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By Trent Hamm

2 Easy Ways to Get More Free Time

Is it possible that you are (at least partially) responsible for your hectic, over-scheduled, and downright crazy schedule? Some of your time pressure is legitimate. You have HOA meetings to attend, kids that need a ride to soccer practice, household chores that need to be finished, and a host of other responsibilities.

Besta toy storage

Elena and Markus are total Ikea addicts who did hacked this Besta storage for toys.

Hiding cables in plain sight

Unclutterer Forums member mpoush found a creative solution for concealing cables in plain sight: We just moved our office into a larger room that does not have a phone jack. That means running wire from the other room for the modem and phone. Two ugly black cables hanging down were not the ideal, however.

Why You Can't Stick with a Budget

By Stacy Johnson This video is about one of the most important tools for destroying debt: a budget. Creating a budget isn't all that hard. Sticking with one over time seems to be the tricky part. Is it possible to have a budget that you actually look forward to using? I know it is, because I've been doing it for years.

Census Worker: A Brilliant Part-Time Opportunity

One issue that I hear about from readers on an almost daily basis is the issue of how to find work opportunities for all sorts of specific needs. A stay-at-home mom wants to pick up a few hours here and there. A retiree is getting stir crazy and wants to find some work for idle hands to do while earning a few dollars.

Pet Rocks, Blue Oceans and Magic Millions

We spend a lot of time talking about how important it is to research and sell into a hungry market. It’s often the deciding factor in success or failure. But, every once in a while, something odd happens. Someone comes along and creates a solution to a problem we never knew we had.

Debunking The Myths: Common Home Emergencies

Emergencies don’t come with warning bells. They strike at unexpected moments and your response, or lack thereof, could determine how things come out in the end. How much do you think you know about first aid and proper emergency response?

Freelance Freedom #140

Live online chat today at 2:00 EST

This afternoon at 2:00 p.m. EST, I’m doing an hour-long live online chat through the Toronto Globe and Mail. You can access the chat when it’s in progress, and I believe you can start submitting questions at 1:55 p.m.

How to Talk with Your Spouse About Money

This is a guest post from Sierra Black, a long-time GRS reader and the author of ChildWild, a blog where she writes about frugality, sustainable living, and getting her kids to eat kale. Talking about money is one of the great taboos of our culture. I know more about my friends’ sex lives than I do about their bank statements.

Seth Godin: "You Can Become the Indispensable Linchpin."

I’ve admired Seth Godin for a long time – I read his wildly popular and influential blog as well as his bestselling books. My favorite book is probably Tribes, which has influenced my thinking quite a bit.

The Art of Manliness Podcast Episode #15: Man Stories with Kasper

Welcome back to another edition of the Art of Manliness Podcast. In this week’s episode we return to our series called Man Stories. I had the pleasure speaking with AoM Community member, Kasper, and ask him what manliness means to him. Kasper lives and works in London as an artist. If you haven’t already, check out his awesome how-to make spaghetti and meat balls video.

The Massive Post: Zen Habits Nominated for Bloggies; Haiti Relief; and Leo’s Big Book Giveaway

Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. OK, you’re going to want to take a deep breath before reading this post, but please, do read it. Deep breath taken? OK, let’s get started! First, Zen Habits has been nominated for the 2010 Bloggie Awards … which is a huge honor.

Trimming the Average Budget: Reading

This is part of an ongoing series about how to trim the budget of the average American. As this series focuses on such broad-based tips, some will work for you and some will not.

Best of Personal Finance Roundup: 23 Ways Restaurants Save Money

By Linsey Knerl Welcome to Wise Bread's Best of Personal Finance roundup.