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Art of Manliness

By Brett McKay

Reader Mailbag: 3 AM

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Locking in student loan rates 2. Future of Roth IRAs 3. Handling a mini-windfall 4. Planning for the unpredictable 5. Time for fun hobbies? 6. Stay at home mom decision 7. Overseas trip planning 8.

TORSBY and MALM customization

Materials: TORSBY, spray paint Description: Very simple hack, just did the Torsby without the legs, so it would be the same height as the bed and painted the yellow strips. The Malm has been personalised with Liberty fabric. Take a tour of Julia's droolworthy home. ~ Julia, London, UK

Systems for straightening up your home

I am easily distracted, so I have to use little tricks to keep me on task when doing my 30 minutes of picking up around the house each day. If I’m straightening up a room, I’ll close the door to the room so I don’t wander off into another part of the house.

Use It Up, Wear It Out, Make It Do, or Do Without

This post is from staff writer Sierra Black. Sierra writes about frugality, sustainable living, and raising children at Childwild.com. My shower is broken. The water comes out just fine, and it doesn’t leak.

5 Ways to Think More Clearly: Brain Health and Mental Maintenance

Your friend texts you about their frustrating day, your taxes have to be filed, the radio spouts news of another disaster somewhere, and you still haven’t taken your car in for its oil change.  With the wonders of technology and high-speed interaction between us all, we’re finding it more and more difficult to keep our mental machinery chugging away at optimum performance.

Review: The Pledge

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest. Also available is a complete list of the hundreds of book reviews that have appeared on The Simple Dollar over the years. Michael Masterson is one of my favorite personal finance and career writers.

Suffering Comes From YOUR Perception (Yep, it’s your fault!)

Which one of these statements do you believe in? “And eye for an eye” or “Live and let live”? No matter how you answered, your response was based on your belief system.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2010 Organizing the creative mindWhile some ideas are killed for good reason, most ideas are abandoned half-baked as a result of obstacles during execution. Unitasker Wednesday: Pineapple slicerWhenever I’m in a kitchen supply store, I always think about fake medieval torture devices and imagine what future generations could make up about the pineapple slicer unitasker. Ask Unclutterer: Pre

This week in April '07

Bamboo dish clock: A classic! Minimalist, striking. Love. Stairway to cat heaven: Whaddaya know, the Lack zigzag bookshelf is the pathway to cat nirvana. Splatgirl's stylish bathroom hacks: A butcher block may seem out of place in a bathroom but not in this one. Check out Splatgirl's vanity station.

Finances and Churches

Over the last few years, I couldn’t help but notice that several churches in my local area have run personal finance programs of various kinds, such as Financial Peace University and so on.

"A Desire of Knowledge is the Natural Feeling of Mankind."

From The Life of Samuel Johnson, by James Boswell: On Saturday, July 30, [1763] Dr. Johnson and I took a sculler at the Temple-stairs, and set out for Greenwich. I asked him if he really thought a knowledge of the Greek and Latin languages an essential requisite to a good education. JOHNSON: "Most certainly, sir; for those who know them have a very great advantage over those who do not.

Linkswitch #64, Networking Tips, Using a Collection Agency, Make a Difference

Networking Tips for Freelancers The idea of working at home is a dream for a lot of people and for good reason.

Reader Story: A Five-Year Financial Turnaround

This guest post from Lindsay 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.

11 Inspirational Quotes That Will Supercharge Your Day

We all need a pick me up from time to time. And what would be better than some of the most inspirational quotes on this beautiful blue planet of ours?