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How to check if a flight is delayed

By Xin LuOnce in a while friends and relatives would visit my family from other countries, and we usually go to the airport to pick them up.  The problem is that sometimes flights are delayed, and we would end up driving around the airport for half an hour or pay for expensive airport parking.  Fortunately, there are several sites where you can check for airport conditions and whether or

Things We Love / Things We’re Learning

[Every Monday afternoon, I'll be sharing a few of the more interesting links I've come across in the past couple of days. Let us know if you've stumbled across your own treasure trove of interesting stories/ideas/websites -- share them in the comments!] We Love: Nutella Oatmeal Thin Cookies! We’re Learning: Cash4Gold is a total rip-off We Love: The Miami Design District

Maturity and Money

The one absolute requirement of a money manager is emotional maturity. If you don’t know who you are, the stock market is an expensive place to find out. - Adam Smith I ran across that amazing quote from Adam Smith (an 18th century economist that’s often seen as the father of modern economics) the other day at the library and it’s stuck with me.

Coffee Is Good For You? Yes!

Attention Spans and the Internet

In classrooms and homes all across the nation, teachers and parents are sometimes left wondering what happened to their children’s attention spans. We often hear older generations commenting disparagingly about the way younger people always seem to be hard to entertain. Some just call this phenomenon being “spoiled,” but is it just the children that are losing their patience?

11 Useful Tips On Setting Goals And Achieving Them

Sometime back, Seth Godin wrote a thought provoking post on goals. He mentioned that it's really easy to not have goals and live in the present. But that is what most of us do. And those who walk that extra mile, deliver, and make an impact are the people who have goals. They set goals and don't lose sight of it till they have achieved them.I wish we all could be like them.

Kindle 2

Amazon is showing the Kindle 2 right now.  The two biggest advances are: 1. Syncing your current page across devices.  So if you are reading on your phone and then pickup your Kindle you can start right where you left off.  2.

Get organized on a shoestring

Shelving systems, storage boxes, and drawer organizers are convenient, but they also cost money. When you take on an organizing project, sometimes what is convenient isn’t always in the budget. Here are some tips to help cut costs and become a little more organized:

Reader Mailbag #49

Each Monday, The Simple Dollar opens up the reader mailbags and answers ten to twenty simple questions offered up by the readers on personal finance topics and many other things. Got a question? Ask it in the comments. You might also enjoy the archive of earlier reader mailbags.

Diabetic Dating 101 (Or How to Love a Sweetie Who Can’t Eat Sweets)

Almost everyone these days has a friend or loved one who is diabetic. Sometimes it’s hard to know exactly how to be supportive and what to say. If you are dating a diabetic (or even just friendly with one), here are a few guidelines that might ease the tough conversations and situations as well as help you raise your compassion quotient for the sweetie in your life.

How to Declutter an Entire Room in One Go

Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. My family is moving to another house this coming weekend, and to prepare for the move, we’re going through the entire house and getting rid of stuff we don’t need.

Recession Romance: Make a Delicious Valentine’s Day Dinner at Home

With Valentine’s Day approaching, I polled my Twitter followers for their favorite frugal and romantic date ideas. Some of the great responses included: From @Finc_Confluence: “A photo scavenger hunt worked well for us recently. Inexpensive, memorable, and a great conversation piece!”

A must-have jewelry organizer

Monique debuts with a jewelry organizer. Just a simple tweak and the Atran bathroom cabinet becomes a jewelry storage cabinet. I'm loving it.

Do organized people have a bad reputation?

I received an interesting e-mail message the other day: Why should I bother getting rid of my clutter if my clutter doesn’t bother me? It only seems to be a problem for other people.