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The Killer About to Overtake Heart Disease as No. 1

For years, heart disease has held its place as Public Enemy No. 1. It’s the top killer in the U.S. According to the American Heart Association’s annual report, cardiovascular disease kills about 800,000 people each year. That sounds awful, but rates of heart disease-related deaths have dropped. A new report in the Annals of Internal Medicine shows that between 2003 and 2015, deaths from heart disease declined by 28%. Unfortunately, that now means we have another killer poised to take the No. 1 cause-of-death…

The Amazon Effect

The big guys keep getting bigger… Online shopping giant Amazon (AMZN) announced yesterday that it settled on locations for the company’s second and third headquarters. It chose New York City’s Long Island City and Arlington, Virginia. We’re not surprised by Amazon’s decision. As we wrote in a recent Health and Wealth Bulletin… today…

Building Wealth

The One Number All Investors Must Know

Doc’s note: “Every business has a key metric that investors must understand. Without knowing a business’ key metric, you might as well take your money to Vegas and gamble it away.” That’s according to my colleague and Extreme Value editor Dan Ferris. Today, I’m sharing an essay from Dan where he explains how this understanding one metric will give your portfolio a dramatic…

Spending Wisely

Use the ‘Eifrig Family Travel Rule’ This Fall

This time of year, I see a lot of folks traveling. We’re gearing up for the holidays, when airports are busiest. But in the new fiscal quarter, which started in October, plenty of businessmen travel to work sites and other office branches. And it’s not just my imagination… Fall brings a huge uptick in air travel. According to data from travel management firm SAP Concur, crowds grow…

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Using Your Hobby to Pocket Easy Money

You only need about 10 minutes and an Internet connection… That’s all you’ll need to take advantage of this opportunity, which some consider “the Ultimate Retirement Hobby.” It’s unusual because unlike other hobbies, it could cost almost nothing to do. But it could make you hundreds of dollars a month. I’ve enjoyed this hobby for years. In fact, it helped me put myself through medical school at UNC Chapel Hill. Yet not 1 in 1,000 Americans knows about this “secret,” which I believe…

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Living Well

For a Better Brain, Go for a Bitter Brew

Longtime readers know I love coffee… I’ve even touted it as the only “supplement” that I take three times a day – with a splash of real half-and-half if I can get it. Coffee reduces the risks of some cancers, strokes, and heart disease. It also lowers your risk of dementia. And it has “everyday benefits,” too, like soothing an upset stomach and alleviating migraines. Some men even report that it helps boost their sex life. Other studies link coffee with longer lifespans…

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The ‘Magic Number’ to Save on Holiday Travel

Christmas is just 56 days away. And right now is your best chance to save big on holiday travel… Every year around the Christmas and New Year holidays, we see a surge in airport traffic. During the holiday season, millions of Americans make the trip home to see their families. According to travel group AAA, last year about 107 million Americans traveled between December 23 and January 1. It was the largest number of holiday travelers on record. Of those, about 6.4 million…