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By Chris Guillebeau

It’s More Important to Be Happy Than to Be Rich

This article is the final installment of a 14-part series that explored the core tenets of Get Rich Slowly. Here’s the opening paragraph from my forthcoming book, Your Money: The Missing Manual. It’s the sum of everything I’ve learned during my five year journey to get rich slowly: You don’t want to be rich — you want to be happy.

Ten Essential Time Management Tips

Over the past six years, I’ve picked up a lot of time management tips. Some of them have been helpful and, frankly, some have been useless. Here, I’ve compiled the ten that have served me best. And yes, I’m sure you’ll have heard some of them before ...

Review: The Little Book of Safe Money

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book. The Little Book of Safe Money by Jason Zweig is the ninth book in the “Little Books…” series, which each tackle a particular investing topic or strategy.

Recession-Proofing Your Life Insurance

This is a guest post from Joe Taylor Jr. Taylor is an internal business consultant for a Fortune 500 company, who also writes about finance, culture, and design. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Ithaca College. I remember an evening a few years ago, when the company I helped start had to close its doors.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2008 Unitasker Wednesday: Electric paper plane launcherHow have you survived office boredom without the useful Electric Paper Plane Launcher? Workspace of the Week: Well-lit officeThis week’s workspace of the week is Moundbaby123’s sky-lit office retreat. After Christmas shopping 2007 Slimmed down kitchen faucets Kitchen faucets have become much more sleek and compact over the years

Your After-Christmas Shopping Checklist

A few days after Christmas, Sarah and I will usually head out to the store to stock up on post-Christmas sales. It’s often easy to find many items at bargain-basement prices in the days after Christmas – items which can easily be saved until next year. We usually make a list of things to look for (as we do virtually every time we go shopping).

"Like a Boy Playing on the Seashore."

“I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.” -- Sir Isaac Newton * I'm very excited for my friend Therese Borchard -- her excellent book, Beyond Blue: Sur

How To Land A Freelance Writing Job

Freelance writing is a fabulous industry that allows you to stay at home and run your own business. Despite the ease in which you can find online based writing work, most wannabe writers struggle to find their feet in this chosen vocation.

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: December 26, 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, two years ago this week, and three years ago this week.

An uncluttered liquor cabinet in time for New Year’s Eve

With only five days left before New Year’s Eve, many people’s minds are already turning to their next round of celebrations.

How to Make 2010 the Year That Your Diet Succeeds

A shocking two thirds of American adults are overweight or obese, and most other countries see similar figures. Given that, there’s a good chance that you might be carrying some extra pounds which you want to shed.Perhaps you’ve been on diets before, but they’ve never lasted more than a few days.

Retirement Planning for a Low-Income Career

Several people in my close inner circle of friends and family have made the active choice to go into careers where they will be earning a low income for life. Their calling is in areas of social work and they’ve made the financially difficult choice to follow their heart.

Letter From The Editor: Happy Holidays From PickTheBrain

Image Courtesy of Holly Bryan Since re-igniting PickTheBrain six months ago, I am truly humbled and overwhelmed by the continued support of our loyal, enthusiastic and enlightened community… My sincerest wishes to all of you – your friends and family – for a very Happy Holidays and a Spiritually prosperous New Year. In the coming year, PickTheBrain looks forward to bringing you m

Happy Holidays!

Like a good chunk of the western world, Unclutterer’s offices are closed today. We wish everyone who celebrates Christmas a merry one, and the rest of you we wish a joyful day off from work! Don’t forget, you can always jump into the Forums and join the conversation there. We’ll return tomorrow to share more Uncluttering insights.

Happy Christmas, Everyone!

Here’s a holiday video from 1950 showing Christmas celebrations around the world: in the United States, England, Holland, France, Sweden, Switzerland, Korea, Japan, Canada, Mexico. As the spirit of Christmas unites all humanity, men and women everywhere reaffirm their faith in the brotherhood of man.