This article is by staff writer Adam Baker. Baker recently posted a transparent personal update entitled “When to Quit Traveling“. Today J.D. is very thankful to have staff writers, because his computers (plural!) are on the fritz, and he has no time to write about money…
I struggle with weight. In fact, it’s a far more difficult issue for me than personal finance.
One of my New Year’s resolutions was to reduce my hobby and entertainment spending by 50%. Each month, I budget a certain amount to spend on my hobbies and other entertainment sources, with any “leftovers” rolling over into the next month.
Materials: Ikea ODDA night stand
Description: Being a recent college graduate without a job, sometimes you have to be creative. I had two Ikea night stands, which I turned into rack mounts for my audio gear. I popped off the four wheels. It just so happens that the width of the night stand is exactly the same width needed for a rack for audio equipment.
Do you have a backup plan for your important files? Hard drives always fail eventually. What would happen if your hard drive failed right now? Our DropBox review looks at a great free application that can help you backup and synchronize your important files across multiple computers.
Since the dawn of time, inventors have searched for ways to build the proverbial better mousetrap. Engineers envision a society where everything is (to steal from Kanye West) “harder, better, faster, stronger.” Our cold relief medicines don’t just treat a runny nose, they treat “sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, stuffy-head, fever” ailments. Bring on the bells!
2010 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2010 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2010 a happier year – and even if you haven’t officially signed upfor the challenge -- last month’s focus was Money. Last week’s resolution was to Spend out. Did you try to follow that resolution? Did it help to boost your happiness?
This month's theme is Mindfulness.
“Live a balanced life – learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.” – Robert Fulghum
Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Anastasiya Goers of Balance In Me.
Do you sometimes wonder whether your life is in balance?
Materials: RAM Frame 50 X 70
Description: I desperately needed something to organise my jewelry - mostly earings - to avoid search crisis in the morning.
I had used a pegboard to arrange my DIY tools, so came the idea of using the same system for the jewelry.
I had a mirror cut 50 X 44 cm, cut a pegboard 50 X 26cm and painted it.
You’ve worked so hard to establish a reputation, but now it’s backfired…and, you’re in personal branding hell.
Building a strong personal brand—being known as the go-to person in a specific niche—has it’s ups.
Walter Elias "Walt" Disney was a film producer, animator, entrepreneur, entertainer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, international icon, and philanthropist.Walt is well-known for his influence in the entertainment industry during the twentieth century. Walt co-founded Walt Disney Productions with his brother Roy O.