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By Chanpory Rith

Out With The Old, In With The New: Plan How To Erase That Mistake

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. 4.

Your Life Will Stop Sucking When You Do

Do you ever have days where it feels as though the whole world’s against you? Is it getting to the point where it seems you’ll never have an ultimate relationship or career, much less an amazing life? Does it seem as if you have a “type” regarding relationships and you continue meeting people who don’t get, love or respect you? You are not alone. Everyone has a bad day, or has experienc

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: December 4, 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.

Out With The Old, In With The New: Clean Up Your Debts

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. 5. Clean up your debts. No, I don’t mean just repay them. For most people in debt, saying “pay off your debts” is pretty trite.

Three Posters About Personal Finance

I’m a sucker for charts and graphs. I once attended an Edward Tufte course just for kicks.

Choose a Theme for Next Year – Maybe Even Just One Word.

Happiness resolution: Choose a one-word theme for the new year. I love New Year’s resolutions – and I’m not the only one.

Trofast Under The Table Drawer

Materials: Trofast storage box Description: We needed storage for our Ikea Vika Amon desk and Svanbo coffee table (to hide the many controllers we have!). We already had the Trofast storage unit so we went out and brought 2 more little white storage boxes. The hack is pretty simple and quick.

Out With The Old, In With The New: Figure Out Your Biggest Mistake

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. 3.

Trofast Children's Craft Table

Materials: TROFAST Frame, VIKA AMON table top (L: 40 1/8"), 2 GRUNDTAL rails, 2 MALA paper rolls Description: I wanted a craft/drawing table for my two kids, which would also store all of their materials. I have two kids, so I needed a table that can be accessed from both sides. I didn't want a big table that would use up a lot of space in the living room either.

Thoughts on communicating on climate--my remarks at climate negotiations communication conference

In 2006, I became increasingly concerned both about climate change and the military action taken by the United States to secure its access to oil supplies in the Middle East. As a journalist and author, I wanted to find a way to make the case for a lower reliance on fossil fuels and other natural resources to the American and European publics.

Ask Unclutterer: How long should it take to unclutter my space?

Reader Alex submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer: How long do you think it really takes to become uncluttered and maintain an uncluttered life? I grew up in a cluttered home. I could not fit all my clothing in my dresser as a child because it was filled with my grandfather’s underwear.

Do This One (Simple) Thing To Accomplish Anything You Want

Goals can be dirty little cockroaches; scurrying to the depths of darkness at the first sign of your surrender. Fortunately, there is an easier way. You will manage your goals and move closer to the more capable, confident person you know you’re ready to be by breaking your bigger goals into smaller, more easily attainable mini-goals. Any goal can be broken into its base components, with baby st

Making It All Work – Getting Perspective: Gracie’s Gardens Revisited

This is the eighteenth entry in a twenty part series discussing the wonderful time and priority management book Making It All Work by David Allen.

Custom-made bookshelf wall

Materials: Billy bookshelf Description: When I moved in here I hade several old Billy shelves in a dark reddish colour that didn't match the new place. I also needed more shelves than I had for all my books. With some help I dismantled the shelves, and sawed away the part where the backside is. Doing this shelves and sides got the same depth. Also painted them white.

Freelancer’s Guide to Coffee – Part 3: The Percolator Coffee Pot

Photo credit: visualpanic on Flickr This week we wrap up our Freelancer’s guide to coffee with a look at the percolator and some final words about this wonderful beverage. Our journey is nearly complete. Soon I will release you, my coffee minions, into a world of coffee snobbery. I know you will make me proud. *single tear* What is a percolator?