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By The Wise Bread Team

Sheetseet eco-friendly and ultra-storable folding chair

With the theme of Thursday’s Blog Action Day being climate change, we’ve been thinking more about green organizing and uncluttering.

Ask the Readers: What If Your High-Paying Job Makes You Miserable?

On Thursday, I featured a guest post from Free Money Finance that proved to be surprisingly controversial. His five steps to six figures in seven years offered solid common-sense career advice for those looking to boost their incomes. Many readers disliked the post.

Daily Links: Record Day Edition

It looks as if today will be a record day for traffic at Get Rich Slowly! The current record is 48,244 visitors on 31 July 2007 (while we were on our trip to London and New York). 08 January 2008 is a close second with 47,749 visitors. At only 1:30 this afternoon, we’ve already had 42,673 people swing by!

Simplicity: How to Avoid Feature Creep in Your Life

Post written by Leo Babauta.

Sneek Peak: The New and Expanded 4-Hour Workweek is Here

The 4-Hour Workweek was first published April 27th, 2007. I did my best to cover all of the bases when it debuted, but there were gaps. Though I included cases studies of families using lifestyle design, for example, it was hard to find more than a few the first time around. Not anymore. Things have changed.

99% Conference Tickets Now on SALE

Tickets for the 2010 99% Conference are now available. Buy now (through 11/30/2009) to receive a special Early Bird Discount.

Hidden Treasures from Thrift Shops

One of my favorite parts of being frugal is that I often go shopping at thrift stores. Thrift stores are unusual places. They’re often just collections of the stuff that well-off people no longer want to have or to deal with, so they just drop it off at Goodwill.

Stop Expecting to Change Your Habit in 21 Days.

I’m working on my Happiness Project, and you could have one, too! Everyone’s project will look different, but it’s the rare person who can’t benefit. Join in -- no need to catch up, just jump in right now.

Ask Unclutterer: Overwhelmed with clutter

Reader Jennifer submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer: What is your advice for a seriously organizationally challenged family? Our house looks like it should be on one of those messy house shows, the kids homework is all over, the daddy (coaches the boys baseball team) lost a check for $500 from a new baseball family, and the mommy (me) is just a hot mess. I’ve ordered your book but I d

Passing the Blame: Some Thoughts on the 401(k) Crisis

A couple days ago at the doctor’s office, I picked up the newest issue of Time, which featured a cover story entitled “Why It’s Time to Retire the 401(k)” (and < ahref="http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1929119,00.html">you can read the article online).

3 Steps to Organize and Track Your Finances Without the Hassle

By Sarah Winfrey When it comes to money, there's a lot to track, especially if you're doing all the right things. It starts out simple enough, with a checking account and maybe one for savings, too.

Workspace of the Week: Privacy begone

This week’s Workspace of the Week is 0June0’s open-to-everyone desk at work: When I made a call for entries a couple weeks ago, this was the exact kind of office I wanted to see more of in the Unclutterer Flickr Pool. So often, our offices in buildings outside our homes are anything but ideal.

Is Anyone Really Listening? Social Media Marketing

If you visit most freelancers’ websites these days, you’ll find a blog, links to various networking sites and other signs of social media marketing. There are freelancers who spend hours perfecting their LinkedIn profiles and blog posts (I know — I’m one of them).

Accumulation and Attachment: Finding Balance

This post is from GRS staff writer April Dykman. A lot has been made of the minimalist lifestyle on personal finance blogs. Some readers love it; some think it sounds like a miserable existence.

Antonius cable manager

Tom found an alternative to the Signum cable manager. His uses the Antonius clothes hanger. If you don't have a lot of cables, this could be ideal. "I recently found a nifty solution for the crippling problem of cable management. It might not be suitable for super computers but it does work for my desk.