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Happiness Project

By Gretchen Rubin

Review: The Happiness Project

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a non-personal finance book of interest to Simple Dollar readers. One of the biggest underlying themes of The Simple Dollar is that personal finance is merely a tool to improve the quality of your life.

Reader Story: How I Paid Off $18,500 in Debt

This guest post from Rita marks the start of a new feature here at Get Rich Slowly. Every Sunday will include a reader story (in the new “reader story” category). Some will be general “how I did X” stories, but most will be like this: An example of how a GRS reader achieved financial success. I discovered Get Rich Slowly from a link on MSN Money in the fall of 2008.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 Happy New Year! We wish you a wonderful 2009! Unclutterer on BBC Radio Erin appeared on the show Pods and Blogs with Jamilla Knowles on the Five Live station of BBC Radio. Workspace of the Week: Tidy twofer This week’s workspace of the week is Seahill’s two-person office. My 2009 New Year’s Resolution: E-mail My resolution for 2009 is to get e-mail under control. December 2

Is Preschool Worth It?

Marjorie writes in with a very interesting question: I’m a single mom with a four year old daughter. Each weekday, I take my daughter to stay with one of my aunts so that I can work to earn a living and keep food on the table. After Christmas, my mom sat down with my aunt and I and gave us a bunch of information about a few great preschools in the area.

"We Always Get Dirty Again, To Be Sure..."

“Man’s partial good resolutions that always succumb to ingrained habit are like the cleaning, scrubbing and adorning that we practice on Sundays and feast days.

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: January 2, 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.

A Day with My Wife

Last Tuesday, I spent an afternoon shopping with my wife. On the surface, it sounds like something we would have done five years ago, charging out to the stores, credit card in hand. Things were a little different this time, though. For one, we came home with fewer items than we left with. For two, we spent less than ten dollars all afternoon. What did we wind up with?

Uncluttering advice on WGN Midday News

How are you feeling? Would you like me to whisper? Bring you a cool glass of water? I hope that everyone is recovering nicely from your New Year celebrations.

Best of Art of Manliness 2009

Whew. Am I ever glad 2009 is over. For Kate and I, 2009 was a mixed bag. At the beginning of the year we suffered a family tragedy that put us in a funk for much of 2009. But I think the experience brought us closer to our families and helped us understand that you can’t take anything for granted. Despite that early setback, we had a lot of success personally and with the site.

Your Thoughts: Freelancer New Year’s Resolutions

Before we get into the topic of New Year’s Resolutions, I’d like to wish you a happy New Year from myself and everyone else on the FreelanceSwitch team.

Happy New Year! My One Goal for 2010

As an amazing 2009 fades into the sunset, it’s time to review my progress and look forward to the year to come. Am I a better person than I was a year ago? (I believe so.) How can I be even better at the end of this year? As in 2008 and 2009, I’m not setting resolutions for 2010. I’m setting goals.

Make One SMALL Resolution -- and Stick To It.

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. Yes, it’s that time again: time for New Year’s resolutions.

Best of Personal Finance Roundup: 8 Money Tips I Learned from Clark Griswold and Christmas Vacation

By Linsey Knerl Welcome to Wise Bread's Best of Personal Finance roundup.

Oh The Places You Will Go

The two pictures above tell a story… One was taken on the day I graduated law school in 1992. I walked across the stage at Lincoln Center in NYC and as I approached to grab my diploma, the Dean leaned into the microphone and said, “man, I wish I had this kid’s grades when I graduated law school.” I was magna cum laude, top 5, Law Review, blah, blah, blah.