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Get Rich Slowly

By J.D. Roth

Some Thoughts on a Girl’s Birthday

Last night, we had a small birthday party for just a couple of our daughter’s friends to celebrate her birthday. We held the party at a park and had a simple treasure hunt and a couple of party games – a very simple and pleasant birthday party. At the party, she only received two presents.

Workspace of the Week: A place for work and the wardrobe

This week’s Workspace of the Week is MouseFest’s office/dressing room: I’ve seen offices in bedrooms and living rooms, but this is the first time I’ve encountered an office and dressing room combination. In addition this the well organized workspace, the wardrobe sits immediately to the left of the desk and shoe storage is on the other side of the small space.

Interview with Digital Illustrator Richard Roberts

Richard Roberts is a US based illustrator and designer, known in the field for his work with Photoshop, and surreal style. He’s worked hard to build strong relationships with his clients, and has learned to adjust to the variable flow of freelance work.

Ask the Readers: How Do I Get Started with Investing?

I’ve begun to sort through the batch of questions GRS readers submitted a few weeks ago. Surprisingly, many of them are about the basics of investing. But looking at the archives, GRS hasn’t covered investing much in the past couple of years; I assumed that the articles in the archives were enough.

Pimp your Pax

Materials: PAX Wardrobe frame (black-brown), KOMPLEMENT Shelves (50cm and 100cm), PAX FARDAL Door (high gloss white), SÄTTA Knob (transparent) Description: As we wanted to get rid of our old bedroom and wanted more space to hang and lay our clothes I (after consulting my wife of course) decided to plan 5 meter of PAX wardrobes with sliding doors.

7 Steps to Making Your Dream Come True

Pursue your dreams. Reach for the stars. Take a leap of faith. Pick your cliche; we’ve heard them all before. Our minds are flooded with motivational proclamations and anecdotes about following our dreams and accomplishing our goals in life. And inspired we are!

End Malaria: It’s Not a Book, It’s a Movement

It started as a great work project by my friend, Michael Bungay Stanier. A collection of essays that was to be an ebook. He’d give it away and ask people to donate money to buy malaria nets to save kids in parts of the world where someone dies every 45 seconds from the disease.Then, Michael shared the idea with Seth Godin. Heard of him?And that’s where things got interesting.

How Political Perspectives Change Your Money Choices

Is the United States headed in the right direction? Is it headed in as poor of a direction as many prognosticators like to say that it is? You’re going to get as many answers to that question as there are grains of sand on a typical beach. Some people will agree completely with a certain prognosticator. Others will shout “DOOM!” from the rooftops.

Six Months on the New York Times Bestseller List. Yay!

I realized with a shock this morning that the paperback of The Happiness Project has now been on the New York Times bestseller list for six months. SIX MONTHS. Including #1! Zoikes, that makes me very happy. To everyone here -- thanks so much for all your support and enthusiasm.

Extendable tierack

Materials: KOMPLEMENT pull-out rack + LANSA handle Description: Since the PAX wardrobe combination didn't offer a satisfying solution to store my ties, I decided to combine two products. The plastic hooks on the original Komplement pull-out rack were too small and I didn't like the storage compartments...

Kids Need Room to Roam: Tips on Taking Your Little Ones Camping

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Rastasticly easy

Materials: Rast nightstands (x4), Rationell Variera Description: With a little upside-down perspective and some museum putty, I managed to get a perfect fit out of 4 Rast nightstands.

Reader Mailbag: Rereading

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. IRA contributions and taxes 2. Buying on credit 3. Biggest weakness 4. Using IRA for other purposes 5. Kids and memorable experiences 6. Approaching a pastor 7. Vacation rules of thumb 8.

Knowing what you need clears a path for an uncluttered life

Back on September 1, 2009, the ABC News program Nightline aired the segment “Antivirus Software Pioneer John McAfee Gets Dose of Reality” The segment discussed how McAfee lost close to $90 million that year, and how it changed his understanding of possessions. McAfee’s net worth dropped from within the ballpark of $100 million to less than $10 million, he told ABC News.

MailerLite Review, Save Time with Simple Email Marketing

I work for a magazine publishing company with a very small staff. We use email marketing to let our advertisers know what is coming up in future issues, enticing them to advertise.