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Reader Mailbag: Winter Recedes

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. Refinancing questions 2. Selling stuff 3. Market price for old collectibles 4. Paying off low interest cards 5. 53, single, and moving forward 6. On Wisconsin 7. Wedding registry questions 8. Parenting blogs 9.

How to organize a bookcase

This video is more fun than instructional, but I felt compared to share the amusement. If only my books had magical powers and organized without any work on my part! Enjoy this video from Crazedadman: via the wonderful SwissMiss Like this site? Buy Erin Rooney Doland's Unclutter Your Life in One Week from Amazon.com today.

Corner workstation

Materials: Corner workstation MIKAEL, some small paper or cd boxes MACKIS Description: In the original corner worstation, I disliked the metallic storages, not useful and fast shambolic. That's why, instead of, I fixed some small paper or cd boxes. Then, I painted facades to match them with the wall.

FreelancerPro Interview: Never, Ever Get a “Real” Job

At just 26 years old, Scott Gerber is revolutionizing the way that people think about work. He is the founder and CEO of Gerber Enterprises, an entrepreneurial development and venture management company that has launched several successful businesses.

Setting Your Homebuying Priorities – Price, Quality, Location: Pick Any Two

This is a guest-post from Tim Ellis, author of Seattle Bubble, a blog and forum dedicated to real-estate market conditions in the Seattle area. Tim is a long-time GRS reader. Previously on GRS, Tim has written about renting vs. buying and renting in a new city.

3 Ways to Become Better at Time Management

Why do we have to work so hard to learn Time Management, to master it? Shouldn’t we be born with the ability to work efficiently? The problem is that we have the tendency to want to take the easy way, the short way, and as many have said before me, “A shortcut can often lead to long delays”. Even though multitasking, relaxing and other shortcuts might feel as

How to be Certain You’re Spending Marketing Money Wisely

This is the fourth in a weekly series showing freelancers and business owners ways to spend an hour per week building a basic marketing program. Last week we showed you How to Make Companies Beg to Be Your Client. This week we show you how to figure out what your marketing needs to accomplish.

Man to Man Episode #6: Why Haven’t I Accomplished More?

Welcome back to another episode of Man to Man. This week’s episode is in response to an email from a young man named Sebastian. Sebastian writes: I’m 21 years old and I’m a successful student and I have a scholarship at a university. One of the things I enjoy doing is reading about people who have contributed greatly to science and math.

“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