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By The Unclutterer Team

House Beautiful: What’s in your junk drawer?

Recently, I received a fun request from House Beautiful magazine to share a photo of my home’s junk drawer with their readers. Somewhere in every home there’s the bottomless, fascinating, slightly terrifying junk drawer. It’s like a little attic. Truth be told, I don’t have a junk drawer in my house.

What Makes Us Tick: A Short Film About How the Stock Market Works (from 1952)

It’s been several months since I’ve discovered a new money movie to share with you. I love these things, but I’ve exhausted most of my sources for Public Domain material.

Times Are Tough; Would You Consider A DIY Funeral?

By Paul Michael It's never pleasant to think about death and funerals, but if there is one certainty in life, it's that we're all going to bite the dust at some point. And just like most things in life, death is an expensive business.

Best of Personal Finance: Hot and Humid Edition

By Andrea Dickson The Simple Dollar is starting a new series called Trent's 14 Money Rules.

30 Days to a Better Man Day 20-Perform Service

When we think about moments that epitomize manliness, we often think of the captain going down with the ship, the men who allow the women and children to go first, the soldier who throws himself on a grenade to shield his brothers from the blow, the old man who attempts to save a drowning child and perishes himself in the waves. The common denominator in such scenarios is this: sacrifice.

Goalsetting Smackdown: Big Hairy Audacious vs Baby Steps

Picture this, your 20 year reunion is coming up and looking to made a huge impression…but you you’re feeling a bit, um, huge.

How the Foot-In-The-Door Technique Costs You Money

A few weeks ago, I received a simple request from a person I know in the community. She asked me to go to a website and sign a simple petition on behalf of a cause she’s passionate about.

Heart Attack from Your Grill? Not with this Recipe

Backyard grills could be called heart attack grills and we all know it.Greasy beef, fat-laden cheese, mayo, white bread, and the complimentary beer(s) are prime ingredients for fat build-up in your arteries, heart and brain. Practice some moderation and you'll be just fine.

Do You Shield Your Joyous Ones?

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. For my children’s literature reading group, I just re-read The Diary of Anne Frank. Goodness.

Getting by on a lot less money: 3 ways it's easier than you think

By Philip Brewer I spent my whole adult life trying to figure out how to get by on a lot less money, because I wanted to be a full-time writer and knew that it wouldn't pay enough to support the lifestyle I was living.

Ask Unclutterer: Me and My Unitaskers

Reader Wilhelm asked the following question of Unclutterer in the comments of a recent post: If [the] Unclutterer staff owns some of these things, can we have photos of them with their Unitasker? I immediately fell in love with this suggestion and then went through Unitasker Wednesday archives to find all of the ones I own.

An Introduction to the Art of Gambling

Editor’s note: Christatos Aristad is a recently retired professional gambler.

Rule #1: Spend Less Than You Earn.

A reader asked me if I could break down my ideas into a handful of principles. After some careful thought, I came up with a list of fourteen basic “rules” that summarize my money and life philosophy.

A personal favor to No Impact Man?

Hey, as a personal favor to me, would you watch this video and spread to your friends? Then, if you're moved, you can join me and many others on October 24. Watch the video and you'll see what I mean.

Are You Tweeting Away Prospects?

There is no question that social networking sites are a hot topic in business these days. Whatever size company you run, you’re probably seeing notices for seminars and workshops on how to use Twitter or Facebook as part of your marketing strategy.