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By John Wesley

Paying for What You Could Get Free

This post is from staff writer April Dykman. Each month I pay about $400 to reach personal goals.

The 21 Winning Attributes Of The Wealthy

When I consider the word wealthy I want to go far beyond the limited definition that relates purely to accumulation and comfort. Wealth to me has a far much broader meaning that also includes the richness of friends, family, as well as opportunities. So with that understanding let’s explore 21 of the finest attributes of the wealthy. 1.

99% Music Mix - Everything All The Time

Productivity can be yours... just plug into our new 99% music mix and get into the zone with The Rapture, M83, Little Dragon, Gil Scott-Heron, and Dum Dum Girls.

Review: Rework

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest.

How to make a low side table

Materials: Lerberg Description: Beate found this video on Youtube on making a low side table from the Lerberg CD/DVD wall shelf. ~ Jules

Stool with vinyl record seat

Materials: Marius stool, 33 rpm vinyl record Description: I do not remember seeing this hack in IkeaHackers so I post! If unlike me you have a drill and the right equipment, customization of the stool should take very little time. Start by removing entirely the stool (unless you bought it new), make ​​a hole in the center of the plate using a drill (or like me with a screwdriver but i

A year ago on Unclutterer

2010 Unitasker Wednesday: The Daddle Oh, Daddle, you are one of the most special and strangely inappropriate unitaskers I have encountered. Bringing clutter into the light Is there clutter hiding in your basement, attic, or garage? Is it at the back of a closet, under the kitchen sink, or in your medicine chest?

Gathering Your Thoughts

In the near future, I have to give a pair of presentations on similar topics, mostly related to online writing, mostly focused on methods for earning money at it and building an audience.

Expedit stairway to heaven

Materials: 3 Expedit; 2 x 2x2, 1 x 2x4 Description: At first saw one of the small Expedit into 4 pieces. So that you get the shelves apart. You take 3 of these and place them as the 1st, 3rd and 5th step. The other steps are formed by the other 2 Expedits. For stabilisation you can take a fibreboard and fix it with the screws of the Expedit. ~ dori and bea

Linkswitch #80, Writing Work, Recycling Code, More Exposure

The Health Benefits of Having Pets in Your Home Office Those of us with a cat or dog know that our pets are like a member of the family. And, like the important members of your family, you just feel better with them around. My chihuahua is never far from me when I’m on my laptop. As I’m writing this post, he laying on my outstretched legs.

Reader Story: Taking a Risk, Reaping the Rewards

This guest post from Maggie, the self-taught economist, is part of the “reader stories” feature at Get Rich Slowly. Some stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success — or failure. These stories feature folks from all levels of financial maturity and with all sorts of incomes. A year ago, my husband was unemployed.

"Every Man Makes His Own Summer."

“Every man makes his own summer. The season has no character of its own, unless one is a farmer with a professional concern for the weather. Circumstances have not allowed me to make a good summer for myself this year…My summer has been overcast by my own heaviness of spirit.

7 Steps That May Dramatically Boost Your Happiness

You’ve probably read countless articles that promise you better happiness, only to be disappointed. I know what it’s like to not get exactly what you’re looking for from an article.When I was reading a lot of personal development articles and books, I was looking for a magic bullet that would somehow infuse my life with happiness.

Previously on Ikeahackers: Cat lovers rejoice!

It's a cat pod: A scratching pole and cubby hole for kitty to hide and play. Build that feline physique: A workout circuit worthy of catwoman and her furry friends. Makeover your lamp in 5 mins tops: Have lamp, have post-its, have makeover. No cats involved.

Two Paths to Financial Success

One of my favorite statements about personal finance is that it all boils down to five simple words. Spend less than you earn. Often, I’ll break this down into two methods you can use to earn more money.