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By Colin Beavan

Letter From The Editor: Happy Holidays From PickTheBrain

Image Courtesy of Holly Bryan Since re-igniting PickTheBrain six months ago, I am truly humbled and overwhelmed by the continued support of our loyal, enthusiastic and enlightened community… My sincerest wishes to all of you – your friends and family – for a very Happy Holidays and a Spiritually prosperous New Year. In the coming year, PickTheBrain looks forward to bringing you m

Happy Holidays!

Like a good chunk of the western world, Unclutterer’s offices are closed today. We wish everyone who celebrates Christmas a merry one, and the rest of you we wish a joyful day off from work! Don’t forget, you can always jump into the Forums and join the conversation there. We’ll return tomorrow to share more Uncluttering insights.

Happy Christmas, Everyone!

Here’s a holiday video from 1950 showing Christmas celebrations around the world: in the United States, England, Holland, France, Sweden, Switzerland, Korea, Japan, Canada, Mexico. As the spirit of Christmas unites all humanity, men and women everywhere reaffirm their faith in the brotherhood of man.

Merry Christmas from The Simple Dollar!

I hope that wherever you are and whatever you believe, good tidings are reaching you. Tune in tomorrow for our regularly scheduled programming.

Coming Back From the Holidays: How to Get Back to Work

The holidays are nice: we take off some time, eat some great food and generally get a break from the grind of freelancing. But the holidays don’t last forever. It can be tempting to fall into a holiday routine that keeps going well after the last present is opened, perhaps even after Auld Lang Syne is sung.

5 Ways to Use Your Turkey Leftovers

I love this time of the year because it’s such a festive and whimsical time.

Is Netflix Worth It?

Jenna writes in: My husband and I have been talking about signing up for Netflix, but we’re just not sure if it’s worth the extra monthly bill. Do you have any thoughts or pointers? Sarah and I have been on-again off-again Netflix users for most of the past decade.

Merry Christmas 2009 from the Art of Manliness

It’s Christmas Eve here in the United States and we’re signing off so we can spend time celebrating with family and friends. We’ll be back Monday with more manly tips and advice.

An uncluttered holiday gathering

If I were hosting a holiday meal this year, it would probably involve lots of steamed and pureed vegetables, baby cereal, and maybe — if my guests were lucky — a few bottles of wine.

Managing Money When You’re Paid Infrequently

Most of us are lucky. We’re paid every week, every other week, twice a month, or monthly, and this makes it easy to make ends meet each month. Some of us, however, live different lives. Freelancers, for example, are paid on a highly irregular schedule. Many graduate students receive only stipends three or four times per year.

Staying Productive During the Holiday Break

One of the most frustrating things to me is when I’m trying to get work done over the holidays and get nothing but away messages. It seems like everyone in the world takes a few weeks off, even when they are in the office.

Expedit hamster home

Martina from Austria probably has the luckiest hamster in the world. Here's the home she built for Sonic the hamster. "I am an adult keeping a little dwarf hamster. I don't like the traditional cages - I find them indescribably ugly and also most of them are much smaller than the space recommendations given by animal rights organizations.

Is a Reverse Mortgage Right for You?

This is a guest post from Francine Huff, a freelance journalist and the author of The 25-Day Money Makeover for Women. She has appeared on a variety of TV and radio shows. Visit her web sites Huff Writes and Super Savvy Spender. Whether through recent news articles or over the water cooler, you’ve probably heard something about reverse mortgages.

Ten Tips for an Emergency Energy Boost.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: Ten tips for an emergency energy boost. When your energy level is low, everything feels like a chore -- even things would ordinarily make you happy. Holiday time can be draining, with lots of shopping, cooking, traveling, decorating, meeting, greeting, etc. to deal with.

Nine Simple Things to Do to Get Ready for Tax Season Right Now!

With Christmas comes the new year, and with the new year comes the painful cycle of preparing one’s taxes. I personally loathe tax time – to me, it’s an example of how the government simply doesn’t work very well at all. The tax code should not be tens of thousands of pages in length when it’s expected that everyone navigate it.