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My Paperless Personal Finance System: A Work in Progress

Last summer, as a part of my quest to get rid of clutter, I began to move toward paperless personal finance. I had planned to share my system only once I’d perfected it, but yesterday Daniel e-mailed to ask for a glimpse of its current state.

"Can you spare a square?" 5 quick tips on toilet paper usage.

By Paul MichaelThat classic scene from Seinfeld got me thinking over the weekend. Is there a strategy for using toilet paper? Is it worth our time? But when I spend money to literally flush the product down the drain, I often wonder…how much should I be flushing? Am I wasting money?

Possible protections for credit card holders

By Philip BrewerThe Federal Reserve has proposed some new rules to protect people from a list of abusive lending practices.  The changes aren't in effect yet, and may not actually go into effect.  It's worth looking at the proposals, though, to understand what's been going on just lately.  If you haven't been paying attention, you probably have no idea what the credit card compa

Unclutter unwanted content in your RSS reader with Yahoo! Pipes

We understand that not everyone loves our A Year Ago posts, but a good chunk (an 80 percent chunk) click on the links in these posts and explore the older content. Instead of continuing to annoy our readers who dislike the posts, though, I decided to create a custom Unclutterer feed using Yahoo! Pipes that doesn’t include the A Year Ago posts.

7 Ways the Home Worker Can Find a Meaningful Relationship

photo credit: Hometown Invasion Tour Editors note: Post written by Heather Johnson.

Some Notes on Our Experience with Skype - And Why It Will Work for Some and Not for Others

A few days ago, I made an offhand reference to using Skype to nearly eliminate the cost of a land line phone at home. A surprisingly large number of readers were curious about this and wrote in with interesting questions of all kinds, so I thought I’d walk through what Skype is, how we use it, and why it might work for you in some situations but not in others. What is Skype?

How To Kill Your Addictions to Junk Food and Soda Pop

Written on 5/20/2008 by Garrett Whelan who writes about cooking for men or anyone trying to kick the fast food habit at FatBastardEats.com.How can you kick junk food to the curb?

Do you realize what your words can do?

I found this on Michel Fortin’s blog over the weekend and was blown-away. No need for explanation, just watch it, then pass it on…

10 Free Web-based Alternatives to Photoshop

I’m fed up with Photoshop and its one billion rarely-used features. How about a simple photo-editor that’s quick, easy, and doesn’t cost a thousand dollars. Fortunately, there’re tons of web-based photos editors popping up. Most are crap, but some are promising. Check out these free web-based Photoshop alternatives: 1. Picnik

bag this!

it's a load of bags today. different shapes for different folks.frame your portfoliothe first is a portfolio bag and one i'd like to have. i work in advertising and have always thought some thing could be done to those black portfolio bags. while they look understated, it just doesn't make much of a statement.

Five Tips for Effective Consumer Complaints

I hate big corporations — they’re bureaucratic nightmares.

The Manival #4

Well, it’s time once again for The Manival. For those of you who don’t know, the Manival is a weekly blog carnival dedicated to bring together posts from blogs by men and for men. If you would like to participate in next week’s Manival, please submit a post using this handy submission form.

Controversy over ‘clutter’ in the halls of Congress

According to The Hill, Congressional staffers have been mandated to remove clutter from the hallways outside their offices. Items that are considered “clutter” include signs honoring soldiers who fought overseas. The instruction to remove the objects isn’t going over well with some members of Congress.

Shape Up Your Body, Shape Up Your Life

Many of us are carrying a few extra pounds. Perhaps they’ve crept on gradually over the years, perhaps they’re the “Freshman 15”, or perhaps they’ve been present since early childhood.

Designers: If it isn't life-enhancing, can it really be sustainable?

Consider, first, that reduced resource use and sustainable lifestyles, on both the cultural and the individual level, need not mean deprivation.