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By Jonathan Fields

Emergency Fund vs. Debt Snowball: What’s the Top Priority?

This post is from staff writer Sierra Black. Sierra writes about frugality, sustainable living, and getting her kids to eat kale at Childwild.com. A few weeks ago, in my review of Mary Hunt’s Debt-Proof Your Marriage, I mentioned that she advocates building a 3-6 month emergency fund before beginning to snowball your debt payments.

5 Must-Read Life Lessons from Gandhi

Mohandas Gandhi was the pre-eminent ideological and political leader of India during the Indian independence movement.

Classical Rhetoric 101: An Introduction

As many of you know, I read a lot of biographies on the lives of great men from history. The part of a man’s life I enjoy learning about the most is their education. What books did they read as young men that influenced them later on in life? Where did they travel? What classes did they take while at university?

The Top Ten: October’s Best Posts from WorkAwesome & FreelanceSwitch

Each month we round up the best posts from WorkAwesome and FreelanceSwitch so that you can catch up on anything awesome you might have missed.

Day 22: Do This For Your Mind And Your Days Will Be Better

Ever have one of those days when NOTHING seems to be going right? The bills are piling up, your boss is on your case, a co-worker won’t shut up about her lousy daughter-in-law, the kids are driving you nuts, and instead of helping, your spouse is also driving you nuts. You’ve had enough. Here’s an awesome trick to change your mood. Get up and get out. A change of scenery can inst

"The True Effect of Genuine Politeness Seems To Be Rather Ease than Pleasure."

“The true effect of genuine politeness seems to be rather ease than pleasure. The power of delighting must be conferred by nature, and cannot be delivered by precept, or obtained by imitation; but though it be the privilege of a very small number to ravish and to charm, every man may hope by rules and caution not to give pain…” -- Samuel Johnson Kindness!

90 Days Round-up

Great week of posts for our 90 Days program!

Review: The Little Book of Commodity Investing

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest. Commodity investing is one of those areas of personal finance that I simply don’t know much about.

This Awesome Trick Can Make You Feel Good At Any Time

I admit, I swiped this trick from a friend of mine, writer Alisa Bowman. One day, she wrote about how much it helped her to re-read positive emails from friends when she was feeling down and discouraged.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 Brilliant UK electrical plug concept saves spaceYouTube video shows a space-saving redesign of a United Kingdom 3-pin electrical plug. Unitasker Wednesday: The EZ Crackerwatch the failed attempts to crack an egg in the advertisement for the EZ Cracker.

Some Notes on a Plant-Based Diet

A few weeks ago, I made an offhand mention that I had switched to a plant-based diet due to medical concerns. Over the next week, I received a lot of questions about it. Why? What was it like? How was it working? Was it saving us money?

Linkswitch #43: Gender Disparity, WordPress, & Procastination

10 Kick Ass Adobe AIR Apps You Should Try Remember Adobe AIR? With advancements in HTML5 and even Silverlight, AIR seems to have been left in the back of our minds-at least here at Web.AppStorm.

Reader Story: Pedaling Toward Financial Freedom

This guest post from Tammy Strobel is part of the “reader stories” feature at Get Rich Slowly. Some stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success — or failure. These stories feature folks from all levels of financial maturity and with all sorts of incomes.

Manvotional: Robert E. Lee’s Chivalry

General Robert E. Lee was on his way to Richmond, and was seated in the extreme end of a railroad car, every seat of which was occupied. At one of the stations, an aged woman of humble appearance entered the car, carrying a large basket. She walked the length of the aisle and not a man offered her a seat.

5 Rules for Mindful Creativity

Are future generations paying for our creative fulfillment? Tips from Kimbal Musk, Cypher13, and Mike Moore on creating with sustainability in mind.