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By Trent Hamm

Final Reminder: The Get Rich Slowly Video Contest Ends April 15th!

If you have a great money tip or financial success story, you have one more day to enter the Get Rich Slowly video contest! With only 33 entries so far, you have a good chance to win a prize. To enter, just submit a 2-minute video by midnight (Pacific time) tomorrow. It’s great to see all of the hard work you folks are putting into this. And everyone has a different approach.

Announcing My Upcoming Book – The Simple Dollar: How One Man Wiped Out His Debts and Achieved the Life of His Dreams

As many of you know, over the last year, I’ve been writing a book outlining the specific details of how exactly I went from being tens of thousands of dollars in debt and working at a job that caused me to miss my family and made me long for the career I wanted to doing exactly what I wanted to do: writing, spending a ton of time with my children, and living without the anvil of debt hanging

Power of Physical Mail

Do you have a backup plan for your important files? Hard drives always fail eventually. What would happen if your hard drive failed right now? Our DropBox review looks at a great free application that can help you backup and synchronize your important files across multiple computers.

Five Tips for Improving Monday Mornings.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: Five tips for improving Monday mornings. One happiness-project exercise I undertook was to consider the different times of day, and days of the week, to see if any particular dayparts were happiness challenges.

I need your help to make Ikeahacker better

After almost 4 years of managing this blog, I am going to say I need help. The volume of hacks has grown and honestly, I've not been able to keep up with it. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoy receiving all your wonderful hacks and be amazed at your creativity.

Unitasker Wednesday: Pineapple slicer

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! I really enjoyed learning in my European History class in high school that most of the medieval torture devices that come to mind when we hear “medieval torture devices” weren’t actually medieval and weren’t ever used to torture anyone.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 Sure-thing investingSmall investments in being organized will provide you with a huge payoff. INCHworm shoes grow with your child’s footThe INCHworm shoe is a decent solution to the ever-growing child’s foot.

5 Ways To Combat Reactionary Workflow

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Scott Belsky of Behance and The 99%. Every few minutes, more communications are being sent your way. Emails, text messages, voice mails, instant messages, twitter messages, facebook posts…and the list goes on. Your human response? You simply try to stay afloat. You peck away at the latest communications at the top of your many inboxes.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: TrentHamm.com Edition

Over the past year, I’ve been experimenting a lot with my personal website, TrentHamm.com. Should it just be a puff piece that promotes me? Should I have some long essays or short stories on there?

Sorting Through Information on Freelancing

The number of blogs and websites offering up information on freelancing has exploded over the past couple of years. In a way, this is a good thing: the more information freelancers have access to, the better decisions we can make and the more money we can earn. But in other ways, it makes things harder.

Organizing the creative mind

Today’s guest post is by Scott Belsky, founder of Behance, oversees The 99% think tank, and is the author of the new book Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming The Obstacles Between Vision & Reality. Thank you, Scott, for joining us today. — Erin Perhaps you have an idea for a new business, a restaurant you want to open, or a novel you want to write?

Macbook vertical laptop stand

Another one from Shelemka.

The Perils and Pangs of a Pricey Purchase

This is a guest post from Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the adviser for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service.

Resiliency Part VII: Building Your Children’s Resiliency

This is the final part in a series designed to help you boost your resiliency. For the previous entries, see Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, and Part VI. If you’ve been following along with our resiliency series, you probably know by now that it’s much easier to read and understand these principles than it is to incorporate them into your life.

Letting Go To Succeed

Everyday I take a break from my work when I get to the point of being tired of what I am doing, and I usually go play basketball. The breaks that I enjoy the most are when I am alone on the court. Uninterrupted. I shoot, shot after shot. I enjoy trying to perfect my shot. I have an inner desire to become gifted.