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By Tim Clark and Mark Cunningham

3 Steps to Igniting Your Design Planning Process

Advertise here with BSACredit: elenathewise on Photodune More than once, I’ve made the mistake of diving head first into a project, full of enthusiasm and brimming with ideas.

Ask the Readers: How Can I Handle “Required” Office Spending?

“Money is more about mind than it is about math.” — That’s one of the fifteen tenets of the Get Rich Slowly philosophy. By this I mean that psychology and emotion and relationships play a bigger part in our financial choices than the pure mathematics of any given situation. This manifests itself in lots of ways. Sometimes, it even crops up in the workplace.

How to Say YES to NO

I can’t help you move this weekend- I’m writing a book.

Classical Rhetoric 101: Logical Fallacies

I hope you’ve enjoyed our series on classical rhetoric. Today, for our final entry in the series, we will be discussing logical fallacies. This is a pretty important topic. Much of our debating has moved out of the public square and onto the internet.

Self Discipline and Habits

This morning, I answered a question in the latest Reader Mailbag on self discipline and habits. I’ll reprint the question and answer here for your convenience. Q1: Self-discipline or habits? I’m an avid personal finance reader/thinker, and an avid runner, and lately I’ve been struggling with the question of whether my success has been due to self-discipline or motivation for goals.

Retro 60's Expedit Stereo Corner

Materials: Expedit Bookcase (White), Besta Vara Door (Walnut Effect), Capita Legs 4" & 6", Orgel Pendant Lamp Shade, Hemma Cord Set, Lerberg CD/DVD Wall Racks Description: Well, this project is actually for my dad but it is my first IKEA Hack.

Yarn that Blanken

Materials: BLANKEN, plastic bags, scissors Description: I like the BLANKEN shower caddy but somehow all my stuff falls out of it, when I shower. To solve this problem I grabbed some white plastic bags and cut them in stripes. I wrapped the plastic "yarn" around the caddy and now everything stays in place. Super simple hack. See more of the Blanken shower caddy hack.

Safe Bekvam step stool for toddlers

Materials: Bekvam step stool. 1.25 inch wood. 6 screws. Description: PROBLEM 2 small children need to reach fragile modern glass bowl sink without injuring sink or themselves. SOLUTION - measure height of sink bowl. - measure out the 1.25 inch left over wood into 3 pieces to arch over the sink to act as a handle for children perched on step stool.

Reader Mailbag: The “Good Old Days”

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. Self-discipline or habits? 2. Handling job loss 3. Basic blogging questions 4. Graduate school options 5. Handling old medical debts 6. Renting a home in limbo 7. Possibly over-saving for retirement 8.

A long-distance commute increases the likelihood a marriage will end in divorce

Social geographer Erika Sandow at Sweden’s Umea University has published her doctoral dissertation analysis of long-distance commutes and their impact on income and relationships in “On the road.

Popular Book – Personal MBA

I was just reviewing some stats from Amazon and it looks like the most popular book for readers of this site is The Personal MBA. If you missed it, be sure to read through our review of The Personal MBA. Statistically speaking, there is a very high probability you’ll enjoy it.

How to Run a Profitable Garage Sale

This is a guest post from Katy Wolk-Stanley of The Non-Consumer Advocate, a blog about frugality, food waste, environmentalism, simple living and finding thrift-store bargains. When not blogging (or napping) Katy works as a high-risk labor and delivery nurse. Garage sales, yard sales, tag sales, boot sales.

The Difference Between Coworking Spaces and Coffee Shops

Advertise here with BSA Freelancers wind up working everywhere: I’ve done my work at coffee shops, coworking spaces and even truck stops in in the middle of nowhere. But there are some big differences between using a general public space and an area built from the ground up for working. Coworking spaces are becoming more common, especially in big cities.

The 8 Steps to Becoming Successful

Success is an interesting concept, one I have studied for many years while working with some very successful people. While watching these people I have seen that their success always followed the same, general, path.

Self-Reliance by Emerson – Review and Free eBook

Self-Reliance is an essay that was first published by Ralph Waldo Emerson in 1841. Emerson’s didn’t always write in the most accessible prose, but the essay is short enough that it should be within the reach of most readers. In Self-Reliance Emerson is issuing a call to avoid conformity–without worrying about what other’s think.