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Seamstress Sui Generis - Designer Amy Doan (aka Shrinkle)

Amy Doan (aka Shrinkle) is a designer and entreprenuer whose work I came across quite by accident. Amy's been selling her fashionable creations on eBay for over 6 years. [more]

Adaptation: Lessons learned from being unemployed

Almost 3 years ago I quit my 9-6 job to "take a break." I quit not because I hated that particular job, but because I hated the 9-6 part. It also didn't help that my commute was 3 hours round trip and I didn't get paid well. [more]

4 Mobile Phone Upgrades That Aren't Worth the Money

Many phone upgrade offers seem worthwhile at the store, but are usually a waste of money. We promise — you won't need them, so don't buy them!

Online outlets

Some of the fondest shopping memories of my childhood involve outlet malls. The sheer number of stores managed to be exciting, enticing and overwhelming, all at the same time. [more]

What Is SOPA, and How Will It Affect You?

SOPA — the Stop Online Piracy Act — is everywhere in the news. But what exactly is it, and how will it affect you? You may be surprised.

Hacking your way to a better life

I love how the concept of hacking has changed so much over the past few years. I'm particularly taken with Hack Zine, a site the collects some of the best hacks on the web. [more]

6 Beauty Aids Science Says Really Work

Get glowing, radiant skin with chemistry. Science says these six ingredients work, and we know where you can find them for cheap.

Best Money Tips: Five Ways to Use Your Tax Refund

Today we found some awesome articles on five ways to use your tax refund, moving made eas, and teaching high school kids how to manage money.

Best Money Tips: The Definitive Guide to Napping

Today we found some great articles on the best ways to nap, over 50 ways to make extra money this summer, and what you can do about chronic procrastination.

Making the most of your guilty pleasures

I've been trying to come up with a way to articulate the mental shift from being not-frugal to being frugal. It's not really about wanting to spend less, and it's certainly not about making do with less. [more]

6 Great Alternatives to Remodeling Your Home

Thinking about spending thousands of dollars on a remodel? Try these effective alternatives for a fraction of the cost.

9 (and a half!) things to do at work when there's no longer work to do (also good for a boring day at home!)

My job is crazy one week and snail-slow the next. During the slow times, it's easy to get sucked into the web, clicking from one page to the next, waiting for someone to have a fir

Best Money Tips: How to Host a Yard Sale

Today we found some awesome articles on hosting a yard sale, shopping smarter for crafts, and frugal health and beauty tips.

Special Events that Will Cost you Nothing

Want something to do, but don’t have the cash? Activities are popping up all over the U.S. that won’t even require you to bring your wallet!

4 Sneaky Investment Fees to Watch For

Are you paying too much for investments you already own? These overlooked fees can add up quick.

The Not-So-Private Parts

Raise your hand if you’ve never used Google or any of its services, don’t belong to any social network (including sites like Flickr, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, etc.), don’t have (

5 Tips for Making Do with the Right Now

It seems easy to hold your breath and wait for situations in life to become clear, determined, and permanent. But what will you be missing in t

Best Money Tips: 15 Things That Happy People Avoid

Today we found some great articles on the things that happy people avoid, how to get the best deals on Amazon, and a deliciously easy way to make peanut butter.

Borrowing to Invest: Helpful or Hurtful?

Can debt possibly be a good thing? Sometimes yes, sometimes no. But carrying debt that enables you to earn money is a concept called Leveraging, and can be v

Frugal Red Herrings: Money-Savers That Cost You in Other Ways

Are your money-saving ways just an illusion? Find out if you're falling prey to these frugal red herrings.