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By Glen Stansberry

Setting Smart Financial Goals

This post is from staff writer Sierra Black. Sierra writes about frugality, sustainable living, and raising children at Childwild.com This article is part of Financial Literacy Month at Get Rich Slowly. Goals are critical to financial success.

How a Simple Timer Can Magically Improve Your Productivity

I’ve got a timer ticking away as I write this.Why?

6 Ways to Make Writing Easier (And More Fun)

Do you enjoy writing – or dread it? I write for a living, and I also coach writers and would-be writers, so I know just how tough it can be to get up the motivation and the courage to write. But in almost every job, you’re going to have to do some writing.

Temple Bags Laptop Briefcase Giveaway

For a long time, if a man wanted to buy himself a handsome laptop bag, his choices were pretty limited. Boring, black nylon Dilbert-esque bags dominated the market.

“Live Like No One Else So You Can Live Like No One Else”

The title of this article is my favorite single thing that Dave Ramsey has ever written. The idea here is pretty simple: if you live in a challenging way right now, you’ll be able to enjoy incredible opportunities and advantages later.

The Power of Re-Framing, or, Would a Ranunculus By Another Name Be As Beautiful?

The other night, it was my turn to host my children's literature reading group -- I'm now in three of these groups!

Top Freelance Jobs from Job Board – Week 2, April

Looking for a new client? The FreelanceSwitch job board is a great resource of freelance gigs and opportunities. These opportunities are in various fields, from development to writing to design, and come from a wide range of potential clients.

What Lucky People Do Differently

Today’s guest contributor is former Wall Street Journal and Fortune writer, Erik Calonius.

Reader Mailbag: In Ten Years…

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. Overinvesting or saving? 2. Home exercise equipment 3. Little change, big impact 4. Emergency fund or lower expenses? 5. Non-FDIC insured CDs 6. 401(k)s and job concerns 7. Basic home buying finances 8.

Scientists find that a cluttered environment leads to discrimination, stereotyping, and antisocial behavior

Last Thursday, Discover Magazine published the article “Disordered environments promote stereotypes and discrimination.” The article examines a study by Dutch researchers who performed five experiments on stereotyping and discrimination.

Use a Financial Fire Drill to Prepare for the Worst BEFORE It Happens

This post is from GRS staff writer Donna Freedman. Donna writes a personal finance column for MSN Money, and writes about frugality and intentional living at Surviving And Thriving. Hey, federal employees: How many of you were you watching the Countdown to Shutdown clock and wondering how you’d cope if salaries were delayed by even a few days?

5 Benefits of Meditation I Didn’t Expect (and How They Can Make You Successful)

I’m not a meditation teacher. I’m not even a very enthusiastic meditator. I’ve averaged about 20 minutes once a week for the past couple of years, and any serious meditator will tell you that’s not enough to really benefit you. Except it seems like it is, because I’ve noticed some benefits that I can’t attribute to anything else.

Famous Men and Their Motorcyles

Few things have captured the passion, the sometimes obsession, of men like the motorcycle. There’s no mystery as to why this is.

Review: Talent Is Overrated

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest. Also available is a complete list of the hundreds of book reviews that have appeared on The Simple Dollar over the years. About a year ago, I reviewed the wonderful book Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell.