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Saving with Albert: Teaching a Four-Year-Old the Value of Money

My young friend Albert — age four — loves electricity. Ever since he was young (ha!) he’s been fascinated by the stuff. His parents have carefully nurtured his hobby. Now that Albert’s older, they’ve decided this might be a good way to teach him about money.

Greening Your Design Business

As more and more people turn to environmentally friendly solutions for their lives, more self-employed people are making this a focus for their businesses.

Create a Richer Life in 24 Hours or Less

Written on 5/23/2008 by David B. Bohl, the author of Slow Down Fast.The overwhelming majority of people wish for more money. Unfortunately, it seems that the more money we accumulate, the richer we want to become.

The Big Sell-Off

One thing that frequently happens when people go through a personal finance and debt epiphany is a big sell-off of their unnecessary purchases. They look around their house at all of the unnecessary stuff they’ve purchased and want to get rid of it. The logic behind this usually comes from one or more sources, among them:

How Wisebread helped me get 45mpg out of my 28mpg car.

By Paul MichaelThere have been several great articles written by my fellow Wisebread writers on gas efficient driving , slowing down and hypermiling . I think the sign of a good blog is that we take our own advice, and in the case of gasoline, I’ll take all the help I can get. But even I was shocked at the amazing results I got.

Spotlight: Behance Team Favorites

The members of the Behance team get to see a lot of great work. Our collections* have filled to the brim with some of our favorites by the incredible talent on the Behance Network. We felt it was high time to once again share a few of our best-loved projects with you, and we invite you to do the same in the comments section below.

The Morning Tea Break: Making Better People out of Nurses

photo credit: visualpanic It’s no surprise that taking social breaks help nurses cope with their work.

YOUR Happiness Project: Acknowledge the reality of other people’s feelings.

I’m working on my Happiness Project, and you should 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.

Productivity vs. Social Media

As many of you know, I’ve been immersing myself in some of these social media services lately (Twitter, FriendFeed, and most recently Seesmic and Vimeo). It’s been a lot of fun and I’m really happy to have started doing it, but something has been vexing me. How does a personal productivity nut reconcile the (arguably fruitless) time spent interacting with people online?

Organize your gardening projects with Myfolia.com

After Matt’s post last week about low-maintenance perennials, I thought it might be helpful to provide a tip to those who are more enthusiastic about gardening.

Want Tons Of Traffic? Don’t Be An SEO Sheep

When it comes to blogging, Seth Godin is an SEO disaster. So, why’s his traffic and readership so massive?

Review: The True Cost of Happiness

Each Friday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book.

The Hidden Benefits of The Avocado

Written on 5/07/2008 by Garrett Whelan who writes about cooking for men or anyone trying to kick the fast food habit at FatBastardEats.com.Everyone says avocados are great. That’s all well and good but with California wildfires destoying large portions of the crops, costs have soared to $2 each. For $2, are these little fruits really worth it?Actually, yes.

Ask the Readers: Buy a Car or Pay Off Debt?

Earlier this week, April wrote with a personal finance predicament. She and her husband need to buy a car, but it’s not something they’d budgeted to do any time soon. Fate intervened:

Workspace of the Week: An organized cubicle

This week’s Workspace of the Week is Jay’s cubicle: