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Awake at the Wheel

By Jonathan Fields

Why Alone Doesn’t Have to Mean Lonely

People tend to confuse being alone with the loneliness, between which there is a relevant difference. To be alone means to be by one self.

How and When to Tuck in Your Shirt

Why talk about something so basic? Is there really a need to teach men something most of us have been doing since we were 5? Well, yes actually. Just look around. How many men do you see sporting a billowy, unkempt-looking shirt? Or what about that guy giving a presentation who unconsciously re-tucked his shirt three times during a 5-minute talk? Most men probably have no system for tucking in th

Five Simple Things to Prepare Right Now for Your Estate

This article first appeared at U.S. News and World Report Money. Everyone knows about the big things that people should prepare for their loved ones in the event of their untimely passing. A will. Life insurance. A living trust.

Hemnes Bar with hidden door slides

Materials: HEMNES wardrobe, pocket door slides A Hemnes wardrobe was turned into a bar essentially by changing the hinges and adding a shelf insert. I made a trip to Lee Valley to pick up hidden door slides (pocket door slides) to replace the 90 degree hinges that were standard to the wardrobe from Ikea.

AUDIO: Daily Desire Integration. A practical how-to on generating your CDFs.

Here’s an uber practical how-to and pep talk about generating your core desired feelings. In this audio I talk about: That guilty feeling associated with pursuing your desires.

Secret of Adulthood: Pay Careful Attention to Anything You Try to Hide.

Further Secrets of Adulthood:   As I’ve been studying habits, and how we make or break habits, I’ve been struck by the fact that we should pay special attention to any habit that we try to hide.  The desire to prevent family or co-workers from acting as witnesses—from seeing what’s on the computer screen or knowing how much time or money is spent on a habit—shows that in

Home Network Wiring Cabinet

Materials: Besta Vassbo Cabinet w/Glass Door, Ekby Laiva shelf/bracket This project started with mess of wires to get our house fully wired with networking and coax cable (Cat5e and RG6). Being on a budget..

Bathroom storage, cosy bedside lighting

Materials: IKEA MOLGER The IKEA MOLGER laundry bench top was broken storage, so I hacked it into a bedside table and lamp. I painted it the insides and outside with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Emperor’s Silk and Annie Sloan Graphite. The top with textile dye. I added a little light on the inside.

Being organized about logins and passwords

I’ve been changing a lot of passwords this week because of the major computer security problem known as Heartbleed. While going through this exercise was no fun, there were some good things that happened as a result, too. Managing passwords Most importantly, I’m managing passwords better. As I change them, I enter them into 1Password.

How to Stop Black-and-White Thinking from Destroying Your Life

“Black” or “white”, “right” or “wrong”, “good” or “bad”, “smart” or “stupid”, “strong” or “weak”. Do you live your life in black and white terms? Is your mood in constant fluctuation, going from great to depressed in under one minute?

Five Tough Spring Cleaning Projects and How to Tackle Them

When the birds return and the grass starts turning green, we want to fling open windows and set to scrubbing the house down from top to bottom to match the fresh new season outside. Spring cleaning can be hard work, but it can be made easy, too! (Permanently) Foggy Glass Shower Doors No, it’s not the remnants of your steamy shower.

Seven Principles of Yard Sale Season

I enjoy going to yard sales. On our free spring and summer weekends, our family will burn part of the day going to these sales, looking for Have a plan. Rather than simply trusting that we’ll find sales by serendipity, we take some time to locate sales beforehand.

POKAL Spice Shot Glasses

Who doesn’t have some shot glasses lying around? But when the party is over and the hangover kicks in, they have pretty much lost their use. Until Now.

Rast Hack: Campaign Dresser DIY

Materials: RAST I love the look of the mission style dressers. Complete with recessed pulls and lovely brass hardware. Read how I turned my Rast into my own version here! Best part? Didn’t come with the $$$$ price tag!  

8 years of Get Rich Slowly

Note: This article is from J.D. Roth, who founded Get Rich Slowly in 2006. J.D.’s non-financial writing can be found at More Than Money. Eight years ago today, I started a new blog. Inspired by the success of a popular post at my personal site, I sat down to create what I thought would be the first personal finance blog on the Internet.