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Kentin Waits

Exploring and embracing the freedom of debt-free living, the high-art of personal craft, the value of working mind and body, and the enduring luxury of minimalism. 

Latest articles by Kentin Waits

6 Rules of Creating a Powerfully Productive Workspace

The key to productivity may be a well-designed workspace. Learn how to set up your cubicle or office so it works for you.

10 Ways to Stop Being Impatient and Live a More Satisfied Life

In our hurry up and wait culture, patience is a virtue. Read on to cultivate your sense of patience, no waiting necessary.

8 Ways to Help Your Clothes Last Longer

Extend the life of your clothing by choosing quality materials and construction and following a few simple fabric care tips.

10 Things Financially Savvy People Don't Do

People who are smart with their money don't make these common personal finance mistakes. Do you?

The 6 Personal Finance Rules Everyone Must Follow

The Internet is awash in free financial advice. This short list of basics will put you on firm financial ground today and on the way to a wealthier tomorrow.

12 Words You Need to Delete From Your Resume Right Now

HR staffers see a lot of resumes — and a lot of cliches, tired idioms, and lazy skill descriptions in them. Make your resume memorable by cutting these awful words.

50 Ways to Make Exercise More Fun

Getting motivated to workout day after day can really be a drag. Keep fitness fun — and productive — with these tricks.

Dirty Little Secrets: Shocking Germ Hotspots You Touch Every Day

There are germs WHERE? Find out where those microscopic baddies hide, and then follow your mother's advice and wash your hands!

Say No! 7 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Get Married if You're in Debt

Newlyweds can fight about more important things than money (like the chores) if they enter the union debt-free. Read on for reasons why you should wait to wed.

10 Reasons Why You Should Ask for Cash This Christmas

If you're reluctant to put greenbacks on your wishlist, don't be. Cash is a great gift to give — and to receive.

25 Ways to Simplify Your Life — Today

One of the best things about simple living is how easy it is. Get started today with one (or more!) of these simplifying tricks.

25 Easy Ways to Make Your Life More Interesting

It's easy to get trapped in a humdrum routine. Shake things up with one or more of these simple activities, lessons, experiments, and adventures.

DIY Home Defense: 10 Ways to Protect Your Home From Burglars

Almost 75% of burglaries in the U.S. occur at residential properties. Make these simple DIY home improvements to protect your home and your stuff.

The Happiness Habits: 7 Ways to Feel Better Now

There's no secret to happiness, but there is a formula. Develop one or more of these habits, and get happy!

Make Your To-Do Lists More Effective With These 5 Simple Hacks

If your to-do list is long on tasks and short on check-marks, up the power of everybody's favorite productivity tool with a few simple tweaks.

10 Simple Ways to Get Your Life Together

Self improvement is hard. Start with these simple (but significant) improvements first, and see where they take you.

8 Common Job-Hunt Tips You Should Ignore

Want to get a job? Ignore this advice — and learn what you should be doing instead.

Is Your Hotel Hiding These 5 Fees in Your Bill?

Hotels have followed the airlines into the business of fee inflation. Here are the fees to look for before you book — and how to avoid them once you arrive.

Boost Your Career: How to Be Happier and More Likeable at Work

You can get more done and push your career ahead by becoming the charismatic, trustworthy, go-to person who really cares. Here's what to do.

Home Maintenance and Repair: What's an Emergency and What Can Wait?

If you're budget is tight and you have home repairs on the horizon, use this list to determine which projects can wait and which ones need your immediate attention.