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By Chris Guillebeau

Tips for move preparation

Moving is stressful. Being organized and planning in advance can help relive that stress. If you’re moving in the near future, the following are some tips that you can do right now that will reduce the stress during the move. Buy smaller. Many of us buy the larger “club pack” or “family-size” packages in order to save a few dollars.

Questions about Baby Exhaustion, Data Plans, Goodwill, Costco, and More!

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Money discipline with baby exhaustion 2. Never enough 3. Piles of old paperbacks 4. Books for high earners 5. Investing small amounts 6. The $2,000 iPad 7. Buy it for life: Goodwill 8. Comparing quality of life 9.

Automatic Creativity: How to Make Creative Thinking into a Habit

In the 21st century, ideas are valuable. That's because we live in an information economy.A century ago, value was created through manufacturing. You took raw materials and used them to create a product. You then sold the product for more than you paid for the raw materials.

Saving Money in Your Startup

So you’re thinking about starting a business. Congrats! Now what?

Lofted kids bed for a small space

Materials: Malm 6 drawer dresser and both are placed on a Renate rug, Ovre bed We have 3 kids and since 2 already share a room our third was fit into a fairly small room (7×8). Since floor space is at a premium in her room we needed a way to loft a bed for her and also find a bed that could be fit into the space.

Will Canning Your Food Save You Money?

This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. When I was a child, we lived on a farm that had a grape arbor loaded with Concord grapes. Each September, my mom would can jars upon jars of grape juice, and I have fond memories of evenings around the kitchen table as our family ate popcorn and drank that delicious stuff (which doesn’t taste like anything I’ve ever purchased from a store).

25 Lessons About Life I Learned in 25 Years

My life doesn’t look anything like I thought it would at 25. I don’t have a great job, my car barely gets me from point A to B, and I exercise just enough so I don’t feel guilty about that second piece of cake.

Best Home Warranty Company for 2014

If you’re considering a home warranty to help protect you from costly home repairs, there are several companies that want your business. Unlike the big insurance companies that provide home, life, and auto policies, home warranty companies aren’t household names.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2013 Unitasker Wednesday: Eggo Expand-O Another very odd, yet specific, food storage container! Tech suggestions for dealing with stuff Actions, projects, reference, and trash — technological solutions for processing these four categories of stuff. 2012 Be productive no matter where you are You can be productive no matter where you are.

How to End This Sentence? “There Is Certainly No Greater Happiness Than To…”

How would you end that sentence? Here’s how Dr. Johnson completed it: “There is certainly no greater happiness than to be able to look back on a life usefully and virtuously employed, to trace our own progress in existence by such tokens that excite neither shame nor sorrow.” –Samuel Johnson, “Rambler No. 41,” August 7, 1750 I love the work of Samuel Johnson.

Insurance Ads: Trick or Treat?

Insurance isn’t a product you can see or touch, so insurers sell memorable characters — such as Allstate’s ‘Mayhem.’ Remember that ad…? Of course you do, because even when you think advertising isn’t having an effect on you, it is.

Nine Strategies for Cultivating a Mindset of Financial Independence

As I’ve stated many times, Sarah and I have a central goal of financial independence at the earliest possible age. Financial independence, to us, means that the requirement of money in exchange for our work becomes entirely optional, leaving us to choose options for our work based entirely on our own skills and personal joy.

How to Get a Curtain Cut/Undercut Haircut [VIDEO]

The movie Fury comes out today, and folks are talking about it for a variety of reasons, not least of which is the hairstyle Brad Pitt is rocking in the film. Short on the sides and long on the top, it’s called the curtain cut or undercut, and it has a distinctly vintage-looking vibe.

The Weekly Huckberry Giveaway: October 17, 2014

Last week’s winner of the AoM store giveaway was Jesus from Hollywood, FL, and he chose the AoM pocket knife. My Picks This Week My picks this week all center on apparel. Suitable offers custom-made suits (you’ll have to send your measurements) at very affordable prices.

Best Free Credit Report Site of 2014

Credit is a very important part of your adult life, yet it’s often neglected by any school curriculum while you’re learning the ins and outs of life. Every U.S. citizen who needs to be extended a line of credit, obtain a job, have a cell phone, and/or rent a dwelling needs to stay on top of their credit. Luckily, there are a lot of different tools out there to obtain free credit reports.