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How Much Is Your 401(k) Costing You?

This is a guest post from Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the advisor for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. He contributes one new article to Get Rich Slowly every two weeks. I don’t want to dump on your boss. She/he/it gives you a job (assuming you still have one). Besides a paycheck, you also get some benefits.

Ikea PS locker into litter box

Hiding the cat litter is really no big feat. All you need is a metal cutter and a steady hand to cut a hole, big enough for kitty to crawl in and out. Ben says, "My girlfriend recently moved into my loft with her cat and her great dane. I needed a solution that would both hide the litter box from view and keep the dog out of the cat’s food and litter.

7 Great VoIP Alternatives To Skype

Skype is one of the most widely used VoIP service providers for computer based communication in the world. The success of VoIP has taken the world by storm and most likely given many telephone providers a run for their money due to their great pricing structures.To me, Skype has long been a useful business tool which I use to stay in touch with clients worldwide.

The Big Question: Are You Better Than Yesterday?

Big goals? Learn to think small. (Photo: H. Koppdelaney) The following is a guest post from Chad Fowler, CTO of InfoEther, Inc. He spends much of his time solving hard problems for customers in the Ruby computer language. He is also co-organizer of RubyConf and RailsConf, where I first met him in person.

Killing Email: How and Why I Ditched My Inbox

Post written by Leo Babauta.

"Sing, Talk on the Phone, Cook Something New."

My fellow Huffington Post contributor, Karen Leland, is an expert on increasing efficiency and happiness at work, so she spends a lot of time thinking about how people can manage their time to get the most satisfaction and productivity out of their workweek. She has a new book out, Time Management In an Instant.

Your Desk its own Desk

With all of our modern gadgetry, it is easy for our desks to get covered with wires, routers, cell phone charger cables, etc.  Here is a simple solution to help cut down on the amount of visual clutter you have to face when working. Get a Desk for Your Desk After all, shouldn’t your desk have a work area for itself?  There is no reason it needs to share with you all the time.

Ten Useful & Interesting Google Docs Hacks

It's true that Google Docs isn't perfect. It's true that it cannot be compared to Microsoft Office. Not yet. But the fact of the matter is that it is the best web office tool available and millions of users use it everyday.Google Docs, since its inception has been rising steadily in popularity.

How To Write When You Think You Can’t

When you have to write something and you feel as if a family of butterflies has taken up residence in your stomach, you aren’t alone. Many people become anxious when they attempt to write. Some get panicky at the sight of the blank page and say they have a writing phobia.No one is born with a writing gene. With a little work and effort, anyone can write.

Recover your armchair

Jill B got sorta sick of the outdated fabric. She says, "Ikea makes such nice fabric by the yard. Why don't they use it on the furniture?" So she updated it with a new cover she sewed herself.  Via designspongeonline.

How to Get In Shape When You’re Over 40 and Injured

In part 1 of this series, I revealed what I called my Freedom Framework, a 7-phase approach to reclaiming your body, health and mindset.

How Do You Remember to Count to Ten?

I'm quick-tempered, and one of my greatest happiness-project challenges is to bite my tongue; an excellent way to boost my happiness is to keep my resolution to "Leave things unsaid." In the end, I'm always happier when I don't make some angry or snarky comment. But easier said than done. This is particularly difficult with my husband.

Ikea blue shopping bag into messenger bag

My local Ikea has just started to turn green. (Yeah, we're slow.) So no more free plastic bags. Everyone is encouraged to buy one of the blue Frakta bags and bring them along whenever they shop. I think it's great and I love my blue Frakta bags. Sturdy. Roomy. You can sling it or carry it. I keep one in the car to haul groceries and whatever I buy.

Monday fun!

It's Monday! And I figured we could all use a laugh or two. Here's a video a friend sent me and it features some pretty great hacking. (I heard that this commercial is banned!)

3 Ways to Maintain Your Weight While Working Behind a Desk

If you have ever changed jobs you know the transition can often mean big changes to your daily schedule and habits. Due to the advancement of technology, many people are finding themselves behind a desk rather than out in a field or on the go.