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By Brett McKay

Daily Links: Close Shave Edition

Over at Free Money Finance, a guest poster recently wrote about how to save money with straight razor shaving. Because I’ve been at war with my facial hair for twenty years, I read this piece with interest. The author writes:

5 Tips for E-mailing Busy People

Even after outsourcing my e-mail to a virtual assistant, there are still a few messages that come over the transom. Since the success of the book, I’ve been able to see some of the worst e-mail pitches out there. Here is an example of how to do it properly, with 5 tips and good template phrases bolded: Hi Tim,

Lead a More Relaxing Freelance Lifestyle

Although there are numerous bright aspects to freelancing, day in day out it’s not easy to keep focused and keep producing your best work for clients. Focus can easily be lost, direction shortsighted, and shortcuts taken. There are a few things you can do to relieve a major chunk of this pressure and stress and start leading a lot more simple freelancing life. Take Away The Unnecessary

Questions and Answers on Compassion with the Dalai Lama

Editor’s note: The following is a report on a recent talk by the Dalai Lama from reader Noah Well, who generously decided to take notes and type them up to share with me and with all of you. Thank you, Noah, for sharing this with us.

Sensible Ways to Raise Cash for a Wedding

By Xin LuBefore I got married last year, I wrote a post ranting about how my wedding would cost more than my college education . There is no doubt that a wedding is an extremely expensive affair, and recently I read that many people are taking out loans to pay for their weddings.

PearBudget: An Effective Way to Dip Your Toes into Budgeting

As I mentioned before, when I first began my financial turnaround, I constructed a tight budget and stuck to it like glue for the first few months. That tight budget was invaluable - it taught me how to ride the proverbial bicycle that is personal finance management.

Tip: Taking A Team’s Temperature

The chemistry of a creative team is absolutely critical for making ideas happen. What goes unsaid can erupt into a great fiasco. When a problem is brewing, our tendency is to block it out. After all, who wants to be confrontational or take time out when stress and deadlines are looming?

The happiness of stopping my daughter’s tantrums.

The Little Girl is a charming, ebullient, sweet-natured three-year-old. She also had a habit of throwing MASSIVE tantrums. Kicking, screaming, throwing things, pulling glasses off people’s faces…it was bad.

Improve your Chances of Success in Business with These 10 Simple Tips

Written on 5/19/2008 by Shilpan Patel of Success Soul.I am an engineer turned entrepreneur. With that said, I've had my share of stumbles along the way but I've learned a lot. One of these lessons is that business means risk.

One bag travel

Traveling light is what I prefer. Traveling with one carry-on can make such a difference in your airport experience. The beginning and the end of your trip will be much more relaxed. To help you figure out how to travel lightly take a look at the site One Bag. It is a great resource that simplifies what and how you pack. From the site:

10 Strategies to Masterful Food Preparation in Minimal Time

Written on 5/19/2008 by Melanie Thomassian, author of the award winning Dietriffic.com.There’s no doubt about it, finding time to cook healthy meals has become a major challenge for most families.Many people feel swamped with the immensity of their daily tasks, and often cooking is seen as a ‘luxury!’ The good news is that sitting down to a home cooked meal even on the busiest of days, isn

Reader Mailbag #11

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.

Cheap and Simple Sunburn Remedies that Really Work

By Linsey KnerlOops, I did it again. Thinking that just one unprotected hour in the sun would be alright, I fried my fair Danish skin. I really know better, but it can happen to the best of us. Here are some very useful home concoctions and common sense tips for easing the pain and feeling better quick.

The Informational Interview: A Job-Hunter’s Secret Weapon

This article originally appeared at I Will Teach You to Be Rich in a slightly different format.

How to live simply in a 39 foot RV — From Louise Hornor

The following guest post is from Unclutterer reader Louise Hornor. When I discovered that Louise lives full time in a RV, I asked if she would be interested in sharing her unique perspective on simple living. Thank you, Louise, for writing such a truly inspiring guest post for us!