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By Glen Stansberry

99% Music Mix - Auto-Tune Your Productivity

Does your productivity have perfect pitch today? Press play on our latest music mix to tune up your focus and tune into the creative zone.

Use FreeFile to File Your Tax Return for Free

Tax season is in full swing, and again this year, the Internal Revenue Service is offering a program that allows many U.S.

Standing Desks on the cheap

Materials: VIKA AMON, PVC, Drill Press Description: Two inch PVC fits the outside dimensions of the VIKA legs perfectly. At our coworking space, we converted 3 desks to be standing height for the cost of 2 10' sections of pipe, and 8 bolts with nuts. A drill press made creating the holes easy and we even made 5 holes on each leg so they are adjustable. ~ Jacob Sayles, Seattle, WA

The Less You Need, the More You Have

The biggest mistake I’ve made in my adult life was convincing myself that I needed a lot of things. Sure, some of you might laugh at the notion that I ever convinced myself that I needed a mountain of video games or a big collection of trading cards or a pile of DVDs. Those things were just the tip of the iceberg. I convinced myself I needed the latest and greatest cell phone. I convinced my

Floating Bathroom Shelf Made with Kee Klamp and Lack Components

Materials: LACK Description: Floating bathroom shelves from Kee Klamp fittings and Lack shelves. Kee Klamp fittings look like a great alternative to Stolmen posts, especially if you don't want post that go all the way to the ceiling. See more of the floating bathroom shelves. ~ Chris Pollock, Rochester, NY

Derek Sivers on Delegation

Delegate or die: the self-employed trap. | Derek Sivers: Because my team was running the business, I was free to actually improve the business! I moved to California, just to make it clear that the running of things was up to them. I was still working 12-hour days, but now I was spending all my time on improvements, optimizations and innovations. To me, this was the fun stuff.

Three strategies to help you achieve sorting success

Sorting through your items is an essential stage in the uncluttering process. It is also a stage where many people have difficulties and consider bailing on the entire process. It can be hard to look at your things and know if you should keep or get rid of them. What if you might need it one day? What if you lose weight?

Reader Mailbag: Disastrous Day

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. Student loans or savings? 2. Best use for tax refund 3. Jumping into entrepreneurship 4. Replacing a car after accident 5. On radio or television? 6. Are FHA loans dangerous? 7. Future Simple Dollar plans 8.

5 Things You Never Want to Hear Your Client Say

credit: yoshiffles on flickr You know what you call a client that knows exactly what they want, does not require revisions, always pays you on time and loves colored eggs? You call them the Easter Bunny because they do not exist. In a perfect world all client relationships would go this smoothly. Unfortunately, it’s not a perfect world.

Puppy Proofing for Small Spaces

Materials: Ikea Hol Storage Bench Description: First things first, I must give full credit to the original version of this in 2008, but who completed the answer for my dog crate situation in 2011. My partner were awaiting our new arrival (a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy), and we knew from the very beginning that we wanted to crate train him.

Five DIY Valentine’s Day Ideas for Frugal Sweethearts

This post is from staff writer April Dykman. Valentine’s Day is a commercialized holiday, but I say, “So what!” Sure, you don’t need a holiday to show appreciation for your significant other, but why miss out on the extra chance to do it?

Why Nothing Is Scarier Than Change

This post is inspired by another blog post – by Catherine Caine at Cash and Joy. In that post, an (imaginary) therapist and client are having a conversation, which goes in part like this: ‘And what’s the worst thing that could happen if you don’t follow that dream?’ ‘Nothing.’ ‘Which is scarier?’ ‘The nothing.’ And

From Mud Sprints to Zip Lines: Adventure Racing Near You

“The very greatest things – great thoughts, discoveries, inventions – have usually been nurtured in hardship, often pondered over in sorrow, and at length established with difficulty.” -Samuel Smiles, Scottish Author (1812-1904) No outside assistance except in designated areas, no motorized travel, no “civilized” pathways, and no GPS equipment.

List: False Choices. Do Any of These False Choices Sound Familiar?

Every Wednesday is Quiz Day, or List Day. This Wednesday: A list of false choices. The more I’ve thought about happiness, the more wary I’ve become of false choices. It’s so easy to frame choices or attitudes in an either/or way, and yet, so often, that choice is misleading. Often, there are other options; or the choice is overly reductionist; or no choice is necessary at all.

How to Live The Sweet Life

By John Hollandsworth Given a choice, wouldn’t you choose to live the sweet life instead of a bitter life? But how do we change our thinking such that life becomes sweet? This article takes a look at this topic of create the sweet life using a simple analogy with candy flavors. Think about this: 98% of the ingredients of a sweet orange skittle and a sour apple skittle are the same.