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Lessons Learned from Rushing Into Real-Estate Investing

This article is by staff writer Adam Baker, whose own blog recently featured a must-see graphic on credit card transactions around the world.

Your own pesonal No Impact week with No Impact Man himself (that's me)

Perhaps you know that the No Impact Project, my non-profit effort, has been developing a series of programs to help people discover lifestyle adaptations that are both better for them and the planet. One of the programs is called No Impact Week.

A Valentine’s Day Gift Worth Framing: Frame the Date Giveaway

If you haven’t checked your calendar lately, there’s less than two weeks until Valentine’s Day. I’ll be honest. I’ve never been good at Valentine’s Day gifts. I usually do flowers because, well, it’s safe.

5 Rules for Watching Reality TV Efficiently

Image courtesy of vhm-alex @ deviantART What’s your guilty reality TV pleasure? The Bachelor? Survivor? America’s Got Talent? Of course, the granddaddy of them all — American Idol — just started a new season. Some 30 or 40 million fans have been waiting six months for American Idol to kick off.

The Art of Manliness Podcast Episode #16: Conquering Debt with J.D. Roth of Get Rich Slowly

Welcome back to another episode of The Art of Manliness Podcast! In this week’s edition we talk to J.D. Roth, founder of the personal finance blog, Get Rich Slowly. Money Magazine named Get Rich Slowly the most inspiring money website as well as one of the top 25 personal finance blogs on the net. J.D. has a new book coming out this spring called Your Money: The Missing Manual. We talk to J.D.

Zen Habits Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. I get asked a lot of questions, many of them repeatedly, and I figured instead of answering them all over and over, I’d compile my answers for everyone here. Of course, there’s a lot more about me and this site on the About page, and I’d always love it if you checked out the Books page. I hope you find this useful! 1.

Shade Trees as a Smart Financial Investment

You read that right. Shade trees. One of our plans for the spring is to plant a shade tree or two on the southwest side of our home. These trees won’t be very large now, but in several years, they will grow to a reasonable size, providing some nice shade on summer days when our children are about ten years old or so. Originally, we decided to do this purely for aesthetic reasons.

The Best of Get Rich Slowly: January 2010

Now that I’m done with the bulk of the work on Your Money: The Missing Manual, I can start doing many of the things I used to do. Like provide monthly summaries for Get Rich Slowly. In some ways, January was a strange month around here. For one thing, I think this was the month with the fewest posts since I started the site; there were only three days with more than one post.

Best of Personal Finance Roundup: What the iPad Is and Is Not

By Linsey Knerl Welcome to Wise Bread's Best of Personal Finance roundup. Today, we go over what you can expect with a new Apple iPad, how to use up the leftover juice from your canned fruit, and twelve ways to get more reading done! Top 5 Articles What the iPad Is and Is Not — Is it a bird? How ‘bout a plane? Turns out, it’s neither.

The Most for Your Minute

(In this series of posts, we are examining ways to better manage our time.) The Order of Tasks There is a survival simulation where you are trapped in a cave.  There is a single ladder going to the surface that can only hold one person at a time.  There are two other individuals with you.  One is younger than you and can climb faster.  The other is older than you and can climb slower.  Your

How to Avoid Getting Your Credit Card Canceled

By Nora Dunn Some people like to have their credit card available for emergencies — either at home or while traveling abroad. Be careful: that card might not be available to you, just when you need it the most.

Zipco closet organizer: Pies! Pies! Pies!

I had a good laugh at this sketch from this past weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live, and I wanted to share the fun. Erin lost it at “Dirt!” and now I can’t stop chanting, “Pies! Pies! Pies!” And, we should definitely warn you, it’s probably not safe to watch at work because of the “testimonial” in the middle of the sketch.

What Was Your New Year's Resolution? Are You Keeping It?

It's February 1, so the first month of the new year is over. What was your New Year’s resolution? I’m curious about what resolutions people are making. One reader wrote me that her resolution was to “Write shorter emails.” I love that! I’m adopting that for myself. What resolution did you make? Have you made it in other years?

How To Blast Away A Blue Mood

Have you ever woken up in one of those moods? Feeling as flat as a pancake that’s been left in the pan for too long? Recently, I’ve had a few mornings like that. Feeling - bleurgh. To put it nicely.

How is disorganization and clutter affecting your job performance?

If you showed up late to a meeting or missed a deadline, it would be obvious to you that disorganization and clutter were affecting your job performance. There are less obvious ways, however, that being disorganized can impact the quality and efficiency of your work.