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Reader Mailbag: Starting Over

I had forgotten the rewards and challenges of having a newborn. In some ways, both the challenges and the rewards are amplified by also having a four year old and a two year old at home. My son is 20, and is a straight A student at college but doesn’t feel that he knows what he really wants to do. Everything, academically, comes easy to him. (I know he doesn’t like manual labor.

Celebrity minimalist: Vincent Kartheiser

Actor Vincent Kartheiser plays the loathsome Pete Campbell on the hit television show Mad Men, and he does it extremely well. (In fact, he does it so well, I can’t watch the show because I truly disdain his character.) In addition to being a great actor, he also appears to be in the running for the most extreme minimalist celebrity in Hollywood.

Freelance Freedom #154

Hallway storage bench

Materials: Besta shelf units, Inreda drawers Description: I wanted something in our front hallway where we could store shoes, umbrellas, gloves, etc; put the mail and house keys; and have somewhere to sit when putting on or removing shoes (we like to keep the house shoe-free as much as possible).

The Savvy Shopper’s Guide to the Farmers’ Market

This post is from GRS staff writer April Dykman. Shopping at a farmers’ market is a great way to eat healthier and support local agriculture, but if you’ve ever been to one, you know that the food isn’t cheap. When you’re used to fairly inexpensive tomatoes from the supermarket, the price of locally-grown, heirloom tomatoes can be a bit of a shock, leading some consumers to

7 Insanely Cool NYC Food Trucks

On a blistering afternoon in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC, a small gathering of the coolest food trucks ever lined up to share their fare, leading to lines around the block.

Beyond Money: The Other Types of Riches

Do you want to be rich? Most of us equate "rich" with "money" – and we take it for granted that more money is a good thing. We daydream about winning the lottery and quitting our jobs, traveling the world, and buying all the expensive gadgets we want.Study after study, though, shows that more money doesn't make us happier.

Build a Business, Not Just a Client List

If you work for yourself, getting more clients is a no-brainer, right? Clients give you work. Work pays the bills. Do good work and you get a testimonial. Do this enough times and you get a great client list... which makes it easier to get more clients in future. It’s a virtuous circle.

5 Simple Ways to Beat Stress

Image courtesy of Designzzz Life today has become so complicated that we often feel suffocated by a little something called ‘Stress’. Whether it is an eight year old school boy, a thirty year old executive or a seventy year old retiree, everyone feels the stress at some point. But what exactly is Stress? Stress is the emotional and physical pressure we feel due to our surroundings.

Lessons in Manliness: Chiune Sugihara

Share In June of 1940, the Jews of Lithuania were worried. Some had just recently fled from Poland, narrowly escaping Hitler’s reach. They had hoped to find in Lithuania a safe haven. But the Soviets had moved to occupy the country and had begun making arrests, confiscating property, and harassing the Jewish population. At the same time, the German threat still loomed.

Review: Getting Organized in the Google Era

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest. I’m pretty passionate about organization – after all, I named David Allen’s book Getting Things Done as one of the ten books that changed my life.

Dressed for Success, the Frugal Way

Anne writes in: After searching for most of a year after getting my degree, I finally found a great job which I’m starting just after Memorial Day. The problem is that I don’t know what to wear. I don’t want to stand out as being poorly dressed but I don’t want to dump thousands into a work wardrobe.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 Unitasker Wednesday: The IceBlokThe IceBlok will do the EXACT same thing as a straw, but for way more money! An alternative to parchment paperFor less that what you will spend in a year on parchment paper, you can buy two reusable Silpat silicone baking mats — and save space, too, in your pantry. Six tips to help you make a changeWhat you need to successfully make a change and become a

Reader Story: I’m Done with Debt

This guest post from Andrew J. is part of the “reader stories” feature here at Get Rich Slowly. Some reader stories contain general “how I did X” advice, and others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success — or failure.

How to Make Visa Obey Your Every Desire: The Credit Card Concierge Experiment

Photo: Andres Rueda The following post is a guest post by John Hargrave, whom I met in 2007 at SXSW. If you find large-scale pranks (Super Bowl, anyone?), impersonating celebrities, and other clever mischief amusing, he’s the king of the domain.