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By Tim Ferriss

Win $500 in the 2011 Get Rich Slowly Video Contest!

Last spring, Get Rich Slowly hosted a video contest. Fifty-seven GRS readers submitted short videos sharing financial tips and success stories. From these, I picked a handful of contest winners. I had so much fun with the contest that we’re doing it again.

Follow-Up: Save More or See the World?

I get a lot of requests for follow-ups to reader stories and reader questions. People want to hear how things turned out. Because I want to know how things turned out, too, I’ve started a semi-regular feature at Get Rich Slowly.

Lillangen bathroom remodel

Materials: Lillangen, Bjorken, Description: before In my bathroom remodel, I used the Lillangen sink base and cut a sink top from birch plywood. I also used a Lillangen wall cabinet and turned it vertically and attached it below my countertop next to my sink base. Both cabinets got ring pulls and a coat of turquoise paint on their fronts.

Ask Unclutterer: Toddler-safe labeling solutions

Reader Cynthia submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer: I have a modular piece from Target where the cloth-covered boxes fit perfectly in, 2-tall by 4-wide. It’s resolved several issues in our small entryway, from stacks of shoes to picnic items, sunscreen and hats, to outside toddler toys. So far, it also looks very stylish!

Electrified rat

Materials: Ikea GOSIG RÅTTA Description: It's a small Ikea hack - an electric extension cord hidden into an Ikea rat. See more of the Ikea rat extension cord. ~ Luc CAUTION: POSSIBLE FIRE HAZARD

Book Review: Enchantment, The Thank You Economy

Today’s video Drive-by Book Review is for Guy Kawasaki’s Enchantment and Gary Vaynerchuk’s The Thank You Economy.

Dinner With My Family #9: Spinach and Artichoke Calzone

Each week, I’ll present a low-cost meal (or a meal that demonstrates a lot of options for cutting costs) that my family eats for dinner and enjoys.

Make the Goal the Process, Not the Results

Over the last few days, I’ve been thinking a great deal about the goals I’ve set for 2011.

Mismatched kitchen doors

Materials: Faktum Description: The video below explains what I did. ~ Pascal Anson

Workspace of the Week: Creative corner office

This week’s Workspace of the Week is Eduardo’s home office: Most of us think of big wig executives in tall corporate buildings when we read the phrase “corner office,” but this week’s selection has a different take on the term. Eduardo utilizes a corner of a small space to get maximum workspace out of his desk.

Ask FreelanceSwitch: First Clients and Conferences

Credit: Dennis Hill In this issue of Ask FreelanceSwitch, this week, we have two questions from the same freelancer, answered below. We’re looking at landing a first client and attending conferences. Ask FreelanceSwitch is a regular column here that allows us to help beginners get a grip on freelancing.

Ask the Readers: Saving vs. Debt Reduction

The tone and content at Get Rich Slowly have shifted a lot in the past five years. When I started this site, I was a financial novice. I was learning about smart money management. Now, I’m in what I call the third stage of personal finance, and the basics come naturally. (Most of the time, anyhow.) I’m glad that GRS has evolved with me.

The Secret of Financial Happiness

“Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen pounds nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.” (Mr.

"There Is Something Wonderful About Holding Something Physical and Feeling...an Object Reach Completion."

Happiness interview: Piers Steel. I was fascinated by Piers Steel's book, The Procrastination Equation: How to Stop Putting Things Off and Start Getting Stuff Done.

10 Awesome Videos On Idea Execution & The Creative Process

It's time to get inspired about idea execution. Check our shortlist of great videos that get inside the brains of exceptionally productive creatives.