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By Tim Clark and Mark Cunningham

Do Something Every Day. Counter-Intuitive, But It Works.

2011 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2011 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2011 a happier year -- and even if you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge -- welcome! Last month’s theme was Possessions, and last week’s resolution was to Spend out.

Presenting at Ignite for Beginners

Advertise here with BSA I suppose I could have given this article a really provocative title. Something like “Set Your Career on Fire with Ignite!” Or worse. But, since this is FreelanceSwitch, I’ll have to be more low-key while telling you the truth. And that is to suggest you try something new.

Every Purchase Is a Trade-Off

While I was digging out of debt, I cut back on my comic book habit. I’d been spending a mind-boggling $250 every month on comics — most of which I bought in the form of hard-bound compilations — but for a few of years, I slashed that to less than $50 a month. I also cut my book spending from $100 per month to $50 per month. In other words, I made trade-offs.

How to Write a Great To-Do List (And Why You Need To)

Do you have so much to do that you just don’t know where to begin?We all feel like that sometimes – maybe most of the time. When there’s a whole bunch of different commitments and responsibilities pressing on is, it’s easy to freeze up and do nothing at all.That’s why you need a to-do list and more importantly perhaps, you have to execute on it.

You are Unique: Live it Well

Other people want you to change your opinion to suit them but they won’t change to suit you. They just go on living their lives. How does that work?

99% Conference 2012: Tickets On Sale July 19th

Tickets for the 2012 99% Conference will go on sale July 19th. Based on past demand, we expect they will sell out very quickly. Learn more about registration now.

Ten Things College Graduates Need to Know About Finances and Careers

A few weeks ago, I put out a call on Twitter and on Facebook for detailed posts that people would like to see.

Stencilled side table

Materials: IKEA Frosta stool, PLAID Acrylic Paint, Stencil Brush, Plaid Simply Stencil set, PLAID extra thick glaze, Double Bracket Description: I saw this hack and was inspired to do up a side table for my living room. However, I wanted something more decorated and had really wanted to try stencilling.

Markor Handbag Storage

Materials: Markor TV Cabinet, drill, sandpaper, level Description: After getting rid of our huge tube TV I couldn't let go of my beloved Markor. But with the shelves firmly configured as they are, I had no use for it. So I took out the top shelf and drilled some holes the same depth of the little pins that hold the shelf at a position that seemed perfect for my bags.

Top Freelance Jobs from Job Board – Week 1, July

Advertise here with BSA Looking for a new client? The FreelanceSwitch job board is a great resource of freelance gigs and opportunities. These opportunities are in various fields, from development to writing to design, and come from a wide range of potential clients.

Reader Mailbag: Independence 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. Refinance mortgage to add spouse? 2. Scanner recommendations 3. Paying off boyfriend’s debt 4. Investing in bond funds 5. Budget question from Phillipines 6. Financial book for teenager 7.

Freelance Freedom #214: Conference Doom

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A Short Sweet Guide to Big Cool Things

Derek Sivers is an interesting cat…A grad of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, he trained for years as a musician, before making the jump into the world of entrepreneurship (not that he stopped being a musician).Over 10 years, he built industry-leading indie-music distributor/retailer, CDBaby, then sold it for $22 million in 2008…but not before transferring the entire company i

Built-in Shoe Wall

Materials: Pax komplement shoe rack, drawers Description: I love the closet organization section of IKEA and I was dying to buy a Pax wardrobe, but alas, it wouldn't fit in my walk-in closet because of a sloping wall. As usual, I scavanged in the "As-Is" section and found the Mother Lode of Pax Komplement shoe racks! They must have had 30 or so and they were all marked $1!

Reflection of time

Materials: Malma Mirror, 3/8" glass drill, clock work Description: Carefully drill a hole in the center of the mirror with the glass drill. I use a drill press to do this but it can be done with a regular drill motor. The trick is using a glass drill bit- one made for drilling through glass. Once the hole is made, install a clock work through it.