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The Mystery Of The "Missing Inflation" Solved, And Why The US Housing Crisis Is About To Get Much Worse

Over the past few months (not to mention last 7 years), the topic of America's "missing inflation" has gained major prominence, because while …

Housing

THE CRISIS: The decline of Berkshire Hathaway's stock from Triple-A status

<i>From Alice Schroeder's new chapter: THE CRISIS: The decline of Berkshire Hathaway's stock from Triple-A status in the updated (and condensed) version</i> …

Find out if your housing market is over- or underpriced

Is your market over- or underpriced? Here is a map of our over/underpriced conclusions today. We explain our methodology and the opportunities this creates below.<p>To answer this question for our clients, we have studied the ratio of housing costs / income over time in every major market in the …

Real Estate

How to Invest Money When You Don't Have Any

My quest to learn about finance as an ignorant twentysomething.<p>For months after college, my job was to sit in a windowless warehouse with dozens of other schlubs and type summaries of meetings dictated to me over the phone. The shift went from midnight to 6 AM. I'd eat the free Dominos my employer …

It's OK To Spend All Your Money On Traveling, Says Science

<i>By Christine Schoenwald</i><p>It turns out that it's not whoever has the most stuff wins; it's whomever has had the most experiences wins, and ends up being happier.<p><b>Say what? Aren't we supposed to save all our money so we can keep up with having the newest of phones, TVs, and cars?</b><p>It turns out that while …

These Are the Best Workouts for Every Part of Your Bod

They say health is wealth, and fitting in regular exercise is an essential part of the plan. But for workout newbies, the fitness world can seem like a terribly intimidating place, especially when you’re crunched on time. We asked Re:Make 2015 speaker (get your tickets here!) and Blogilates founder …

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9 Reasons to Invest in Apartments

I have been buying apartment properties for almost 25 years. With over 40 transactions in seven states I have bought and sold over $500 million in …

Why Kinder Morgan Keeps Buying Oil Tankers

Kinder Morgan continues to add to its tanker fleet. Find out why the king of U.S. energy transportation is so interested in an industry that …

Investing

Cadillac Margarita Recipe - Genius Kitchen

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.<p>“From the Webtender.”<p>5<p>people discussing Join In Now<p>3 view more …

Kitchens

The 5 Most Successful Investors You've Never Heard Of

Investors who regularly beat the market do exist.<p>Can you name any outrageously successful investors besides Warren Buffett?<p>If you can’t, the rise in …

How easy is it to become a 401(k) millionaire? Here’s the truth

Fidelity Investments wants you to believe that saving $1 million in your 401(k) is easier than it looks. It ain’t.<p>Last week, Fidelity, one of the …

One in three Americans who get an inheritance blow it

“Great wealth transfer” has joined “silver tsunami” in the lexicon of aging America. It refers to the wave of wealth, estimated to be in the …

A Dozen Things I Learned From Tren Griffin About Investing, Life And Charlie Munger

In 1999, Tren Griffin found himself baffled. He was watching ever-larger checks trade hands at huge valuations based on almost unbelievable projections. His intuition signaled that the world had lost its mind, but he didn’t have a good way to determine why. This uneasiness led to a deep dive into …

Investing

A 4-step fat-burning routine you can do inside or outside with no equipment

Fat-burning exercise routines don’t have to take hours of work and acres of space, contrary to popular belief. In fact, short, intense workouts often burn more fat than long, extended (and let’s face it, sometimes boring) ones. Plus, you don’t even need a gym to make it happen. You just need enough …

You've been drinking red wine too warm for your entire life

I'm sorry, but it's true. They always make one huge mistake.<p>They go to the wine store, buy a bottle, take it home, pop the cork, pour a glass, and sit back to enjoy themselves in near total ignorance of how little pleasure they're actually extracting from that lusty Syrah or luscious Cabernet.<p>The …

Flavors

How To Plate Food Like A 3-Star Michelin Chef

Tracey Torres has cooked in some of the best kitchens in the world. Now she shares trade secrets on how to plate food like a pro.<p>Take a trip to Daniel or Eleven Madison Park, and you won’t just be blown away by the flavors of the food. The plating itself is an abstract work of art. Now that the …

9 ways you're cooking your steak wrong, according to the chef of Wall Street's oldest steakhouse

And even fewer home-cooked steaks compare to those of your local favorite steakhouse.<p>From fridge to plate, there are a lot of little secrets steakhouse chefs employ.<p>Thanks to executive chef Billy Oliva, we're now hip to those secrets. Oliva oversees the kitchen at one of Wall Street's favorite …

4 Tax-Smart RMD Strategies - Consumer Reports

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A hedge fund billionaire says there are only 2 things you need to remember about investing

For example, the idea of being on the right side of a predominant trend — bring a concept like this into the Church of Value Investing and you may see the holy water begin to boil. And yet, it can work if applied correctly.<p>Here's PTJ on his own chosen trend indicator, the 200-day moving average, …

Investing

Smart Strategies for When You Turn 65 and 70 1/2 — Consumer Reports

One of the major milestones of retirement planning is the age at which you’re eligible for full retirement benefits from Social Security. (If you …

New 39.6 percent tax bracket for wealthiest people

WASHINGTON — A new top tax rate, higher Medicare taxes and the phaseout of deductions and exemptions could mean higher tax bills for wealthier Americans this year. Legally wed same-sex couples, meanwhile, may find the true meaning of the marriage penalty.<p>All taxpayers will have a harder time taking …

Best High-Interest Savings Accounts for 2018

Don’t expect the savings accounts at your brick-and-mortar bank to notice that the Federal Reserve has raised interest rates five times in the past …

It will take 29 years for college grads to save 20% down on SF home, study shows

Bay Area kids: stay in school, at least if you ever hope to own a home here.<p>According to a new Trulia study, it will take the average Bay Area college grad approximately 29 years to save 20% down for a typically priced home. For those prospective buyers with no degree, forget it. By this study’s …

The Best Personal Finance Apps

There are thousands of personal finance apps for iPhones, iPads and Android phones and tablets. So many, in fact, that choosing the few that will …

Personal Finance

Making 6 figures but not feeling rich? You're a high net worker

What do you call someone pulling in an incredibly comfortable salary but sitting on assets that fall just short of “rich"? Financial advisors call …

Disruptive shares that could make you rich

Certain fund managers, including Neil Woodford and James Anderson, buy ‘disruptive shares’ – we outline those that are wreaking havoc on traditional business models<p>What happens when new technology revolutionises a market, transforming the way consumers use – and pay for – goods and services? Some …

Stock Markets

The Definitive Guide To Finding Cheap Flights On The Web

We’ll keep this lead-in short and sweet: You have to be doing pretty damn well before you stop caring about scoring cheap flights. For most of us, being able to shave a few hundred dollars off the price of a ticket is well worth the trouble. Besides, it’s not <i>that</i> much trouble, and there’s something …