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By Colin Beavan

Logic and Emotion: Why Smart Money Management Isn’t Just About Math

This is a guest post by former GRS staff writer Adam Baker of Man Vs. Debt. This week, registration opens for You vs. Debt, Baker’s six-week online class with daily videos, challenges, and accountability forums to empower your battle against debt. Eighteen months ago, I read Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip and Dan Heath.

How to Defeat Your Inner Jerk

The inner jerk is the anti-conscience of your thought process. It is the tiny voice inside your brain that says, “you’re not good enough. You’re not pretty enough. No, you can’t do that. You’re a loser. You’ll never amount to anything.” Sometimes it makes a home inside of your brain.

5 Reasons for Freelancers to Use LinkedIn

Many of the freelancers I know stay active on Facebook, Twitter, and Google +, but they ignore one of the most powerful professional networks out there: LinkedIn. Maybe it’s because they think LinkedIn is for job-seekers. Maybe it’s because they like procrastinating by reading celebrity gossip or watching the viral video du jour on other social networks.

What Was Your Biggest Mistake & What Did You Learn From It?

Is making mistakes really all that bad? Can we demystify our fear of failure? An invitation to share your insights with the 99% community.

Unautomate Your Money

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Baker of Man Vs.

How to Make an Old-Time Radio Into an Mp3 Player Speaker

I love old-time radios. They’re sturdy and good-looking. And there’s a reason for that. Back in the day appliances were considered pieces of home furniture, so a lot of thought and care went into their design. People wanted something that not only played Glenn Miller, but that also went well with their home’s traditional decor.

Saving Pennies or Dollars? Grinding Your Own Coffee

Saving Pennies or Dollars is a new semi-regular series on The Simple Dollar, inspired by a great discussion on The Simple Dollar’s Facebook page concerning frugal tactics that might not really save that much money.

3M products to be given away, Say that again!

A few weeks ago I mentioned the CoupleSpeak contest by 3M. Have you checked it out yet? Wait no more.

Meanest kitchen utility on the block

Materials: Grunka skimmer Description: I normally object to using kitchen utensils on motorbikes as they don't blend in all that well. But I had been looking for a nice heatshields for my hot pipes for some times (hard to find items) when I stumbled upon this Grunka for cooking fish. Size and drilled holes were perfect. Quality of stainless steel seemed good.

Bookshelves BassTraps

Materials: Kilby, ecocompatible acoustic panels, wire Description: Using a pair of Kilby bookshelves I've put a sheet of acoustic cellulose and fixed it at the bottom with crossed wire, stapled on the bookshelf itself. A few centimeters from the front side I stapled another grid of wire as sustain for another sheet of cellulose.

Three organizing essentials

If you want to be organized, these three essential tips can get you headed in that direction: Have energy. If you’re tired or deprived of nutrients, simple tasks like returning objects to their storage locations, taking the time to do a task properly, staying focused, and even making decisions are all difficult to do.

Do You Think About "Self-Curation"?

I read an excellent novel this weekend, Dana Spiotta's Stone Arabia. Like any good novel, it's about many things, but in particular, it made me think about the issue of self-curation. In his "Chronicles," the character Nik elaborately archives his work in music and an alternate autobiography.

Reader Mailbag: School Mornings

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. Self employment and taxes 2. Macs, PCs, and frugality 3. Can’t stand frugal apartment 4. Buying a “forever” home 5. Prenatal college savings 6. A major hobby “leak” 7.

Top Freelance Jobs from Job Board – Week 3, September

Looking for a new client? The FreelanceSwitch job board is a great resource of freelance gigs and opportunities. These opportunities are in various fields, from development to writing to design, and come from a wide range of potential clients.

Don’t Label Me, Bro…

Today guest contributor is my friend and founder of Man Vs. Debt, Adam Baker, though most people just know him as straight up Baker.