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By Glen Stansberry

The Absolute Beginner’s Guide To Starting A Small Online Business

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Karol Gajda of RidiculouslyExtraordinary.com and How To Live Anywhere. If your goal is to start a small online business that replaces and exceeds your current income this may be the most important article you read this year. Brash, huh? Here’s the deal: I’ve been working online full time for almost 10 years, since age 19.

Delayed Gratification and Children

The single biggest personal finance lesson that anyone can learn is that of delayed gratification.

Learn the Skills Your Clients Need

As a freelancer, you’ll encounter two schools of thought: you should either specialize and make your name as an expert in your niche or you should diversify and land as many different gigs as you can.

The Stevie Ray Vaughan School of Business

Last week, my buddy, Charlie Gilkey of ProductiveFlourishing.com, asked me to share my top 3 or 4 marketing and business posts with him. I sent him a link or two from my blog, a handful from others…and a link to the below video of Stevie Ray Vaughan playing “Lenny.” My question to you is…why?

The art of being still

Performance 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.

Industrial-Modern guest chairs

Materials: LAVER stackable chairs Description: Materials include: black spray paint for plastic surfaces, painter's tape, painter's protective plastic, glue stick and 2" stencils. Instructions: - glue stencils to chair backrest. - cover remained exposed area with tape & plastic. - spray with paint. - let dry 15 minutes.

The Incredible Shrinking Emergency Fund

The polls that appear in the Get Rich Slowly sidebar are far from scientific, and a lot of the time they don’t yield anything interesting. But sometimes they turn out a curious piece of information. At the end of April, the poll question asked, “How many months to do you have in your emergency fund?” This was the same question posed in mid-January.

Video: Want To Keep Clutter under Control? Follow the "One-Minute Rule."

2010 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2010 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2010 a happier year – and even if you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge -- this month's theme is Order. Last week’s resolution was Don't get organized. Did you try to follow that resolution? Did it help to boost your happiness?

Thinking Small without Guilt: Setting Your Minimum Goal Standards

Have you ever – perhaps in January – come up with some grand plan for self-improvement? Perhaps you promised yourself that you'd jog daily. Maybe you resolved to cook every night instead of eating out. You might even have written down goals, drawn up timetables and charts, and pumped up your willpower as much as possible.And yet, somewhere along the way, you stopped.

Random Episode 11: The Future of Digg, New Favorites, and More

This is a truly random episode of Random. What has Kevin learned in his new role as CEO of Digg? Which new books, people, and websites are we finding interesting? From management lessons to language learning (and a critique of Rosetta Stone), this episode meanders all over the place. This is also our first sponsored episode — Sonos!

The Art of Manliness Podcast Episode #24: Becoming Teddy Roosevelt with Andrew Vietze

Welcome back to another episode of The Art of Manliness podcast! In this week’s edition we talk to Andrew Vietze, author of the book Becoming Teddy Roosevelt: How a Maine Guide Inspired America’s 26th President. Andrew’s book focuses on a New Englander named Bill Sewell who served as TR’s wilderness guide when Roosevelt was a young man.

10 Money Myths That Stop You From Making Big Money: Myth 1

PickTheBrain is proud to present a 10 Part series, written by Deborah S. Nelson of Author Your Dreams. Money Myth 1:  “I Can’t Afford It!” Can’t afford It.” How many times do we repeat this in a day?

What to Do When You Can’t Possibly Prepare Enough

Ellen writes in with a very difficult story: I am a huge fan of yours and have used much of your advice to simplify the money matters in my family, but my family is currently in a crisis that I have never seen discussed on your site. In early April, my family was in a severe car accident. We were driving my mother’s van at the time and we were t-boned by a hit & run driver.

Billy doors = picture frames

Materials: Billy Olsbo, cardboard boxes, exacto knife, tacks, hammer, custom mats, art Description: While perusing the discount section of Ikea, I found these Billy Olsbo glass doors (which appear to be discontinued) for $2/ea and immediately saw use for them as picture frames. I had an entire calender of botanical art that I have been saving to frame for awhile now.

Did Your Parents Make You Take Piano Lessons? If So, Have They Made You Happier?

I’ve been thinking a lot about my urge to sign up my children for lessons -- piano lessons, Tae Kwon Do, etc. I feel extremely lucky that I can choose to provide lessons for my daughters -- that I can afford to do it. Absolutely! But is it a good idea? I'd like to hear adults' reflections on their own experiences with lessons.