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New CU Boulder research published in the journal Lancet Planetary Health reveals that adding gardening to our lists of goals for 2023 could have a significant effect.

The first-ever randomised, controlled trial of community gardening, funded by the American Cancer Society, revealed that individuals who started gardening ate more fibre and received more exercise — two recognised strategies to lower the risk of cancer and chronic diseases. They also noticed a notable decline in their stress and anxiety levels.<…….

RIDGEFIELD, CT — It’s cold, and the ground is frozen, but that doesn’t excuse Ridgefield homeowners from performing some important garden maintenance this month, according to one local expert.

Lisa Chuma, a member of The Ridgefield Garden Club, says gardeners should take the month of January to reflect upon Gardens Past and act accordingly.

“Just think about what worked, what you liked, what you didn’t like, or what you saw in someone else’s garden that you liked, and plan to make changes to your own garden,” Chuma said.

Once you have a firm vision of your spring and su…….

When starting a business, it’s sometimes hard to know what to prioritize, and going at it alone can be overwhelming. But there are strategies you can use to avoid common pitfalls.

My mission is to teach people how to earn money from their passions. It’s what I did: I went from living on food stamps to building two online businesses.

Today, I run a music blog, The Recording Revolution, and a entrepreneurship coaching company. I work just five hours a week from my home office and make $160,000 a month in passive income.

Here’s what I tell my 3,000 clients to think about in …….

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Suncor (TSX:SU) and TD Bank (TSX:TD) are top TSX dividend stocks to consider in 2023 for passive income. Both stocks are now down considerably from their 12-month highs, and investors are wondering if one might be good to buy today for an income portfolio.


Suncor trades near $40 per share at the time of writing compared to $53 last June. The pullback has occurred amid a plunge in oil prices from the 2022 highs. West Texas Intermediate oil currently trades near US$74 per barrel compared t…….

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Jan. 3, 2023 – LPL Financial LLC announced today that financial advisor Matt B. Irwin has joined LPL Financial’s broker-dealer, RIA and custodial platforms. He reported having served approximately $160 million in advisory, brokerage and retirement plan assets*, and joins LPL from Ameriprise.  

Based in Dallas, Matt is celebrating his 25th year in the industry. He grew his solo practice from the ground up, offering comprehensive financial planning, asset management, retirement income strategies and education savings, among other se…….

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The hot new thing in the moribund housing market is called a mortgage buydown — it’s one of the concessions home sellers are increasingly offering buyers to seal a deal.

Why it matters: Though they’ve been around a while, buydowns seem a tailor-made solution for the current real estate market’s biggest problem: High mortgage rates hovering around 6% have turned off buyers.

How it works: Sellers, homebuilders or even lenders pay cash to lower the buyer’s mortgage rate by typically one to three points.

Where does that cash go? It sits…….

Mortgage rates are still twice what they were a year ago, but home prices have been falling since June, and that’s finally making consumers feel better about what had been an overheated, highly competitive housing market.

A monthly housing sentiment index from Fannie Mae showed sentiment improving from November to December. The index is still lower than it was a year ago and just slightly off its record low set in October and November.

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It’s only early January, but so far in 2023 the pendulum on Wall Street has swung (to paraphrase Billy Joel) from sadness to euphoria.

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Gains in technology helped the Nasdaq Composite skirt losses on Monday as traders added to bets that inflation may be easing.

The Nasdaq was the only major index to end the day up as it got boosted by a nearly 6% rally in Tesla shares. The tech-heavy index gained 66.36 points, or 0.6%, to end at 10,635.65 points.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 112.96 points, or 0.3%, to end at 33,517.65 as defensive drug stocks like Merck and Johnson & Johnson weighed on the average. The S&P 500 lost 0.1%, or 2.99 points, to close at 3,892.09, but the information technology sec…….

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The collapse of cryptocurrency exchange FTX has sent shockwaves through the market, raising questions about the stability and safety of the broader cryptocurrency ecosystem. After the fiasco, one company that appears well-positioned to weather the storm is Coinbase.

Known for its strong brand, regulatory compliance, easy-to-use app, and financial stability, Coinbase has the r…….