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Get Rich Slowly

By J.D. Roth

Reader Mailbag: Qatar World Cup

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Saving for education 2. Consolidating private student loans 3. Gift exchange ideas 4. Buying a minivan 5. Credit report questions 6. Splitting mortgage payments 7. Walking away 8. Finding a credit union 9.

Ask FreelanceSwitch #24: Student freelancing, Blogging

In this issue of Ask FreelanceSwitch, we look at transitioning from student work to freelancing and blogging about your work. Ask FreelanceSwitch is a regular column here that allows us to help beginners get a grip on freelancing.

Jonas secretary into a TV cabinet

Materials: Jonas Secretary, L brackets Description: We removed the back, front door/desk surface, and the top drawer. We used the L brackets to secure the former door/desk where the top drawer used to be to support a dvd/vcr. We also used some L brackets to keep the unit steady, since it was a bit wobbly.

A Non-Consumer Christmas: Simple Gifts for Kids and Grown-Ups

This post is from staff writer Sierra Black. Sierra writes about frugality, sustainable living, and getting her kids to eat kale at Childwild.com. Not sure what to buy for your loved ones this year? Still singing the recession blues? Consider buying nothing at all. I didn’t buy anything on Black Friday, I didn’t buy anything today, and I won’t tomorrow.

Are You Prepared To Thrive Despite What Life Throws At You?

Oh to be agile, and not just in the sense of physical agility, although that would be nice too. The sense of agility that I'm referring to is, the ability to change focus, change the direction of your life, quickly and with as little impact on your life as a whole.Being able to quickly change direction, refocus, and get back on track are key qualities to establishing agility in your life.

7 Ways to Boost Your Productivity

We all want to be productive but sometimes we find ourselves procrastinating and wasting our time without intention. I have interviewed many people who are known for their productivity and also interviewed some of the procrastinators I know and as a I result I discovered 7 common features that will help you become more productive! 7 Ways To Boost Your Productivity: 1- be 100% focused: Productive

3 Knots Every Fisherman Should Know

I recently took up fishing. This means that I have recently taken up drinking beer at the pier and on top of the cliffs overlooking the ocean. I sit and drink and watch the ocean alongside my voiceless companion, Fishing Pole. I enjoy Fishing Pole’s company, primarily because of his complete silence.

Martin Ping: Transforming Society Begins With Transforming Yourself

Hawthorne Valley Farm's Martin Ping talks about the value of "servant leadership" and how to align your inner vision with your outer work.

Spare Change: Stock-Market Genius Edition

I’m a stock-market genius! On December 1st, I wrote about an idiotic USA Today article, which tried to convince readers that investing on the first day of the month was a sound strategy. “Stock investors looking for a trading pattern that all but guarantees a profit need look no further than the first trading day of a new month,” the author wrote.

Out With The Old, In With The New: Get a Library Card

Throughout the month of December, The Simple Dollar is posting a daily series focusing on specific activities you can do right now to set the stage for a great 2011. Out with the old, in with the new. 15. Get a library card and pick out a few books. A few months ago, I wrote a detailed ode to my local public library.

Cheapest home studio desk ever!

Materials: Vika Amon, Vika Curry, Capita, Lack Description: I had no room for any of my equipment in my small home / project studio. As you can see from the before picture, everything was just piled up in 2 old desks and the wires were everywhere. before I decided I needed a new desk.

13 Tips for Sticking to Your New Year's Resolutions.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: 13 tips for sticking to your New Year’s resolutions. New Year’s Eve is just a few weeks away, and that means it’s the season for resolutions.

5 Extraordinary Ways To Say “I’m Sorry” and Mean It (using this 2-step process)

Why is it so hard to say the words we so desperately want to hear? Many times we turn the simple task of saying, “I’m sorry” into a chicken and egg game. Or worse, we use it to guilt others, or withhold it to hurt. Do you find yourself actually taking the gift of an apology, whether given or received, as your opportunity to “win”?

Unitasker Wednesday: Inflatable meal

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! In this holiday season, we wanted to invite all of you to join us for a (virtual) meal. Come on in, grab a seat, sit down, and let’s enjoy a meal together.

Rast Table into 4 sided weaving loom

Materials: Rast Table, sturdy string. Description: I wanted to teach my kids simple loom weaving. I simply turned a Rast bedside table on its side and wrapped sturdy string around the whole thing, on both sides. I used clear tape on the top to keep the tape from shifting around. ~ Ingrid S.