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By Tim Ferriss

Entrepreneurship For Kids: Is It Ever Too Young?

At age 7, I was selling lemonade on the corner.A few years later, looking for even higher margin product, I started checking the prices on different beverages around the house and noticed wine sold for more than juice.I remembered an episode of I Love Lucy where Lucille Ball stood in a massive vat of grapes crushing them into wine, so I crushed a bag of grapes into a mini clay urn, sealed-off the

Reader Mailbag: Friends

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Tossed into the “real world” 2. Dealing with flooding 3. HSA contribution question 4. Spouses and kids 5. Index fund or savings account 6. Snowballing versus interest payments 7.

How to Dispute Your Mechanic Bill

This article is by freelance writer Roger White and staff writer April Dykman. It originally appeared on Roger’s blog in a different format. April As many GRS readers know, last year I quit my job to become a full-time freelancer. The hardest thing about moving on was leaving coworkers like Roger White, a magazine editor and author of the funniest interoffice e-mails ever.

Can a Contest Help Your Freelancing Career?

Advertise here with BSACredit: Yuri Arcurs on Photodune As freelancers, our focus is almost always exclusively on getting paying work and getting it done. After all, it’s difficult to pay our bills or buy food with anything other than money. So investing time into a project that isn’t guaranteed to pan out doesn’t always seem to be the best investment of our time.

How To Silence Your Inner Critic

Inner Critic?  Are you there?  I can’t hear you?  Must be a bad connection…  CLICK! I never read movie reviews. Sometimes this means I make mistakes and see things like “Just Go With It”. (I know, I know.) Still, I like to make up my own mind and not have someone tell me whether or not something is worthy of my time. Also, it’s easy to avoid reading movie reviews.

How to Create a Captivating Presentation

Terrified of presenting in front of an audience? Or just a little shy? How to take your public speaking ability and slide presentations from uncomfortable to awesome.

Check Out the Manvotionals Book Trailer!

Nowadays, authors sometimes create “book trailers,” which are just like movie trailers, but, well, for books. They’re designed to help get the word out about the book, get people excited, and give people a head’s up about what’s coming.

Spare Change: Investment Research Edition

Based on GRS reader prompting, I’m continuing to learn more about asset allocation and rebalancing. I’m trying to decide what my portfolio should look like. I recently had a free consultation with a financial planner. I may or may not hire him to guide me on a regular basis. On Monday morning, I met with three representatives from Seattle Northwest.

Some Thoughts on Comparative Advantage

This morning, a boy from our neighborhood knocked on our door. He was looking for yards to mow and he offered to mow ours for $15 a pop. Our yard takes roughly an hour to mow with our push mower. I tend to enjoy the process, actually, as it gives me a good excuse to get exercise. I often come in pretty sweaty after mowing on a hot summer day. So I turned the boy down.

7 Tips for Minding My Own Business.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: 7 tips for minding my own business. Lately, I’ve really been focusing on trying to be less judgmental. It’s a tricky resolution, because it’s hard to turn it into specific, manageable resolutions to keep me on track. What, exactly, do I do differently in my life to be less judgmental?

The Ins and Outs of Opening a Door for a Woman

Readers email us surprisingly often with questions about opening doors for women. AoM readers are interested in being gentlemen and obviously understand the basics of this traditional act of chivalry: when you get to a door before a lady, you should open it for her. But they wonder about scenarios where the set-up isn’t as cut and dry.  What do you do with revolving doors?

Ivar Stand-up Music Cueing Desk / Drafting Table

Materials: Ikea Ivar components, Staples BookLift Copyholder, project wood, brackets and screws, power drill, level Description: I'm a cellist who is a member of a professional string quartet (lydianquartet.com) and cello piano duo (ghduo.com), as well as a guest player with many different chamber music groups.

Unitasker Wednesday: Square Pie Iron

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! To corrupt a line from the movie Wedding Crashers – That’s what camping trips are known for: Sleeping in a tent and making pies! When I go camping (which is probably once a decade), I’m insistent on making pies! Don’t you? I know you do.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2010 ‘Self-control is an exhaustible resource’Psychologists have discovered that self-control is an exhaustible resource. The art of being stillPerformance artist Marina Abramović recently completed a two-and-a-half month exhibition named “The Artist is Present” at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Uncluttering the most troubled area of your home or officeFor most people, the

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Three Children Edition

We have three children. My parents had three children. My wife’s parents had three children. One of my wife’s closest friends is about to have her third child. My oldest brother has three children. My wife’s aunt has three children. My wife’s first cousin will shortly have three children. Why do so many people in our lives have three children?