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By Brett McKay


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Trimming the Average Budget: Gasoline and Motor Oil

This is part of an ongoing series about how to trim the budget of the average American. As this series focuses on such broad-based tips, some will work for you and some will not.

Change – Here’s How!

Nobody said change was easy.  That’s why most people don’t do it.  But there is a deeper reason behind why it is hard that if understood, will lead you to take action that will bring you new habits and sustainable results. When you evolve and grow as a person you start with: 1) VALUES which create 2) ATTITUDES which create 3) BEHAVIORS.  For example, when you were a young child you

Chandler Review

Throughout the past few years, open source applications have been rapidly increasing in popularity. Venerable products such as Firefox, Thunderbird and Linux are widely used by the public, and Firefox, especially, has become a success. A group of developers called OSAF (Open Source Applications Foundation) has created a personal information management product called Chandler.

Unitasker Wednesday, er, Thursday: Desktop V Twin Engine

All Unitasker posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. To make up for skipping yesterday’s regular feature, we’re sneaking one in for this light-hearted themed Thursday. Enjoy! Reader Sarah sent us what she believes to be the worst unitasker ever.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 Book review: Career Renegade If you’re ready to have a career you love, then Career Renegade is the book for you. Classic and timeless toys are the way to go My daughter has received some rather gimmicky toys over her first couple years and we have been pretty good at predicting which toys will be the duds. Fix My HTML Having trouble trimming down your HTML code? Winter storage event a

You did WHAT with my SSN?

By Andrea Dickson Like many idiots, I bought my house at the peak of the real estate bubble, locking in a 30-year fixed rate mortgage at 6.375%.

Addresses, Corporate Changes, and Paying Attention to the Details

A few days ago, in the mail, I received a notice from my homeowners insurance company notifying me that they were cancelling my policy as of January 18 due to a lack of payment. I was shocked, to say the least. Back when we first bought our home and arranged our mortgage, the mortgage company offered to set up an escrow account for us.

Clutter-related fun

Since yesterday’s post was melancholic, today we’ll keep things on the lighter side. The first post today is a series of fun links related to clutter and uncluttering. First up, Naomi Seldin at The Times Union in Albany yesterday posted a new Clutter Game (pictured).

Notes on Self-Study from a Killjoy Perfectionist

This post is from GRS staff writer April Dykman. I have a friend who just doesn’t see himself. He has declared bankruptcy twice and alcohol abuse landed him in jail for the past year. Despite losing almost everything, when he was released he was talking about how much money it would cost to get his iPhone back in service.

Bäsil pendant lamp from Bastis bowls

Pieter creates a pendant lamp in honour of his cat. Nice. He says, "It was created last summer, but it didn't find a way to the public until now. Since recently, it's been on display at a designshop here in Belgium. With the nice girls of KAP32. It's a pendant lamp made from 15 cat/dog food bowls (Bastis), some lamps and wiring. I named it 'Bäsil' after my cat.

A Pocket History of Milton J. Wurtleburtle

As we’ve discussed before, you can tell a lot about a man from what he keeps in his pockets. And you can tell a man’s whole life history from how those contents change over time. At least that was the premise of an article that appeared in a 1933 issue of Esquire Magazine. Enjoy. A Pocket History of Milton J. Wurtleburtle By: Robert D.

So You Want My Job: Navy Sailor

Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. Well, we’ve covered men in the Air Force and Army. Today we talk with a Sailor in the US Navy, Dan Smith.

20-plus Amazing Fitness Blogs to Inspire You

Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I need some inspiration along my journey. Pretty much every day, if I can get it, in fact. I usually turn to blogs for that inspiration, for whatever I’m doing. When my wife and I need inspiration for unschooling, we look to blogs.

Renegade Birthday Giveaway: Pick Jonathan’s Brain

Exactly one year ago today, my book Career Renegade hit the street… It’s been a dizzying, exhilarating, fun ride. I’ve talked about what unfolded, how it sold, what my expectations were and what I’ve learned. And, I’ve also discovered that birthday’s are best celebrated by giving instead of receiving.