My wife and I got into an argument the other night about how many hours she has been working at her job. I would like her home more. I let things cool down a bit and did not speak with her again that night. The next day, I thought I would apologize to her for getting into an argument. But when I texted her, she responded with a snide remark.
I don’t watch much television; I’m more of a books and magazines and newspapers kind of guy. But I’ll make an exception this Friday. ABC will be broadcasting a special entitled Un-Broke: What You Need to Know About Money.
One common trap with buying in bulk is the fact that on some products, the higher volume version often has a higher cost per unit than the smaller version. For example, I recently spied two cans of tuna on the shelf at my local grocery store. The same brand (Starkist) featured a 5 ounce can for $1.29 and a 12 ounce can for $3.19.
Leenya fits her office into an armoir. Close the door and the clutter disappears.
She says, "It involves the Leksvik armoir that my husband and I tailored into a computer 'office'. It provides more flexibility than the Alve Computer Desk and it works with our decoration." Two other boards were fitted in to provide additional storage and space for a printer.
Every Wednesday is Tip Day.
This Wednesday: 13 tips for actually getting some writing accomplished.
One of the challenges of writing is...writing. Here are some tips that I’ve found most useful for myself, for actually getting words onto the page:
1. Write something every work-day, and preferably, every day; don’t wait for inspiration to strike.
In today’s economy, there aren’t a whole lot of jobs that are completely safe from company cut-backs and layoffs. Though your job may be safe, saving extra money for emergencies is always a good idea. Here are some frugal ideas that might help with the saving:
Try not to eat out.
I recently leased office space for Get Rich Slowly.
For about a year, I’d been working out of an office I’d created in one of our spare bedrooms. This seemed like an ideal solution: I was able to work from home (with my cat companions!) while utilizing empty space.
In reality, this arrangement proved a blessing and a curse. Yes, it was convenient to have a home office.
I recently finished reading a book that blew me away, called Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.
Unlike so many other books that have the words “mindset” and “success” in the title, this was a serious book that steered clear of pop psychology and soundbites and offered a simple, yet astonishing empowering concept that will forever change the way I approach challenges
All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy!
I know that the bowl pictured to the right looks like a regular bowl — but it isn’t. No, this is a very special bowl. This bowl can only be used for disposing food scraps and trash while you are preparing a meal.
Over the last week, I’ve been rolling out little changes to The Simple Dollar, mostly in an effort to make the site useable, and more are to come over the next few weeks. I don’t want to make a radical change to the site, but there are a lot of little things I’d like to add to the site - and some elements I want to remove.
If you notice anything broken, please let me know.
Word of mouth works! A potential client hears rave reviews about your products and services from someone they trust. The advertising is believable and motivating. And it doesn’t cost you anything - other than consistently delivering a service that keeps your clients happy and coming back for more.
It’s surprisingly effective.
I read a lot of personal finance books. Most possess a certain sameness. They offer good advice, yes, but there’s nothing special about them. Perhaps that’s why I’m drawn to two specific types of financial books: narratives and histories. If a book can combine both of these elements, it’s a good bet I’m going to like it.
I was in sixth grade the first time I saw the movie Pee-wee’s Big Adventure. My friends latched onto the “I know you are but what am I” line from the film, and I quipped “Everyone I know has a big ‘But …’” no fewer than a thousand times.
Sure, the line I often quoted from Pee-wee’s Big Adventure was juvenile, but it was strangely accurate.
Over at Eddie Ross', they've posted an amazing step by step re-upholstery of a Manstad sofa. The chocolate twill cover is from the Slipcover shop and tucked using only a staple gun and an Exacto knife. The right suit really does make the sofa.
See more of the slipcover re-upholstery.