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Reader Mailbag: NCAA Tournament Predictions

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Handling a windfall 2. Underwater on mortgage 3. The best next step 4. More for the mortgage? 5. Saving up for payments 6. Package price increase 7. Maximize investments or pay mortgage? 8. Exercising at home 9.

10 Hard Truths About Blogging

With job satisfaction rates at record lows and more and more people looking to enjoy a higher quality of life, millions of people are desperately trying to leave their miserable jobs and are flocking to the world of blogging and Internet marketing.If you're already a blogger, chances are you've heard of Darren Rowse, Brian Clark, and Leo Babauta.

Super storage closets

A well-organized storage closet can be a beneficial attribute in any home or office. You can easily find what you need, when you need it, and have an exact space to return an object when you’re finished.

A stool gone classy

Materials: An old Ikea stool, fabric, fiber foam, spray glue and staples Description: Very easy, I just glued some foam on an old stool then stapled a nice fabric on it and "voila"! ~ Marlene Weil, Montreal

You Can Have It All (Just Not All At Once)

This post is from new GRS staff writer Donna Freedman. Donna writes the Living With Less personal finance column for MSN Money, and writes about frugality and intentional living at Surviving And Thriving.

How to Wake Up Early

By Cat Li Stevenson After reading last week’s article on problem solving, Tina casually mentioned wanting to wake up early. I felt inspired to write a piece on how to wake up early. For the past 4 months, I’ve been consistently waking up early—5am specifically. This article contain tips I’ve found helpful to became an early riser. 4:45 a.m.

Five Reasons to Keep a Journal

If you've been reading Dumb Little Man for a while, you might have figured out that I'm a writer. I love words. I write for a living – and it's a childhood dream come true for me.Now, you might not be a writer. In fact, for all I know, you hate writing.I'm going to suggest that you think about keeping a journal, all the same. Why?

A Man’s Guide to Pregnancy Part 1: How to Take Care of a Pregnant Wife

In today’s society, it’s easy to forget that there any major differences between the genders. Until your wife gets pregnant. Then the difference between the sexes will yawn like a great chasm before you.

Stop the Insanity: How To Crush Communication Overload

Are you constantly playing catch-up with a million different messages? It's time to take back control of our communications. Here's how.

Review: Evil Plans

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest.

Art Sunday

I thought we'll go arty today and feature some "art" accomplished through IKEA pieces. I don't fully understand them (because I am a really practical person?) but maybe some of you out there will. That said, I do appreciate the kind of extreme thinking IKEA inspires. It's also fun to see how far out IKEA can go.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2010 Unitasker Wednesday: Specialized steak branding irons When March rolls onto the calendar, I begin preparations for the coming months filled with warmer weather. I plant seedlings for my garden, wipe down the patio furniture, and clean up the grill.

Some Thoughts on Entering Drawings

I have several friends who have made something of a hobby of simply trawling the web, looking for sites that are offering giveaways, entering them, and then looking for the next one. After finally spending a couple of afternoons doing this at the behest of a couple of them, I find some good things – and some bad things – about doing this. It is an inexpensive hobby.

Linkswitch #60: Spec Requests, Productivity, Wordpress Plugins

10 Productivity-Enhancing Apps from the Chrome Web Store Google launched their Chrome Web Store last year to some well-received notice. But in reality, it serves only as a glorified directory for web apps accessible on any standards-compliant browser. And that isn’t necessarily a downer.