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Awake at the Wheel

By Jonathan Fields

Finances and Churches

Over the last few years, I couldn’t help but notice that several churches in my local area have run personal finance programs of various kinds, such as Financial Peace University and so on.

"A Desire of Knowledge is the Natural Feeling of Mankind."

From The Life of Samuel Johnson, by James Boswell: On Saturday, July 30, [1763] Dr. Johnson and I took a sculler at the Temple-stairs, and set out for Greenwich. I asked him if he really thought a knowledge of the Greek and Latin languages an essential requisite to a good education. JOHNSON: "Most certainly, sir; for those who know them have a very great advantage over those who do not.

Linkswitch #64, Networking Tips, Using a Collection Agency, Make a Difference

Networking Tips for Freelancers The idea of working at home is a dream for a lot of people and for good reason.

Reader Story: A Five-Year Financial Turnaround

This guest post from Lindsay 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.

11 Inspirational Quotes That Will Supercharge Your Day

We all need a pick me up from time to time. And what would be better than some of the most inspirational quotes on this beautiful blue planet of ours?

Gorm Bunk Bed Made in Italy

Materials: GORM Description: Hello, I am Daniele Rossini (nickname MacGyver). I have a house of 50 square meters and two children. The need now is to buy a bigger house, but right now I'm happy to organize them to take advantage of all 50 square meters.

Great Pieces of Advice – and Why We Fail at Them

“Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” – Thomas Jefferson The world is loaded with great little pieces of advice from people who have accomplished great things in their lives.

How to Tackle Adversity Like an Oyster

A few days back while I was walking to school, I felt a piece of gravel or pebble that found its way into my shoe and prodded against my sole whenever I made a step forward.As I walked on, I thought about how oysters produce pearls to alleviate the “discomfort” that trespassing particles assert on their soft tissues.

IKEA's latest doggy furniture

Description: A funny one to get you woofing for the weekend. Posted from Australia on 30th March, but perhaps it was already 1st April there. See the vid on youtube. ~ Daniel, Germany

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #15

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir This is an awesome application of the internet.

American Cookery: Magazine Ads from 1939

My wife knows me pretty well. At a recent garage sale, Kris picked up the November 1939 issue of American Cookery magazine. She wanted it for the recipes. But after she was finished, she handed it off to me. “You’ll want to look at the ads,” she said. She was right. Fun trivia: American Cookery magazine was originally called The Boston Cooking-School Magazine.

Coffee Table Train Set

Materials: Liatorp Coffee Table Description: The hack includes the Liatorp coffee table with glass top and pull out drawer that was modified to include an N scale model train set. I didn't like the white so I painted about 95% of it black. Four coats of satin black furniture paint to be exact. I left the shelf that the drawer slides on unpainted for two reasons.

8 Ways To Use Meditation to Improve Your Business

Mention meditation and many people would associate it with monks chanting in temples or ascetics who have given up all luxuries for a lifetime of deep contemplation in the mountains. That may be true in the past, but today, meditation is practiced by people from all walks of life.

The Kitchen Dry Erase Board

The usual Friday “dinner with my family” post is taking a one week hiatus. I recently had what I consider to be a great idea that I thought I’d share with you while I’m still in the process of implementing it. A few days ago, I was at a food co-op distribution point (I’m not in the food co-op but I’m hoping to sign up for one soon) where I noticed that they had

A woody radiator cover

Materials: MOLGER storage stool, Shelf from As-Is section Description: We are new to IKEA hacking. Our curious little 1 year old was sure to burn herself on our dangerously hot radiators in our rental apartment. It is apparently NOT the landlord's job to make these safe.