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The 50 Free Apps We're Most Thankful For

There is not shortage of free mobile and desktop applications available on the internet. Unfortunately, most of them are either rubbish or trick you …

Apps

Warren Buffett's best investing advice for beginners

<i>"When a person with money meets a person with experience, the one with experience ends up with the money and the one with money leaves with experience."</i><p>This was Warren Buffett's response, on his 87th birthday, when asked about his best investment advice.<p>He says that experience is the ultimate key …

Investing

10 Things to Know About Social Security Before You Retire

What you don't know could cost you valuable retirement income.<p>Social Security is, for tens of millions of Americans, an indispensable financial …

Retirement

The 20 Best Documentaries You Can Watch for Free on YouTube

YouTube documentaries are proof that the age-old idiom “the truth is stranger than fiction” often still applies.<p>Documentary filmmaking itself has …

New York City

The complete list of Alexa commands so far

Here are all the things you can ask Alexa to do. (Dad jokes included.)<p>Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa, is infiltrating your home, your beach trips and even your ride to work. Now that there are many ways to interact with Alexa -- with the Tap, Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Look, Echo Show, Dash Wand and the …

Smart Homes

25 Profound Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Make You Think Deeply About Life

Lao Tzu was an ancient philosopher and writer who founded the philosophical framework for Taoism, which has had a huge influence on Chinese …

Spirituality

Make Sure You're Planning for All 3 Phases of Retirement

As you get older, your retirement lifestyle will change. Make sure you have a long term retirement plan for care and other needs.<p>As you consider what …

Retirement

This Is The Reason You're Not Happy After 50

It's the tail of summer, and you've had a vacation, lifted by family, sun and sea. I'm surprised at the abundance of recent letters I'm getting about feeling dark and grumpy. While the laments run a large range, the binding theme is a malaise that is not due to clinical depression but to a gnawing …

Happiness

7 Ways to Call for Help When Lost or Hurt Outdoors

Getting lost or hurt outdoors is any backpacker’s worst fear come true. No matter how much you try to be prepared in case the unimaginable happens, …

Photography Guide to Mastering Aperture, ISO & Shutter Speed - Dam

When you learn photography, there comes a time when you want to move past the auto mode.<p>Switching to shooting in manual mode can be a daunting …

Landscape Photography

Here's What You Should Know About Your Paycheck

What is one of the first things you do when you start a job? You take out the calculator, work out what you think you can spend each month on rent, …

Personal Finance

Must-Read Tips For Taking Amazing iPhone Photos

Apple’s iPhone is an incredibly popular smartphone—in fact, the odds are decent that you’re reading this story on one right now. But beyond using it …

Mobile Photography

Buy A Rental Property To Pay For College: Save On Taxes And Tuition With No Room And Board

With the cost of the priciest colleges now over $65,000 a year, and room and board costs increasing faster than tuition at many colleges, buying a rental property for your child and a couple of good roommates to live in can be a savvy college funding, tax and retirement move.<p>You can pick up all of …

Real Estate

The life-changing magic of tidying up: Testing Marie Kondo's method - TODAY.com

I can’t remember when I first heard someone gushing over Marie Kondo’s “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” but all of a sudden, it seemed like everyone I knew — or sat next to on the subway — was reading this mysterious Japanese organization manual.<p>Closed Captioning<p>ON<p>OFF<p>apply | reset …

Minimalism

The 17 Marks of a Good and Happy Life

<b>1) You have traveled to some different parts of the world</b><p>Because traveling brings you out of your comfort zone and expands your horizon. You absorb …

Happiness

How To Purge Everything You Don't Need From Your Home

Out with the old, in with the new — that’s what ringing in the new year is about, right? And, while that is a good motto for many areas of your life, …

Google Drive

How I made sure all 12 of my kids could pay for college themselves

My wife and I had 12 children over the course of 15 1/2 years. Today, our oldest is 37 and our youngest is 22. I have always had a very prosperous job and enough money to give my kids almost anything. But my wife and I decided not to.<p>I will share with you the things that we did, but first let me …

Kids