Featured Blog

Ikea Hacker

By Jules

Official release: Unclutter Your Life in One Week

Today is the day Unclutter Your Life in One Week officially goes on sale. It has been a roller-coaster ride, and I am so glad to finally be at this stage in the process. Expanding the Unclutterer message to a new medium is honestly a dream come true.

Helping Other Children Learn About Money

Megan writes in: I’m by far the most financially sensible person in my family. I spend far less than I earn, yet I’m happy with the things I do have.

Can You Buy Your Way Out of the Rat Race?

By Philip Brewer If you're tracking your spending, you know how much money it takes to live on. If you're tracking your investments, you know about how much return you're getting from your capital.

Linkswitch #13

Freelance Contracts: Do’s And Don’ts: “Drafting a contract that covers you, and doesn’t just enumerate information, is more than important: it is a must. Freelancers do not have the benefit of a legal department dedicated to protecting their interests with a watertight contract. Nevertheless, a freelancer’s contract must be comprehensive, concise and clear.

The Regrets of Christmas Past

This is a guest post from Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the advisor for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. He contributes one new article to Get Rich Slowly every two weeks. Every summer, my wife and I cull our closets for stuff we and our kids no longer use.

How to Take Action on What You Read: Filtering and Using Information

You spend a lot of time reading. Whether it’s blogs, magazines, journals, Twitter streams, newspapers or good old fashioned books, you’ve got a huge amount of information at your fingertips.

Will You Read this Post?

A look into how posing a question can be used to manipulate behavior.

Eight Strategies to Stop Procrastinating

Great list to help pull you out of that creative rut...

Choosing a Good Cigar: Beer and Cigar of the Month Club Subscription Giveaway

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Andre Naser at Club-Offers.com.

The Art of Manliness Podcast Episode #7: Rules for My Unborn Son with Walker Lamond

Share Welcome back to another edition of the Art of Manliness podcast. In this week’s episode we talk to Walker Lamond, author of the new book Rules for My Unborn Son. Walker’s book is based on his popular blog, 1001 Rules for My Unborn Son. We discuss the inspiration for the book, wheelie luggage, and required listening for boys. Pick up the book  from Amazon.com today!

The Personal Finance Hour, Episode 26: Financial Rules of Thumb

On today’s episode of The Personal Finance Hour, I’ll join Jim from Bargaineering to discuss financial rules of thumb.

A Secret to Happiness That I Overlooked -- Until Now.

A significant factor in happiness is the hedonic treadmill, or hedonic adaptation. People are adaptable. We quickly adjust to a new life circumstance—for better or worse—and consider it normal. Although this helps us when our situation worsens, it means that when circumstances improve, we soon become hardened to new comforts or privileges.

The Stumble

It happens to the best of us. We resolve to make some change in our life and, for the first month or two, it goes great. We see real progress in the area we want to change. And then it happens. We give into temptation and make a mistake – sometimes a big one. We devour half of a Sara Lee pound cake after two weeks of careful dieting on raw foods.

Working with Your Spouse Financially

In the book The Millionaire Mind and The Millionaire Next Door, the authors point out that millionaires tend to marry people who support them financially.  One of the easiest ways to wreck your financial plan is for there to be competition between a husband and wife, financially. If you have ever heard a couple say things like, “well, you bought a new dvd player, so I can go buy a new dr

Theme Change #1: Redesign

My last post was about doing the easy stuff that you’ve been putting off just because you don’t have all the answers or a grand plan. I decided it was time to eat some more of my own dog food and take a look at my incomplete projects. The shot above is from my active projects list. Four months of inaction is pretty embarrassing for a productivity minded person.