BradXB

914 Flips | 12 Magazines | 3 Likes | 202 Followers | @BradXB | Former planner, legal advisor + leadership team member at a wealth management firm. Now homesteading with his family in the boonies of the Pacific NW.

Money Pros: The 10 Commandments of financial planning

The Money Pros are standing by to take your questions.<p>Q. I'm trying hard to be smart about my money as I look ahead to retiring and achieving …

Personal Finance

The Top 5 Reasons For Consolidating Your Investment Accounts

Advisors constantly preach the virtues of diversification. Spreading your dollars among different types of investments theoretically spreads out your risks. In this way, one dog of an investment won’t bring down your entire portfolio. You might think if diversifying your investments is good …

15 Ways to Retire Early

<i>By Lou Carlozo, Contributor</i><p>The word "retirement" and number "65" are as linked in the American psyche as "bacon and eggs." Then again, that all depends on how fast you want your eggs, right?<p>Retiring early -- or leaving the work force for the golf course, if you like -- might sound like an …

12 Road Trip Games to Keep Everyone in the Car Entertained

<i>What are some fun games to play on a roadtrip for two people, including the driver?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p><i>Answer by</i> …

Cost of Trading in a Car - Consumer Reports

It’s always been tricky to negotiate the best deal if you’re buying a new vehicle while trading in a car at the same time. That’s partly because the …

University of California

23 Short Stories You'll Want To Read Over And Over Again

And again and again.

Deals: Another Crack at Blur Premium Privacy Protection: Lifetime Subscription for 74% Off

Don’t Fall Victim to Data Breaches & Identity Theft– Let Blur Mask Your Personal Info Online (US Customers Only)<p>Today’s featured deal is another chance to grab a lifetime subscription for Blur Premium Privacy Protection. It’s on offer for just $49.99 – a huge 74% off its regular price of $195.<p>Blur …

40 Powerful Mantras to Help You Think Positive

<i>When things go wrong, don’t go with them.</i><p>“I don’t want to feel overwhelmed. I’m tired of the anxiety and stress. Too often my mind is consumed with …

Self-help

What You Learn From 1,000 Days of Meditation

Imagine if you had the opportunity to live on an isolated mountaintop and meditate for three years. You had no cellphone, no email, or news from the outside world. For three years, all you had were ancient texts and the opportunity to meditate deeply.<p>What would you discover? And what would you want …

145 Homesteading Skills Every Homesteader Must Be Well Equipped

To be an ultimate homesteader requires a set of homesteading skills essential for success. Homestead living, off-grid living, or …

18 Simple Ways To Make Your iPad Faster

<b>18 Simple Ways To Make Your iPad Faster</b>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b>You bought your iPad new three years ago, and now it’s getting a bit long in the …

What Is Meditation? Relaxation

"Meditation is rest, absolute rest, a full stop to all activity – physical, mental, emotional. When you are in such a deep rest that nothing stirs in …

Meditation

Tiny House Propane On-demand Hot Water Heater Review

I’ve talked about options for doing laundry in a tiny house, but what about some of the even more basic needs? For most of us (unless you are really …

Here’s an easier (and cheaper) way to make wooden beams

By Rev. J.D. Hooker<p>Issue #43 • January/February, 1997<p>I know that there are a lot of really fine products available for turning logs into lumber, from …

Tesla’s $3,000 Powerwall Will Let Households Run Entirely On Solar Energy

You almost certainly associate Tesla with cars — very cool cars — but the company has an even grander vision beyond that. Today, CEO and founder Elon Musk unveiled ‘Tesla Energy’ — a new business arm that is focused on ending our dependence on grid power and switching instead to solar energy.<p>The …

Tesla

How to Save Money Buying Lumber from a Distributor Instead of a Retailer

When you are ready to up your woodworking game, it’s time to start buying wood straight from a distributor instead of the big box retailers. You’ll …

Woodworking

Five Easy Tips on How to Meditate for Beginners

Pao L. Chang, <i>Guest</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Meditation is an energy healing art that has great health benefits, but it is often overlooked by most people. Many …

15 Storage Ideas to Steal from High-End Kitchen Systems

We scoured our favorite high-end fitted kitchen makers (from Boffi to Bulthaup to Henrybuilt) for ideals to steal at home.<p>Finally, get more ideas on …

Earn a Good Living Without a Tractor: A Market Gardener Tells You How

According to Jean-Martin Fortier, it isn’t a farmer’s job to feed the world. And he finds it absurd that many U.S.-based food and agriculture …

26 Farmers Share Their Best Start-up Tips

February 25, 2014<p>You’re in the midst of living a true farm life, whether it’s the dream you’re pursuing after work hours or the entrepreneurial …

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Over the last 2 years, I’ve made some big moves to simplify my life. I’ve streamlined my finances, my diet, the stuff I own, my home and my daily …

Do NOT RIDE it at all if...

Here at RideApart we're fortunate to ride a huge variety of different motorcycles on a weekly basis. We may ride a high-powered naked bike as a …

48 Of The Most Beautiful Lines Of Poetry

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."<p>2. From "One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop:<p>"It's evident<p>the art of losing's not too hard to master,<p>though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster."<p>Suggested by Nekesa M., via Facebook<p>3. From "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman:<p>"I bequeath myself to the …

The 100 greatest novels of all time

<b>Our critics choose the best novels ever written, from Tolkien to Proust</b><p>100 <b>The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien (1954-55)</b><p>Hairy-toed hobbit Frodo leaves home to defend the world from dark forces by destroying a cursed ring, in Tolkien's epic trilogy. WH Auden thought this tale of fantastic creatures …

Redworm farming

By Charles Sanders<p>Issue #112 • July/August, 2008<p>If you are looking for a way to earn extra income, a retirement job, or even a new livelihood, then …

Gardening