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By Gretchen Rubin

5 Travel Lessons You Can Use at Home

Rolf Potts is one of my favorite writers, and his book Vagabonding was one of only four books I recommended as “fundamental” in The 4-Hour Workweek.

How to Save While Shopping for Children’s Clothes

This is a guest post from Gina Lincicum, a long-time GRS reader who writes about frugality and family finance at MoneywiseMoms.com. Moving to the D.C. area after my twins were born, we transformed from a family of three living comfortably, to a family of five struggling to make ends meet on one income.

Shopping When You Need an Immediate Replacement

Yesterday, while in the middle of a conference call, our home telephone dropped dead. The phone’s small screen went black, came back on, and then refused to connect to the base. I switched to another phone – and the same problem occurred. I called back into the conference call using Skype, but afterwards, I continued to investigate.

9 Tips for Efficient Meetings

Meetings can be one of the biggest time drains for you as an individual and for a business. A meeting with 7 people all making $20 per hour costs a business $140 per hour. If it is a once-per-week meeting and there are 15 minutes wasted at each meeting, the total yearly waste comes to over $1,800.

7 Simple Strategies For Instant Confidence

Let me be clear: I don’t believe in instant confidence as a permanent cure for confidence issues. I think what works in the long run is changing the thinking patterns and belief system which feed insecurities. And this cannot be done in an instant.

Business Leadership Article

Glen Stansberry wrote a nice article on 10 Examples of Tremendous Business Leadership on Open Forum. It is well worth a read if you are in any type of leadership position. If you liked this, please consider sharing it with others: ---Related Articles at Productivity501:Leadership TraitsWe Have a Winner!Within ReachBusiness Liability WebinarTips for Taxes

The First Time Home Buyer Credit: How Big of a Deal Is It?

By WC Porter After two years, over 80 viewings, and almost breaking up with our broker, we finally bought our first place. It's been a saga but we finally got it done. And as someone who has been looking for this long, I can tell you that we were pressured every step of the way to just buy something — anything — because it was the "perfect" time to buy.

Design Public’s Organization Blog Fest: Bookshelves

The website Design Public is hosting an Organization Blog Fest for a week, and they asked me to be a part of the advice-wielding group for the second year in a row. Unclutterer’s topic this year is “Clear the Clutter from Your Bookshelves,” and the five tips come from Unclutter Your Life in One Week.

Reader Mailbag: Debts and Exercise

Welcome to today’s reader mailbag! My husband and I are currently a two-car family looking to make the transition to one car for awhile. My husband will be telecommuting for work at least through the end of the year (we are moving to a different state where he will continue to work for his current company).

How to Build a Winning Workout Program

Did you noticed how tons of blogs and news sites were totally full of weight loss messages and ads during the month of January?

Bedside lamp and shelf

Bo salvage a ceiling lamp and converts it into a bedside lamp. "I had this old ceiling lamp that I don't remember the official Ikea name for and I think its been discontinued. And my bedside shelf didnt have any nice place for a lamp but i liked the dome shape of that ceiling lamp. Problem was if you looked at it from any other angle than it was supposed to be looked at - from below ....

Ask FreelanceSwitch #6

In this issue of Ask FreelanceSwitch, Travis King and Thursday Bram look at website maintenance packages and what to do if people have a problem with were you live.Ask FreelanceSwitch is a new regular column here that allows us to help beginners get a grip on freelancing.

From Whole Foods to Food Stamps

This post is from new staff writer Sierra Black. Sierra writes about frugality, sustainable living, and getting her kids to eat kale at Childwild.com. The recession has hit families where they live. For many, it’s forced a change of address. Think about all those foreclosed homes and urban deserts: One in every 400 homes received a foreclosure notice last year. Unemployment is approaching 10%.

So You Want My Job: Freelance Writer

Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. Today we have an awesome interview with Edward Mitchell. Mr.

Some Thoughts on Post-Purchase Rationalization

When I was a child, I went to the store with enough birthday money in my pocket to buy a new game for my Nintendo. After carefully thinking about the options before me, I whittled my choice down to two video game titles: Rampage and Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest.