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IRS Unlocks The 'Door' For High-Income Savers

For years, there’s been a debate raging in the financial planning community surrounding something that’s colloquially become known as “The Back-Door Roth IRA.” Some practitioners (including myself) have been advocates of the planning strategy, which involves a two-step process that effectively …

Retirement

What Is a Trust? A Guide to the Types of Trusts and Their Uses

The Business Dictionary defines a trust as a "legal entity created by a party (the trustor) through which a second party (the trustee) holds the …

Retirement

5 “Cash Cow” Dividend Aristocrats Paying Up To 6%

S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats are great <i>if you’ve already owned them</i> for many years or decades. These stocks have raised their payouts for 25 straight …

Investing

11 Top High-Dividend-Yield ETFs for Income Investors

<i>Exchange-traded funds are gaining prominence as preferred investment vehicles for part-time investors seeking a simple way to diversify their</i> …

Investing

High Yield Countdown: 11 Top Dividend ETFs for Income Investors

<i>Exchange-traded funds are gaining prominence as preferred investment vehicles for part-time investors seeking a simple way to diversify their</i> …

Investing

Could Wheaton Precious Metals Be a Millionaire-Maker Stock?

The change in Wheaton Precious Metals' revenue mix is welcome news.<p>It was early 2011. <b>Wheaton Precious Metals</b> (NYSE:WPM) shares soared above $40, …

Investing

Heard On The REITs - REITs Shrug Off Inflation

<b>The MSCI US REIT (RMZ)</b> index outperformed the <b>S&P 500 (SPY)</b> with a return of 0.4% compared to a loss of 1.3% for the S&P. The one month outperformance …

Investing

4 Reasons Why You Think You Hate Grilled Chicken (and Our Helpful Advice) — Tips from The Kitchn

Grilled chicken has had it rough from the get-go. In a stacked category of smoky grilled rib-eyes, juicy grilled pork tenderloin, and …

BBQ

We Can't Get Enough of These Spicy Scallops With Watermelon Salsa

Here we season quick-cooking scallops with inspiration from Caribbean pepper pot recipes. To get a nice sear on the scallops without any sticking, be …

Food

How to Pick Stocks Using Fundamental & Technical Analysis

There are many ways to pick stocks. Traditionally, longer-term investors have relied on fundamental analysis, which focuses on things like a company’s management structure, competitors, industry position, growth rate, growth potential, income, and revenues to try to determine if it is a good value. …

Trading

Want to Retire Abroad? These Are the 30 Sunniest Countries

People move to a new country for many different reasons: the search for a better quality of life is often one of the biggest, according to a survey …

49 Unforgettable Bucket List Trips You Can Do On A Budget

If you like to travel, you probably have a bucket list of places you want to hit throughout your lifetime. If you've been under the impression that …

European Travel

How To Get Rid Of All Your Stuff — For $$

We tend to forget just how much junk we’ve stashed away in closets and drawers until we start digging into our nearly forgotten boxes of winter gear. …

Everything You Need to Know About ETFs

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

Keeping Your Photos Safe, Part 2: Tools Of The Trade

Here are a series of RAID systems, network drives and a Drobo. Hard drive arrays are an essential tool for many photographers, as they offer extra …

20 Recipes for People Who Are Obsessed with Mushrooms — Recipes from The Kitchn

I believe I survived my years as a vegetarian because of mushrooms. Their sturdy texture and hefty flavor were such an easy substitute for meat, …

Honey-Lime Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

"This has become one of the most-requested dishes I make. When I bring it to a function, it's one of the first dishes to go, and everybody raves over …

How much money can I make on a bond? - Ultimate Guide to Retirement

Investing<p>Basics<p>Stocks<p>Bonds<p>What's a bond?<br>• How much money can I make on a bond?<br>• How do bond returns compare with stock returns?<br>• What are the advantages of bonds for retirement?<br>• What are the risks in bonds?<br>• What are TIPs?<br>• Which bonds are good for a retirement portfolio?<br>• How should I buy bonds?<br>• Should I buy …

Retirement

4 Safe 13.4% Dividends You Won't Hear About On CNBC

There’s one question I’ve been getting from <i>a lot</i> of folks lately. You may have wondered about it yourself.<p>It’s simply this: <i>“Is the stock market even safe anymore?”</i> Or another, less anxious, variation: <i>“How can I bank fast returns while slashing my risk?”</i><p>I have great news. As I wrote back on February …

An insider explains how rural Christian white America has a dark and terrifying underbelly

As the election of Donald Trump is being sorted out, a common theme keeps cropping up from all sides: “Democrats failed to understand white, …

Society

The 5 best apps to start investing with little money

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Acorns<p>Investing can be a confusing and intimidating activity to get involved with. The future payoff is worth it, but first-time investors …

This Is Ina Garten's Most Popular Recipe on Food Network

Second only to actually <i>being</i> Ina Garten's husband, Jeffrey, true happiness is watching <i>Barefoot Contessa</i> on Food Network and channeling Garten's …

The 23 best science movies and shows streaming on Netflix that will make you smarter

It's cold outside and the holidays are here, which means it's the perfect time to curl up on the couch and watch a movie.<p>If you're looking for …

Opinion: Paying off your mortgage could be the smartest investment of 2018

What’s the best investment you can make in 2018? Three considerations—taxes, risk and the economic cycle—point to one conclusion: Paying down debt …

Personal Finance

Congress Blesses Roth IRAs For Everyone, Even The Well Paid

The new tax law makes Roth IRAs officially available to even more people. That’s because Congress put its stamp of approval on a backdoor approach that allows folks who earn too much to contribute directly to a Roth IRA to fund one anyway.<p>It works like this: If you earn more than $120,000 as a …

Vanguard's Total World Stock ETF, Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF Are All Investors Need for Retirement: Kiplinger | Investopedia

When it comes to retirement savings, diversification is the key to riding out the volatility in the markets, but that doesn't mean you need to own a …

How a Spendthrift Trust Can Protect Your Heirs From Themselves

An Introduction to Spendthrift Trust Funds for New Investors<p>Updated January 19, 2018<p>One of the most effective tools for protecting, preserving, and …

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If I Had To Build An Income Portfolio Today - Update 25

<b>Introduction</b><p>In October 2015, I wrote an article entitled "<b>If I Had to Build an Income Portfolio Today</b>" which was published by Seeking Alpha, October …

The Greatest Bubble Ever: Why You Better Believe It, Part 1

During the 40 months after Alan Greenspan's infamous "irrational exuberance" speech in December 1996, the NASDAQ 100 index rose from <i>830</i> to <i>4585</i> or by</i> …