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How to Take Advantage of Free Extended Warranty from Your Credit Card Issuer

By Xin Lu A couple weeks ago my husband and I were watching a movie on our Playstation 3, and suddenly the disc stopped spinning. After some investigating it seemed like the entire Blu-ray player stopped functioning.

Upper, Lower and Middle Class Tax Breaks

Many people feel that rich people don’t pay enough taxes. The question of what type of tax structure is best for the economy isn’t something I want to address in this post. Instead, I’d like to talk about the idea that rich people pay less in taxes than the poor and middle class. Part of this view is rooted in what people see as the purpose of taxes.

Best of Personal Finance: 41 Financial Calculators for Major Life Decisions

By Linsey Knerl Welcome to Wise Bread's Best of Personal Finance roundup. If you've ever wanted to make a million bucks from eating lunch, learn how to raise a $221,000 baby (not from the black market, either), or cook over 4 dozen different ramen dishes, we've got the goods for you! Top 5 Articles of the Week Life or Debt?

Who You Go to for Advice Will Determine Your Success

If you go to your mom for advice every time something goes wrong then I hate to tell you, but you have a problem. Your mom may be a genius, but she isn’t a genius in all areas of life. It’s time to expand your advisors in order to help you in every aspect of your life.The ability to create a great career depends greatly on your support systems.

Unitasker Wednesday: Lem-O Saver

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! So you have a lemon, and you only want to use half of it? Wow. Now that is a conundrum. If you only use half a lemon, what will you possibly do with the other half?

A year ago on Unclutterer

2008 Make your kitchen magneticThe managing editor of cookthink.com shares with us ideas for saving space with magnets in your kitchen. Unclutterer on Carrie and Danielle’s Style Statement websiteDanielle LaPorte interviews Erin on the Style Statement website. The 20th annual Great American Yard Sale Have someone else digitize your old photosScanMyPhotos.com promises to professionally scan

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Never Eat Alone Book Club Edition

The recent Total Money Makeover book club seems to have been a huge success. Two times a week seems to work, and focusing on discussion-oriented points in the book made it quite interesting as well. As a result, I’m going to follow it with another book club, starting on Wednesday, September 2.

What’s the Difference Between High-Income Earners and Low-Income Earners?

In June, a user at Ask Metafilter wondered: What are the differences between someone who makes $100,000/year and someone who makes $30,000? As you might expect, this question generated a lot of discussion — all of it interesting.

Nesting cookware for camping

Back to Monday’s theme of “Wow, this is cool!” I want to introduce you to the MSR Flex 4 System Cookset: If you’re a camping enthusiast (or even if you live in an apartment with a tiny kitchen), this incredible nesting cookset is perfect for you. I can’t stop looking at it. I may even be drooling. (via NotCot)

Laundry basket storage hack

Not one to air her dirty laundry, Megan found a fantastic way to hide them away. "I have altered a Vattern Cabinet in my bathroom to enable a laundry basket to slide in and out to hide the dirty laundry away. I achieved this using a drawer unit and a larger cupboard door instead of the drawer face." You think this is just any other bathroom cabinet. But voila!

How to Take a Vacation, Freelance Style

I took a vacation not too long ago, though it wasn’t much like a typical vacation — and not just because I packed my laptop. I worked (although not quite as much as I do most days) on a trip that was supposed to be more about relaxation than anything else. I know I’m not alone on this one.

Envato Birthday Giveaways at FreelanceSwitch!

As you may have noticed if you’ve been keeping your eye on any Envato website over the last few days, this week it’s our third birthday! Over the next three days we’ll be giving away three giveaway packs here at FreelanceSwitch.

Moby: Quick-Change Artist

Electronic musician Moby talks about swearing off slick production values and embracing a "monastic," DIY approach for his moody new record.

Colors on the Web: Color Theory for Designers

An extensive rundown for designers on color usage in digital work.

The 50-Minute Meeting

How building in "travel time" can radically reduce the amount of scheduling stress in your day.