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By Chanpory Rith

Important Financial Truths You Should Always Remember

Do you have dreams of an early retirement? Being mortgage free? Being completely debt free?If you're like a lot of people, financial independence is right near the top of your long-term-goals list. I've spent a lot of time over the past few years reading and learning how to achieve my goal of financial independence sooner rather than later.

Another "Pretty Kitty Potty"

Materials: IKEA Lack, Sofia Fabric, Hammer, some tacks, Borris Doormat. Description: Simply followed the Instructions of the Original "Pretty Kitty Potty" but instead of screens I used some Ikea Sofia fabric and attached it with tacks. The mat inside is a Borris doormat. I also added a "door". My kittys like dark spaces as you can see in the Pic. Look out for "Headlight-Kitty"...

Stop Before You Start: An Update on the GRS Blog Project

Ah, life. Sometimes it gets in the way of the other stuff I really want to do. When I announced the GRS blog project in July, I thought it sounded like a swell idea. I’d revive one of my many dormant blogs and document the process as I attempted to make it produce hobby-level income.

Homemade Gift Series #1: Vanilla Extract

For the last few years, one of the most prized possessions in our pantry has been a gigantic bottle of imported Mexican vanilla extract. It’s not that imitation stuff that you get on sale at the store, with weak vanilla flavor and added sweetener. This stuff is pure unsweetened vanilla extract.

Are You Dating Your Client?

The other day I realized that the relationships that I have been developing with my clients are similar to what I remember of the dating world.  Of course, it’s been over 20 years since I was allowed to date anyone other than my wife, but from what I can recall, the similarities are there.  Curse her and her “no dating” rule! What kind of relationship are you in with your clients? Flirting

Ask Unclutterer: Why do people struggle with clutter?

Reader Juliette submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer: I know why I fight clutter: After a long day at work the last thing I want to do is housework. But is this the same reason as everyone else?

Staying Healthy and Sane At a Startup

"Startup life will sap your energy." Alex Payne (formerly of Twitter) on how to stay healthy and sane at a startup.

Teaching materials from the David Foster Wallace archive

Annotated teaching materials, and much more, from David Foster Wallace's archive.

How to Get Your Children to School

An American dad (of 6) humorously chronicles his exhausting mornings, minute to minute.

America Is a Joke

How the Daily Show with Jon Stewart gets made.

On Homemade Christmas Gifts

A few weeks ago, my wife and I were chatting about some of the best Christmas gifts we’ve ever received. Many great Christmas memories from childhood came up, as did some other great memories from various holidays since our marriage.

Ask FreelanceSwitch #19: Cold Call Email, Virtual Staff Work Woes

In this issue of Ask FreelanceSwitch, Travis King and Thursday Bram look at tracking emails and agency headaches. Ask FreelanceSwitch is a regular column here that allows us to help beginners get a grip on freelancing.

Is Your Career Causing a Constitutional Crisis?

Last week, I got an email from a friend who’s only known me in my current incarnation as a writer, entrepreneur, renegade guy. He was wondering how I could’ve ever been a lawyer. The question took me swirling back to a time when I wore $2,000 Armani suits, Ferragamos and custom shirts…and hated my life.

Workspace of the Week: Computer desk makeover

This week’s Workspace of the Week is Apostrophe Lover’s transformed desk into a baby changing and storage station: Apostrophe Lover explained the redesign in the comments to the photographs: It’s actually a repurposed computer desk.

Dinner with the Diehards: A Chat About Investing

It’s been a long time since I wrote about investing at Get Rich Slowly. I haven’t abandoned the subject, but my mind has been on other things. Besides, I’ve been practicing what I preach. I’ve invested my money in low-cost index funds (and some bonds), and I never make a trade. Because I know it pays to ignore financial news, I have.