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By J.D. Roth

A year ago on Unclutterer

2011 Ask Unclutterer: What to do with sentimental t-shirts? Reader Dawn’s son has numerous team “spirit” shirts — what should she do with the ones she wants to get rid of and the ones she wants to keep? 2010 Review of Your Money: The missing manual J.D.

How To Create Multiple Income Streams

What do you do if you have one main client and for some reason the work from that client dries up? Perhaps the client goes out of business or goes in a different direction or just has a lull in business? Your main source of income is then gone.

Why I Value Goals

“When playing a game, the goal is to win, but it is the goal that is important, not the winning.” – Reiner Knizia Goals and goal-setting is a topic I cover frequently on The Simple Dollar. Why? I attribute goals and goal-setting with almost every good thing that’s happened in my life over the last several years.

Billy hanging on the wall

Materials: Billy 40x106 cm, Billy 80x106 cm, Metalbar Description: I hung up two small Billy bookcases (40x106 cm and 80x106 cm) onto the wall. First I cut of the bottom part. Then I fixed a metal bar to the back of the side parts. I used 4 screws for each side. The metal bar is fixed such that part of it is sticking out.

Reader Story: How My Upbringing Helped Me Avoid Debt and Build Wealth

This guest post from long-time GRS reader SB is part of the “reader stories” feature at Get Rich Slowly. Some stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success or failure. These stories feature folks from all levels of financial maturity and with all sorts of incomes.

Manvotional: The Cardinal Virtues — Wisdom

What are the most important virtues for a man to live? Benjamin Franklin had his program of thirteen. We based our Manvotionals book on a set of seven. But is it possible to refine such lists further and whittle the large group of worthy human virtues down to its core? It is in fact, and Plato was the first to enumerate the result of such an effort.

Test Your Creativity: 5 Classic Creative Challenges

How creative are you? Find out by taking a few quick tests that psychologists have been using to study creativity for decades.

Billy Built-in Bookshelves

Materials: 3 Billy bookcases, 3 Billy height extension units Description: We started with three standard Billy bookcases (11" deep) and three height extension units from Ikea. We wanted to make a wall of bookshelves that had a built-in look to transform our room into a library. First, we constructed the Billys according to the Ikea directions. We painted the cardboard backing light green.

Buy Clothes Off-Season and on Tax-Free Holidays (90/365)

If you’ve checked out the thrift stores, outlet stores, and consignment shops in your area and still haven’t found the clothes you’re looking for, you can still save some significant money on your clothing bill by just planning ahead a bit with your clothes shopping. I’ll use my oldest son as a shining example of what I’m talking about here.

Industrial lamp from Ikea Blanda Matt

Materials: Blanda Matt Description: Helene transformed a salad bowl into a lamp. See more of the salad bowl lamp. ~ Helene Bergland, Norge

Romantic Lack

Materials: Lack (EUR 4,99), Stromby frame (51x51 â€" EUR 8,99), Dofta Pot-pourri (EUR 0,99) Description: Used an old Lack table and a Stromby frame. To keep the frame in place I used 4 screws. This way you can change the look of your Lack every time. Inside the frame I used 3 bags of Dofta Pot-pourri. ~ Joana Ferreira, Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal

MacBook Pro vertical stand

Materials: BRADA laptop support, Keyhole saw, file Description: I was looking for a solution for a vertical stand so my MacBook would run cooler while using my external monitor and keyboard/mouse.

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #66

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Aging Imaginations A friend of mine who is dealing with a death close to her shared this video and said it helped her with grief. After watching it, I understand why. Our minds can help us cope with pain if we allow it to happen. 2.

Video Pick: Beware Online “Filter Bubbles”

View engaging conference lectures, interesting how to discussions, and high quality freelance advice via video here on FreelanceSwitch. This week we look at Beware online “Filter Bubbles” by Eli Pariser.

Expedit kitchen storage hack

Materials: Expedit bookcase (Ikea), Expedit door insert (Ikea), Expedit drawer insert (Ikea), Annamoa fabric (Ikea), Solid orange fabric (Ikea), iron-on hemming tape (Ikea), Velcro, scissors, sewing thread and needle, iron, floor shoe trim (Lowe's), nails and hammer, hand saw, knobs (optional) Description: We moved into a new place and it turned out our kitchen storage space was much smaller tha