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A Reasonable Wedding

This is the third entry in a five part series this week on the stages of a relationship and how you can make financially sound choices throughout. Other entries include courtships;, engagements;, honeymoons, and marriages.

Taken for Granted? 5 Tips for Dealing with Feeling Unappreciated.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: 5 tips for dealing with feeling unappreciated. Oh, how I crave gold stars. One of my worst qualities is my insatiable need for credit; I always want the recognition, the praise, the gold star stuck on my homework. I struggle to master my need for gold stars, because it makes me a resentful score-keeper.

The $1500 Frisbee

It’s April Fools’ Day! In 2007, I regaled you with lifestyles of the rich and stupid. Last year, I explained how to turn $500 into $7 the hard way. And this year I offer you yet another tale of my own financial foolishness. On the first day of college, I opened my first bank account.

The Downside of Macs

In general, I am happy with using a Mac. The operating system is very well designed and gives me everything I want from Linux without the complexity. The hardware is well designed and thought out and is (for the most part) a pleasure to use.

How to write a positioning statement

I don’t have a prank or joke for you today. But, I do have a new post on the SMB Marketing Guide blog. It’s a short, but practical, guide on how to write a positioning statement. I even wrote like a poem. Here’s a little teaser for you: Your product is one among millions. With so many products, why should a customer choose yours? Positioning answers this question.

Workstation

One of the best twitter messages I’ve seen: RT @alicam RT @deauxmain: A train station is where the train stops. A bus station is where the bus stops. On my desk, I have a work station…

Unitasker Wednesday: Muffin Magic

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! Are you tired of making muffins the old fashioned way? Now you can make muffins in mere minutes with Muffin Magic!

A year ago on Unclutterer

2008 Simple strategies to clear email clutter — From Gina Trapani of Lifehacker March wrap upThese are the moments that made March a great month at Unclutterer.com. Diaper walletAn old CD case can become a diaper wallet, via Ikea hacker. Reader question: How to hide a shredder?Suggestions for how to camouflage office equipment.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Freebies Edition

One interesting element of having a fairly popular blog is the amount of free stuff people want to send you for the purpose of convincing you to review it.

Unclutterer on tv with spring decluttering tips

Yesterday morning, I appeared live on WUSA 9, the CBS affiliate in Washington, D.C. For three minutes, I talked semi-coherently with news anchor Andrea Roane about clearing clutter from your kitchen pantry. Check it out:

What Fourth-Graders “Know” About Money

Financial Literacy Month begins today. What better way to kick things off than with a story from the trenches? This is a guest post from Chett Daniel, who writes about improving your life through personal fitness and personal finance at 5k5k.org.

Colour my kitchen!

Dawn redecorated her kitchen a couple months ago, with a clever idea for her kitchen walls. She says, "Living in an apartment, I'm limited in what adjustments I can make, but I was bored with my kitchen's honey colored cabinets, dark green counter tops, and ivory walls. I wanted a color on the walls and to take advantage of some under cabinet storage space. My solution?

13 Effective Time Management Tips For Web Workers

I'm sure the phrase time management isn't new to you. Managing time is certainly one of the biggest challenges for web workers and freelancers and it's something we think of all the time. If we don't do it effectively, we find it hard to meet deadlines and accomplish tasks.The concept is quite simple.

Pricing & Work: Are You a Commodity?

Anonymous Corp was a small company that used several freelancers for writing and graphic design. When they decided to cut costs, each freelancer was asked if they could offer better pricing. Joe immediately offered to cut his cost in half. Karen pointed out that they were getting significant value for they money they paid her.