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The 50 Best Cities for Retirement

February 15, 2017 10:11 am  | Comments: 3 | Views: 181773
So you’re finally looking to retire, you’ve put in your time and you don’t want to spend any more sunny days cooped up in an office. Congratulations! Now that you don’t have to factor in how close you are to work, you can live anywhere. WalletHub, a personal finance website, recently conducted a study to determine the best and the worst places to retire among 150 of the largest U.S. cities. Its researchers took a variety of factors into account across four key dimensions: 1) Affordability and Tax-Friendliness for Retirees, 2) Availability of Recreational Activities, 3) Quality of Life and 4) Availability and Quality of Health Care. If you’re close to retirement — or getting an early start on your research — read on to see the 50 best cities to retire based on WalletHub’s analysis.

10 Weird Inventions & Ideas That Made Millions

January 27, 2017 10:45 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 51182
Some inventions save people’s lives; others improve them. Some creations—such as light bulbs and automobiles—even spark revolutions that forever change human history. And then there are those inventions the arise from such odd-yet-simple ideas that make us ask, “Why didn’t I think of that?” As it turns out, the money landed by out-of-left-field innovations surprisingly stacks up just as high and profitable as that raked in by world-shaking inventions. Here are 10 unusual and perplexing products of human creativity that made a ton of money.

A Sneak-Peek of the 2017 Super Bowl Commercials We Can’t Wait To See

January 21, 2017 8:52 am  | Comments: 1 | Views: 39770
Super Bowl 51 is just two weeks away and set to air on Fox on February 5. As usual, the big game’s broadcast will be stuffed to the brim with big-money ads, reportedly costing $5 million for a 30-second slot. Unlike last year, many brands are keeping unusually quiet so far about their Super Bowl activity. But expect to see more teasers as the Super Bowl draws closer. But here is what we do know so far about the year’s upcoming Super Bowl ads (organized in alphabetical order, by brand).

6 Ways to Repair Your Credit Score

January 19, 2017 2:30 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 12762
Your credit report is one of the most important aspects of your financial portfolio. While many may cringe at the thought of looking up their credit score due to past mistakes, it’s important you keep tabs on your credit report as it is a complete representation of your financial history. Not only does your credit report affect interest rates on potential loans but it can also determine whether or not you can be approved for an apartment or mortgage. Thankfully, if you have a low score–not all is lost. Here are a few suggestions that will make the road to repairing your credit score much easier.

Your Complete Guide to Holiday Tipping

December 20, 2016 12:57 pm  | Comments: 2 | Views: 20220
Although it’s often fun to give gifts, the anxiety of choosing them is still a major cause of holiday stress. This is especially true for obligatory gifts you feel compelled to give people you don’t know well: the year-end tips for service people. Are you, like many people, wondering how much holiday cheddar to give your doorman, hairstylist, or personal trainer? Use this holiday tipping guide so everyone gets checked off your list this season.

The 5 Most-Liked Holiday Ads of 2016

December 2, 2016 11:35 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 12497
Prepare for the tears: Holiday commercials are here. Every year as the critical holiday shopping season gets ready to go into overdrive, advertisers manage to make us experience a year’s worth of emotions in a number of 30-second spots, whether it’s joy, sadness, or just simple Christmas spirit. Here are the five most like holiday-themed commercials for 2016 so far.

Donald Trump Wins 2016 Presidential Election, Shocks the World

November 9, 2016 8:22 am  | Comments: 3 | Views: 10623
It’s official: Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States of America. Against all odds, polls, and projections, the GOP candidate beat out Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton Tuesday night in a stunning upset, effectively ending one of the most contentious and unpredictable presidential elections in modern political history.

Save During Medicare Open Enrollment by Shopping Around

November 3, 2016 2:45 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 6636
Open enrollment season is in full swing, representing a crucial time of year for anyone shopping for health coverage. With all the media attention on Obamacare, it’s easy to overlook Medicare’s annual open enrollment period for the nation’s 55 million Medicare beneficiaries, which runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. If you are happy with… View Article

Amazon Launches Black Friday Deals Store

November 1, 2016 3:25 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 6705
Amazon launched its Black Friday Deals Store early Tuesday morning, along with more than a dozen curated holiday gift guides, marking the official start of the holiday shopping season. The online retail giant kicked things off at 3 a.m.(EST) on Nov. 1, offering lower prices on tens of thousands of online items between now and… View Article