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By Mark Shead

Best of Personal Finance Roundup: 14 Great Ways to Be Miserable

By Linsey Knerl Welcome to Wise Bread's Best of Personal Finance roundup. Today, we share the 14 ways to ensure you'll stay miserable, 3 cool tricks to finding online deals with Google, and whether sea salt is really better than table salt! Top 5 Articles 14 Great Ways to be Miserable — You probably know at least one of them: people who seem to love being miserable.

Why we hold on to sentimental clutter

Sentimental clutter plagues our attics, basements, closets, garages, and desks. These sentimental trinkets can keep us from moving forward with our lives physically and emotionally.

How to Stop Waiting for Permission

When you were a child, you often had to wait for permission to do something. Perhaps you needed to be a certain age before you were allowed to use the oven or cross the road by yourself. Maybe you needed to ask mom before you got a snack.

Random Stuff

Here is a bunch of random information I’ve discovered over the last few months.  I figured it might be interesting for someone, so I thought I’d post it all together.  If you see anything that you think would be interesting to see a full post about, please leave a comment and we’ll try to write about it in more detail. Overdrive Digital Library Many state libraries have digit

8 Timeless Rules For My 8-Year Old Daughter

[Expanded & updated from the original post that appeared on this day 2 years ago today] Driving home with my organic, soy chai latte in hand, today, I began to wonder what the critical lessons I should be teaching my daughter were. She’s only 8, but I wanted to make sure I got my most treasured thoughts down, to capture my deepest wisdom. So, not wanting to be late, lose my thoughts or spil

Are You in a Book Group? Want a Reading Group Guide?

Happiness is a great book group meeting! I'm in three book groups -- one in which we read books aimed at adults, two in which we read book aimed at children and young adults. Being part of these books groups is among the joys of my life. So I'm a big fan of book groups.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 Storing specialty hangers?How do you keep the non-standard hangers organized when they aren’t in use? Unitasker Wednesday: The snowman kitSnowman kits include everything except the snow! Flipside walletI wanted to add the Flipside Wallet to the list of wallet alternatives due to the ease of use and cool design. ROO: Return on OrganizationA recent article in USA Today explores organizat

Moveable mudroom

Small spaces often lack utilitarian areas where people can hang hats and gloves, process mail, and store purses, backpacks, briefcases, and keys near their main entrances.

Reader Mailbag: Kitchens and Careers

Welcome to this week’s Reader Mailbag! A note: I get enough questions to do two or three mailbags a week. I’ve considered putting a second Mailbag on Thursdays. Would this be of interest to you guys? I recall a few months ago you were thinking seriously about cutting out all or most meat from your diet? Where did you get to with this? What was it inspired by?

The Power of Thinking Big

We've been conditioned to think small, simplify, not to be greedy, and to overall expect less and demand less from life. We’ve been taught that we should be happy and thankful with what we have and that there are many others less fortunate than ourselves.I read somewhere that, as an experiment, someone put two adverts in a newspaper.

Freelance Freedom #142

Carnival of Personal Finance #243: Valentine’s Day Edition

Welcome to the 243rd Carnival of Personal Finance! What in the world does that mean? Well, a blog carnival is a weekly round-up of articles on a particular subject (in this case, money).

Side chairs into mid-century-ish club chairs

Tim gives a new mid-century twist to these side chairs. "I'm not sure what the Ikea name for these side chairs is, but they were old and wobbly and the back legs were breaking off. I made a simple base out of 2x10's and used the original arms from the ikea chair as a curvaceous way to hold up the back and keep it strong. My wife, Susan, stitched up ... ...

How to save the planet by eating healthily

If there is a Grand Designer or a Universal Intelligence who made this world, it makes sense to me that He, She or It designed the place so that the interests of human beings and the interests of the rest of Creation work in harmony.

The World Belongs to Those Who Hustle

Share We get a lot of emails from men lamenting the fact that they feel stuck in neutral and asking for advice. Many of these men have great aspirations, but that’s all they have. Aspirations. Many don’t have any results to show for all their ambitious goals in life. Some are on year seven of a four year degree, and others are stuck in a job that’s going nowhere.