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By John Wesley

Manage Your Advertising: OIO Publisher Review

As a freelancer I sometimes lay awake at night tossing and turning over thoughts about secondary revenue streams. That tells me two things: In this current economy it’s always a good idea to be looking ahead for new revenue opportunities. I must be pretty dull at parties. Lately I’ve been putting together a new travel and information site called I Heart Japan.

Become a Gmail ninja

If you use Gmail as your primary e-mail system (and I recommend that you do simply because of its powerful spam filter), then it’s time for you to become a Gmail Ninja. Google recently released four tip sheets to help you get your e-mail clutter under control with Gmail.

How My Parents Saved $14,000 on Home Repairs

This is a guest post from MLR at My Life ROI. If you like this post, check out his website or subscribe to his feed. One thing I love about reading Get Rich Slowly is that J.D. is always willing to get his hands dirty and throw on a different hat. J.D. is a do-it-yourselfer.

How to Lose your Girlfriend

Known fact - men and women are pretty different. There are things about women that men have spent years trying to understand and guess what, women don't always get men either. However, no matter how much of a "man's man" you are, there are things you have to notice about the woman you have been dating.The following is a guide to help you lose your girlfriend.

30 Days to a Better Man Day 27: Start a Book

1 in 4 American adults did not read a single book last year. Those who did read books were usually women and older folk. This doesn’t bode well for younger men.  It’s not that younger men aren’t reading. They’re probably reading plenty on blogs or on their Tweetdeck.

Car Sharing: Why Own When you can Just Share?

By Nora Dunn Imagine a life where you don’t have to worry about unexpected car repair bills railroading your monthly budget; monthly car loan or lease payments are non-existent, insurance and long-term parking costs are distant memories; and even the gas is paid for…welcome to a life of car sharing.   In urban centers around the world, car sharing is taking off.

How Low Can You Go? Moorish-Style Chickpea And Spinach Stew

In April and May, National Public Radio featured a series on inexpensive gourmet dishes entitled “How Low Can You Go?” Although many of the dishes looked quite tasty, most of the dishes weren’t actually all that inexpensive, often narrowly getting below $10 to feed a family of four, and many involved arduous cooking processes.

Best of Personal Finance: Summer's Bounty Edition

By Andrea Dickson If you are thinking of buying a car, new or used, you'll want to be aware of common tricks that car salesmen use to jack up the price of the purchase, says Get Rich Slowly. CCN, the company behind many of those fake Oprah-endorsed ads for free acai berry drinks and supplements, has to pay back the 1.4 million that it bilked customers out of using upselling and all kinds of other

Enjoy the Fun of Failure. At Least Try.

I’m working on my Happiness Project, and you could have one, too! Everyone’s project will look different, but it’s the rare person who can’t benefit. Join in -- no need to catch up, just jump in right now.

A Bodyweight Workout for Busy Men

“Get Yo Abs Right Mayo’nnaise!” Editor’s note: If today’s challenge to take the Marines Corps Fitness test humbles you into wanting to get into better shape, starting out with a bodyweight workout is an excellent way to go.

Ask Unclutterer: Too much wine!

Reader Jules submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer: I had a party and I bought a lot of wine for it–four cases–much more than I ended up needing. As guests arrived, they came bearing bottles of wine as hostess gifts–30 more bottles. Now I have more wine than I can store or possibly drink in a reasonable amount of time.

Rule #2: Don’t Over-Think Your Investments.

A reader asked me if I could break down my ideas into a handful of principles. After some careful thought, I came up with a list of fourteen basic “rules” that summarize my money and life philosophy. I’ll be presenting these as a weekly series. I picked up a copy of Money recently and counted the number of mutual fund ads in the issue. My count?

What to Do When You Lose a Steady Client

It happens to the best of us. Sometimes it’s because of budget cutbacks or communication issues or some other reason. But eventually, most of us experience the loss of a steady client. Fortunately, losing one client isn’t usually as devastating as getting laid off from a full time job.

The Problem With Market Timing

I’m in the process of consolidating all of my investment accounts at Fidelity. This isn’t because I think Fidelity is “the best”, but because I think they’re good and they’re certainly convenient. There’s a Fidelity “investor center” not far from my home.

Add light to this watering can

Carlo gets arty with the Vallo watering can.He says, "From the very first time we saw the Vallo watering can, we love its design. Too nice to be only a watering can!