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Get Rich Slowly

By J.D. Roth

The Myth of More: Why It Won’t Make You Happier

Photo Credit: Gabrielle Esperdy We’re taught that, in almost every area of life, having more is the key to happiness. Not satisfied with your job? That’s because you want more money. Unhappy with your home? You want more space. Bored of your gadgets and DVDs and computer games?

Measuring the Man: How to Measure Yourself for Clothing (Plus a Bonus Personal Sizing Card)

This series is supported by Gillette. Learn more about Gillette and its products at Gillette.com. The other day I walked into J.C. Penney’s to pick up a white oxford shirt.

Ten Big Mistakes #6: Children Have Huge Financial Ramifications

Along my financial journey in life, I made a great number of mistakes.

Do You Have Happy Memories of a Place Associated with Your Grandparents?

A few days ago, over on the Facebook Page, I asked the question, “What childhood places were most important to you?” I answered, “For me, the Plaza library in Kansas City.

Five Easy Ways to Safely Vent

Have you ever had one of those days where everything was going wrong?  You missed a deadline, you lost a good client, an oft-promised cheque still hasn’t arrived, final notice on your cable bill came today, the client isn’t buying into the concept, your spouse is upset, your dog has fleas, and to top it all off – you just dropped your bread, and it landed butter side down.  Worst Monday ev

Drifting away from mental clutter

One of our Unclutterer readers on Twitter sent me a link to Paul Graham‘s recent article “The Top Idea in Your Mind.” In this article, Graham discusses clearing clutter from your mind so that you can let your meandering thoughts be filled with ideas that are the most important to you. From his article: I think most people have one top idea in their mind at any given time.

The Four Burners Theory - Your Thoughts?

Following our 99% interview, Chris Guillebeau looks at "The Four Burners Theory" and work-life balance.

A Simple Question to Jump-Start Your Finances

Spoiler alert: What would you do if, starting tomorrow, your income was immediately cut in half?

ToneCheck Test Drive: Spots "Unprofessional" Email

Make sure your email's intended tone is getting across with ToneCheck. "Check yourself before you wreck yourself."

Reader Mailbag: Local Flavor

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. Investing for five year goals 2. Music career crossroads 3. The price of fame 4. First steps with no credit 5. Buying a foreclosed home 6. Which retirement option is best? 7. Pet allergies and family 8.

Uncluttered admiration: Deglon’s Meeting Knife Set

The Deglon knife company in France and Belgian designer Mia Schmallenbach have brought to market one of the coolest and uncluttered kitchen products I’ve ever seen: Deglon’s “Meeting Knife Set” is outrageously expensive (more than $1,000 for the metal base and more than $500 for the wood base), so I’m not recommending anyone run out and buy them.

How to Find Unclaimed Money (and Unclaimed Property)

July 21st was the fifteenth anniversary of my father’s death. He died of cancer at age 49, just ten days shy of his fiftieth birthday. When Dad died, he left behind a meager estate. Aside from the custom box business (which, admittedly, was not “meager”), he managed to leave each family member with $5,000 in life insurance proceeds, and that’s about it.

6 Simple Ways to Eliminate Your Excuses

Excuses allow us to stay within our comfort zone, but do excuses really let you live the life you really want? Sure, going after your dreams may be scary, but isn’t it more scary to succumb to your excuses and live a life of mediocrity?In each of our lives, sooner or later we come upon a crossroads, where we have to choose which path to take.

7 Amazing Life Lessons from Oprah

Photo credit: NaylandHouse Today I want to talk about seven amazing life lessons from Oprah, I recently wrote an article titled “7 Must Read Lessons from Oprah,” so needless to say, there’s a lot to learn from Oprah. Oprah Winfrey is an American television host, producer, and philanthropist, most known for her self-titled, multi-award winning talk show, which has become the highest-rated pr