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Holidays Abroad? From Santa’s Hometown to African Beaches

Holidays Abroad? From Santa’s Hometown to African Beaches

Want to close out the year with a bang? Take to the road during the holiday season, when plenty of cities do it up for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. You’ll ring in a new year with lifelong memories of some of the unique ways these far-flung locations celebrate. You may think Santa lives at North Pole, but the Finns say Rovaniemi in Lapland is ...

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After-Market Tech for Cars Is Booming. Soup Up Your Ride
December 18, 2015

After-Market Tech for Cars Is Booming. Soup Up Your Ride

Love your current car, but want the latest tech for your ride? You can have both. Many Americans are keeping their cars longer. IHS Automotive said earlier this year ...

The Best Apres-Ski and More for This Season on the Slopes
December 11, 2015

The Best Apres-Ski and More for This Season on the Slopes

The winter ski season is well under way, and several North American resorts have upgraded their lifts, lodging, and snow-making abilities. A few are also ...

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Selling Your Home? Use the Off Season to Your Advantage
December 9, 2015

Selling Your Home? Use the Off Season to Your Advantage

Are you in a hurry to sell your house in the dead of winter because of a job change or other significant life event? Don’t sweat it. Selling your house during the ...

What El Niño May Mean For Your Ski Vacation. Hint: It’s Not All Bad
December 4, 2015

What El Niño May Mean For Your Ski Vacation. Hint: It’s Not All Bad

Ready to hit the slopes? Before planning your fabulous ski vacation this winter, consider what the El Niño weather phenomenon might mean for snowpack ...

Take Your Big Heart on the Road: Consider a Volunteer Vacation
November 27, 2015

Take Your Big Heart on the Road: Consider a Volunteer Vacation

Looking to visit a remote locale and give back at the same time? A volunteer vacation might be the ticket. Whether you want to work with animals and the ...

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Sudden Budget Windfall? Some Dos and Don'ts to Consider
November 25, 2015

Sudden Budget Windfall? Some Dos and Don'ts to Consider

It may be the real American dream: a monetary windfall drops square in your lap. Maybe it’s an inheritance from that ridiculously rich aunt you never knew, or simply ...

Hire a Professional to Deck Your Halls and Ease Your Stress
November 20, 2015

Hire a Professional to Deck Your Halls and Ease Your Stress

Do your holiday decorating skills resemble those of Clark Griswold in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation? Does your tree look like Charlie Brown’s? ...

Luxury Winter Wear: A Good Coat Can Be a Great Investment
November 13, 2015

Luxury Winter Wear: A Good Coat Can Be a Great Investment

Ready for winter? For this year’s outlook in luxury winter outerwear, slim, subdued looks are making way for looser silhouettes, fur, suede, and pattern ...

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Can You Really Set It and Forget It? Beware of Escheatment
November 11, 2015

Can You Really Set It and Forget It? Beware of Escheatment

True or false: Your out-of-sight, out-of-mind investments can grow uninterrupted without consequences?

Retirement: Multi-Generational Housing Trends
November 6, 2015

Retirement: Multi-Generational Housing Trends

Independence is an enduring American value. For decades, many families accepted (and often welcomed) children leaving home at age 18 to make their own ...

Saving and Investing Challenges for the Sandwich Generation (X)
November 4, 2015

Saving and Investing Challenges for the Sandwich Generation (X)

More Gen Xers are edging toward their 50s, and they’re worried about retirement. But they’re also worried about their parents’ retirement and their kids’ college ...

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Retirement: Are Tiny Homes One Big Fix for Senior Housing?
October 30, 2015

Retirement: Are Tiny Homes One Big Fix for Senior Housing?

Many retirement plans center on a dream home or ideal lifestyle. Maybe it’s escaping to a lake cabin, living in a city condo near the orchestra, or finding a one-level ...

Build a Better Drink at Home: How to Craft High-End Cocktails
October 23, 2015

Build a Better Drink at Home: How to Craft High-End Cocktails

Cocktails have returned to the bar scene. Whether influenced by popular ad-biz television drama “Mad Men,” or by the artisan and hand-crafted movement...

A Mortgage for a Vacation Home? Must-Knows Before You Dream
October 21, 2015

A Mortgage for a Vacation Home? Must-Knows Before You Dream

Ski season is just around the corner. Are you dreaming of your very own mountain condo with easy access to the slopes?

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Let Your Luxury Vacation Go to the Dogs? Yes!
October 16, 2015

Let Your Luxury Vacation Go to the Dogs? Yes!

It’s easier than ever to take Fido and Fluffy along on vacation as many hotels and resorts not only are increasingly letting furry friends stay in the room ...

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