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By Chris Guillebeau

Best of Personal Finance Roundup: Financial Lessons of Cheese Peddler

By Linsey Knerl Welcome to Wise Bread's Best of Personal Finance roundup. Today, we share lessons learned from a cheese peddler, how bottled water stands up to filtered tap, and 10 decorating ideas for fun and frugal homes! Top 5 Articles Financial Lessons of Cheese Peddler — This very well done post spells out the psychology of buying and selling in an entertaining and accurate way!

Finish The Projects You’ve Started. Or Call an End to Them.

I'm working on my Happiness Project, and you could have one, too! Everyone’s project will look different, but it’s the rare person who can’t benefit. Join in -- no need to catch up, just jump in right now.

Ask Unclutterer: Auto office

Reader Jim submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer: My wife uses her mini van as an office for her process serving business, and a shuttle bus for taking our children to and from various events plus all the household shopping. Her process serving business involves carrying multiple files that need served and ones that have been served.

Kill Busywork: The One Skill to Focus On What Matters

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Michael Bungay Stanier of Box of Crayons. Imagine everything you do could fall into one of three buckets: 1. Bad Work. 2. Good Work. 3. Great Work. I’m not talking about the quality of the work you deliver – I’ve no doubt that’s fine.

Someone Always Pays: The Truth About Blogs and Money

It’s no secret I believe bloggers should be free to earn a living at their craft… Which is why it bugs me when someone questions my right to mix a relatively miniscule volume of features or content with a blended commercial intent into what I do here. Warning: Rant ahead! I’ve said it in my recent posts on the NY Times putting up a paywall, bloggers getting paid for their conten

The Case for Saving for Retirement Over Saving for a Child’s College Education

One of the most common debates I hear about from people such as myself – twenty- and thirtysomethings with young children at home – is whether it makes more sense to save adequately for retirement or save adequately for their child’s college education. Quite often, young career folks (like myself) don’t have the means to do both, so it becomes a choice.

Workspace of the Week: Tiny desk

This week’s Workspace of the Week is AlmostBunnies’ dining room office: I’m drawn to this office because of its unconventional location and assembly. For space issues, AlmostBunnies needed the office to be located in the corner of the dining room and for the desk to be as small as possible.

What’s the Next Step in a Freelancing Career?

If you’re working for an employer, your career patch can be pretty clear: work hard and move up the corporate ladder, hopefully winding up somewhere near the top. But when you’re freelancing, your career path can be a lot less clear.

Cat climbing shelf in one compact Billy

Cave Lion fashions a fantastic Billy Cat climbing shelf. It looks pretty easy to do too. Looks fun! "I made an Ikea hack of my own a few weeks ago and thought you'd like to share it too. The shelf is made from a 40cm wide Billy shelf and it cost only 15€ (the shelf was a bit damaged at the store but it suited our purpose fine) and 5€ for the carpet (so that it's not slippery).

Reader Question: How Much Life Insurance Do You Need?

This is a guest post from Sanford Ellowitz, a New York State licensed insurance agent. He has over 25 years experience in the insurance and financial services industries.

7 Must Read Success Lessons from Donald Trump

To many, Donald Trump is considered to be one of the most successful individuals of our generation. Trump is an American business entrepreneur, author, socialite and television personality.

The Goals Shortcut: Getting What You Want—Right Now

As a coach, I often work with people on achieving goals. Starting a business. Changing careers. Getting in shape. I’ve learned that under every goal, there is an equation the goal-seeker has made up: If I do x, I will feel y. If I run my own business, I’ll feel a greater sense of control over my life. If I find a job I enjoy, I’ll feel happier and more energetic.

Lessons in Manliness from Byron “Whizzer” White

Share All-American halfback. The NFL’s leading rusher in 1938 and 1940. Rhodes scholar. Decorated war veteran. United States Deputy Attorney General. Supreme Court Justice. History is filled with men who seem larger than life-men surrounded by an inflated myth of accomplishment, an aura that collapses as soon as one takes a closer look. But a few men are truly just as remarkable as their b

5 Travel Lessons You Can Use at Home

Rolf Potts is one of my favorite writers, and his book Vagabonding was one of only four books I recommended as “fundamental” in The 4-Hour Workweek.

How to Save While Shopping for Children’s Clothes

This is a guest post from Gina Lincicum, a long-time GRS reader who writes about frugality and family finance at MoneywiseMoms.com. Moving to the D.C. area after my twins were born, we transformed from a family of three living comfortably, to a family of five struggling to make ends meet on one income.