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By Brett McKay

How Long Can You Stay in Your Home After You Stop Paying the Mortgage?

By Xin Lu Even though the economy seems to be getting better, the number of mortgage delinquencies is still rising. Some homeowners are choosing to walk away because their debts are much higher than what their houses are worth, and many others just cannot afford their mortgages any longer.

Am I Unhappy?

I talk to a newspaper, radio, or television reporter on the phone once a day on average. The topics vary all over the place, but they’re usually seeking a quote from the “author of 365 Ways to Live Cheap” for their article or report. Usually, my response has to do with some financial discipline. I often talk about the many ways my wife and I have cut our spending.

Guru Fatigue: Getting Paid Without Being The Wizard

I’ve been on a guru kick lately… Recently, I asked you to consider being your own guru.

Keeping In Touch with Prospective Clients

A lot of your success as a freelancer will depend on your persistence. It takes many forms – your persistence in learning and improving your skills, the persistence that’s involved in bringing a long, difficult project to completion, and the topic of this article, persistence in keeping in touch with the people who may do business with you. The Very Simple System Your Keep In Touch syste

Calculate How Much Your Debt Costs You Per Month

This article is by staff writer Adam Baker. Read what Baker had to say about J.D.’s new book, Your Money: The Missing Manual, in his recent review on Man Vs. Debt. As you all know, April is Financial Literacy Month. To celebrate, my weekly contributions throughout the month will cover basic techniques to raise your financial awareness.

8 Tips For Guaranteed Success According To Paul Raymond

Paul Raymond was an entrepreneur, property mogul and lifetime purveyor of pornography. He died fairly recently at the age of 82.

The Art of Manliness Podcast #20: Freemasonry and American Manhood with Robert Davis

Welcome back to the Art of Manliness podcast! In this week’s episode we talk to Robert Davis about his book, Understanding Manhood in America: Freemasonry’s Enduring Path to the Mature Masculine. Our conversation focuses on the history of American masculinity and Freemasonry’s influence in shaping manliness in the United States.

34 Little Ways to Share With the World

Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on twitter or identica. As kids, we’re taught that sharing is good, and yet competition is what is really drilled into us.

In the City of Big Shoulders

Here I am in Chicago, the Windy City. It hasn’t been very windy at all so far (though strong winds delayed my flight’s landing time); it was rainy last night, and it’s sunny today. I’m here with Chris Guillebeau to hang out, meet readers of our blogs, and to take a 46-hour train ride back to Portland.

Kids, Stuff, and Values

Wendy writes in with an email I considered using in today’s mailbag, but my response kind of grew into a full post: When well-meaning relatives give gifts to your children, do you always allow your children to keep those gifts?

9 Tips for Effective Online Meetings

Did you know that a single two-second distraction can cost you 15 minutes of your day? When your concentration is interrupted, it takes up to 15 minutes to get your focus back. Our ambient sounds help reduce the amount of noise distractions in your workplace. Take advantage of the current SALE.Recently we wrote a popular article on how to have effective meetings.

7 Simple Ways to Clear Your Mind

Do you ever feel like your brain is tied in knots? Do your thoughts resemble a massive ball of string, wound messily and tightly together? Are you unsure of what to do next? This feeling is all too common in a world of sensory overload and multiple responsibilities. The ultrabusy person sometimes feels like thoughts don’t even get a chance to fully form.

Best of Personal Finance Roundup: How to Buy a $5,000 Car

By Linsey Knerl Welcome to Wise Bread's Best of Personal Finance roundup.

Stuff won’t make you happy, experiences will

A new study conducted at Cornell University and reported in the January 2010 issue of Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that experiences bring greater happiness and satisfaction than buying and owning possessions.

XFit: The hidden home gym

If you don’t have a dedicated room for a home gym, you probably try to disguise your unattractive tread mill or weight bench as best as possible.