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By Tim Clark and Mark Cunningham

Submit Your Story! GRS Now Accepting New Reader Stories

After nearly six months, the first stage of a grand experiment has come to a close. Since the beginning of the year, I’ve been using Sundays as a place to run reader stories.

Finding Your Calling Part IV: Discovering Your Vocation

In Parts I and II of our series on vocation we talked about what a vocation is, and in Part III we put forth an argument for why every man should pursue his vocation.

Review: The New Frugality

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest. The title of this book hooked me from the start.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 Thought experiment: How would you organize Hannah Montana’s closet?Her closet is huge, how would you organize it? Unitasker Wednesday: RochambeauThis week’s Unitasker Wednesday is a plastic version of the Rock, Paper, Scissors game. Get moving: A checklist for an organized moveMoving can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming.

Cutting Yourself Some Slack

Karen writes in: Over the last six months, my husband and I have paid off $11,000 in credit card debt. It feels great. But it’s also really, really hard. In order to do that, we’ve stopped going out and doing a lot of the things we used to do.

Linkswitch #22

4 Reasons You Should Avoid Social Media Can ANY company or organization afford NOT to be involved in social media?

Reader Story: I Paid Off $70,000 in Debt and Quit My Job!

This guest post from Jaime Tardy is part of the “reader stories” feature here at Get Rich Slowly. Some reader stories contain general “how I did X” advice, and others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success — or failure.

"Happiness...Not In Another Place But This Place, Not For Another Hour But This Hour."

"Happiness, knowledge, not in another place but this place, not for another hour but this hour." --Walt Whitman * I get a big kick out of the blog Formerly Hot, and I particularly like the new Friday series, where people post about their "formerly." * Interested in starting your own happiness project?

What Does an Extended Lifespan Really Mean in Terms of Retirement Savings?

Here’s a number for you. Half of all babies born in the United States this year will live to age 104 or older. In other words, when a person from that generation hits the typical “retirement age” of 65, they’ll still have 40 years of life left.

10 Money Myths That Keep You From Making Big Money: Myth 3

“I Can’t Do My (business, art, purpose, mission) Without Funding First!” This is probably the number one money myth that drives us away from living our dreams, passions, and true talent and consequently realizing abundant wealth from those gifts and inspiration.

Choose to Spend Time on High Impact Activities

As somebody with ADHD and an attention span of about 2 hours, I’m forced to continually understand my own productivity habits. As I study those habits, I realize more and more why the people of the world waste so much time.In my Jack Bauer Guide to getting Shi#$# Done, I wrote extensively about the power of implementing time constraints. But, that’s just the beginning.

You are not your stuff

I was recently captivated by the article “The mess he made: A life-long slob decides it’s time to get organized” by Michael Rosenwald in the June 7 issue of The Washington Post. As the title of the article references, the piece is a first-person narrative of a diagnosed hoarder who went to see Randy Frost for help to change his ways.

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: June 12, 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.

When Elevator Speeches Don’t Work for You

Permit me to introduce you to my mouth, the black hole from which no elevator speech can escape. For some reason, which is probably embedded in my DNA, I’ve never been very good devising short, catchy descriptions of what I do for and how people will benefit from it.

Save Money by Carrying a Water Bottle

I’ve intended to begin featuring entries from the recent GRS video contest, but things keep getting in the way. Let’s change that! Starting today, I’ll use Saturdays to highlight some of my favorites, both winners and not-winners. To begin, here’s a tip that didn’t win a prize. Austin from Foreigner’s Finances is teaching English in Japan.