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By Mark Shead

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Free Teleclass Edition

I’m hosting a free teleclass with Vicki Robin (author of Your Money or Your Life) this evening starting at 5 PM Pacific / 6 PM Mountain / 7 PM Central / 8 PM Pacific and running for roughly 90 minutes..

Simple wall shoe rack using Babord

Jenise's first hack involves 50 lbs of shoes. Here's what she did. "When I moved across the country, I had 50 lbs of shoes freighted to me on Amtrack, and that was half of my collection.

7 Effective Ways to Consume Less and Live a Minimalist Lifestyle

Since my move to Spain, I’ve realized how freeing it can be to live with few possessions. Before I moved here I lived in Sweden. I did live a simple life in Sweden, but now it’s even simpler, and it feels good.In Spain I rent a fully furnished apartment, which allows me to basically only own a laptop, clothes and a few other items.

The Problem With Prognostication: Why You Shouldn’t Invest Based on “Expert” Predictions

This is a guest post from Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the advisor for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. He contributes one new article to Get Rich Slowly every two weeks. I find predictions, and the people who make them, fascinating for a few reasons.

How to Avoid Information Pornography

You’ll cut back and forth between lanes on the freeway to save a minute or two from your commute. You’ll analyze and obsess over choosing the shortest and fastest checkout line at your grocery store.  And you probably even reply to emails while on conference calls.

Building Your Resiliency Part IV: Iceberg Ahead!

Image from 10 Ninja StevesThis is the third part in a series designed to help you boost your resiliency. For the previous entries, see Part I, Part II, and Part III. Have you ever reacted to something with an intensity of emotion that didn’t seem to match the circumstances of the event?

Keeping Yourself Motivated

Staying motivated isn’t easy – we often convince ourselves not to be.

Raising Deductibles to Save Money on Insurance: Does It Work?

One common, painful bill that we all face is the insurance bill. Whether you’re talking renter’s insurance, homeowner’s insurance, or automobile insurance, the bill feels painful because it’s not something we can often directly see the benefit from.

7 Essential Tools for Getting Work Done -- Anywhere!

By Linsey Knerl Sometimes you just have to get out of the office to ever get any work done!  When you're on the go, or are working from home, what are the best tools to keep you productive and in step with the rest of the world?  We share our a couple from our list of 7 necessary tools to help you get work done -- anywhere! IM Instant messaging has always had its supposed social appeal,

Parking Strategies

I’m amazed at how much time people are willing to spend driving around a parking lot looking for a space to park. I’m not talking about places where it is snowing and there are only limited slots in covered parking.

Project Basement: Day 2

Going through the mess in my basement to unearth its contents ended up being a relatively painless task.

Getting Fired? Ask One Question to Get Free Money

By WC Porter Getting fired is never easy. There are a whole bunch of emotions that you'll experience: from anger to sadness to very serious concern for your future. All valid emotions. None of them will do you any good. But a few weeks ago I discovered a question that can actually make you some money if you ever get fired.

A lesson on mental clutter from the book Zen Shorts

In the children’s book Zen Shorts by Jon Muth, a giant panda named Stillwater tells three stories to young siblings Addy, Michael, and Karl.

Business Strategy Smackdown: Membership Sites Vs. Virtual One-Offs

In the last two posts in this business strategy series, we’ve talked about the monthly membership business model and the innovating-without-a-net business strategy as they play out in the offline world.

Sometimes, "Too Good To Be True" Is Not True

By Paul Michael How many times have you heard people say “if it look’s too good to be true, stay away from it” or words to that effect? Well, I know I’ve said them often myself. But sometimes, rarely, there really is a deal that’s a steal.