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By Jonathan Fields

Slow Wealth: The Fantasmic JD Roth Interview

Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on twitter or identica. Most people don’t know that when I started Zen Habits in January 2007, I was reading a small handful of blogs. Lifehacker, of course, was one, but Get Rich Slowly was another must-read blog for me. J.D.

My Five Year Goals

One suggestion I frequently give to readers who write in unsure what to do with their money is to plot out some long term goals. The big question I usually ask them to think about is where would you like to be in five years? Over the last few months, my wife and I have done some soul-searching with regards to that very question in our own lives.

Get Business Buzzing with a Buzz Piece

Photo by JSmith Photo. Most business models can attest to the power of a buzz piece. This marketing tool provides valuable information for prospective clients, the ability to transform readers into customers and a ton of exposure.

Stora bed bracing

Creaky beds are no fun. So Ben cranks up the cables on the Stora and stops the squeaks. Ben says, "My son has a Stora loft bed.  We like it, especially as he has high ceilings in his room.  However, even after tightening up the bolts several times, the frame still creaked and moved too much for my liking.

River view and storage cabin bed

Materials: Malm/ Mandal? plus Expedit, Traby and Snack. Plus large screws. Description: The aim of my latest hack was to give myself lots of storage and a better view of the river from my bed. An expanding family meant storage in my small flat was ever decreasing and I had bought a very low, superking size bed in a sale, which was about as useful as a chocolate teapot.

Workspace of the Week: Workbench wonderland

This week’s Workspace of the Week is Bondcliff’s basement workshop: A close up of the left side of the room, which is described as the “tool side” of the workspace: Bondcliff describes the right side as the “nerd side” of the workspace: This is the electronics/ crafts/ computer side of the bench.

Finding Frugal Fun with Board Games

This is a guest post from Katie Boes, a self-avowed nerd. As kids, many of us loved playing board games. I was a child of the eighties and, as such, grew up playing Candy Land, Sorry!, and Monopoly. But somewhere along the path to adulthood, most games that we’re familiar with seem to lose their appeal.

Avoid a Repellent Plotline.

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. Each Friday’s post will help you think about your own happiness project. One of the key tools for a happiness project, I’ve discovered, is mindfulness.

The 5 Extraordinary Benefits of Martial Arts

While I am no martial arts expert, I enjoy training and taking advantage of the benefits they deliver. I like to train just to train. I find martial arts fascinating and enjoy the camaraderie. The bad news is that martial arts are often misunderstood.For me, it’s about discipline, meeting awesome people, training your mind and strengthening your body.

How to Build your Wardrobe – Part 1

Share Our appearance speaks louder than our words….. Every day we pass by hundreds of people on the subway, in hallways, or on the streets, never saying a word.  Yet despite the lack of verbal communication, decisions are being made as to the trustworthiness and intentions of those around you.  Doubt this?  Try wearing a ski mask and trench coat while gesturing wildly with your arms.  In t

7 Ways To Maintain A Positive Attitude

In today’s life when one is thronged with worries and tensions all around, it is very difficult to maintain a positive attitude. And often the more you try and be positive, the more it seems the negative energy around you gains strength.

Creative Sessions: A New Set of Educational Posts Every Month

We’re very passionate about teaching creative skills here at Tuts+, so over the last year we’ve been planning a new stream of educational content focused on the “Why?” instead of the “How”.

Do You Really Save Money By Not Always Flushing?

Jennifer writes in: My husband grew up in an area that often had summer droughts and water rationing. Because of that, he was trained as a child to stick to the “if it’s yellow let it mellow if it’s brown flush it down” mantra. We’re married and live in an area that doesn’t have any water issues at all. In fact, we live near an immense reservoir.

Highlights from Four Years of Get Rich Slowly

Four years ago today, I started a new blog. Inspired by the success of a popular post at my personal site, I sat down to create what I thought would be the first personal-finance blog on the internet. I was wrong, of course; there were plenty of similar blogs before mine.

"Chicken Wing Partners, the Peacefulness of a Baby Falling Asleep on You...and 1000 Other Things."

From time to time, I post short interviews with interesting people about their insights on happiness. During my study of happiness, I’ve noticed that I often learn more from one person’s highly idiosyncratic experiences than I do from sources that detail universal principles or cite up-to-date studies.