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By Colin Beavan

Best of Personal Finance Roundup: Where to Find Free Antibiotics

By Linsey Knerl Welcome to Wise Bread's Best of Personal Finance roundup. In this article, we'll tell you where you can find free antibiotics, 45 of the weirdest college scholarships, and how to frugally and naturally fight seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

Unitasker Wednesday: Gift Wrap Cutter

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! Scissors are so obsolete. Sure, they have efficiently and effectively cut billions of things for more than 3,500 years, but whatever. You’re not into multi-taskers.

Expedit shelving unit as an open kitchen bar

Solangie transformed an Expedit shelving unit into a bar counter for an open kitchen. Nice one. "I bought the Expedit shelving unit and placed it horizontally. Then went to Home Depot and bought two peace of lumber 2x4 and made a base to bring it up by 7".

Peter Daniel Frazier’s minimalist office escape

Most of us consider an uncluttered workspace to consist of an office with well-executed organization and minimal distraction. Peter Daniel Frazier, architect of the “Cube,” has taken the entire uncluttered workspace concept in a new, upward direction with his innovative home office: The minimalist office is fully integrated into the surrounding forest.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2008 Preparing your car for a road tripGuest author John Walton gives advice for organizing your car before a big road trip. In with new, out with oldOne important area where we make a concerted effort to keep in check is our daughter’s toy collection. Take stock of your stuff during economic hard timesCharities are feeling the effects of a struggling economy and the trimming down of your h

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Holiday Thoughts Edition

For this week’s roundup, I went to several of my favorite personal finance sites and looked for useful Christmas-related posts to share with you all – and I found quite a few. Enjoy! Who and How Much to Tip During the Holidays The link to Emily Post’s suggestions in this article is quite useful, but so are the comments.

Using the Holidays to Work with Legislators

Are you about to go on a holiday break? Chances are good that your elected representatives are going to do the same thing. In the United States, the Congress (our version of the Parliament) adjourns shortly before Christmas, and reconvenes just after New Year’s Day.

Where’s Your Financial Comfort Level?

This is a guest post from Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the advisor for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. He contributes one new article to Get Rich Slowly every two weeks. I must confess to a new habit: I collect discarded ATM receipts.

5 Signs of a Quality Watch

Editor’s Note: Xiaoli Li is a contributing editor at DefinitiveTouch.com and TheShoeBuff.com. Extensively experienced in writing for broadcast and print, Xiaoli is a graduate of the University of Toronto, with majors in Drama and English. My father and I never had a great relationship.

In Which I Have a Question for People in Happiness-Project Groups.

Several months ago, I began offering the starter-kit for people who wanted to start a group for people pursuing happiness projects together. Since then, more than 3,700 people have requested a starter kit! (Request yours here.) I'm really curious to hear about how these groups are doing. If you're in a happiness-project group, I'd so appreciate it if you'd take a minute to post a comment.

Life-threatening clutter

We often talk about the dangers of clutter, but tragedy has a way of bringing it home. An 80 year-old man in Evanston, Illinois, was found under several feet of clutter in an attempt to escape his burning home. From the article: When firefighters arrived, they found flames coming from the west side of the home, said [Evanston Fire Department Division Chief Tom] Janetske.

The Basic Law of Frugality

April’s post this morning about renting designer purses and other luxury items raised a few eyebrows. Because the focus here at Get Rich Slowly is on frugality, it’s not often that we delve into the world of high fashion. In the comments, for example, Ami wrote: I thought this was the Get Rich Slowly site, not the fritter your money on fripperies site.

Six Great Free Games to Dig Into Over Your Holiday Break

One of my biggest time management weaknesses is gaming. I love taking breaks to try out a new free computer game.

‘Tis The Season To Get A Speeding Ticket! Are You Next?

By Paul Michael Yes, speeding tickets suck. And yes, they’re also a necessary deterrent; they come not just with fines and points on your license, but insurance rate hikes. This is also the time of year when more speeding tickets are issued, and you may be more likely to get one based on a few factors. So, why is this time of year open season on drivers?

In Which I Have a Question for People in Happiness-Project Groups.

Several months ago, I began offering the starter-kit for people who wanted to start a group for people pursuing happiness projects together. Since then, more than 3,700 people have requested a starter kit! (Request yours here.) I'm really curious to hear about how these groups are doing. If you're in a happiness-project group, I'd so appreciate it if you'd take a minute to post a comment.