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By The FLS Team

Considering Self-Employment? Six Things You Need to Know from Someone Who Has Done It for Years

I’ve been fully self-employed since 2008, starting from a side business that was around in some form since 2004. Over that decade, I’ve learned quite a lot about the financial and practical realities of self-employment. When I first made the leap to full-time self employment, it was scary.

“Collectors…Who Aim at Completing a Series, and Those Who Long to Possess Things that Have Betwitched Them.”

“Collectors are basically of two kinds; those who aim at completing a series, and those who long to possess things that have bewitched them. The former, of whom stamp and coin collectors are the obvious examples, enjoy the pleasures of a limited aim, and its comforting certainties. The latter may suffer ups and downs, changes of heart and deceptions, but they have several great advantages.

Talking with Gretchen Rubin about money and happiness

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, where he recently wrote about how to be happy. As part of the Get Rich Slowly course (out this Tuesday!), I interviewed 18 of my favorite financial experts (and non-financial experts).

Art of Manliness Podcast #64: Survivorman With Les Stroud

In this episode I talk to survival expert and TV star Les Stroud, better known as Survivorman. Show Highlights: How Les ended up as a wilderness survival TV star Why Les thinks all the other wilderness survival shows are fakes The most important wilderness survival tip every man should know How the wild has affected Les’ music And much more! Listen to the Podcast! Listen to the episode 

The Challenge of Rebooting Your Routines

No matter what change you want to introduce into your life, it involves removing, modifying, and replacing routines. For example, if you’re trying to spend less money, you’re probably trying to replace or eliminate routines that involve spending money each day.

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #174

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1.

Infantile Sexuality Part 3: Developing Mature Sexuality

In my first post I outlined the importance of understanding ‘infantile sexuality’; in my second I pointed to how aspects of love and aggression can interrupt developing sexual and subjective identity.

Best CD Rates | Certificate of Deposit

Current Certificate of Deposit Rates A certificate of deposit (CD) is considered a time deposit because it is not a liquid asset that can be accessed on demand. Instead, the amounts deposited into a CD are expected to remain untouched for a specific period of time.

Just in Time for Easter: How to Make Fried Rabbit and Sage Buttermilk Waffles

Editor’s note: After we posted Creek’s article this week on how to field dress and butcher a rabbit, several of you said you’d like to know a good recipe for cooking the rabbit after you’ve sliced and diced it. Well, just as there are numerous ways to skin a cat, there are tons of great ways to cook a rabbit.

The Weekly Huckberry Giveaway: April 18, 2014

Last week’s winner was Clay from Auburn, AL. He picked the Freestyle Navigator watch. My Picks This Week By now, we all know that every man should carry a pocket knife. The knives from Great Eastern Cutlery are a great choice, and are made with carbon steel, which is known for its ability to hold an edge.

The Costs of Potty Training

I’m proud to say that our youngest child is potty trained. He occasionally has an accident in the night time, but he hasn’t had a daytime accident in a long time.

Your Skin Is Talking To You: Are You Listening?

Your skin is a mess and you’ve tried everything. Prescriptions, supplements, peels and oils. But what if something more is at work? What if your skin is a reflection of something deeper? During my 20-year journey of healing my skin, I’ve come to discover that acne and other skin conditions are our bodies’ way of demanding our attention.

Lacks at an exhibition

Materials: Various LACK series items My friend, ceramic artist Monika Patuszynska devised a clever way to make cheap, portable, stable stands to display her art at fairs. I don’t have step-by-step but I think it’s pretty easy to see how it was done.

Never too many colors! (AKA Another Lego table)

When like me your home is equipped with white walls, any opportunity brighten up this one with colors is up for grabs! And what’s more colorful than Lego?

Before and After: “When I’d Leave My Office, I Wouldn’t Visit the Restroom.”

I’m writing my next book, Before and After, about how we make and break habits–an issue  very relevant to happiness. Each week, I’ll post a before-and-after story submitted by a reader, about how he or she successfully changed a habit. We can all learn from each other. If you’d like to share your story, contact me here.