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“Good News! You Don’t Die.”

Courtesy of Hugh MacLeod The following piece is an exclusive excerpt from ‘Evil Plans: Having Fun on the Road to World Domination‘ by Hugh MacLeod. Enjoy! Enter Hugh People love to imagine a worst-case scenario.

10 Money Lessons from Music Lyrics

This post is from staff writer April Dykman. When you’re looking for personal finance advice, you probably check out books and websites like GRS, but what about turning on the radio? Recently, I wrote about the cost of love and mentioned several songs with lyrics about love and money.

Eight Minutes to Financial Success – Minute #4: Minimize Electronic Temptations

This week, The Simple Dollar is running a short series on some of the key moments in my financial turnaround and how you can experience those moments as well. For a full description of this, see the first article in the series. Even after making the physical credit cards difficult to access, I was still left with another problem: Amazon One-Click ordering.

Dog Paddling: How to Take Your Pooch Canoeing

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Darren Bush. Most people who know me know I have a dog-friendly house.  There’s always one to three dogs at the house, depending on who I’m dog-sitting.  Once I was getting a boat ready for a trip on the front lawn, with Amazing Grace (Gracie, my black lab) sniffing at all the gear.

Baby Crib with open shelving

Materials: Billy, Gulliver, Perfect Adel oven panels Description: I took Ikea crib Gulliver, two oven panels from Ikea kitchen line, and old favourite Billy book shelf. One oven panel became a headboard and another became backing for Billy, and Billy became a foot-board. The actual, foot-board and headboard from Gulliver I used as a template to drill the holes on the oven panels.

Can’t Find a Dream Job? Create Your Own

Post written by Leo Babauta. I was once unemployed, and I know the debilitating depression and the feelings of frustration and helplessness that can come with that. I’ve been stuck in a job I hate, and I felt imprisoned, trapped doing work that bored me while following orders of others and helping them achieve their goals. Those times were … less than ideal.

Somewhere to hang my ... glass

Materials: 1 BRALLIS cloths hanger, 2 "thumbscrew" design aluminum connectors (part # ADR11-B1 Thomas & Betts 'Blackburn' connectors), 1 flathead hand screwdriver, 1 power screw driver, 2 metal 1/4" dowels or headless bolts, 2 wood screws. Description: Here's how a clothes hanger can become a modern looking, attractive storage for glassware: Take a BRALLIS hanger,which is constructed of

Unitasker Wednesday: Mascara Protector

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! When reader Emily sent me information about this week’s unitasker, I had to do some research.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2010 O Magazine focuses on unclutteringThe March 2010 issue of O: The Oprah Magazine just hit newsstands and it is dedicated to the theme “De-Clutter Your Life!” The uncluttering articles begin on page 142, but most of the content in the rest of the magazine is related to the topic. 2009 Digital books for your mobile deviceOver the course of the past few months, more electronic read

Frank Lloyd Wright's 10-Point Manifesto for His Apprentices.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day -- or List Day. This Wednesday: Frank Lloyd Wright's Manifesto for His Apprentices. I love personal manifestos -- for instance, on the home pages of their blogs, Bob Sutton includes his 17 Things I Believe about work and Madame X lists My Rules about money. I recently read Frank Lloyd Wright's Autobiography -- a very thought-provoking work.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Volunteer Readers Edition

I just wanted to give a big thank you to all of the readers who wrote to me over the last week offering to contribute articles to any potential tabletop gaming site that I might launch in the future.

Wardrobe hiding wires and fuse

Materials: Billy, Besta, Tombo doors, Grundtal rails, brackets and hinges from hardware store Description: In our 1903 apartment we were facing the typical problem of an ugly surface-mounted fuse box that we wanted to hide. As the ceiling is quite high, we couldn't find a piece furniture tall enough.

How to Delete That Negative Voice in Your Brain

Even the most positive, well-adjusted person in the world still falls victim to his or her own negative thoughts now and again. It’s human nature. It’s The Saboteur. It’s the price we pay for all that amazing human intelligence. But that doesn’t make it right.Stop for a minute and listen to the voices in your head.

30 Inherently Useful Tools for Freelancers

Credit: David Mottram, Smashing Magazine Being a freelancer can sometimes feel like a solo venture into the unknown, an exciting but nevertheless daunting prospect!

An Interview with Thomas Stanley, Co-Author of “The Millionaire Next Door”

This is a guest post from Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the adviser for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. He contributes one new article to Get Rich Slowly every two weeks. A while back, I mentioned the book The Millionaire Next Door to one of my colleagues at The Motley Fool. “That book changed my life,” she gushed.