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By Chris Guillebeau

Save Money by Reducing Subscriptions and Avoiding Long-Term Contracts

This article is by staff writer Adam Baker. On his own blog, Baker recently shared his 26 life lessons learned in 26 years of living. In continuing celebration of Financial Literacy Month, my GRS contributions throughout April are covering basic techniques to raise your financial awareness. We’ve previously touched on the topics of debt and income.

Today I Biked to work instead of taking the Subway

This is by Patrick Groneman, of the Interdependence Project, who participated in No Impact Week last week:The familiar route is decorated with fallen flower blossoms, Bushwick emerges into the daylight, my hands find the shape of the handle bars Potholes and People walking in my path, trucks tower, stealing sunlight. I rise over the river and scale the sloping bridge. Manhattan brings mayhem and

How to Deal With Annoying People

We’re both familiar with irritating, frustrating and annoying people. Learning how to deal with them is an art-form, because what works for me, may not work for you.There are a lot of facets that come into play when someone is annoying you. Are they bothering you, because you genuinely don’t think they ‘vibe’ with you?

How to Budget for an Irregular Income

I've been a full-time professional blogger for more than two years now. It's been a fantastic experience, a sort of dream come true. But blogging for dollars isn't without drawbacks. For one thing, the income is irregular. One month you might have record earnings — and the next you might experience your own personal financial crisis.

More Insights on the Multitasking Myth

The latest on the ongoing multitasking debate: We can do 2 (just two!) things at once. Well, sort of...

Seth Godin Master Class

Check this 45 minute-long live recording of a recent master class session Seth Godin conducted in New York.

3 Steps For Building Self Confidence: It’s Not What You Think

Why it is so hard to become confident? Millions of people have spent years trying to become confident without succeeding. When those people begin the quest they usually start by looking for online tips that can help them become confident quickly and this is usually what they come across: • Say “I like myself” everyday out loud: Not knowing the fact that the subconscious mind refuses

I read

I read a series of great articles by Jaan Orvet and Andreas Carlson (“Strategy Basics: It’s Really About Having A Plan” and its follow-up, “Strategy Basics: Getting Your Clients Ducks In A Row“) on Carsonified’s Blog called “Think Vitamin” and on the importance of having a sound plan for a successful project.

Review: The Little Book of Bulletproof Investing

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest. The Little Book of Bulletproof Investing by Ben Stein and Phil DeMuth is the most recent entry in the Wiley Little Books series and probably the most entertaining one, too.

Does a Motion-Activated Light Switch Save Money?

Paul writes in: I’ve really been enjoying your recent cost breakdown posts. I’m thinking about installing a few motion-activated light switches in my home and I’m wondering if they will actually save me money. Which switches do you like?

"Happiness Is in the Taste, and Not in the Things Themselves..."

“Happiness is in the taste, and not in the things themselves; we are happy from possessing what we like, not from possessing what others like.” --La Rochefoucauld This is a more poetic phrasing of a Secret of Adulthood: What's fun for other people may not be fun for you -- and vice versa. * A thoughtful reader in Denver sent me this great piece by Emily Brendler Shoff, My own personal ha

Reader Story: Our Financial Turnaround

This guest post from William is part of the “reader stories” feature here at Get Rich Slowly. Some reader stories contain general “how I did X” advice, and others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success — or failure.

What Do You Really Have to Lose?

This post goes out to all of the readers who are about to graduate from college (and from high school, for that matter) and are wondering what comes next (hopefully, you already know and have a plan for it, but if you do, you’re in the minority). A few days ago, a college student I know was talking about his upcoming graduation.

Want a Quick Boost? Clear Some Clutter!

Ever had a day (or, more likely, a week) when you felt a bit miserable, for no clear reason? Perhaps you were stressed and felt disorganised and over-busy. Maybe it seemed like everything was piling up on you. When you feel like you have little energy and no motivation, it’s easy to start spiraling down into feeling worse and worse.

Customizing Expedit storage boxes

Materials: EXPEDIT shelves + DRONA box Description: This is just a small hack but was useful for our newly painted room - sage green. In the room we have a single 4 box Expedit shelf in a very small space.