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By Tony Clark

Is Your Career Really Your Most Valuable Asset? I Say No

I came across an article recently at Free Money Finance that argued strongly on behalf of the idea that one’s career is their most valuable asset. To quote:

Trading Places with Indian Outsourcers

What happens when a successful US-based computer programmer, who lost his lucrative job to outsourcing, travels to India to try to get it back? Will he discover the secret of India’s success, or that sending jobs overseas is an unstable gamble?

Documentarian responds to messy minions

Josh Freed, the man behind My Messy Life, wrote a piece for the Montreal Gazette in which he highlights some of the reactions he received about his film. (I wrote about this documentary a couple weeks ago here.) From the article:

How to Make Your Own Small-Batch Strawberry Jam

This is a guest post from my wife. Making your own jam doesn’t have to be a big production.

Freelance with Fortune 500s: 10 Tips to Ace the Interview

If you’ve been freelancing for awhile, you may have come to the financial crossroads of Mom and Pop versus larger companies. I think it’s far easier to make money with big clients who wield big budgets, who understand the creative process and the importance of marketing and advertising.

Making Frugality a Game

If you have a spouse or a close friend and you’ve both recently made a commitment to saving money, why not try making it into a competition?

Wells Fargo’s Exciting ATM Redesign

Holger Struppek, Design Director at Hot Studio and formerly of Pentagram, has a nice case study showcasing the redesign of Wells Fargo’s ATM interface. Check it out: Maybe, it’s time for me to ditch Bank of America. Read and see more images of the project here. It’s great to see examples of design like this—mundane, everyday experiences improved through design.

More Tax Credits Coming for Homebuyers?

By Xin LuYesterday I read a news item that stated the House and Senate are considering another tax benefit for homebuyers and homebuilders. The idea the House is considering is basically giving a tax credit of $7500 to people who have not owned a home in three years. In the Senate, the version of the bill gives buyers up to $7000 for purchasing a foreclosed home.

Buying Cheap Spices: Unit Pricing in Action

In yesterday’s discussion of how unit pricing can save you money, John made a passing comment that merits closer attention. He wrote: I use unit price all the time when shopping and it’s super convenient that the stores do it for you. I did an analysis of spices that come prepackaged versus a bulk food store here and the difference is ridiculous!

a train in your coffee table

steffen builds a model train inside his ikea coffee table, vinninga.

7 Websites You MUST Check Before You Go On A Vacation

Written on 6/06/2008 by Abhijeet Mukherjee, of Jeet Blog.Summers are on and it's time to take that trip you've had been planning since last year. There is no doubt that the internet has a lot to offer for those who are planning to travel or go on a long vacation.

Books to read box

Last year, Erin wrote about using a cardboard box as a holding place for things you’re debating whether to part with or keep. Twice a year, you can go through the box and get rid of all of the things you never accessed. The box is great for keeping things out of sight, but not out of reach if you end up needing something inside the box.

6 Things Money Cannot Help you Achieve

Written on 6/06/2008 by Shilpan Patel of Success Soul.Imagine you are Mr. Bill Gates, czar of the wealth. Life is great; you're the richest man on the earth. You can buy anything in life, right?

Is Truthiness Holding Back Your Blog?

When it comes to blogging, there are endless decisions to be made. How you approach these decisions can be the difference between the success and failure of your blog (of course these words “success” and “failure” will have different definitions to different people).

Review: You’re So Money

Each Friday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book of interest. A few weeks ago, I piqued the interest of many readers by mentioning offhand that I’d recently read a personal finance book that “ticked me off almost as much as Rich Dad, Poor Dad.” Well, this is it. Let me start off by quoting from the back cover: