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By Brett McKay

How the Foot-In-The-Door Technique Costs You Money

A few weeks ago, I received a simple request from a person I know in the community. She asked me to go to a website and sign a simple petition on behalf of a cause she’s passionate about.

Heart Attack from Your Grill? Not with this Recipe

Backyard grills could be called heart attack grills and we all know it.Greasy beef, fat-laden cheese, mayo, white bread, and the complimentary beer(s) are prime ingredients for fat build-up in your arteries, heart and brain. Practice some moderation and you'll be just fine.

Do You Shield Your Joyous Ones?

I’m working on my Happiness Project, and you could have one, too! Everyone’s project will look different, but it’s the rare person who can’t benefit. Join in -- no need to catch up, just jump in right now. Each Friday’s post will help you think about your own happiness project. For my children’s literature reading group, I just re-read The Diary of Anne Frank. Goodness.

Getting by on a lot less money: 3 ways it's easier than you think

By Philip Brewer I spent my whole adult life trying to figure out how to get by on a lot less money, because I wanted to be a full-time writer and knew that it wouldn't pay enough to support the lifestyle I was living.

Ask Unclutterer: Me and My Unitaskers

Reader Wilhelm asked the following question of Unclutterer in the comments of a recent post: If [the] Unclutterer staff owns some of these things, can we have photos of them with their Unitasker? I immediately fell in love with this suggestion and then went through Unitasker Wednesday archives to find all of the ones I own.

An Introduction to the Art of Gambling

Editor’s note: Christatos Aristad is a recently retired professional gambler.

Rule #1: Spend Less Than You Earn.

A reader asked me if I could break down my ideas into a handful of principles. After some careful thought, I came up with a list of fourteen basic “rules” that summarize my money and life philosophy.

A personal favor to No Impact Man?

Hey, as a personal favor to me, would you watch this video and spread to your friends? Then, if you're moved, you can join me and many others on October 24. Watch the video and you'll see what I mean.

Are You Tweeting Away Prospects?

There is no question that social networking sites are a hot topic in business these days. Whatever size company you run, you’re probably seeing notices for seminars and workshops on how to use Twitter or Facebook as part of your marketing strategy.

Beware of These Speeding Ticket Myths

While your best defense is to ensure you're always driving below the speed limit, most of us don't. Nevertheless, if you've received a speeding ticket, you should consider fighting it instead of simply prepaying and skipping the court date. A speeding ticket may fine you $50 (or over $300 in some areas), but the cost to you expands greatly if your car insurance rates jump.

Ask the Readers: How to Handle a Windfall?

It’s been a while since we touched on the subject of windfalls: money that unexpectedly falls into your lap. It’s been so long, in fact, that I’ve started to receive questions about them, including this one from Aaryn: I wanted to get your advice as far as the distribution of windfalls. Would you put a certain percentage in a savings account? Invest it?

Workspace of the Week: Homemade brew

This week’s Workspace of the Week is Eric’s Brewing Workspace submitted by Ladydemona: Most every hobby comes with very specific stuff. If you play golf, you need clubs, golf balls, a golf bag, and a glove just to step onto a course. If you bike, at the bare minimum you need a bicycle and helmet. Home brewers need exponentially more equipment and supplies.

Hackea: A $2.99 laptop stand and more

A laptop stand for $2.99 A cheap Vink CD rack can be used to prop up your laptop too. The connecting portions are snipped off and filed down. Erik M says "the laptop doesn't touch the spikes of the cut metal in my case (I use a 14"). And it's for display only, to raise the screen to the height of your eyes and help with the passive cooling of the computer.

"Cash for clunkers" bill passed by Congress - what does it mean for consumers?

By Xin Lu A few months ago I wrote about several car buying incentives that were floating around.  This was before the bankruptcy of Chrysler and GM and there was a rumor going around that the government would push consumers into buying new cars with a trade in program.  Now it is official that a "cash for clunkers" bill has passed by both the Senate and the House.  This

10 Tips To Lower The Cost of Banking

By Silicon Valley ... When shopping for a savings account, I don't believe it should necessarily be all about the yield.