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Happiness Project

By Gretchen Rubin

What’s Next After Debt Freedom?

Thanks to Forest Wander for the picture. Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end – Seneca As I write this, Sarah and I are completely debt free. We have no mortgage. We have no car loans. We have no student loans. We have no credit card balances. We have no consumer loans of any other type.

Interview with Freelance Marketer Danny Iny

Want to boost your profile? Add additional income streams to your freelancing business? Release your own self published book? It’s time to have a chat with author and freelance marketer Danny Iny. He quit school at the age of fifteen to start his first freelance web design business. The only problem with it was that it didn’t work.

Ideas: An Organized Micke Desk

Materials: Almhult cutlery tray Description: I bought a micke desk (width 55 7/8; depth 19 5/8; height 29 1/2). However, the drawers became cluttered. While walking through Ikea to get some inspiration and pick up a few items I found the Almhult cutlery tray ($2.99).

Ask the Readers: Basic Financial Frameworks?

One common request from new GRS readers is some sort of central location where they can find a list of introductory articles to guide their progress. This is a great idea, and I’m working on it.

How To Use Experiences from your Love Life to Forward your Career

Everyone has up’s and down’s in their love lives, most commonly there are “those relationships” you’d rather forget, but should you forget them entirely? Why not use negative experiences from your love life to prevent you from making similar mistakes in your career?

Write This Down: Note-Taking Strategies for Academic Success

A few weeks ago, we published an article on study tips to help you ace your exams. In that post, I mentioned the possibility of doing a follow-up article on note-taking, and many of you requested that I make that happen. And I’m happy to oblige. Below, I’ve provided a primer on note-taking strategies, many of which I personally used during my academic career.

Ikea Rolling Dog Bed v2

Materials: Ikea chair (Solsta Olarp), Poang footstool lambswool cushion, Ikea large wheels Description: I purchased the Solsta Olarp chair and the Poang lambswool footstool cushion in the "As Is" department (about $25.00 and $19.99). Any small chair will do (depending on the size of your pet!) This is a pretty easy hack... Click to read the rest of the post >>

Spare Change: Submit Your Story Edition

Like a hibernating bear, I feel like I’m waking from a long winter’s nap. For the past few months, I’ve been dormant, not just at Get Rich Slowly but at my other sites as well. I’ve had so much happening in my personal life that it’s been tough to find the mental energy to write about money (or anything else).

Don’t Install Your Refrigerator Next to Your Dishwasher (25/365)

Your dishwasher gets hot. Your dishwasher also gets moist, meaning it’s harder to cool down the air around it. Your refrigerator gets cold. So does your freezer. Why would you put a device that gets hot next to a device that gets cold?

Rolling Dog Beds

Materials: Ikea Ektorp Bromma Ottoman, Ikea wheel kit (2), Poang sheepskin stool cover Description: I made 2 of these. The ottomans were without covers (except the base of one of them) as they were purchased in the "As is" department (about $45.00 @), so were the Poang footstool lambswool cushions ($19.99@). NOTE: PLEASE MEASURE, MEASURE, MEASURE!

"Everyone Shines, Given The Right Lighting."

Happiness interview: Susan Cain. I'm so excited for my friend Susan Cain. Her terrific new book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, just came out two days ago, and already it has been the subject of a huge amount of buzz, discussion, and debate. Susan shines a powerful spotlight on a fascinating aspect of human character: the power of introverts.

How to organize your kitchen pantry

I’m currently reading the ninth edition of the Culinary Institute of America’s textbook The Professional Chef. I don’t have any desire to be a professional chef, I simply decided to read it to help me step up my game in my home kitchen.

Hang more than curtains with a Kvartal Curtain Rail

Materials: Kvartal curtain rail, saw, drill, hammer, desk Description: Vintage desks are beautiful, but not always functional & standard "add your own hanging file folder kits" didn't fit my desk. I had a Kvartal rail piece left over & it was a perfect fit! 1) Measure the width of the drawer, add 1" to that measurement, & cut 2 pieces of the Kvartal rail to that size.

10 Commandments of Epic Business

At the end of my 2011 Annual Report, I created a simple graphic called “10 Commandments of Biz.” The 10 commandements were about doing business a different way. One that was designed to lead to not just a great career that changed lives, but to the ability to love the work you do in the world, the business you aspire to build and the life you want to live.

Make Time for YOU – Part Two

It’s the beginning of the year and things are slow. You are hustling to get work and the work that comes your way you don’t feel you can turn down. By the time summer rolls around, you have been working your butt off and let things—like life outside of your office—go by the wayside. Having a life outside of your job is incredibly important.