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1 We wrote about The 5 Whys Method of Problem Solving on the Married with Luggage website.
2 Learn How to Get the Respect You Deserve on the Married with Luggage website.
3 Find out how to Nurture the Seeds of Inspiration on the Married with Luggage website.
4 Dumb Little Man is a personal growth and productivity site. This article provides 22 questions and actions to help you discover your dream.
5 43 Things is a bucket list site. Users list all the things they want to do and check them off. Get inspired by seeing what other people are doing.
6 People all over the world use Meetup.org to find people with similar interests. Type in your city and then explore the groups open to you, often for no charge.
7 Learn how to make new friends based on your interests at Married with Luggage.
8 Dr. Arthur Agatston was the source we turned to on the advice of my preventive cardiologist. We both have a family history of heart disease, and the common-sense approach to nutrition via the South Beach Diet helped us relearn how to fortify our bodies and lower our cholesterol (as always, check with your physician before starting any new diet or exercise program).
9 Penelope Trunk writes about careers and her challenges with Asperger’s Syndrome. Her posts are often blunt and controversial, but you can learn a lot from her transparent journey from city girl to farm girl
3 YouTube video of the popular 1999 Monster.com commercial “When I grow up:”
1 Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher and William Ury is the basis for this helpful article on principled negotiation.
1 We made over $8,000 by selling most of our possessions on Craigslist. You can learn to declutter your home and make some cash on the things that no longer fit your life by following the practical suggestions in Getting Rid of It: Eliminate the Clutter in Your Life. It is available at the main online booksellers in both ebook and paperback format, and if you choose to buy it we would love it if you left a review.
2 Pinterest.com is an online bulletin board where users ‘pin’ photos and articles in categories. You can follow someone else’s boards and allow others to follow yours. For any type of visual project, it can be addictive. You can set up your own Pinterest account for free and we hope you’ll visit our boards.
3 Beth documented the naming of her dream on her website. Be sure to note the supportive comments.
4 If you do want to take it a step further and start a blog to document your journey, by all means do. You can start one in minutes at WordPress.com. We did this the day after we decided to go after our dream, and in the years since it has grown into a great little publishing company for our practical message of creating the life you want out of the life you already have. If nothing else, journaling or blogging your progress will give you a way to track your goal and work through problems along the way.
1 Find out how much we spend every month in our travels at RTW Expenses. You can also search online for “how much does it cost to X” with X being your dream or a component of your dream.
2 Smarty Pig is an online savings account available in the US and Australia.
3 Mint is a free, online financial dashboard for management of all your financial accounts. You can link your accounts directly to Mint.com for easy, at-a-glance reporting of your financial situation. Mint is owned by Intuit and is available in the US and Canada. Mint makes money through ads and offering you financial services like credit cards through third-parties. Always read the fine print and understand the risks before divulging your account information and passwords to any service.
4 MoneyDashboard is an online financial dashboard for management of all your financial accounts. . You can link your accounts directly for easy, at-a-glance reporting of your financial situation. The service is free and is available to citizens of the UK. Always read the fine print and understand the risks before divulging your account information and passwords to any service.
1 Find out more about Beth and her book, Pinfluence: The Complete Guide to Marketing Your Business with Pinterest, at her website www.bethhayden.com.
1 An easy-to-read analysis of household debt by the website Nerd Wallet, based on figures from The Federal Reserve and the US Census.
2 The National Money Education Charity breaks down consumer debt as of December 2012 with some fairly alarming statistics.
3 The Sydney Morning Herald profiled rising consumer debt in Australia in January 2012, reporting a total of $50 billion in credit card debt for the nation
4 I Will Teach You to be Rich is the name of a website and a book by Ramit Sethi. You’ll find numerous resources, from scripts you can use in your calls to banks to tips on saving big money on insurance and cable. Ramit focuses on substantial immediate savings over small daily savings.
1 Chip and Dan Heath are experts at personal and corporate change, and you can gain numerous insights into how to effectively motivate yourself and others in their book Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard.
