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Success From the Nest

By Tony Clark

99% Conference Tickets Now on SALE

Tickets for the 2010 99% Conference are now available. Buy now (through 11/30/2009) to receive a special Early Bird Discount.

Hidden Treasures from Thrift Shops

One of my favorite parts of being frugal is that I often go shopping at thrift stores. Thrift stores are unusual places. They’re often just collections of the stuff that well-off people no longer want to have or to deal with, so they just drop it off at Goodwill.

Stop Expecting to Change Your Habit in 21 Days.

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.

Ask Unclutterer: Overwhelmed with clutter

Reader Jennifer submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer: What is your advice for a seriously organizationally challenged family? Our house looks like it should be on one of those messy house shows, the kids homework is all over, the daddy (coaches the boys baseball team) lost a check for $500 from a new baseball family, and the mommy (me) is just a hot mess. I’ve ordered your book but I d

Passing the Blame: Some Thoughts on the 401(k) Crisis

A couple days ago at the doctor’s office, I picked up the newest issue of Time, which featured a cover story entitled “Why It’s Time to Retire the 401(k)” (and < ahref="http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1929119,00.html">you can read the article online).

3 Steps to Organize and Track Your Finances Without the Hassle

By Sarah Winfrey When it comes to money, there's a lot to track, especially if you're doing all the right things. It starts out simple enough, with a checking account and maybe one for savings, too.

Workspace of the Week: Privacy begone

This week’s Workspace of the Week is 0June0’s open-to-everyone desk at work: When I made a call for entries a couple weeks ago, this was the exact kind of office I wanted to see more of in the Unclutterer Flickr Pool. So often, our offices in buildings outside our homes are anything but ideal.

Is Anyone Really Listening? Social Media Marketing

If you visit most freelancers’ websites these days, you’ll find a blog, links to various networking sites and other signs of social media marketing. There are freelancers who spend hours perfecting their LinkedIn profiles and blog posts (I know — I’m one of them).

Accumulation and Attachment: Finding Balance

This post is from GRS staff writer April Dykman. A lot has been made of the minimalist lifestyle on personal finance blogs. Some readers love it; some think it sounds like a miserable existence.

Antonius cable manager

Tom found an alternative to the Signum cable manager. His uses the Antonius clothes hanger. If you don't have a lot of cables, this could be ideal. "I recently found a nifty solution for the crippling problem of cable management. It might not be suitable for super computers but it does work for my desk.

Join No Impact Week video discussions here!

Graham Hill, founder of Treehugger.com, is participating in No Impact week, starting October 18, and he wrote on the Huffington Post:Instead of edicts - depriving you of your car or forbidding drinking your latte from a paper cup - the No-Impact week brought to you by Colin Beavan and Huff Po is instead the opportunity to try out lifestyle strategies that just may be more fun than you thought. Wi

Confessions of a Middlebrow Professor

Editorial on the pleasures of being middlebrow, in a high/lowbrow world.

So You Want to Start a Startup? 5 Places to Start

A cohesive overview of what's needed to launch a start-up, from problem analysis to competitive research.

The Ups and Downs of Life + Personal News

Photo by Vadim Pacev By Tina Su Coming back from India, I was floating on a cloud of utter joy, blissfully unaware of the personal challenges and surprises that were about to hit me in the coming month. While I had fantasized over the telling of what has happened over the past month, it quickly became obvious that the toughest part of my job is the potential of disclosing too much about my person

Fifteen Things More Important Than Money

Three and a half years ago, I was in a desperate debt situation. My lifestyle was tied desperately to spending far more than I was bringing in – and I was finally paying the consequences. I had let money become the most important thing in my life. It drove all of my choices and decisions. It chose my career for me. It chose my specific job for me.