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How to find the hidden cash in your attic -- or apartment!

 Posted by Adrian Walter-Ginzburg on December 20, 2010 at 12:00 PM
With thrifty consumers on the lookout for quality used goods, they're hitting estate sales – and spending more money. Bargain hunters are spending about 15 to 25% more at estate sales now, compared to a year ago, estimates Caring Transitions , a company that manages estate sales and relocation around the country. Nationwide Estate Sales , a similar company, pegs the increase at around 10 to 15%, or more. Buyers are paying more per item, says John...

Less Stuff Equals More Happiness from Time.com

 Posted by Adrian Walter-Ginzburg on August 9, 2010 at 12:00 PM
"The things we are trained to think make us happy, like having a new car every couple of years and buying the latest fashions, don't make us happy." These are the words of the filmmaker behind a documentary called "Happy," quoted in a NY Times story that rounds up all sorts of academic input, personal anecdotes, and studies that all point to the fact that the endless act of acquiring cooler, swankier, flashier, and plain more and more stuff does ...