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Doodle on my time

Oops, broke Father Time's face? Just replace the Rusch clock face with an art piece. In Claudia's case, a piece of doodle by her kid, Topastro. Her kid's not quite Picasso yet but give him some time (no pun intended) and you'll never know. Anyways, you get the idea and the possibilites here are endless. Broken Time is well again See how to personalise your Rusch clock here.

Talking Money, Books and Blogs With J.D. Roth

You may know J.D. Roth as the founder and editor of one of the top personal finance blogs in the world, GetRichSlowly.org. He’s also a friend with a great story about how he went from being mired in debt to methodically pulling himself out of the hole he dug.

The Get Rich Slowly Philosophy

There’s been an influx of new readers at Get Rich Slowly lately. To serve as an intro the new folks (and to celebrate the site’s fourth anniversary, and in honor of Financial Literacy Month), today I’m going to review my financial philosophy.

7 Profound Lessons From 7 of our Historical Leaders

Leaders aren’t necessarily special. They don’t wear a halo and they certainly don’t glow in the dark. Leaders are just the individuals who are further along the path that you’re traveling.

Confidence -An Invitation To Real Love

Confidence. Our mothers and the gurus tell us that we need to have confidence to succeed in love. “Be confident,” they say, “and love is yours.” Sounds great, but the problem is we don’t understand what that really means. Confidence can be so esoteric when we are not there yet and sometimes when we do think we have it, we are actually wearing it as a thin mask over insecurity.

Ikea Hacked OFFI Woody Table

Materials: Frosta Stool, Stainless Steel Bowl, Wooden Table Top, Chalkboard Paint Description: I knew if I could make a similar looking table to the Offi Woody Chalkboard Table, IKEA would be the place to have the bentwood legs I needed. Just my luck when I came across the FROSTA stool.

Guide to Thick Rope Training

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Joe Hashey, CSCS. In a previous article, Odd Object Training Primer, I mentioned that people can work out with just a length of thick rope. Rope training is nothing new but has been gaining popularity over the last few years. We have been using thick ropes for nearly two years with great benefits.

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.