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By Tony Clark

The Rise of Black Box Car Insurance

Devices that track driving behavior can help lower your premiums — and keep tabs on teens. Photo: State Farm Car insurance companies have always looked for ways to maximize profits by minimizing their risk. Insurance companies make money by taking in more in premiums than they pay out in claims.

Pivoting FOTO lamp

Materials: FOTO pendant lamp Here are the sequence of steps I took: 1. Decided that I’m going to turn this pendant lamp into a pivoting wall lamp. 2. Decided how long the pivoting arm was going to be, and drew the side view of the new lamp at full scale. 3.

Can Getting One Month Ahead Save Your Budget?

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. Once upon a time, my husband and I were pretty clueless when it came to how we spent the money we earned at our 9 to 5 jobs. We made a decent income but struggled to keep track of where it was all going and, more importantly, why it always managed to disappear into thin air.

6 Secrets for Attaining True Happiness

Do you read tons of blog posts or articles that tell you how to be happy? Do you try the things they say, but afterwards still feel crappy? Well, fret not because happiness isn’t supposed to be felt all day, every day. So stop beating yourself up over it. Even the happiest people in the world have bad days.  They just accept them as part of life. True happiness results from

5 Tools for Thriving in Uncertainty

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Kyle Eschenroeder. “It is not given to human beings – happily for them, otherwise life would be intolerable – to foresee or predict to any large extent the unfolding of events. In one phase men seem to have been right, in another they seem to have been wrong.

Maria Popova on Writing, Workflow, and Workarounds

“Why put in the effort to explain why it isn’t a fit, if they haven’t done the homework to determine if it is a fit?” – Maria Popova [1:23:00] Maria Popova has written for amazing outlets like The Atlantic and The New York Times, but I find her most amazing project to be BrainPickings.org. Founded in 2006 as a weekly email to seven friends, BrainPickings now gets m

Chase Slate® Review

Chase Slate® is the best card around to help you pay off credit card debt as quickly as possible, then keep your balance hovering at or near zero with an array of helpful budgeting and payment tools. With Chase Slate®, you’ll receive an introductory balance transfer offer with no balance transfer fee for the first 60 days.

Get organized to run meetings effectively

There are a lot of things I like to do in this world, but running a meeting isn’t one of them. Years ago, I had a boss who would call me into his office and talk for a good half hour.


This FROSTA stool was found sad and lonely in the streets of Tel Aviv.

Single Biggest Productivity Tip

My biggest productivity tip is very simple. It isn’t a fancy application for your computer. It isn’t a complicated process. It is very basic and very easy. Here it is: At the beginning of the day, take out a blank piece of paper and place it in the center of your desk. At the top write the three most important things you want to accomplish for the day.

Faktum Kitchen Peninsula

Materials: Faktum Base Cabinet, Gerton Adjustable leg, Pragel worktop I bought a Pragel kitchen top from the ‘As-Is’ section that saved me a great deal lot. I used a jigsaw to saw away the bad part of the worktop. The cabinet is actually a Faktum kitchen base cabinet.

Keeping Lifestyle Inflation at Bay

One of the biggest challenges that people face when it comes to personal finance success is lifestyle inflation.

Video: For Habits, the Strategy of Loophole-Spotting.

I’m doing a video series in which I discuss the various strategies that we can use for habit-formation. Habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life, and a significant element of happiness.

Five Myth-busting Facts About Starting Your Own Business

There was an interesting statistic recently on inc.com. It suggested that almost two-thirds of people under the age of 30 wanted to start their own business. Many people see business ownership as the best route to financial and career freedom, so it’s no surprise that the number is so high. However, only a small portion of that number will ever succeed in making their dream a reality.