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By J.D. Roth

TIP: Synched Address Books

My wife and I both have cell phones and both have computers.  This means there are four places where we could potentially have a phone number or address and invariably the phone number I need is on my wife’s cell phone or computer. We set up each of our cell phones to sync with our laptop, but we still had two separate address books.

The Best Way to Avoid the Worst Financial Problems

By Philip Brewer Simple living should be about enjoying the good stuff. So, rather than go into a bunch of things you can do to head off possible problems, I'm going to give you just one tool for avoiding bad stuff. Happily, it's a tool so powerful that you just about don't need any others.

Ivar shelving comes alive as Enzo Mari dining table

This is wonderful. To see Ikea raw pine flesh out Enzo Mari's Autoprogettazione table. Thanks Greg!

Reader Mailbag #93

Each Monday, The Simple Dollar opens up the reader mailbags and answers ten to twenty simple questions offered up by the readers on personal finance topics and many other things. Got a question? Ask it in the comments. You might also enjoy the archive of earlier reader mailbags. I am 50 years old, live on SSI, have $25.00 in savings. My SSI is $845.00 per month. I rent my apartment.

Teaching children to fight clutter

Today we welcome Mandi Ehman to share her tips on helping kids learn to battle clutter. If you’re committed to living an uncluttered life, you probably want to pass those same ideals on to your children as well.

Freelance Freedom #135

Nobody Cares More About Your Money Than You Do

This article is the 12th of a 13-part 14-part series that explores the core tenets of Get Rich Slowly. I’ve read a lot of stuff lately about how scammers take advantage of other people. (Here, for example, is a brief summary of seven psychological tricks con artist use.) It’s easy to think that those who lose their money are just unfortunate suckers. That’s not always true.

The Surprisingly Deep Benefits of Walking

Readers of my previous articles will know that I try to live as effortlessly as possible.

Road Map to the Perfect First Date

Share So, you’ve decided to stop hanging out with women and start dating them? Bully for you! Now you must take on that ever-intimidating first date.  While a first date can be a road fraught with obstacles and snafus, when you have the proper guide, you can make it go off without a hitch.

How to Create a Global Phenomenon for Less Than $10,000

Here is my most recent keynote from the 2,000-person+ Le Web in Paris, which focused on how to catalyze a global phenomenon on a very limited budget.

In search of a unifying theory of all our problems

When you look at the climate problem and the difficulties we have dealing with it and you combine that with a consumer culture that doesn't seem to be making people happy, you'd think we'd be able to find a solution. You'd think we'd be able to do better by ourselves.But things are moving so slowly. What I want to know is why? What is the fundamental human flaw?

"Do Not Spoil What You Have By Desiring What You Have Not..."

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things only hoped for.” --Epicurus * I'm a longtime fan of Ben Casnocha's blog, but I just discovered his Business Rules of Thumb Wiki.

Review: Influence

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a book of interest not directly concerning personal finance. One of the most profound lessons I’ve learned about money management since I’ve started The Simple Dollar is that a deeper understanding of your desires and motivations is vital for making good money decisions.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2008 2008 Gift Giving Guide: What we want, but can’t yet haveThis installment of the Unclutterer Gift Giving Guide explores the not-yet-invented or completely outrageous gifts that would make our readers’ lives more organized. Unitasker Wednesday: USB guard dogIf you are worried about the safety of the contents of your desk you may want to protect them with Rex. 2008 Gift Giving Guide

Interest Rates Don’t Matter If You Don’t Carry a Balance: Some Thought on the Cash-Only Debate

Earlier today, I read with interest the comments on this Get Rich Slowly article about Suze Orman and the “cash only” movement.