, according to …

Real Estate

9 things to do in your 20s to retire by 40

Retiring by 40 is more than possible. Plenty of regular people have done it.<p>Take "Mr. Money Mustache," who averaged a $67,000 annual salary working as an engineer for 10 years before announcing his retirement at age 30. Or Jeremy Jacobson and Winnie Tseng, whose combined annual salary of $135,000 …

What Is Supplemental Security Income?

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Nearly every adult American either receives Social Security benefits or is hoping that they'll be available at retirement. But for many, the benefits that Social Security pays aren't enough. That's where the Supplemental Security Income program comes in.<p>The Social …

New Retirement Advice Standard... Helping or Hurting Investors?

Fifty years ago, when factory/union workers comprised the American middle class, the majority of Americans’ retirement savings were company pension plans (defined benefit plans) created by an employer. As America evolved into a service economy, middle class workers experienced a drastic shift how …

Should you buy annuity for regular income?

When you retire, you want a worry-free way of getting a regular income from investing the corpus you have accumulated over your working lifetime. In …

Retirement

Millennials Are Getting Robbed Blind by Investment Fees

And could be losing out on as much as $590,000 in retirement savings.<p>The good news is, millennials have finally gotten smart about saving for …

Retirement

ASK A FINANCIAL PLANNER: 'I'm sitting on a lot of extra cash — what do I do with it?'

<i>I have a high-earning job, and, to be frank, a ton of extra cash (think hundreds of thousands). What should I do with it?</i><p>Wow! Way to go! You are doing a great job of maximizing your earnings while also living significantly below your means. I'm assuming that you don't have any debt and that you've …

Opinion: How your stock fund can lose money and still stick you with a tax bill

George S. in Puyallup, Wash., didn’t realize how poorly his mutual fund did last year until he was preparing his annual tax return and checked the …

Investing

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Misunderstood Money Math: Why Interest Matters More Than You Think

Interest is quite possibly the most complex bit of math that the average person has to use everyday. Like the Force, it can be used for good, for …

5 things you could afford if you didn't buy that new car

According to Experian's quarterly "State of the Automotive Finance Market," the average car payment for a new vehicle is an astounding $482 per month — stretched out for 67 months, or more than five years.<p>That amount of money is hard to fathom on a national level, but it's even crazier when you …

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A Dietitian's Top 20 Picks at Trader Joe's

In a perfect world, I'd do all of my grocery shopping at a leisurely pace at the farmers' market, make my own yogurt, cheese and butter, can all of my own fruits and vegetables, and have pastured chickens grazing in my backyard providing eggs naturally rich in omega-3s to feed my always polite and …

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

Coffee

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

The Ultimate Kettlebell Workout

Build more muscle (and burn more fat) with a new way to pump iron<p>If you think kettlebellsare just glorified dumbbells, keep reading. "A kettlebell's center of gravity actually shifts during the course of the exercise," says Jason C. Brown, C.S.C.S., owner of Kettlebell Athletics in Philadelphia. In …

Cookie-Baking Chemistry: How To Engineer Your Perfect Sweet Treat

In a time-lapse video, a baking cookie almost looks like a creature coming alive as it spreads out and then rises up. Credit: B.W.F/Vimeo.com<p>Baking cookies is almost magical. You put little balls of wet, white dough into the oven and out pop brown, crispy, tasty biscuits.<p>"In a time-lapse video, it …

3 tips for the home cook from Thomas Keller

Somehow it’s hard to imagine chef Thomas Keller heating up veggie burgers or tossing together a quick Friday-night supper for the kids. In case you …

Thomas Keller

Trigger Point Release For Beginners | The Art of Manliness

We can’t all afford a personal masseuse or athletic trainer to regularly rub out the kinks, soreness, and tight spots in our muscles. But there is a …

Casual Dress for Young Men: What to Wear & How to Wear It | The Art of Manliness

Custom suits and imported silk ties look great, but they’re not a lot of use to young men in their late teens and early 20s.<p>Even if you could afford …

Grip Strength Exercises: How to Develop a Strong Grip | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Jedd Johnson.</i><p>In this day and age, we all know (or should know) how important it is to maintain a healthy …

The Ultimate Total-Body Move

Strengthen your core—and just about every other muscle—with the half Turkish getup<p>The half Turkish getup might fall into the category of "core exercise," but it's far from an isolation move. "It works everything—your shoulders, hips, back, core, arms, and so many other muscles you never even think …

10 Best Bodyweight Exercises - Part 1: Mastery of the Exercises

<b>Can you gain strength, body awareness, and self-esteem, improve your physique and feel like a million bucks with one category of …

5 Clothing Fit Tricks Every Guy Should Know

1. The Shoulder Into Wall Trick<p><b>What it does:</b> Prevents someone from buying a suit jacket or blazer that’s too big<p><b>How to do it:</b> Put on the suit jacket, …

10 Must Follow Menswear Tumblrs

<i>Christian Davis is a 24-year-old Los Angeles based writer who up until now has focused mainly on writing about video games. Really. He recently began</i> …