Choosing Tools to Help You Create a Budget

Before I get started sharing the pros and cons of various budgeting programs, I wanted to point you to the comments on Monday's question of the day. Many readers have been sharing tips for budgeting, and it's definitely worth the read! In the past, I've used software programs like Quicken for our personal and business…

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Question of the Day: How Do You Organize Your Finances?

This week we'll be talking about organizing your finances, with a look at various budget programs, investment options and tools for meeting your savings goals. To kick it off, I thought I'd start with a question of the day: How do you organize your finances? Do you use a budget? What budget system do you…

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Using Advertising as a Revenue Stream on Your Blog

Yesterday we talked about affiliate marketing as a way to earn money on your blog, and today I want to share what I know about advertising. First, a little about my background. I majored in business administration with a minor in marketing. Then, at the height of the housing bubble, I worked as the office…

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Affiliate Marketing & Disclosures on Your Blog

As part of my blogging series this week, I want to take some time to tackle the elephant in the room -- earning an income from your blog. We've all heard people say that you can't earn money blogging, but we also know that people like Dooce and Problogger make significant incomes from their blogs.…

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9 WordPress Plugins That Increase My Productivity

As I mentioned on my setting up a new blog post, one of the reasons I use WordPress.org as my blog platform is because of the ability to choose from thousands of available plugins to improve the function and design of your site. Today, I'm sharing nine WordPress plugins that I use to save time…

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Tutorial: Set Up a New WordPress.com Blog

This week we're going to continue last year's post-Blissdom blogging series with more tips for taking your blog to the next level based on my own experiences and lessons I learned at BlissDom. But before we jump in, I wanted to write a basic post for those readers who want to start blogging but have…

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Reorganizing Our Bathroom Storage

I've mentioned before that I'm constantly reorganizing as our needs and lifestyle change. Lately I've been noticing that our bathroom storage has become a source of frustration, which is a sure sign that it's time to come up with a new way to organize it. Although I have a few ideas about how I can…

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Question of the Day: Do You Have a Blog?

This morning, Organizing Your Way's subscriber count passed 4,000, and I thought it was a good excuse to throw a blog party! So for today's question of the day, I want to know: Do you have a blog? If so, tell us about it in the comments! Be sure to leave the URL so we…

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Improve Your Diet Without Dieting

      The following is a guest post from Shaina of Food for My Family: It's February. The New Year's diet resolution fad is fading in the distance. Valentine's Day brings boxes of chocolates and delicious, high-caloric meals like steaks covered in cream sauce and sinfully rich desserts. If you find yourself struggling to…

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31 Days of Organizing for a Better 2010: Wrap-Up

Did y'all notice I didn't post yesterday? After 31 days of posting every day (sometimes more than once!), it was strange and refreshing not to sit down and write a post yesterday morning. However, I really enjoyed the 31 Days of Organizing for a Better 2010, and I'm excited to tell you that I am…

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