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By Tim Clark and Mark Cunningham

Reader Mailbag: Birthday Celebration

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. Starting a garden from seed 2. Losing my job next summer 3. Splitting rent and utilities 4. Dealing with a challenging year 5. Time to have a child? 6. Double disabilities: what now? 7. Budgeting and taxes 8.

Under Pressure: The Search for a Stress Vaccine

7 ways to deal with stress, from Wired Magazine (scroll down).

The Science Behind "Having a Bad Day" (and How to Solve It)

It's all in your head! To turn your day around, be cognizant about the reality of your day.

Bali Dispatch #5: Aussies, Freak-fests, Train-rides and Truths

I’m writing this final dispatch from NYC, after very deliberating missing last week’s dispatch. There’s a reason for that… A while back I wrote post about how an increasing number of bands were getting pissed off at fans using their cell-phones to record and share their concerts in real-time.

New month a good time to start new routines

As a child, I looked forward to August more than any other month of the year. It’s my birthday month and it’s back to school month — a duo of perfection in my world. August was, and still is for me, the month of new beginnings. As an adult, I’ve tried to use August as my month to start new habits and routines (or as a time to improve old ones).

Cookie stand for children

Materials: Duktig (plastic glasses), Kalas (plastic plates), Pyssla Description: This is a colourful cakestand for children party. You need: 1 set duktig plastic glasses, 1 set kalas colourfull plastic plates, and strong plastic glue. First place the 3 selected plates upside down. Glue the Pyssla beads to the plates, all along the border.

What is Retirement?

I just returned from my annual weekend trip to Oregon’s Opal Creek Wilderness area. Every year, I join five other friends to hike into the forest, pitch our tents on the banks of the creek, and sit around the fire talking about life.

7 Must Read Success Lessons from Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie was a famous lecturer and writer as well as the developer of very popular courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, interpersonal skills, and public speaking.Dale wrote the first book I ever read (that I wasn’t required to read).

How To Stop Making Yourself Sick!

Nobody WANTS to be sick. Right? Before reading a fabulous book called The Sedona Method by Hale Dwoskin [http://www.sedona.com], I would have gotten all up in your grill at the suggestion that I wanted to be sick.  If you had told me that I, myself, caused my own sniffles, them’s woulda been fightin’ words (once I got better). After reading the book and practicing the exercises in

The Sacred To-do List

Everyone is familiar with a to-do list, but most people don’t really understand the importance of having a list of the things you want to accomplish. Creating a to-do list is creating a list of goals. The list tells you what you need to do to achieve some larger outcome in your life.

Man Knowledge: Legends of the Northwest – Mountain Men

“Habitual watchfulness destroys every frivolity of mind and action.  They seldom smile: the expression of their countenances is watchful, solemn, and determined.  They ride and walk like men whose breasts have been so long exposed to the bullet and the arrow, that fear finds within them no resting place.” -Thomas J.

Review: Point, Click, and Save

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest. MashupMom.com is one of the better coupon and sale aggregating blogs out there (meaning that most of the content posted is either sales at various stores or coupons for various products). I have mixed feelings about such sites.

Reader Story: Widowed Young

This guest post from Heather 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. In 2002, I was 28 years old with a dead husband.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 Simplicity and sincerityThe choice to live simply isn’t one of denial or exclusion, but rather one of being sincere in all of your actions. Unitasker Wednesday: Frozen Food Safety MonitorSo, in addition to having rotten food, you also have a monitor to tell you that your food is rotten — how about that! Tough calls and hard decisionsI’m of the opinion that it’s okay t