2 BJ Fogg, PhD, is the Director of the Persuasive Tech Lab at Stanford University. He is also the founder of Tiny Habits, a website focused on helping you make small changes. Sign up each week to track 3 tiny changes with support from Dr. Fogg.
1 Learn more about your higher self and how resistance rears its ugly head at the moment you are closest to success in Steven J. Pressfield’s excellent short book, Do the Work.
2 Betsy wrote about demanding love and romance every day of the year, not just on a consumer holiday like Valentine’s Day, on our website:
3 The 3-Day Novel Contest is a way for aspiring novelists to try their hand at writing a book over the US Labor Day holiday (which is sorta weird, since it is a Canadian company). It’s fast and furious, and editors have been combing through these very rough drafts for 35 years to find hidden gems. One lucky author gets a book deal out of it every year.
1 Before you eliminate your telephone land line, make sure you have emergency coverage for police, fire, and ambulance via your cell phone. 911 (US & Canada), 999 (UK) , 000 (Australia), and 111 (New Zealand) may not be able to pinpoint your location with a cell phone in an emergency situation. We lived without a land line for 4 years in Seattle.
1Learn how to start your own $100 side business with your existing skills and talents in Chris Guillebeau’s book, The $100 Startup. You’ll find several case studies to inspire you.
2See how Warren advertises his website development services at MWL Development.
3Nicole Donnelly turned baby leg warmers into a million-dollar company. (Babylegs was eventually sold for an undisclosed figure to United Legwear.)
4Dany Levy was the “go-to” person in her circle for what to do and where to go in her city. She turned this into the email you now know as Daily Candy and spawned a whole new industry of daily deals. (Think we would have Groupon now without Daily Candy leading the way? Probably not.)
5Robert Stephens took his one-man college computer handyman service and grew it in to the Geek Squad. If you are the one regularly helping your friends and neighbors do something, then you already have a market. You just need to formalize it and start charging.
6Passive Panda is the site freelancers use to make more money. The “Side Hustle” series interviews people who are making serious money with their side jobs and include tips for you to get started.
7MSN Money tax expert Jeff Schnepper shows why planning for a tax refund is a bad financial strategy.
8We outlined our strategy for downsizing our possessions and making thousands of dollars via Craigslist in our book, Getting Rid of It: Eliminate the Clutter in Your Life. Buy it in ebook or paperback.
1Read more about the rain shadow and how rainfall can differ so heavily in mountain rainforest area.
2Guilt/Cooperation Linked by Neural Network: Why People Choose to Cooperate Rather than Act Selfishly
3See the cake Samantha created for the virtual launch party of our last book.
1Find out how we are spending our savings in our monthly expense reports at RTW Expenses. As of this writing, we spend about $25,000 per year to live the life of our dreams.
3Put One Foot in Front of the Other, an animated video from the classic television show, Santa Claus is Coming to Town.
1APE: Author Publisher Entrepreneur: How to Publish a Book, by Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch. Excellent advice for the new or seasoned author.
2Akiyo Kano, PhD writes about goal-setting for people with bipolar syndrome and Asperger’s Syndrome on Goal Chasers.
3Vi Proskurovska is an economist and photographer in Brussels.
4Samantha Searle is a cake artist who created a 3-D image of our last book for the launch. You can see more of her creations at Little Avenue Cakes.
5Matt Koenig realized his dream of a family sabbatical to Indonesia. You can track his experience at One Year Sabbatical.
6Beth Hayden is a sought-after speaker, trainer, and social media strategist who authored Pinfluence: The Complete Guide to Marketing Your Business with Pinterest. Find out more about Beth at BethHayden.com
8Angela Barton is a writer, film editor, and book editor. You can find out more about her and her quest for living with just enough at AngelaBarton.com.
9Shea McGuier turned a fun photo from our adventures in Slovenia to a happy book cover we love. She created the original ebook cover and layout as well as the new second-edition cover. You can reach Shea at On A Budget Design.