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The Simple Dollar

By Trent Hamm

How to Master the Art of Mindful Eating

Editors note: This is a guest post by Jules Clancy from stonesoup. When I quit my job in January to focus on blogging full time, there were many changes I was excited about implementing in my lifestyle. One of the most rewarding has been around my eating habits. During my years as a corporate wage slave, breakfast was a meal I ate alone in my car.

Getting Equipment on a Freelancer’s Budget

There isn’t exactly a checklist of equipment you must have as a freelancer: for some freelancers, an old computer is more than adequate as long you’ve got chairs and a table where you can meet with clients. For other freelancers, a laptop loaded with the latest software is crucial, but everything else in the office is negotiable.

Why Doing Your Homework Leads to More Sales

I recently received a prospecting e-mail from a Tucson photographer I’ve never heard of. His message noted that I’m included in the website developers directory in this city’s Book of Lists. If you’re not familiar with these books, they’re published by the weekly business journals in many American cities.

A Hol for kitty

We've also seen this hack before. But again, this is using the smaller Hol. Space space kitty solutions, eh? The Hol disappeared for a season but seems like it's back. Whether permanently, I don't know. If you're thinking of hacking a Hol cat box, get it quick. With it going for only $30 a piece, it is definitely a great bargain compared to what's in the market. Now to the hack.

Do You Get What You Pay For?

This post is from GRS staff writer April Dykman. Like many of you, I’m a proponent of quality over quantity. I’d rather buy one good coat that will get me through three seasons and last for years than replace a poorly-made, cheap one every year. But it’s important to consider that expense is not necessarily an indication of quality.

How to Stick to Your Study Plan

“Which Direction I (You Are Here)” Courtesy of Vido Drago Whether you’re studying on a college program, for a career qualification, or just for personal interest, you’ll want to make a success of it.

The Case for Cold Water Shaving

Share When I watched the HBO series Band of Brothers, I was struck by how the soldiers, ill-supplied, freezing, and wearily dug into the snowy trenches of Bastogne, still made time to shave. The clean shaven face was and is military policy. Even today, US soldiers, although they must do without hot water and baths for months at a time, still try to get in a daily shave.

Ten Tactics for Saving Money on Pets

My wife and I are considering getting a puppy for our son, who really seems to love small dogs and often asks us whether we’ll ever have one.

DocuSign Review

As environmental and financial pressures increase on today’s businesses, managers and other administrative workers are constantly on the look-out for cost-cutting methods and ideas. One way to save both money and impact on the environment that has become popular in the last several years is paperless technology.

Signum for cable management

Over the weekend, Lifehacker posted a great cable clutter solution from Ikea that I wanted to bring to your attention. This Signum Cable Organiser is a black polyester pouch with two steel clips that can hook to the side of a workspace that has a 2″ or smaller edge. The clips are also convenient to remove, which means that you can have the Signum work double duty as cable carrying case.

Wealth Isn’t How Much You Earn

At age 25, Jim makes $100,000 a year. He’s constantly traveling for business. He has a large home in which he often doesn’t visit some rooms for months at a time. He eats out every single night. He drives a leased Lexus, which he updates every few years at the end of the lease. He buys a whole new wardrobe every six months, taking the leftovers to Goodwill.

How much is enough?

As part of my second set of 2010 resolutions, I’ve started going through my entire home and office playing the “I’m moving overseas!” uncluttering game. However, I’ve run into a problem because I know I’m not actually moving overseas. It’s like setting your alarm clock 10 minutes ahead — you always know it’s 10 minutes ahead.

Mogi's Extended Vehicle Protection: Is it Worth It?

By WC Porter Over the weekend I saw a Mogi commercial for the first time and was intrigued: was this really something worth taking a look at or was it just another unnecessary product looking to take advantage of customers?

Tuning In to True Wealth: Optimizing Your Freelance Business

I recently started reading The Wealthy Freelancer and the book is chock full of fabulous information and ideas.

Amazing Life Lessons You Can Learn From Albert Einstein: Part Deux

Given the great response to the article “10 Amazing Life Lessons You Can Learn From Albert Einstein,” I’ve decided to publish the other seven lessons that I originally intended to include in that article. These were cut out because I feared the article was too long.