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Top 5 Freelance Jobs from the Job Board

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.

Hack Rack

Materials: Lack Side Table Description: A simple HiFi Rack was needed. Given was my Amplifier and an old TV stand from B&O that I purchased on a online auction. Cables should dissapear in the back and it should look ... nice. I bought myself an Ikea Lack Side Table and just used the board without any legs. I drilled a hole into it, 57mm of diameter.

Tool and hobby storage: Gerstner’s Hobby Roller Cabinet

Basements and garages are places where tools and hobby supplies can easily become overwhelming if proper storage doesn’t exist. My husband loves woodworking (he makes stringed instruments and large furniture), and his tools are starting to outgrow his current storage system.

Reader Mailbag: Super Weekend

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. Generous severance, no job 2. Should I sell my bike? 3. Road tripping with kids 4. Health insurance in retirement 5. Moving from saving to investing 6. Disability insurance and credit cards 7.

Affiliate Marketing Smackdown With Nick Reese

I’m often asked what the best online business model is.

How to protect your PC from two-year-old child

Materials: PATRULL refridgerator locker, PRUTA food saver cover, utility knife Description: Resetting or turning your PC off by your inquisitive 2-year-old child can be painful, especially when copying or installing software. You can use adjusted IKEA fridge locker to prevent your PC from such risk. Make two wholes in the food cover so that you can put the strip of the locker through.

How to Avoid Common Money Mistakes

This is a guest post from Laura Adams, also known as Money Girl. Adams is the author of a new book, Money Girl’s Smart Moves to Grow Rich. She also hosts the weekly Money Girl podcast over on Quick and Dirty Tips.

The Anatomy Of Open-Mindedness

The plea to “be more open-minded” often falls on deaf ears. But why is that? Is it because it’s too difficult to be open-minded?

Unleash the Power of the Nap

I’ve detailed elsewhere how hard I worked in law school. But there was another secret to my success that I haven’t mentioned yet: the nap. In law school, I rented a carrel where I kept my books and studied in-between classes. I started learning about the benefits of napping and wanted to incorporate the nap into my routine.

The Dardenne Brothers: On Hard Work, Patience & Mentors

Acclaimed Belgian filmmakers the Dardenne Brothers share lessons from 35+ years of putting ideas into action and "learning by doing."

Review: The Power of Passive Investing

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest.

Table Head Cabinet

Materials: From Ikea: Billy bookcase, Billy Height extension, 2 Faktum base cabninets 40cm wide, Faktum wall cabinet (40 x 92cm). Other stuff: Plasterboard, wooden slats, monitor arm and wallpaper (Cole & Son Wood). Description: We needed to add some extra storage space in the our living room and we were looking for a cabinet that would blend in.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 Baby safety clutter After browsing through an unsolicited baby product magazine that I received in the mail, I am now aware of the products that over protective parents just can’t live without. Storing specialty hangers? How do you keep the non-standard hangers organized when they aren’t in use? Unitasker Wednesday: The snowman kit Snowman kits include everything except the snow

Is The Sunday Paper Still a Value?

At the start of 2011, I started an interesting experiment. I grabbed the first five Sunday papers of the year, clipped the coupons that I found in those issues, and saved them in a separate coupon envelope. Most of the coupons were for toiletries and household supplies.