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By John Wesley

Born to Buy: Decommercializing Childhood

This is the seventeenth discussion in a “book club” series on Born to Buy by Juliet Schor, which

A Glimpse at the Spending of the Average American

On Saturday, The New York Times published a brilliant chart illustrating the spending of the a

Thinking about happiness and love.

A thoughtful reader emailed me a link to the blog Dream Mom.

Rock Band clutter: A possible solution

Matt warned me back in December, but I didn’t listen.

Fred: Thirst for Innovation

Ariel Broggi is the co-founder and Creative Director of Fred Beverages, a consumer goods brand branched from thread, a boutique ad agency in Brooklyn.

Rinse and Repeat

One of the most frequent complaints I get from readers of The Simple Dollar is that I often repeat some of the basic tenets of personal finance.

A Rather Obvious Metaphor for Personal Finance Couched in a True Story About Physical Fitness

This piece originally appeared at Andrea’s Consultant Journal in a slightly different format.

7 Keys to DIY Graphic Design on No Budget

Written on 5/08/2008 by Mike Reeves-McMillan who writes the blog Living Skillfully: Your Mind and Health.

achieve a built-in kitchen look with a few hacks

michael does a bang up job for his kitchen - using parts of the ikea kitchen system to achieve a built-in look.

The worst and the of best corporate efforts on climate change

Climate Counts, a non-profit that scores the commitment to reversing climate change of 56 major corporations in well-known consumer sectors–from appare

Daily Links: Technical Difficulties Edition

Some of you will wake tomorrow to find the same post at GRS you saw briefly on Tuesday morning (the bike metaphor). You’ll be confused. “Is this a re-run?” you’ll wonder.

Stuff-onomics: Hidden Side of What You Own

Photo by Cindy Loughridge

Lifestyle Investing: “Compound Time” Like Compound Interest?

Berkshire Hathaway vs. Nasdaq (orange), 1984-2004

This Wednesday: Six tips for getting yourself to do something you don't want to do.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: Six tips for getting yourself to do something you don’t want to do.