Two long-time Get Rich Slowly readers recently let me know that they’ve launched new blogs. Chris Guillebeau has opened The Art of Non-Conformity, a site dedicated to unconventional strategies for life, work, and travel. “My site features unconventional ideas for remarkable people,” Chris writes. “Along the way, I visit every country in the world and profile other nonconformists.” Sounds intriguing.

Meanwhile, Karl Staib has started a site called Work Happy Now, which explores ways to maximize your happiness. “Maximizing your work happiness should be the theme of your working life,” says karl. “Happiness creates success. When you stop putting in the hours and start extracting joy from work, you’ll be successful.” (Last fall, Karl shared a guest post at GRS about a life removed from day-to-day concerns.)

Meanwhile, there’s still plenty of great information out there in the world of personal finance blogs.

With all the worries about the economy, Flexo at Consumerism Commentary decided to take a look at 8 benefits to a recession or down market. The tax rebate! Lower interest rates! Falling house payments! All these and more actually benefit the average American.

Jim at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity also plays the contrarian. A lot of financial writers focus on curbing impulse spending. Jim suggests that it’s time to harness the power of impulse saving. I think this is a clever concept, and worth exploring more in the future.

Finally, Kimberly Palmer at U.S. News and World Report recently interviewed me for her Alpha Consumer blog. Much of the content will be familiar to regular Get Rich Slowly readers, but if you’d like to know more about my life with money, go take a look!

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