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EchoSign Review

In my years in college and in the work force, I haven’t heard many people say that they enjoy paperwork. Sometimes it’s time consuming, rather boring and potentially messy. EchoSign is a product designed to help eliminate physical paper trails.

Buy-and-Hold Investing: 4 Ways to Make It More Effective

By WC Porter The buy-and-hold investing strategy is kind of like my dad's 1981 Toyota pickup truck: dependable, reliable, old, and a little raggedy looking. It's been around forever and everyone always takes it for granted. But every time it breaks down, people tell him to dump it already.

Discover your style to keep clutter out of your closet

On page 23 of Unclutter Your Life in One Week, I promote the idea of discovering your style to help you keep clutter out of your closets.

If There Was No Criticism Or Praise, Who Would You Be?

Wondering how you would answer this question… It was asked by Howard Behar, former president of Starbucks International in his book, It’s Not About the Coffee… “If there was no criticism or praise, who would you be?” I’m thinking on it myself. I’d very likely be more candid in some of what I write, post and speak about.

Ask FreelanceSwitch #5

In this issue of Ask FreelanceSwitch, Travis King and Thursday Bram look at how to start your freelance career and what to do with an empty portfolio.Ask FreelanceSwitch is a new regular column here that allows us to help beginners get a grip on freelancing. If you have a question about freelancing that you want answered, send an email to askfreelanceswitch@gmail.com.It’s go time!

My Girls

(And now for something a little different…) There isn’t much that I feel I need A solid soul and the blood I bleed With a little girl, and by my spouse I only want a proper house When I was in college, I was obsessed with music of all kinds. There was music playing almost constantly in my dorm room and, later, in my apartment.

What clutter affects an unclutterer?

When I talk about struggles with clutter, I tend to speak in generalities — messy closets, disorganized desks, etc.

4 Ways to Kill Scope Creep

Some clients just keep asking for a little more: a four page website design can turn into a design plus copy or even a design plus copy plus marketing. It often happens just a little request at a time, as the scope of the project creeps ever larger. Scope creep isn’t always an entirely bad thing, of course.

Kitchen work station

Courtney goes to work and help hacked a kitchen work top from Lack side tables. "My brother and sister-in-law moved into a larger apartment last month, an apartment with a much bigger kitchen, but still very little cabinet/counter space. Thankfully there was an empty wall to utilize for an ikea hack. We bought four lack side tables and found an approx.

Take Control of Your Finances by Building on What You Already Know

This post is from new junior staff writer Sierra Black. Sierra has provided several great guest posts over the last few months, so I asked her to come aboard as a semi-regular staff writer. Good thing, too.

Simplifying Your Life: Why Less Is More

We’ve done the binge thing for awhile; now it’s time to do the purge thing. Most of us have a tremendous amount of excess. Too many expenses, too much stuff, too many commitments and responsibilities.  Do you dream of calm over chaos? Do you wish you could hit a button and be transformed to the tranquility of another era?

The Perfect Valentine’s Day Menu: The Have Her Over for Dinner Cookbook Giveaway

Image from Ellynkocher Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Matt Moore, author of Have Her Over for Dinner. See below for details on how to win a signed copy of Matt’s cookbook. Share Amber Jones, 6th Grade, and Valentine’s Day. I can remember it like it was just yesterday.

Just Saying “No” to Credit Cards

For nearly a decade, I lived without a personal credit card. In 1998, I destroyed all my cards and canceled my accounts in a last-ditch effort to curb my compulsive spending. It worked (sort of), and it wasn’t until 2007 that I finally felt like I was responsible enough to use credit wisely without going into debt.

The 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Harry R. Burger. Mr. Burger joined the Cubs Scouts at six years old and has now been involved with Scouting for 20 years. He earned his Eagle in 2001. Today marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Boy Scouts of America. For the past century, the Boy Scouts of America has been a premier organization for teaching boys to be good men.

On minimalism

Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. How does ’simple’ differ from ‘minimalist’? That’s the question someone asked me on Twitter recently, and it’s a good one. Zen Habits has become known as a leading simplicity blog, and at the same time I recently started mnmlist, a blog about minimalism. Why the two blogs? What’s the difference?