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Raising Deductibles to Save Money on Insurance: Does It Work?

One common, painful bill that we all face is the insurance bill. Whether you’re talking renter’s insurance, homeowner’s insurance, or automobile insurance, the bill feels painful because it’s not something we can often directly see the benefit from.

7 Essential Tools for Getting Work Done -- Anywhere!

By Linsey Knerl Sometimes you just have to get out of the office to ever get any work done!  When you're on the go, or are working from home, what are the best tools to keep you productive and in step with the rest of the world?  We share our a couple from our list of 7 necessary tools to help you get work done -- anywhere! IM Instant messaging has always had its supposed social appeal,

Parking Strategies

I’m amazed at how much time people are willing to spend driving around a parking lot looking for a space to park. I’m not talking about places where it is snowing and there are only limited slots in covered parking.

Project Basement: Day 2

Going through the mess in my basement to unearth its contents ended up being a relatively painless task.

Getting Fired? Ask One Question to Get Free Money

By WC Porter Getting fired is never easy. There are a whole bunch of emotions that you'll experience: from anger to sadness to very serious concern for your future. All valid emotions. None of them will do you any good. But a few weeks ago I discovered a question that can actually make you some money if you ever get fired.

A lesson on mental clutter from the book Zen Shorts

In the children’s book Zen Shorts by Jon Muth, a giant panda named Stillwater tells three stories to young siblings Addy, Michael, and Karl.

Business Strategy Smackdown: Membership Sites Vs. Virtual One-Offs

In the last two posts in this business strategy series, we’ve talked about the monthly membership business model and the innovating-without-a-net business strategy as they play out in the offline world.

Sometimes, "Too Good To Be True" Is Not True

By Paul Michael How many times have you heard people say “if it look’s too good to be true, stay away from it” or words to that effect? Well, I know I’ve said them often myself. But sometimes, rarely, there really is a deal that’s a steal.

A Happiness Lesson from Julia Child?

This weekend, I read a wonderful book, Julia Child’s My Life in France. It describes her first move to France, when her husband was transferred there, how she fell in love with France and French food, and how she became utterly absorbed in learning about French cooking and in cookbook writing. I must confess that I have very little interest in the ruling passion of Julia Child’s life.

Some Thoughts on Cohabitation as a Financial Tool

Over the weekend, I made two brief mentions of using cohabitation as a method for saving money.

A recessed Bertby display cabinet

Rebecca hacks her version of the recessed Bertby display cabinet. "We moved to a condo with limited space and we needed a display cabinet for some of our collections. We already bought a Detolf  from Ikea but the problem is it has only 4 shelves, which is good for some of our larger pieces. We need a shallower cabinet with more selves for smaller items.

How Much Stuff Does One Man Need?

It seems like every time I travel, I come home committed to win my war on Stuff. This time was no different. I lived out of a single carry-on bag while vacationing in Belize last week, and even that felt luxurious.

How To Crack The Code To Your Life

You own the code. This code is not a secret and it doesn’t have to be broken or translated in order to understand its meaning.

What it feels like to go No Impact

At least according to one No Impact Week participant... For more, go to Paige's Facebook page by clicking here.

The Art of Manliness Podcast Episode #18: Tales of Grit From the Wild West With Matthew Mayo

Welcome back to The Art of Manliness Podcast!In this week’s episode we talk to author Matthew Mayo. Matt has recently written a book called Cowboys, Mountain Men, and Grizzly Bears: Fifty of the Grittiest Moments in the History of the Wild West.