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By Brett McKay

How My Real Estate Investing Adventure Came to an End

This article is by staff writer Adam Baker, whose own blog previously featured a comparison of money gurus in Dave Ramsey vs. Suze Orman.

How to Finally Overcome Shyness

I used to be a very shy person. Whenever I was around other people I would stress out. When in the company of more than one person, I was generally very quiet, and speaking to a group of even two or three friends was a difficult thing for me to do.

So You Want My Job: Rocket Scientist

Davy Haynes on board the NASA recovery ship Liberty Star, 120 miles out in the Atlantic recovering the first stage booster for the recent Ares 1-X test flight. Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. This is usually the point where

To Find Happiness, One Millionaire Gives His Wealth Away

One of the primary themes of Get Rich Slowly (and of Your Money: The Missing Manual) is that it’s more important to be happy than it is to be rich. I learn this lesson over and over again, but sometimes it seems like I forget it just as often. At the end of last summer, before I started the book project, was one of the happiest times of my life.

Nine Things You Can Do Every Day – Even When You Can’t Do Anything Else.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: Nine things you can do every day -- even when you can't do anything else. We all promise ourselves to do better, but it can sure seem impossible, some days. I try to keep a list of things that I can do every day.

Putting Out Fires

Recently, I had a long conversation with an old friend of mine whose opinions and ideas I value greatly. He asked me what personal finance mistake I see people asking me about the most often on The Simple Dollar and, after a bit of thought, I told him that the most frequent mistake I see is that people are constantly blindsided by unexpected events.

Learn The Art Of Following Through: 5 Steps To Ensure You Will Achieve Your Goals

It is already February in the year of 2010. I wonder how many people are still following through their goals or New Year Resolutions? It is sad to say this but most people have already started to put their gym memberships to waste or have stopped following up on their new business plans. Why is it so hard for people to follow through their goals?

The Dangerous Boss

When you work for a bad boss, it is easy to just try to “keep your head down” and do your job. If your boss is merely annoying, this isn’t a bad strategy.

Best of Personal Finance Roundup: What You Need to Know About Social Security

By Linsey Knerl Welcome to Wise Bread's Best of Personal Finance roundup. Today, we tell you just about everything you need to know about Social Security, how to eat well on a poor man's budget, and what you can expect from Google Buzz! Top 5 Articles Social Security: What You Need to Know About Benefits, Coverage, and Eligibility — Let’s face it.

Unitasker Wednesday: The useless machine

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy (or make) these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! This week’s unitasker is a rare product that is better illustrated with a video than described with words.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 Do organized people have a bad reputation?Why is there the misconception that organized people spend a great amount of time looking down on people who are messy? Get organized on a shoestringWhen you take on an organizing project, sometimes what is convenient isn’t always in the budget.

Busting The Social Media Marketing Myth

It’s become vogue to declare traditional marketing dead… We hear, “People don’t want to be interrupted by messages they didn’t ask to see. Now, they’re pushing back.” And, you know what, with thousands of advertising messages bombarding our eyeballs and brains every day, we ARE tuning out most of what we see and hear. It IS considered an intrusion.

Stillness is a Powerful Action

“Activity conquers cold, but stillness conquers heat.” ~ Lao Tzu Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. It’s a bias of our culture that stillness is regarded as lazy, as being stuck in inaction, as a negative. It’s not.

Unclutterer history and services

We have had a wonderful bump in traffic recently, and we thought it might be a good idea to talk about our history and all that we do here at Unclutterer for the benefit of our new readers. Obviously, there is our daily content on the site and in our feed, but the fun doesn’t stop there. Brief history: Unclutterer was started in January 2007 by lawyer Jerry Brito.