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By Glen Stansberry

Reader Story: Pedaling Toward Financial Freedom

This guest post from Tammy Strobel is part of the “reader stories” feature at Get Rich Slowly. Some stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success — or failure. These stories feature folks from all levels of financial maturity and with all sorts of incomes.

Manvotional: Robert E. Lee’s Chivalry

General Robert E. Lee was on his way to Richmond, and was seated in the extreme end of a railroad car, every seat of which was occupied. At one of the stations, an aged woman of humble appearance entered the car, carrying a large basket. She walked the length of the aisle and not a man offered her a seat.

5 Rules for Mindful Creativity

Are future generations paying for our creative fulfillment? Tips from Kimbal Musk, Cypher13, and Mike Moore on creating with sustainability in mind.

My “Reverse” Black Friday

This pre-Thanksgiving year is the time in which the internet seems to be abuzz with what various retailers are going to have on steep discount on “Black Friday” in order to get people in the door. For those not from the United States, Thanksgiving is a national holiday that occurs on the fourth Thursday in November, roughly one month before Christmas.

Inspiration in a Pizza Joint

You never know when you may be the lucky recipient of an inspirational moment, something that causes you to take pause and think and really appreciate what you have and the incredible resilience of fellow human beings. Last night I went with my wife to a local hole-in-the-wall pizza parlor where we heard rumor live jazz was going to be played.

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: November 13, 2010

Many newer readers of The Simple Dollar haven’t been exposed to the hundreds of great articles in the archives of the site, so this is a weekly series that highlights the five best posts from one year ago this week, two years ago this week, and three years ago this week.

10 Life Lessons I've Learned in My First 30 Years

Many people cringe as they approach the age of 30. For some reason, these milestones tend to get people thinking. Am I old? What should I have done differently? Am I really happy with this person I married? Etc.Second guessing is normal and I don't have to remind you of the 20/20 hindsight rule. However, as I approach 30, I'm taking a different tact.

Simple and minimalist chess set at a reasonable price

I’ve always loved Josef Hartwig’s Bauhaus chess set design from 1923. Unfortunately, the Naef set that is currently being manufactured costs $360. That’s why I was so excited to see that the MoMA Store is now selling an edition of Lanier Graham’s 1966 design for only $65.

"Minibar" Ikea Style

Materials: Expedit, Dioder, Hutten, Rill Description: I wanted to have a small bar inside my living room. So I decided I take a 2x2 Expedit in white, sawed a "Hutten" down to only 6 bottles, they fit now perfectly inside the Expedit. Painted them white for a better match. Used Rill at the base of the Expedit for easy moving.

Sign Up for a Daily Moment of Happiness.

I take notes whenever I read. I have several notebooks full of quotations, plus two gigantic documents on my computer that I keep meaning to print out. I've had this habit for years; I started my first notebook when I was in sixth grade, and while my taste has changed, the habit has never left me.

Homemade Gift Series #9: Handmade Ornaments

This year, we decided to make a big batch of handmade Christmas tree ornaments for our home, just to make some “homey” Christmas items to decorate with. We decided to make them in the style of Christmas sugar cookies, with dough that would harden and look roughly like such cookies.

Lack shelving unit as dining benches

Materials: Lack shelving unit, Capita legs, Iris chair pads Description: This may not be a new idea, but I though I would share the end result! Instructions: We made the benches before we had the table, only because we had them in storage. I love the look, but as a vertical unit they are not that practical. The benches are Ikea Lack shelving units turned on their side.

Do This And People Will LOVE You – Even If They’re Suspicious

One of the fondest memories I have of an old friend of mine is how she would bring me the funniest little things just because they reminded him of me.

Odds and Ends: The Guest Posting Edition

Lately I’ve been seen here and there, writing articles for various online publications.

Ask Unclutterer: Sell everything and buy new to achieve an uncluttered life?

Reader Catherine submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer: In two years, [my husband and I] will be moving back to California where most of my family lives. I want to sell just about everything we own and ship only the things we want to keep and know we will use, along with photos, important papers and other sentimental items. We would also sell the car and fly out.