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Get Rich Slowly

By J.D. Roth

Custom Ikea island for meal prep/dining/pantry/recycling

Materials: (2) Akurum cabinets, (6) casters, plywood, (1) Numerar counter top, (2) Capita brackets, (2) Henriksdal stools, (2) Hemma cord set, (2) Fantsa shade; power drill and drill bits, nuts, bolts, washers, dry wall screws, Liquid Nails Description: The base of the island is two Ikea cabinets (base Akurum cabinets in Applad white; 2x$105).

kindfully + mindfully

“Do every act of your life as if it were your last.” ~Marcus Aurelius Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on twitter or identica. There’s something so powerfully simple, profoundly beautiful, about the Dalai Lama’s quote: “My religion is very simple.

Productive Airplane Rides

More reasons to take a trip: "One hour of work on an airplane is equal to three hours of work in the office."

swissmiss PSFK Talk

Video: swissmiss, aka Tina Roth Eisenberg, talks about how her blog became part of her business model at the PSFK conference.

Think about Your Mother.

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.

Seven Easy Steps to Your Dream Job

A few days ago, I was reading an article in ESPN Magazine (I started getting a subscription to it a while back after I signed up to play fantasy baseball at ESPN.com) by Vivian Chum that talked about what you would need to do to get a job as an NFL coach (you can read the article online if you’re a subscriber).

Workspace of the Week: Multiple monitor productivity

This week’s Workspace of the Week is ShaneRounce’s web-programming desk: I chose this desk strictly for its impressive monitor configuration. The monitor on the left rotates between the horizontal and vertical positions.

Web Writing: Who Sets the Standards?

Whether you’re a designer, a developer, a writer, or any other type of creative professional, chances are that you’ll be writing on the Web at some point. So, how should creatives stay consistent when writing online? That depends on who you ask. Most people and publications rely on the Associated Press Stylebook, but Yahoo is set to release its own version of writing guidelines, The Y

200 pillows for outdoor wedding

Materials: GOSA SLAN pillow, cover fabric, ribbon for tag, sewing thread, embroidery thread, doll needles, sewing machines, lots of friends to help Description: My friend Anita needed to make 200 pillows for her son's outdoor wedding. She found these inexpensive pillows at Ikea. By cutting them in half and sewing new covers, she only had to buy 100 pillows.

Ask the Readers: Am I Being Foolish for Saving So Much?

Some of my favorite questions come from readers who are worried that they’re saving too much. This is a great problem to have. For example, Henry wrote recently with this dilemma: I’ve been reading Get Rich Slowly since I was 15. At that time, it inspired me to save 20% of everything I earn for retirement. I’m almost 20 now, and I currently max my Roth IRA each year.

Timely Expenses are Wise Expenses

One of my favorite posts on this blog is the one that is titled “It’s Ok to Spend Money on Stuff You Love”, simply because it vindicates my position in the standoff that I currently have going on with my spouse. I feel that it’s ok to spend on the things that we both enjoy while he insists that they’re frivolous expenses and that we need to save our money for the future.

Burn, baby, burn: Decorating MACKIS

Materials: MACKIS minichest Description: For using the whole amount of storing space im my BILLY, I bought a MACKIS minichest. After a littly while, I thought it was too boring, even to live behind closed doors and so I used my soldering iron to apply patterns on it. Step-by-step: I sized the chests and planned the patterns on my PC.

Coupon Organization: A Survey of How People Do It

My wife and I use coupons for many of our household products, from toothpaste and garbage bags to toilet paper and Tones spices (yes, I had a coupon for this once upon a time).

Norrebo tiled

Materials: NORREBO Description: Maybe it's not a real "hack": I only put a little piece of wood on the inside of the NORREBO door and screwed two right-angle screws (how ever they are called) through. So I can display some of my old tiles there. See more here. ~ Susanne, Germany

If I Get Fired…

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