Featured Blog

Happiness Project

By Gretchen Rubin

How Low Can You Go? Vegetarian Burrito Bowls

In April and May, National Public Radio featured a series on inexpensive gourmet dishes entitled “How Low Can You Go?” Although many of the dishes looked quite tasty, most of the dishes weren’t actually all that inexpensive, often narrowly getting below $10 to feed a family of four, and many involved arduous cooking processes.

Cost of Rearranging the Furniture - $0. New Living Room - Priceless.

By Paul Michael They say a change is as good as a rest. Well, they're right. My wife and I have had the same living room layout since we moved into our home. As our home is small, we just assumed it was the best arrangement for the space we had to work with.

Malma mirror mirror on the wall

Bj from London did a simple but beautiful hack on the Malma mirrors.  "Just ten Malma mirrors, some emulsion and a idea for a pattern. Uber cheap. But love the effect. I used Photoshop to create my pattern and work out the layout, but free hand is just as good. 10 Malma mirrors painted white with leftover interior emulsion.

Ask Unclutterer: Help for students with ADHD

Reader Clara submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer: My 14-year-old son has ADHD like the girl you mentioned in [Tuesday's] post. I’m going to put in a request to the school to rent two sets of books this year because I think that will help him. Do you have more advice for organizing with ADHD? We’re looking for lots of ideas as he heads off to high school in two weeks.

Rule #9: Do It Yourself.

A reader asked me if I could break down my ideas into a handful of principles. After some careful thought, I came up with a list of fourteen basic “rules” that summarize my money and life philosophy. I’ll be presenting these as a weekly series. A couple times this spring, I watched a TruGreen van park at the house next to mine.

When You & Your Client Have Failure to Communicate

What we got here is… failure to communicate. “Cool-Hand Luke” — 1967 Firing a client is an emotionally anguishing action, but one that sometimes is the best strategy in a situation where you can’t see eye-to-eye on the scope of a project and its requirements.

How to Earn Free Plane Tickets and Cash Back by Shopping Online

This is a guest post from April Dykman, an avid GRS reader, and a writer and editor by trade. April is a potential Staff Writer for Get Rich Slowly. In her first article, April described how she discovered freedom from mindless spending. April is an active commenter at this site. When my husband and I went to Italy in 2006, we spent $2500 on plane tickets.

Workspace of the Week: Home school room

This week’s Workspace of the Week is Lance Lin’s homework studio: I love how this workspace is clearly designed for students. The Ikea Expedit Bookcase is a fantastic resource for learning resources. The zones of this room are clearly defined and you can tell that it is used productively every day. Want to have your own workspace featured in Workspace of the Week?

A message from Frankie, my dog

As we approach the launch of the No Impact Man book and the film, I thought it would be fun to repost some of what I wrote way back in 2007 at the beginning of the No Impact Man year, back when I was just a newly dubbed No Impact Man.

Next Week it’s Envato’s Birthday! Here’s a Preview of What’s Coming Up …

It was back in 2006 that Envato first launched with our very first site FlashDen. That means next week we’ll be turning 3 years old! Since web years are much like dog years, by my count that makes us pretty darn old. Given how we’ve grown, we’ve decided that this year it’s time we really kicked our celebrations up a notch.

Guide to Being a Great Godfather

Image from JOnny_t For many people, hearing the word “godfather” brings up images of Italian mob bosses calling in hits on rival mob families or snitches within their own ranks. But there’s actually more to being il padrino than granting favors and running a criminal organization.

A Few Notes About Clotheslines

Howdy, folks! Staff writer tryouts still have a few days left, but I jotted a quick post this morning and thought I’d squeeze it in this afternoon just to break things up. I wrote a MAMMOTH post about taxes yesterday, but I don’t know if it’ll ever see the light of day. It’s a sort of tedious subject.

The Source of Frugal Misery

Kevin writes in: Your examples of how to live frugally make it sound like your life [is terrible]. Why are you sacrificing all happiness to save a buck? If I had your life, I’d be miserable. Live a little, dude. Most of the frugal advice I give usually revolves around some clever substitutions or the replacement of a few habits.

Pedal Your Way to Health, Wealth and Happiness

By Jeff Yeager Thirty-five years ago this week, my brother and I took off on our Raleigh ten-speeds on the first major bicycle trip of our lives, a 3,200-mile pedal-powered journey from our parent's home in Ohio to the Black Hills of South Dakota and back again. At the audacious ages of 18 and 16 — with the Allman Brothers Ramblin' Man playing on the 8-track in our minds — the world w

10 Articles on Writing

Behind the Blog: How I Write an Entry-Get Rich Slowly In this article, the author outlines how the process of how he creates articles for his blog.