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Five ways to use Evernote to organize your busy family life

I recently wrote a post for the Evernote website that I want to direct you to: “5 Ways to Use Evernote to Organize Your Busy Family Life.” Here is the first tip: 1. Remember where you parked Whether at the mall, an amusement park, or a concert with your kids, the last thing you want to do is delay getting home because you can’t find your car in the enormous parking garage or lot.

10 Tricks to Save Money with Credit Cards

By Silicon Valley ... The most credit savvy among us have been able to use credit cards to their benefit in order to wisely and optimally save money even while charging on their cards. If you are careful about how you use your credit cards, you may actually come out ahead by using them, rather than if you just stuck to cash.

Basecamp Renegade: Will You Be There?

I’ve been keeping a secret… For months now, I’ve been working on an insanely cool event called Basecamp Renegade. And it’s going down in Charlotte, NC on September 25-27th. Not in a conference room or hotel. Not my style. We’re staging this puppy at a 200 acre man made outdoor adventure center called the U.S.

Reader Mailbag #77

Each Monday, The Simple Dollar opens up the reader mailbags and answers ten to twenty simple questions offered up by the readers on personal finance topics and many other things. Got a question? Ask it in the comments. You might also enjoy the archive of earlier reader mailbags. The only credit card I’ve ever had is one my father signed me up for when I went away to college.

Setting And Achieving Goals The SMART Way

Whether you’re trying to advance your career or achieve something significant in your personal life, at some stage you will need to set yourself some goals and work towards achieving them. But, just being able to set a goal is not enough.

Freelance Freedom #119

Understanding the Federal Budget

Note: Although I try to keep GRS a politics-free zone, today’s topic is inherently political. I’ve stayed as neutral as possible in the article, but I know that there’ll be some political discussion in the comments.

Staying focused on the big picture

On Friday, my grandmother turned 100 years old. She is an amazing woman, and turning 100 is just one more accomplishment in her incredible life. My grandmother’s birthday has me thinking about a phrase that I often repeat to myself: Even if you live to be 100, life is short. It’s a reminder to me to not procrastinate and to stay focused on what matters most.

How to Respond to Criticism – Learning from Dr. King

(Photo: Africa Within) Total read time (bolded sections) = 5 minutes Total read time (all) = 40 minutes I am embarrassed to tell you that, up until three weeks ago, I had never read Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from a Birmingham City Jail. It is, without a doubt, one of the best case studies in how to deal with criticism I’ve ever come across.

To change the world I have to change myself

A little snippet from my book:I've had this hammered home to me lately--that if I want to manifest peace in the world, I have to find peace in my own mind. They say a peaceful mind makes a peaceful man. A peaceful man makes a peaceful family. A peaceful family makes a peaceful village. A peaceful village makes a peaceful country. A peaceful country makes a peaceful world. What does this mean?

The Benefits of Sharing

Via Creative Commons, GOOD has a great ongoing series on the benefits of sharing, be they artistic, financial, environmental, etc.

Clearing Mind Chatter

A few quick tricks for turning off your racing mind...

Making Art in Triplicate

Broadway producer Brian Swibel ("Xanadu") outlines the unsung benefits of having many irons in the fire and doing triple the work.

Friday People Angrier than Monday People, Study Says

A look into time perception and its relationship with your emotional state.

Idea Attack: The Merits of Multiplying Your Options

Broadway producer Brian Swibel ("Xanadu") outlines the unsung benefits of having many irons in the fire and doing triple the work.