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By Leo Babauta

Munny Journey: A Journal for Your Child’s Financial Development

I have some financial blind spots. For one thing, Kris and I do not have children. It’s difficult for me to write about the concerns of parents. So when the publisher sent me a copy of Munny Journey, “a keepsake journal for baby’s first money”, I recruited a new mother to help me evaluate the book.

"No One Thinks of Changing Himself."

"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." – Leo Tolstoy * I love checking out Lisa Belkin's Motherlode blog -- "adventures in parenting." I always come away with a lot to think about. * I send out short monthly newsletters that highlight the best of the previous month’s posts to about 29,000 subscribers.

Review: The Simple Living Guide

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal development, personal productivity, career, or entrepreneurship book. Since starting The Simple Dollar, I’ve gradually developed the belief that the reason many people get into financial trouble is that their lives become overwhelmingly complicated.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2008 Blog Action Day 2008: PovertyFor the second year in a row, Unclutterer is participating in Blog Action Day. This year’s theme is Poverty. Unitasker Wednesday: Zing! Catapult SpoonThe Zing!

Ethical Frugality Week: Hidden Replacements

Over the upcoming week, I’ll be posting a series of articles on the ethics of frugality. How far can you take things without crossing an ethical line or diving into seriously socially unacceptable waters?

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: October 17, 2009

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, as well as the five best posts from two years ago this week.

The Weekly Link Round-Up: October 17, 2009

Signed Copies of the Art of Manliness Book You can now order signed copies of the new Art of Manliness book through our site. Even if you’re not hankering for our John Hancocks, if you reside in a far flung place of the world where the book is not yet available, this is a great way of getting your hands on a copy.

Never Eat Alone: Build It and They Will Come

This is the fourteenth of sixteen parts of a “book club” reading and discussion of Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz’s Never Eat Alone, where this book on building a lifelong community of colleagues, contacts, friends, and mentors is teased apart and looked at in detail.

Sheetseet eco-friendly and ultra-storable folding chair

With the theme of Thursday’s Blog Action Day being climate change, we’ve been thinking more about green organizing and uncluttering.

Ask the Readers: What If Your High-Paying Job Makes You Miserable?

On Thursday, I featured a guest post from Free Money Finance that proved to be surprisingly controversial. His five steps to six figures in seven years offered solid common-sense career advice for those looking to boost their incomes. Many readers disliked the post.

Daily Links: Record Day Edition

It looks as if today will be a record day for traffic at Get Rich Slowly! The current record is 48,244 visitors on 31 July 2007 (while we were on our trip to London and New York). 08 January 2008 is a close second with 47,749 visitors. At only 1:30 this afternoon, we’ve already had 42,673 people swing by!

Simplicity: How to Avoid Feature Creep in Your Life

Post written by Leo Babauta.

Sneek Peak: The New and Expanded 4-Hour Workweek is Here

The 4-Hour Workweek was first published April 27th, 2007. I did my best to cover all of the bases when it debuted, but there were gaps. Though I included cases studies of families using lifestyle design, for example, it was hard to find more than a few the first time around. Not anymore. Things have changed.

99% Conference Tickets Now on SALE

Tickets for the 2010 99% Conference are now available. Buy now (through 11/30/2009) to receive a special Early Bird Discount.

Hidden Treasures from Thrift Shops

One of my favorite parts of being frugal is that I often go shopping at thrift stores. Thrift stores are unusual places. They’re often just collections of the stuff that well-off people no longer want to have or to deal with, so they just drop it off at Goodwill.