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When to Use Savings to Pay Off Debt

By Philip Brewer One of the most common questions over on the Wise Bread forums is some variation on, "I have $X in savings but $Y in credit card debt. Should I use the savings to pay down the debt?" The answer, of course, depends on your situation--and there's a reason why the question keeps showing up.

Workspace of the Week: Keeping the home in home office

This week’s Workspace of the Week is Heybraky’s shared office: I really liked the description that accompanied the first photograph: Home office. New York City. My wife and I both work from home. We wanted something that felt like “home”, but still “office” enough to be able to focus. My wife’s favorite spot is the couch.

Eight Accessible Ways to Go Green in your Home

Living lightly on the Earth now is imperative if your children are to have a world to live on in the future. Unfortunately, many people think that being eco-conscious costs too much.

Implement This! How to Work with Jonathan

So, maybe you’ve read my book, Career Renegade. Maybe, you’ve daydreamed about how cool it would be to go renegade and earn a great living doing something that truly makes you come alive.

Lessons in Manliness from Winston Churchill

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Jonathan W. Thomas. Mr. Thomas runs the world’s largest Anglophile blog – Anglotopia – which has become a gathering place for Anglophiles all over the world.

How Giving Changes Everything

Article by Zen Habits contributor Jonathan Mead; follow him on twitter. We often think that our success depends on focusing on ourselves. But this simply isn’t true. Every successful person knows that you become successful because of how much value you give to others. Yet, we often forget this. It works the same way with our happiness, too.

Recycled play kitchen

Tricia spent the weekend making her daughter a play stove out of a recycled box.

Free Financial Spreadsheets from Google Docs

Last week, I shared a list of 16 alternatives to Microsoft Money. These applications offer a variety of solutions for managing your personal finances. But not everyone wants to use a full-fledged computer program to track their spending. Many Get Rich Slowly readers (including my wife) are content to manage their money with a spreadsheet.

A Frugal Man and His Nintendo DS / DSi

I’m a video game fan, and I’ve been one since I was tiny. During my life, I’ve owned an Atari 2600, a Nintendo Entertainment System, a Super Nintendo, a Sega Genesis, a Game Boy, a Game Boy Advance, a Nintendo 64, a PlayStation, a Game Cube, a Playstation 2, a Nintendo DS (and a DSi), and a Wii.

More play kitchens

Vattern play kitchen Beth turns to the Vattern for a larger play kitchen for about $35. The ingredients: - bowl from Walmart ($8) - Panna coasters in black (IKEA--$1.99) - faucet from Habitat for Humanity thrift store ($1.50) - scrap board for "backsplash"-(AS IS section in IKEA-$.99) - Molger shelf painted leaf green-(IKEA-$4.99) - Bygel rail and hooks-(IKEA-$1.99/$.99) - knobs from Target (on

Join or Start a Group -- a Happiness-Project Group.

One of the happiness-project resolutions that I’ve found to be most effective – and also the most fun – is to Join or start a group.

Interview: Areas to Stay Low Tech

Everyone uses technology, but I thought it would be interesting to see in what areas people have decided they are better off avoiding technology.  So we asked a bunch of bloggers: Are there areas where you have decided it works better to go low tech? (3593) Personally, I have found that I prefer a mechanical watch.

Vintage style play kitchen

Chris didn't have to splurge to get the dream play kitchen. Chris says, "I've been looking at play kitchens for my daughter for a few months when I fell in love with a vintage style one from Pottery Barn Kids. Beautiful, but at over $700 I thought there had to be a cheaper way. So after some research I decided on an Ikea hack.

9 Power Tips To Speed Up Your Web Browsing

Although the internet has been mainstream for over a decade now, high speed internet for everyone is still a distant dream. A huge number of users are still on dial-up. Those on broadband aren't always satisfied with the speed either. Everyone desires a faster web. Google wants that too.Having said that, there are always certain workarounds which could add some swiftness to our web browsing.

How to fold a large bath towel

After I started folding my fitted sheets in the manner I detailed earlier today, I realized that it was very similar to how I fold my large bath towels. The way I fold towels is extremely convenient and efficient because the towels are folded in such a way that I don’t have to refold them to put them on the hanging bar. I just pull them out of storage and hang them up. 1.