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By Glen Stansberry

Understanding CD Rates

Dennis writes in with the following question about CD rates:

Your version?

I had lots of fun revisiting some of the old hacks in this earlier post. So here is more. Scroll down the original post to view the new versions. Bill's Ordning ceiling lamp Philip's vinyl stopper Scott's Lack TV unit with sliding doors Blund bear monogram Decoupaged Fira chest Alicia's faux-apothecary Fira craft cabinet  Ruby saves her old chair

Your Own Business

In a previous post I mentioned that if you are the type of person who focuses on personal productivity, you probably shouldn’t be working for someone else.  I wanted to explain why.

How to Use Twitter Without Twitter Owning You - 5 Tips

(Photo: Timothy K. Hamilton) Total read time: 5 minutes. I’ve evolved as a user of the micro-blogging tool called Twitter. That said, technology is a great slave but a terrible master, and Twitter can turn the tables on you with surprising subtlety. This post will explain how I use Twitter and the 5 rules I follow to keep it from using me…

Skylar to Cappiccinini

An accident and an old shell lamp turns out to be a Cappiccinini, a term Pinky coins for her new lamp. The frame of the Skylar lamp (can't find the link), after a gust of wind tears the paper lamp shade, is given a second chance at life with a shell lampshade. The accident The new lamp See more of Pinky's Capiz shell lamp.

Unitasker Wednesday: Underground time capsule

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy!

A year ago on Unclutterer

2008 Is ‘trading up’ your space worth it?A family moves from a 6,000 sq. ft. home into an RV and learns valuable life lessons. Reader suggestion: Staying organized with binder clipsReader Christine shows us how to create a hanging file system with binder clips.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Podcast Edition

First, an update on my own podcast: I’ve done some test recordings of episodes and am currently showing them to some potential sponsors. I hope to launch the podcast in April or May.

Top 100 Personal Finance Blog Rankings: A New Wise Bread Feature

By Will ChenLooking for more great personal finance blogs? Find the best ones with our new Top 100 Personal Finance Blog Rankings! Feature 1: Personal Finance Blogs Ranked By Popular Statistics By default the chart will rank the blogs based on traffic. But you can click on the column headings to sort the blogs by: Technorati Rank RSS subscribers Compete Score Twitter followers PageRank

What Tax Season Taught Me About Personal Finance

This is a guest post from Tara Young. This winter marks my fourth season as a volunteer tax preparer under the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, which provides free tax preparation services for lower income and elderly taxpayers. The experience has been quite rewarding, and I’ve learned more about U.S. personal income taxes than I ever imagined existed — or wanted to know.

Replace exercise DVDs with video podcasts

I recently cleared out my video and DVD collection and got rid of most of my workout programs. The ones I liked, I watched so often I don’t need the videos any longer to do the routines. And, the ones I didn’t like, never came out of their boxes.

Educating New Clients: 4 Options to Make Your Work Easier

Recently, I’ve been getting a lot of emails from potential clients who haven’t actually ever worked with a freelancer before. There’s been a few unfortunate assumptions on both sides, and I know that I’ve lost a deal or two because a client didn’t know what to expect from a freelancer.

How to skip the work travel, have a more leisurely life and save the planet

Want to know how to climb out of the cramped airline seats and stay home? Below is a guest article by Lloyd Alter of Treehugger, but by way of introduction, here's a little excerpt from a New York Times piece by Joe Sharkey about his friend, Mr. Allen:I spoke with [Mr. Allen] a few days ago by cellphone. He was with his two

Discovering a Lost Genre: Safari Stories

Editor’s note: This post is from Chris Hutcheson, a former guest writer, and now official Art of Manliness contributor. His friend, Josh Parchman, helped research this article. Thanks Josh. Welcome Hutch! The site is even manlier with you on board.

Daily Links: Kindle Edition

I was looking at my personal library last night, and marveling at how many books we have. Despite my reduced spending on them, and despite the fact that we’ve sold many back to bookstores, we still have a lot. It made me wonder: would it actually make sense to purchase an Amazon Kindle? Or would it be a waste of money?