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Get Rich Slowly

By J.D. Roth

9 Ways to Wake Up Ready to Rock

“Never Wake Up” courtesy of Heiko Muller I bet you’ve had days when you just want to stay under the duvet. Maybe you slept badly, or perhaps you just can’t face dragging yourself out of bed and facing your to-do list.

Ask Unclutterer: Cell phone cleanup

Reader Erik submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer: How do you keep your cell phone uncluttered? I occasionally realize I have contacts I don’t even know who they are or never call and aren’t sure whether to keep or delete them. My text message inbox also fills up quickly and I can’t delete all of them as I like to keep some. Your thoughts would be appreciated.

Business Strategy: Innovating Without a Net

I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others… I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent – Thomas Edison Last week, in Part 1 of this series on business strategies, we saw how locking people into monthly memberships has the potential to smooth cash flow, BUT it can also very easily lead down the road to complacen

The Gradual Shift

When I hit my financial bottom, I realized that a lot of things in my life needed to change. I went through my closets and sold off a lot of my entertainment collections. I started trying out every frugal tactic under the sun. I created a debt repayment plan and hammered some of my debts with the money I made from the sales and from the frugality.

More Evidence. More Deals. Would You Ever Trust Toyota Again?

By Paul Michael Recently, Xin Lu wrote an article about the falling price of used Toyota cars. The price drop obviously came about as a result of the 8.5 million cars Toyota recalled globally, due to serious mechanical failures that led to deadly accidents. How many deadly accidents?

Avoiding the Dangers of Narcissism

A beggar falls asleep in a drunken stupor by the side of the road. A short while later, the lord of the manor passes by with his retinue and, seeing the beggar, decides to amuse himself by playing a trick.The lord has his servants carry the beggar to the manor house, taking great care not to wake him.

Workspace of the Week: A shared office

This week’s Workspace of the Week is lud2046’s his and (mostly) hers office: Since I share an office with my husband, I’m always interested in seeing how other people share their workspaces. I like how the shared equipment is stored in a cabinet on wheels so that it can be adjusted for whomever needs it at the time.

4 Simple Principles of Getting to Completion

“If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things, then this is the best season of your life.” ~Wu-Men Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. When I hear about a great idea that a friend has, I get excited.

5 Tips to Add Hours to Your Day

For freelancers, there’s a direct correlation between how many hours you work and how much money you make. Increasing your income can be tough because there are only 24 hours in any given day and most of us have to do things like sleep and spend time with our family at some point.

How I Made My Peace with Hiring a Housekeeper

This is a guest post from my wife. It’s a response to the debate on Erica’s recent article about outsourcing life. J.D. and I have been employing an independent housekeeper for about 10 years. The one who’s been working for us for almost five years, Michele, is fantastic and we feel lucky to have her. (We found her through Craigslist).

Win the GraphicRiver Freelance Earner Pack

Fellow Envato site GraphicRiver is running a competition for its first birthday, and it’s perfect for aspiring freelancers with over $4,300 in prizes aimed at helping you make a living from what you love doing.To enter, you need to create a collection of GraphicRiver’s best files in a certain area and submit it for selection:To be eligible, simply create a collection of files showcasin

Toolmanship: How to Use a Screwdriver

Today we return to our series called Toolmanship. The goal of this series is to pass on the basics of tool use to a generation of men who never got around to learning how to be handy. In this edition, we turn our attention to the  lowly hand screwdriver.

Seven Rational Things to Do When Financial Panic Hits

I originally included this email in the reader mailbag this morning, but my answer to Susan’s email (below) went on so long that I thought it warranted a post of its own. Yesterday my husband found out he has lost his job. We don’t know what to do. He was making $38,000 a year as an IT specialist. I make about $36,000 a year as a school teacher.

10 Dream Steps for Success—How to Bring Your Dreams to Reality

A Midsummer’s Night Dream courtesy of Jasmin Aldin Putting Power in Your Steps To come from a place power, a clear understanding of past, present, and future is critical. In dwelling on the past, we are deterred from our dreams and dream objectives.

Are You Interesting?

What is so special about you?  Why would someone want to talk to you?