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Get Rich Slowly

By J.D. Roth

The price of using self storage

A friend recently sent me the following confession in an e-mail: I just cleaned out my storage unit that I have had for 7 years. (I think I opened it when I moved from the townhouse to my apartment.) What a bunch of crap!

Video: Spend Out.

For those of you following the 2010 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2010 a happier year – and even if you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge -- this month’s focus is Money. Last week’s resolution was actually a quiz: Are you an over-buyer or an under-buyer? Did you recognize yourself in either of those categories?

Why Businesses Don’t Experiment

When a company builds a culture of experimentation, failure is viewed as data, not a dead end!

Kill Your To-Do List

Post written by Leo Babauta.

A Friend to Buy for You

Annie writes in with an interesting story worth talking about a bit: I don’t like shopping for cars at all. I always get overly nervous and want to run away and feel like I’m just getting manipulated by the dealership. I knew I needed a replacement car soon and, like you and your Pilot, I knew what I wanted. I wanted a Toyota Corolla made between 2004 and 2006.

Video: Erin on Monday’s Rachael Ray Show

This week seems to be all about videos here on Unclutterer (don’t forget our upcoming Ask Peter Walsh anything!), and I’m excited to be part of the collection. For anyone who doesn’t have a television, lives outside the U.S.

Hiding computer nook cables and equipment

Materials: Kassett Description: I cut the handle opening to a larger size to accommodate the cords and cables and allow for more ventilation. Place everything in the box, close lid. Here is a picture of the before mess and the after. After See more of Mel's quick clutter buster. ~ Mel, Mississauga, Ontario

Money Myths and the Importance of Thinking for Yourself

When I sat down to write Your Money: The Missing Manual, I knew I wanted to start with a chapter on happiness. (Well, to be fair, I was going to conclude the book with this chapter; my editor suggested moving it to the beginning, which was a stroke of genius.) In particular, I wanted to make the point that money doesn’t buy happiness. Because we all know that’s true, right?


Just for the record I have never seen the numerous films involving competing cheerleaders! But some measure of this attitude of BRING IT ON (TO WIN IT!); this Rocky Balboa spirit of ‘get up and get at it’; this Winston Churchill “never give up, never give in” attitude is absolutely essential if you want to make your dreams come true. I love it when people who already possess this attitude

8 Reasons to Go to Grad School (I Guess...)

In the ongoing MFA debate, eight advantages (and a few disadvantages) of going to Grad School.

Give Us Your Portfolio Tips & Win a Carbonmade Whoo! Account

Your portfolio is one of the most important promotional tools you have, no matter what kind of freelance work you do. It’s one of the the first things that a client will look at before choosing you for the job. You’ve got to make it good. Three tips from Carbonmade’s co-founder and design guy, Dave Gorum, to get the ball rolling: Quality over quantity.

The Art of Manliness Podcast Episode #21: No More Mr. Nice Guy with Dr. Robert Glover

We’ve all heard the phrase “Nice guys finish last,” right? Why is that? Why do the men whose female friends tell them they’re a great catch never have a date come Friday night? Why does the guy who never rocks the boat at work get passed over for the promotion? To answer these questions, we talked to Dr. Robert Glover, author of the book No More Mr.

Freelance Freedom #153

How to change an old "ODDA" into fine art piece

Materials: ODDA bed side table, paint, silver polish... Description: After having seen some nice designs on classical furniture, I tried to do the same on an old Ikea bed side table I found next to the bin! After a little sanding and an undercoat, I traced the drawing, then painted details and finished with a silver polish and tinted varnish...

Who Judges You?

We’re all constantly being judged. People glance at us and form opinions about us. Our friends, our family, our vaguest associates all have ideas of what we should or shouldn’t be doing.