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Get Rich Slowly

By J.D. Roth

Single Biggest Productivity Tip

My biggest productivity tip is very simple. It isn’t a fancy application for your computer. It isn’t a complicated process. It is very basic and very easy. Here it is: At the beginning of the day, take out a blank piece of paper and place it in the center of your desk. At the top write the three most important things you want to accomplish for the day.

Faktum Kitchen Peninsula

Materials: Faktum Base Cabinet, Gerton Adjustable leg, Pragel worktop I bought a Pragel kitchen top from the ‘As-Is’ section that saved me a great deal lot. I used a jigsaw to saw away the bad part of the worktop. The cabinet is actually a Faktum kitchen base cabinet.

Keeping Lifestyle Inflation at Bay

One of the biggest challenges that people face when it comes to personal finance success is lifestyle inflation.

Video: For Habits, the Strategy of Loophole-Spotting.

I’m doing a video series in which I discuss the various strategies that we can use for habit-formation. Habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life, and a significant element of happiness.

Five Myth-busting Facts About Starting Your Own Business

There was an interesting statistic recently on inc.com. It suggested that almost two-thirds of people under the age of 30 wanted to start their own business. Many people see business ownership as the best route to financial and career freedom, so it’s no surprise that the number is so high. However, only a small portion of that number will ever succeed in making their dream a reality.

“I have always sought to have autonomy”: On the Road with Evan Dufour

This is a traveler case study. (Read others or nominate yourself.) When I learned of Evan’s tale of medical woes in India, I wanted to hear more about his decision to travel the world before age 30. Here’s Evan: Tell us about yourself.   I grew up in the boondocks of Connecticut where my love for the wild began at an early age.

Student Loans 101: Vocabulary

Money and college can be confusing. Whether you’re just starting out on your college journey or dealing with student loans from years ago, here is a glossary of helpful terms you may need to know: Accredited: If your college and program is accredited, it means that it has met specific requirements by the U.S. Department of Education.

IKEA MALM Stikwood headboard

Materials: Ikea Malm Queen Bed We really wanted a reclaimed wood look in our all white bedroom, and fell in love with a headboard we saw online but was entirely too expensive for our budget. So instead, we used the Ikea Malm platform bedframe in white and use adhesive, reclaimed Stikwood pieces to give the appearance of a reclaimed headboard without the added cost.

From bunk bed to playhouse

Materials: Mydal bunk bed, Trofast storage as stairs While I was browsing through all the amazing Ikea hackers’ projects, I got inspired and decided to make my own! My project was to transform the Mydal bunk bed into an indoor cabin. Who doesn’t need an indoor cabin nowadays? This project was designed for my 8 year old daughter. Therefore it has very specific requirements.

9 Reasons You May Never Retire

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. My mom passed away a little less than a year ago. All her life she was the picture of health: She walked every day and ate super-healthy. The extended family dreaded going there, because they knew there would be no sugary goodies, only healthy (boring) eats.

7 Ways Quitting Social Media Can Transform Your Life

A couple of months ago, I made the decision to quit Facebook. Effectively right after, I stopped logging in completely. This actually surprised some of my friends. To sum up why I did it, I felt that Facebook was turning me into a depressed robot. Robot because I felt trapped in a cycle. A system if you will.

22 Ways to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

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I implore you: Do not dumb down.

Two weeks ago on our Beautiful Writers Group call, Linda Sivertsen and I got a really great question: “I’m caught in this trap between people saying, ‘You’ve gotta meet people where they’re at’ versus, ‘You have to show people what you know and then drop the bread crumbs and let the ants find you.’ What do you think?” Linda jumped in: “I

Pushing Past the Terrifying Dip in Motivation

By Leo Babauta My son, who is officially an adult in a matter of days, is facing a small crisis: the project he’s working on is not going well, and he’s ready to give up not only on the project but the career he was excited about not too long ago. I can feel the horrible mixture of discouragement, disappointment, difficulty, despair he must be feeling, because I’ve felt it too. I

Memory box for ticket stubs

Materials: RIBBA frame I made this Memory box for ticket stubs for my favorite teen in the world. As a passionate hunter and gatherer, I first tried for months to get hold of a second-hand shadowbox but no chance! So I gave up and bought a RIBBA picture frame at IKEA, which is actually a shadow box and just acts as if it were a picture frame.