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By Colin Beavan

Review: One Year to an Organized Financial Life

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book. The title of this book pretty much sums it up. One Year to an Organized Financial Life by Regina Leeds basically lays out a week-by-week plan for getting your financial house in order.

On the Forums: paperless kitchens, housekeeping routines, and canister quandaries

Some great discussions are currently underway on the Unclutterer Forums: Paperless Kitchen Housekeeping Routines Kitchen Canister Quandary? Be sure to check it out and add your thoughts to the mix.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 Kick the procrastination habitThe Scientific American says that to get past the procrastination habit, plan time-specific actions into your schedule. Unitasker Wednesday: The flying alarm clockAt the appointed alarm time, the attached propeller launches and flies away from the base station.

Trimming the Average Budget: Life Insurance

This is part of an ongoing series about how to trim the budget of the average American. As this series focuses on such broad-based tips, some will work for you and some will not.

Reader Story: Rental Properties for the Average Joe

This guest post from Barry is part of a new feature here at Get Rich Slowly. Every Sunday will include a reader story (in the new “reader stories” category). Some will be general “how I did X” stories, and others will be examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success.

"Everything That Irritates Us About Others..."

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” -- Carl Jung * A thoughtful reader sent me the link to the site It Made My Day. Lots of fun. * I send out short monthly newsletters that highlight the best of the previous month’s posts to about 33,000 subscribers.

Happiness Is…A Great Book Event in Denver.

For the sixth stop on my book tour for The Happiness Project, I was thrilled to get the chance to visit the legendary Denver bookstore, The Tattered Cover – and it didn’t disappoint. A book-lover’s paradise. The event there was lots of fun, with especially interesting questions from the audience. Now, off to L.A. and a bit of a break.

Trimming the Average Budget: Personal Care and Hygiene

This is part of an ongoing series about how to trim the budget of the average American. As this series focuses on such broad-based tips, some will work for you and some will not.

Why Do People Lose Their Minds When They Get Online?

Message attached to a Facebook request to be my friend… From what I read you have some overly romantic, pop, formulaic view of the creative process. Yes! I sooo want to be your friend now! Seriously? SERIOUSLY? Would you walk up to me and say that at a dinner party?

Weekly Round-Up: January 23, 2010

Around the Community This Week In addition to the great discussions we have every week in the Community, there are a few special things I’d like to draw your attention to: AoM Community Fundraiser for Haiti Relief AoM Community member Topher White has started a fundraiser challenge in the Community.

FINANCIAL IQ TEST: How Healthy is your Debt Management?

By Nora Dunn How well do you understand your debt and how to manage it? Do you know the different types of credit available to you, and how to manage your credit rating? Do you live within your means, or are you up to your eyeballs and sinking? Following is a Financial IQ Test to help you determine how healthy your debt management techniques are.

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: January 23, 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.

Are you an abstainer or moderator?

I don’t know if it’s the cold, gray weather outside, the fact that it’s dark before I finish work for the day, or a combination of a million other factors, but I have had very little desire to leave my house this month. When 6:00 pm rolls around, I want to put on a pair of slippers and be a home-body.

The 10 Worst Energy Zappers and How to Beat Them

Let's face it. If you are trying to accomplish anything in life, whether it is work, raising a family, or even having fun, you need to have energy. When we run into trouble in the form of bad moods or poor productivity, its usually because we are low on energy.

Your Most Frequently Asked Running Questions – Answered

Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. I frequently tweet about my runs – including a gorgeous 8.5-mile run I did along the ocean this morning that just blew me away – and every time I do, I get asked running questions. Today I thought I’d answer those questions, for a few reasons: 1.