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By Jules

Some Thoughts on Cohabitation as a Financial Tool

Over the weekend, I made two brief mentions of using cohabitation as a method for saving money.

A recessed Bertby display cabinet

Rebecca hacks her version of the recessed Bertby display cabinet. "We moved to a condo with limited space and we needed a display cabinet for some of our collections. We already bought a Detolf  from Ikea but the problem is it has only 4 shelves, which is good for some of our larger pieces. We need a shallower cabinet with more selves for smaller items.

How Much Stuff Does One Man Need?

It seems like every time I travel, I come home committed to win my war on Stuff. This time was no different. I lived out of a single carry-on bag while vacationing in Belize last week, and even that felt luxurious.

How To Crack The Code To Your Life

You own the code. This code is not a secret and it doesn’t have to be broken or translated in order to understand its meaning.

What it feels like to go No Impact

At least according to one No Impact Week participant... For more, go to Paige's Facebook page by clicking here.

The Art of Manliness Podcast Episode #18: Tales of Grit From the Wild West With Matthew Mayo

Welcome back to The Art of Manliness Podcast!In this week’s episode we talk to author Matthew Mayo. Matt has recently written a book called Cowboys, Mountain Men, and Grizzly Bears: Fifty of the Grittiest Moments in the History of the Wild West.

Freelance Freedom #145

How Much Life Insurance Do You REALLY Need?

On Friday, I shared a guest response to a reader question about life insurance. Many GRS readers rightly complained that it didn’t do a good job of answering the question.

When Parental Money Lessons Backfire

As I’ve mentioned before, we give our children a small allowance each week. Our daughter, who is only two, puts all of her money into a single-slot piggy bank and is allowed to fully spend it as she chooses.

Powerful Presentations

I recently gave a presentation at a business. After the presentation, I was waiting for my plane at the airport when I ran into the president of the company and his teenage daughter. We talked briefly about what their company was wanting to do.

Best of Personal Finance Roundup: 12 Egg Salad Recipes to Try

By Linsey Knerl Welcome to Wise Bread's Best of Personal Finance roundup.

Closet offices

Reader Shalin tipped us off to a fun photo set on CNN.com featuring “Amazingly tiny home offices from closets.” Image six is my favorite: From the CNN.com description of this office: Mark Halliday of Franklin, Massachusetts, says he finished this office in one day at a cost of around $45.

Project Basement

The first floor of my house is partially unfinished. The front half of the first floor includes a beautiful foyer, half bath, and garage. The back half, however, is a concrete dungeon where tools, cleaning supplies, ancient paperwork, sports equipment, and holiday decorations are stored along with the furnace, hot water heater, and every terrifying bug native to this part of the country.

The Little Guide to Inspiration

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” - Jack London Post written by Leo Babauta.

Reader Mailbag: Drawing the Line

It’s Monday again, and that means it’s time for another Reader Mailbag. I think I read an old post where you gave a suggestion into when it is good to utilize a credit cards rewards program and when it isn’t such a good idea.