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By John Wesley

Spice up your Grundtal racks

Autumn does some mixing and matching to get the idea Grundtal rack. "In setting up a Grundtal rail next to our stove, I found that the Grundtal spice rack was not deep or tall enough for the larger bottles that we use while cooking. And the Grundtal wall rack/dish drainer is not tall enough for bottles.

Best of Personal Finance: Common Car Dealer Phrases to Watch For

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

Unitasker Wednesday: Itzbeen

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! The baby industry is overflowing with unnecessary stuff, and I’ve recently found what may be the king of all baby-related unitaskers.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: 400 By 40 Edition

Over the last week, I’ve been working on a “400 by 40″ list – a list of fairly simple things I’d like to do before my fortieth birthday (big thanks to Vicky for suggesting the idea). It’s been fun making the list, actually – I started it in a composition notebook and just jot down ideas as they come to me.

10 Reasons Why Freelancing is the Best Job Security

"You probably won't be running through fields of lavender singing with your clients."Many people dream of having the autonomy of freelancing, but cite job security as being the thing that keeps them from leaving their job. Often, in that conversation, they’ll use a phrase like “especially in this economy.”That’s simply wrong.

Gone Phishing: How To Avoid Being Caught By Scammers

This article is by Adam Baker, a new GRS Staff Writer. In addition to writing for Get Rich Slowly, Baker blogs over at Man Vs. Debt, where you can find his personal background story and read more of his writing. Last week, I adjusted several preferences on my PayPal account. I added and verified a new e-mail address and swapped my linked bank account.

Stuff versus relationships

Professional organizer extraordinaire Monica Ricci returns to Unclutterer to talk to us about the anxieties hoarders experience. You can follow Monica on Twitter, Facebook, and her blog for more organizing tips. On a recent episode of A&E’s Hoarders a key concept was brought to light by my dear friend and hoarding expert Dorothy Breininger.

Freelance Radio, Episode 37: The Slow Times

The latest episode of Freelance Radio, the official FreelanceSwitch podcast, is now available! This episode, the panel (John Brougher, Dickie Adams, Kristen Fischer and Von Glitschka) talks about suggestions for what to do when work is slow. Subscriptions to the podcast are available via iTunes and an archive of all podcasts will appear in the podcast section. We hope you enjoy it!

Marketing Your Freelance Writing In 31 Days

Thursday Bram, a regular FreelanceSwitch contributor, has launched a new book for freelance writers, Marketing Your Freelance Writing in 31 Days.

A Day-to-Day Look at the Life of a Painter

"I found that in at least this group of particular artists, they are successful because they work incessantly." Daily routines (and workshops) of Chuck…

Annual Performance Reviews Underperform

Are performance reviews necessary? BusinessWeek has two leaders debate the pros and cons.

A Cowboy in the Jungle: Theodore Roosevelt and the River of Doubt

“Only those are fit to live who do not fear to die.” -Theodore Roosevelt Sailing out of the New York harbor, Theodore Roosevelt had little indication that the journey he was embarking on, which he had referred to as “a delightful holiday” with “just the right amount of adventure,” would be the hardest test of his notoriously strenuous life.  Reeling from his recent defeat as the P

Pattern Interrupts in Business, Blogging and Bedsheets

There’s a legendary scene from the movie Almost Famous where a battle-worn band some say depicts Led Zeppelin, its groupies and a cub reporter pile onto a tour bus after a brutal night that’s left everyone estranged. Everything, it seems is coming unraveled.

Green Sherpa: An Online Cash-Flow Management Tool

A couple of months ago, I posted a list of 16 alternatives to Microsoft Money. GRS readers left nearly 200 responses evaluating the various personal finance programs available on the web and for the desktop. One feature that many users crave is the ability to project their future cash flow.

The Simple Dollar Podcast #15: Fixed and Growth Mindsets

The fifteenth episode looks at fixed mentalities and growth mentalities. Which do you have? How can you use that info to get ahead in your career?