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A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 Unclutterer on tv with spring decluttering tipsErin appeared on WUSA 9’s morning show and talked about getting your home ready for spring. Unitasker Wednesday: Muffin MagicAre you tired of making muffins the old fashioned way?

The Mythology of Spending and Mental Anchors

I have a quick four question quiz for you to run through in your head.

Reader Story: Be Happy on Your Own Terms

This guest post from Joann is part of the “reader stories” feature here at Get Rich Slowly.

Some Thoughts on Easter and Financial Responsibility

Easter weekend is one of my favorite times of the year with my children. The weather is finally getting nice after a long winter, so we’re starting to go outside regularly. We usually conduct some kind of Easter egg hunt for them as well, giving them a great chance to explore outdoors and work on their observation skills.

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: April 3, 2010

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.

Upcoming Events and an Update on the GRS Video Contest

I don’t know how I’m doing it, but I’m managing to stay one step ahead of the game around here. I haven’t had to resort to a week of guest posts — yet. Instead, I’ve been working like mad to be sure I have interesting articles for you guys, while also doing my bit to promote Your Money: The Missing Manual.

Best of Personal Finance Roundup: Make Your Own Girl Scout Cookies

By Linsey Knerl Welcome to Wise Bread's Best of Personal Finance roundup.

The Psychological Trap of Warehouse Clubs

Jonah Lehrer wrote a brilliant little article about Costco over at the Science Blog. An excerpt: The secret of Costco’s success – and the reason I’m willing to pay just to enter the store – is because I trust the company to give me a good deal.

Get into the details for your home office

It's the details that make the whole ensemble work. Matching the colour, lifting the bookcases. Small touches, but nicely done. Take a look at Jennifer's home office. 1. Expedit shelving - 2 vertical, 1 horizontal. My hubby went to Home Depot and got unfinished furniture legs, took a door to the paint department to match the color, and painted the legs to match.

Ask Unclutterer: Mental clutter

Reader Stefanie submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer: I’m really good about things like keeping my email inbox almost empty and entering every little thing into my calendar or to-do list. I know exactly what I need to get done, but my problem is mental clutter. I’m a writer, so I’m always sending work out to various publications and presses.

the lost art of solitude

“I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude. We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers.” ~Henry David Thoreau Post written by Leo Babauta.

Overcoming Bumps in the Road

As much as we’d like to believe it, our lives aren’t a smooth journey from point A to point B. Unexpected things happen all the time – we do our best to overcome them and move on, but sometimes “our best” results in some pretty challenging consequences. We revert to old, bad habits. We put ourselves in debt.

Book Review: The Little Book of Big Dividends

By Xin Lu Did you know that from 1926 to the present, dividends have accounted for 43 percent of the total return of the S&P 500 index?

How to Find Your Soul Job

Plato, an ancient Greek philosopher, originated the theory of soul mates. He believed that humans were born with 4 arms, 4 hands, and 2 faces.

Health Care Reform: Good for People Like Me

By Philip Brewer A long time ago, I had an idea. I was working a regular job, but I realized that what I wanted to do was be a writer. I figured that I could make some money writing, but not necessarily enough to support myself. So, I came up with a naive plan. It started with living more frugally. I did all the ordinary frugal stuff. I ate out less. I bought fewer gadgets.