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By Tim Clark and Mark Cunningham

Out With The Old, In With The New: Start an Automatic Savings Plan

Throughout the month of December, The Simple Dollar is posting a daily series focusing on specific activities you can do right now to set the stage for a great 2011. Out with the old, in with the new. 30.

"I Know I Can't Outrun That Shadow. It's Part of Who I Am. But I Can Try To Keep It as Small as Possible."

Interview: Alisa Bowman. Through a mutual friend, I met writer Alisa Bowman -- first online, then, even better, in person for coffee. She has a new book called Project: Happily Ever After: Saving Your Marriage When the Fairytale Falters. Although her book and my book have many of the same words in the title, they're very different -- Alisa's book is all about turning her marriage around.

How to Shoot for the Moon and Hit the Stars

What did you want to be as a kid? If you’re like most kids, you probably had some vague concept of what you wanted to be, based on role models, or characters you’d seen in books or on TV. Perhaps you wanted to be a cowboy, astronaut, superhero, rock star, or maybe a princess.

Little desk and armchair

Materials: Rast Description: I took my idea from "Rast Sensory Table", so I thank its creator. I bought two RAST nightstand for 9,99 €(one) and hacked them. I screwed four shorter wooden board in a little armchair, and the longer ones in a little desk! I also screwed a pink PS VALLO on the right side, very cheap and agreeble look, it contains papersheets, drawing pens, pencils etc. Funny,

DIY drawer organizer

Make: Projects has an amazing do-it-yourself drawer organizing project that caught my attention this week. The “Drawer Organizer” is inexpensive, easy to make, and perfect for anyone who has difficulty finding the perfect store-bought organizer. Reading through the instructions, all you really need to complete the project is some plexiglass, acrylic glue, and a ruler.

8 Signs That It's Time to Look for a New Job

There are good jobs, bad jobs, and jobs that make you want to gouge your eyes out with a soup spoon.

Reader Mailbag: Friends Without Work

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. Using recorded financial data 2. Moving away from debt consolidation 3. Student loan forbearance 4. Stopping all retirement contributions 5. Chasing passions without self-sabotage 6.

Ask FreelanceSwitch: First Contact and Income Streams

In this issue of Ask FreelanceSwitch, we look at first contact with clients and building stronger streams of income. Ask FreelanceSwitch is a regular column here that allows us to help beginners get a grip on freelancing.

The Power of Brevity And Deletion

Hemingway, it’s said, was sitting around a table with a gathering of friends, when he wagered a bet.

Video: Try a Week of Extreme Nice.

2010 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2010 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2010 a happier year – and even if you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge -- this is the penultimate video for the year! Hard to believe that it's almost time for the 2011 Happiness Challenge. This month's theme is Boot Camp. Last week’s focus was to Do a 24-hour boot camp.

Lift coffee table

Materials: VIKA AMON Description: I made a coffee table lift (# 1) using a VIKA AMON plate and a trestle (in any hardware store) which I adapted some curtain rods to make it slide (# 3 and #4). So I can transform it into a table to eat (# 2) ~ Noëlle, BOURG EN BRESSE - FRANCE

My $132,683 Comcast Bill

This is a guest post from Carl Hendley of The Motley Fool. He’s substituting for Robert Brokamp, the adviser for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service.

10 Tips for Developing Resilience

Resilience or the ability to ‘bounce back’ after encountering problems is an essential trait.

GRS Blogger Profile: Sierra Black

Get Rich Slowly started as a place for J.D. to write about money. Over the past five years, it’s grown beyond that. It’s now a multi-author blog. This week, each of the authors will share a brief bio to give readers a little background. Enjoy! My name is Sierra Black. I’ve been a staff writer here at Get Rich Slowly for just under a year, and was a regular guest previously.

Bonus cutlery light

Materials: Bonus and perforated steel tape Description: I made holes in the Bonus cutlery and hung them in a frame of perforated steel tape and installed electric. ~ Peter Van Zoetendaal, Netherlands