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By Glen Stansberry

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: February 20, 2010

Many newer readers of The Simple Dollar haven’t been exposed to the hundreds of great articles in the archives of the site, so this is a weekly series that highlights the five best posts from one year ago this week, two years ago this week, and three years ago this week.

Happiness Is…A Great Conference, and Book Event, in Houston.

I just got back from a great trip to Houston. This morning, I was the keynote speaker at the terrific Mom 2.0 summit. I had so many interesting conversations there – lots of new people, a few people I already knew, and several “virtual” friends whom I’d never actually met.

A Little Bit of Blog Housekeeping

At long last, I’m officially finished with Your Money: The Missing Manual. No more writing. No more editing. No more nothing. The book is in my publisher’s hands, and they’re sending it to press on the 26th. It’ll be in stores sometime in March, but you can pre-order it now. Now that I’ve completed this Herculean task, it’s time for a break.

Making Retirement Savings Tangible

Monica writes in: The one financial thing I haven’t done for myself yet is start saving for retirement. The problem is that I don’t ever want to retire and if I imagine a situation where I actually am retired, I just don’t want to envision it at all.

Take Time for Projects and Keep a New Family Tradition.

I'm working on my Happiness Project, and you could have one, too! Everyone’s project will look different, but it’s the rare person who can’t benefit. Join in -- no need to catch up, just jump in right now. Each Friday’s post will help you think about your own happiness project. Many of my resolutions are meant to push me to wander, play, experiment, and appreciate.

Best of Personal Finance Roundup: How to Turn Cheap "Choice" Steak into Gucci "Prime" Steak

By Linsey Knerl Welcome to Wise Bread's Best of Personal Finance roundup.

9 Ways to Wake Up Ready to Rock

“Never Wake Up” courtesy of Heiko Muller I bet you’ve had days when you just want to stay under the duvet. Maybe you slept badly, or perhaps you just can’t face dragging yourself out of bed and facing your to-do list.

Ask Unclutterer: Cell phone cleanup

Reader Erik submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer: How do you keep your cell phone uncluttered? I occasionally realize I have contacts I don’t even know who they are or never call and aren’t sure whether to keep or delete them. My text message inbox also fills up quickly and I can’t delete all of them as I like to keep some. Your thoughts would be appreciated.

Business Strategy: Innovating Without a Net

I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others… I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent – Thomas Edison Last week, in Part 1 of this series on business strategies, we saw how locking people into monthly memberships has the potential to smooth cash flow, BUT it can also very easily lead down the road to complacen

The Gradual Shift

When I hit my financial bottom, I realized that a lot of things in my life needed to change. I went through my closets and sold off a lot of my entertainment collections. I started trying out every frugal tactic under the sun. I created a debt repayment plan and hammered some of my debts with the money I made from the sales and from the frugality.

More Evidence. More Deals. Would You Ever Trust Toyota Again?

By Paul Michael Recently, Xin Lu wrote an article about the falling price of used Toyota cars. The price drop obviously came about as a result of the 8.5 million cars Toyota recalled globally, due to serious mechanical failures that led to deadly accidents. How many deadly accidents?

Avoiding the Dangers of Narcissism

A beggar falls asleep in a drunken stupor by the side of the road. A short while later, the lord of the manor passes by with his retinue and, seeing the beggar, decides to amuse himself by playing a trick.The lord has his servants carry the beggar to the manor house, taking great care not to wake him.

Workspace of the Week: A shared office

This week’s Workspace of the Week is lud2046’s his and (mostly) hers office: Since I share an office with my husband, I’m always interested in seeing how other people share their workspaces. I like how the shared equipment is stored in a cabinet on wheels so that it can be adjusted for whomever needs it at the time.

4 Simple Principles of Getting to Completion

“If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things, then this is the best season of your life.” ~Wu-Men Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. When I hear about a great idea that a friend has, I get excited.

5 Tips to Add Hours to Your Day

For freelancers, there’s a direct correlation between how many hours you work and how much money you make. Increasing your income can be tough because there are only 24 hours in any given day and most of us have to do things like sleep and spend time with our family at some point.