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Warren Buffett's Investment Advice: Why It's So Hard to Follow

By WC Porter A year ago, I wrote a piece called Cash is King: Now What Should I do With It?  After going through all the responsible options of what I could do with our pile of cash, I added one last one: what if I just threw it in the stock market and tried to double it? Obviously, the fear of getting stabbed and divorced by my wife told me that this wasn't worth it—the risk was too h

How To Shape Your Lifestyle to Improve Your Fitness

Fitness, in the past, has not been a big part of my life and I imagine that's true for many people reading this. I want that to change.I don't like running out of breath, aching after minimal movement and not being able to do the things I want to do just because I'm not physically prepared for them. For the longest time I felt this was just who I was.

Starting a Project With the End in Mind

Sometimes, a client will come to you with a fabulous project: something that you want to work on that just happens to be open-ended and will pay a nice chunk of your bills for months to come. You go in very excited about the project and the money and generally it’s a good gig. But the ending might not always be what you want. Maybe the client puts a sudden end to the project.

The Balance Between Splurger and Miser

This post is from GRS staff writer April Dykman. Before I changed my habits, I spent money without much thought. In college, if I had a two-hour break between classes, I’d drive to the mall. Once I started working full time, my coworker and I would bring our lunches to work just so that we’d have the entire hour to shop.

Want to run an Earth Day No Impact Man screening and action event?

From the No Impact Project:It’s the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Let’s do something about it. Turn off your TV. Stop shopping. Eat a carrot. Get on a bike. Put a moratorium on litter. And join us for an action-oriented screening of No Impact Man. During the week of Earth Day 2010, the No Impact Project, Slow Food USA and 1Sky are bringing people together to watch, discuss and act.

You’re Not Mad, You’re Creative

“Beth” courtesy of Michael Nye ‘”Everybody is a genius.

Odd Object Training Primer

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Joe Hashey. ShareOdd object training is nothing new, but it has once again started to regain popularity. Odd object training was once done out of necessity. People did not have the means to procure state of the art training equipment, or it just wasn’t invented yet.

Litterless Juice Boxes: Do They Save Money If You Have Kids?

My kids love juice boxes. We usually allow them to have one a day as part of an afternoon snack. We’re pretty picky about the ones we buy, making sure that at the very least they’re 100% juice and, often, we buy juice that has vegetable juice in it, too.

Eighteen Tips for “Little Things” to Boost Your Happiness at Work.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: 18 tips for “little things” to boost your happiness at work. Your happiness at work will depend mostly, of course, on how much you like your job and your co-workers.

Reputable Language

When you put yourself into a new social context, one of the things you learn is a new vocabulary. This is natural and normal. However, you must give care to develop vocabulary habits that will benefit and not hinder you in the future. I started college in 1994.

A New (Old) Way to Create Calm in Your World

Meetings. Recitals. Soccer practice. Grocery shopping. Day care drop-offs and pickups. Birthday parties.

Skills That Can Save You Money Part 1: Parallel Parking

By Paul Michael It may at first seem odd that a driving lesson would appear on a blog about saving money. But read on and you’ll see why something as basic (well, to some) as parallel parking can be a ticket to big savings. I passed my test late in life. I was 26, and I did it here in America.

Best of Personal Finance Roundup: 100 Must-Have Grocery Store Circulars

By Linsey Knerl Welcome to Wise Bread's Best of Personal Finance roundup.

Unitasker Wednesday: Hide your St. Patrick’s Day hangover

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness.

Mikael unwired

Beth gets the wires out of sight on her Mikael desk. She says, "I just did a nice little ikea hack and thought I would share. It's involving the Mikael computer table on casters in the all white color. I was beyond tired of being able to see the nasty tangle of computer cords hanging down in the back. Cords are a necessary evil, yes, but still evil!