Featured Blog

No Impact Man

By Colin Beavan

Motivational Posters: Black History Month Edition

Share Here in the States, February is Black History Month. So we decided to commemorate the month with a special edition of our motivational posters series, featuring some of history’s most influential African-Americans and their powerful words of wisdom. An excellent way to start off your week!

Freelance Radio, Episode 42: Dickie’s Freelance Dilemma

The latest episode of Freelance Radio, the official FreelanceSwitch podcast, is now available! This episode, the panel (John Brougher, Dickie Adams, Kristen Fischer and Von Glitschka) talks about Dickie’s freelance dilemma. Subscriptions to the podcast are available via iTunes and an archive of all podcasts will appear in the podcast section. We hope you enjoy it!

Review: Snap Judgment

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a book of interest. Over the last few years, I’ve come to believe that the biggest key to personal finance success is controlling your own psychology and impulses. Our entire lives are filled with quick decisions we must constantly make – and, for the most part, we’re good at it. We commute to work without getting in an accident.

"We Are What We Repeatedly Do..."

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” --Aristotle * If you're starting a happiness project, you might like to use the Happiness Project Toolbox -- a companion site that offers eight free tools to track resolutions, keep an inspiration board, keep a one-sentence journal, record your Secrets of Adulthood, etc. It's a lot of fun.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 E-mail Resolution: Enabling multiple device communication and spam filtering improvements2009 is the year that I get e-mail under control, and I start by fixing two major problems. Unitasker Wednesday: Japanese face slimmerI’m not exactly sure how the face slimming actually works (crushes your bones?

How to Get Your Kids to Eat Almost Anything

Parents often bribe, plead and even threaten their kids to get them to eat their veggies. And while this feeding strategy may get kids to reluctantly ingest their greens, studies show it makes healthful foods less attractive to children over the long haul.

Getting Good

Samuel writes in: Much like you with your piano resolution, I decided to finally bite the bullet and begin a career path towards becoming a professional chef this year. I have a substantial amount of money saved up, so the costs of this choice aren’t a problem. My problem is this: it’s a lot more of a slog than I ever dreamed it would be.

Reader Story: Turning Debt Repayment Into a Game

This guest post from Amanda is part of a new feature here at Get Rich Slowly. Every Sunday will include a reader story (in the new “reader stories” category).

Manvotional: The Improvement of Time

“The Improvement of Time” From Manhood: It’s Duties and Responsibilities, 1854 Time is precious in relation to the engagements of the day; in relation to the frightful loss of the past, requiring to be redeemed; in relation to its brief duration and rapid flight; and in its probationary relation to the future. It has been said, “Time is money.” It is more.

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: January 30, 2010

Many newer readers of The Simple Dollar haven’t been exposed to the hundreds of great articles in the archives of the site, so this is a weekly series that highlights the five best posts from one year ago this week, two years ago this week, and three years ago this week.

Weekly Round-Up: January 30, 2010

The Art of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man Is Available Again! The second print run of our first book, The Art of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man is now out and available in bookstores, on Amazon.com, and directly through the site.

The GRS Garden Project: January 2010 Update

It’s been a l-o-n-g time since Kris and I gave an update on our garden project. I’ve been too wrapped up in writing a book to pay attention to anything else. Now that I’ve pulled my head out of the sand, I can finally devote some time to other projects — like the garden. To be honest, we’ve done nearly nothing in the yard since October. Literally.

Three uncluttered activities you can do on a lazy Saturday

All along the east coast of the U.S. today, we’re getting blanketed with snow. As a result, I’ve declared that I’m not leaving the house unless it catches on fire.

The Side Business Question: What Is Your Time Worth?

Bob writes in: I’m in my mid twenties, worked doing tech support all through college, and worked out of college as the IT director for a political campaign of 120 staffers. I now have left to a job that fits my interests a little bit better, but clearly still have a lot of IT skills.

WSJ Career Writer, Alexandra Levit Talks New Job, New You

Last week, Wall Street Journal career columnist and five-time author, Alexandra Levit, swung by NYC and I had a chance to grab a cup of coffee and ask her about her new book, “New Job, New You.” During our conversation, I own up to the fact that I didn’t actually want to read the book, having been a bit overwhelmed by career books last year.