From time to time, it feels like it would be nice to just stop giving a crap about the rat race and do what you want. The below video (which contains strong language) points out that you can, by simply caring about just a few things.
When you buy and hold a mutual fund in your retirement account, you pay an expense ratio, which is basically a fee to the firm that manages the fund. Expense ratios might range from about 0.15 per cent to well over one per cent, which doesn't seem like a huge difference. However, expense ratios add up over time and this calculator shows you just how much.
Dear Lovehacker, My boyfriend and I are trying to be more sexually adventurous and he suggested trying "pegging". Should I be worried about him being secretly gay? Thanks, Peggy.
"Stop pitying yourself, people have it worse, you should be grateful." You've probably heard this before, and it's some of the most cliché, unhelpful advice around. When gratitude is inspired by guilt, obligation, or shame, that's not gratitude at all. True gratitude is a practical tool that serves a number of purposes beyond the after school special fluff of being thankful for what you have.
Year after year, one of the most common New Year's resolutions is to lose weight. Hitting the gym is a great way to keep active, but joining a gym in January means you may encounter high-pressure sales tactics. This is the busy season for gyms, and fitness companies are eager to take your money during the post-holiday gold rush.
Last summer my parent's home had a rodent infestation. "Just set mouse traps," people told me. If only it were that easy. It turns out there are better and improved methods to bait and set traps to increase the odds of catching those gross, slippery critters.
Homemade dog treats aren't hard to whip up and give you a tasty alternative to store-bought ones, which can get expensive. Try these frozen treats that you can store longer — all you need are apples, Greek yogurt and a blender.
If you're on a budget and you're looking for some great ways to relax and unwind beyond just going for a walk or taking a nap, this graphic has about fifty of them, all of which may take a little time, but never any money. Best of all, it's organised chronologically, so you can try them at different parts of the day.