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Mortgage bailout redux: new incentives for modifying second mortgages in the Second Lien Program

By Xin Lu The United States government launched the "Hope for Homeowners" program back in October, 2008, and so far only one loan has received final approval to refinance under this program.  This week the Obama administration took another step to expand incentives to banks and borrowers to modify mortgages.  This time, the plan targets second mortgages and it is called the Se

The Mindfulness Guide for the Super Busy: How to Live Life to the Fullest

“Smile, breathe and go slowly.” - Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen Buddhist monk Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. The idea of being mindful — being present, being more conscious of life as it happens — seems a bit impossible to many of the super busy.

Ten Things I Wish I Had Done When I Was Twenty

I’m thirty years old. Over the last ten years, my life has changed radically. I went from being a college student to being an office professional, then to being a writer. I went from being single to being married with children. I went from owning just enough stuff to fit in the trunk of someone else’s car to owning two cars and a home.

The Secure Student Program

In March, I hosted a guest post from Mike Young about the ongoing battle with lifestyle inflation. Young runs The Secure Student, a program that teaches high school students how to manage their money.

The Ultimate Cheapskate, Jeff Yeager, Tonight on Blog Talk Radio!

By Linsey Knerl Jeff Yeager, The Ultimate Cheapskate, is no stranger to the media.  His advice for saving and spending less has graced the pages of The New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, USA Today and several TV outlets!  Despite the success of Jeff’s appearances and the publication of his first book The Ultimate Cheapskate's Road Map to True Riches,

Eight Tips for Conquering Anger and Irritability.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: Eight tips for conquering anger and irritability.

Safety Tips

Safety is something we don’t usually think about ahead of time, and hindsight isn’t usually very effective in this area.  Here are eight things you should consider when thinking about basic safety practices.

Interview with Pam Slim, Author of Escape From Cubicle Nation

Okay, fair disclosure, Pam Slim is a good friend. She’s also just one heck of a human being, super smart, a gifted blogger, coach and now… author. Her new book, Escape from Cubicle Nation, is out tomorrow (April 30th). I was fortunate enough to get an early review copy and loved it. So, I grabbed her for a quick video interview not only about the book, but the process of writing it.

Unitasker Wednesday: The IceBlok

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

A year ago on Unclutterer

2008 Strategies to clear food clutter in your kitchenWays to clear food clutter in your kitchen to promote healthier eating habits. Handling sentimental clutterWe all have something that we are holding on to that serves no purpose other than to remind us of someone, something, or some important event.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Amazon Oddities Edition

Several people have asked me about two things that have popped up on Amazon with me as an author, so I thought I’d mention them both here.

How to Find the Right CD or Money Market Account

This is a guest post from Richard Barrington, a Chartered Financial Analyst and 20-year veteran of the financial industry. Barrington blogs regularly at MoneyRates.

Smilla construction helmet lamp

A little unfortunately incident which destroyed John's Smila Blomma turned out to be an opportunity to get creative. He ends up with a cheeky storage place for his Construction Helmet with a lamp to boot.

How to Handle Price Objections

It’s not unexpected that individuals and businesses have tighter wallets in this economy. This, coupled with people who have been laid off and are now starting up their own companies, can be tricky.

Fniss gadget organizer and charger

Ariel made a gadget organiser and charging station from the Fniss wastepaper basket. It's pretty easy. All you need to do is basically cut a piece of plywood to "stop" the top and form a base for your gadgets to rest on. Then, cut a hole in the plywood and drill a hole in the Fniss for your cables. See instructions for gadget organiser.