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2009 2009 Gift Giving Guide: Gifts for kids In our seventh installment of Unclutterer’s 2009 Holiday Gift Giving Guide we’re discussing gifts for children. Unitasker Wednesday: USB Pet Rock The wonderful people at ThinkGeek.com have brought us what can only be described as THE most amazing unitasker ever found.

Linkswitch #46: Reputation, Marketing, Secret Santa

Google Insurance: 8 Steps to Protect Your Reputation It doesn’t take much to set off a tsunami of public relations headaches in the digital world. As the last 12 months have shown us-what with BP’s environmental disaster and a variety of online scandals-the damage that a disgruntled client or audience can do can’t be measured in income alone but can easily swell to ridiculous proportions

Reader Story: Making the Move to Semi-Retirement

This guest post from Jacq Jolie is part of the “reader stories” feature at Get Rich Slowly. Some stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success — or failure. These stories feature folks from all levels of financial maturity and with all sorts of incomes.

Sometimes You Just Need to Laugh at Yourself

Life can be so SERIOUS. We are stressed out from the constant pressure of our jobs and the ever-lurking-threat of being unemployed. The fate of our investments and savings are at the mercy of a fickle financial industry as well as unpredictable and ever-changing laws.  How will we ever manage to save enough to put the kids through school?

Don’t Decide Until Decision Time

Ever sent an email you immediately wanted to take back? Agreed to do a project and later regretted it? Some pointers on how to avoid bad decisions.

Out With The Old, In With The New: Plan How To Erase That Mistake

Throughout the month of December, The Simple Dollar is posting a daily series focusing on specific activities you can do right now to set the stage for a great 2011. Out with the old, in with the new. 4.

Your Life Will Stop Sucking When You Do

Do you ever have days where it feels as though the whole world’s against you? Is it getting to the point where it seems you’ll never have an ultimate relationship or career, much less an amazing life? Does it seem as if you have a “type” regarding relationships and you continue meeting people who don’t get, love or respect you? You are not alone. Everyone has a bad day, or has experienc

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: December 4, 2010

Many newer readers of The Simple Dollar haven’t been exposed to the hundreds of great articles in the archives of the site, so this is a weekly series that highlights the five best posts from one year ago this week, two years ago this week, and three years ago this week.

Out With The Old, In With The New: Clean Up Your Debts

Throughout the month of December, The Simple Dollar is posting a daily series focusing on specific activities you can do right now to set the stage for a great 2011. Out with the old, in with the new. 5. Clean up your debts. No, I don’t mean just repay them. For most people in debt, saying “pay off your debts” is pretty trite.

Three Posters About Personal Finance

I’m a sucker for charts and graphs. I once attended an Edward Tufte course just for kicks.

Choose a Theme for Next Year – Maybe Even Just One Word.

Happiness resolution: Choose a one-word theme for the new year. I love New Year’s resolutions – and I’m not the only one.

Trofast Under The Table Drawer

Materials: Trofast storage box Description: We needed storage for our Ikea Vika Amon desk and Svanbo coffee table (to hide the many controllers we have!). We already had the Trofast storage unit so we went out and brought 2 more little white storage boxes. The hack is pretty simple and quick.

Out With The Old, In With The New: Figure Out Your Biggest Mistake

Throughout the month of December, The Simple Dollar is posting a daily series focusing on specific activities you can do right now to set the stage for a great 2011. Out with the old, in with the new. 3.

Trofast Children's Craft Table

Materials: TROFAST Frame, VIKA AMON table top (L: 40 1/8"), 2 GRUNDTAL rails, 2 MALA paper rolls Description: I wanted a craft/drawing table for my two kids, which would also store all of their materials. I have two kids, so I needed a table that can be accessed from both sides. I didn't want a big table that would use up a lot of space in the living room either.

Thoughts on communicating on climate--my remarks at climate negotiations communication conference

In 2006, I became increasingly concerned both about climate change and the military action taken by the United States to secure its access to oil supplies in the Middle East. As a journalist and author, I wanted to find a way to make the case for a lower reliance on fossil fuels and other natural resources to the American and European publics.