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Art of Nonconformity

By Chris Guillebeau

Frans Johansson: The Secret Truth About Executing Great Ideas

Actions DO speak louder than words (or tactics, or strategic planning). Frans Johansson illustrates why groundbreaking innovators generate and execute far more ideas than their counterparts.

Review: The Art of Barter

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest. A while back, I wrote a post called “Askers, Guessers, and Personal Finance” that proposed that bartering and negotiation are much easier for some people than for others, depending on their personality and the culture in which they were raised.

"The Shorter My Possession of Life, the Deeper and Fuller I Must Make It."

“It needs good management to enjoy life.

The Largest Cause of Your Insecurity

I used to live my whole life without a clear sense of direction.Everything was being paid for by my parents. The threat of getting murdered or ending up homeless couldn't put a dent in the confidence that my mother and father would always be there to protect me.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 Nesting cookware for campingI want to introduce you to the MSR Flex 4 System Cookset. Unitasker Wednesday: Lem-O SaverSo you have a lemon, and you only want to use half of it? Wow.

Five Thoughts about Making College Great

Tomorrow, several people that matter a lot to me are starting their college experience. Here are fifteen things I’d like to suggest to them that they’re probably not hearing from anyone else who has been giving them advice on college over the past three months. You don’t have to know what you want to do right now.

Linkswitch #32: Productivity, Elevator Speech, Contracts

How to Stay Productive When the Internet Is Down The Internet went down this morning at the home office. If I were in a deadline situation, I would have packed the laptop into the car and headed for the nearest caffeinated wifi hot spot.

Reader Story: I Paid for Graduate School by Renting out Rooms

This guest post from Mike Choi is part of the “reader stories” feature at Get Rich Slowly. Some stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success — or failure. These stories feature folks from all levels of financial maturity and with all sorts of incomes. Almost two years ago, J.D.

Why “Time Management” Doesn’t Work—And What You Can Do About It

Ever wonder why some people complete in hours tasks that others drag out over days? Or why busy people seem to volunteer most, yet accomplish far more than their leisure-blessed counterparts? Many believe the answer lies in “time management.” What nonsense! I’ve tried to manage time. Once I decided to put the fourth of July into May. Didn’t work.

“Generics Make Me Feel Bad About Myself”

Monique writes in with a heartfelt observation: The biggest reason I can’t bring myself to actually buy generics when I’m in the store is that I feel cheap and poor when I buy the white labeled knockoffs. I don’t like feeling like that.

1 Simple Decision That Gives You Financial Independence

A recent survey showed that 60% of us don’t keep a budget. Close to 20% hasn’t a clue where their money goes each month, yet 43% do spend more each year than they earn.

Let us introduce you to Things Organized Neatly

We want to bring your attention to the inspiring and mesmerizing Things Organized Neatly tubmlr site: This new photo site is a steady stream of orderly stored objects.

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: August 21, 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.

Recreating Your Resume in 10 Simple Steps

I like opening blog posts with something that everyone can agree with me on. I think I learned that technique from some “how to get people to like your blog post” article or book or something. So here we go — job searches suck.With me so far? Okay, let me do it again. Writing a resume sucks.

Real Home Offices from FreelanceSwitch Readers

A few weeks ago I asked you to send me some pictures of your office, the response was even more amazing than what we got for our last showcase of home offices. There was such great response, that unfortunately I’m unable to showcase everyone’s photo. I picked out some of the best pictures you, our fantastic readers, sent in. Here are the top 15 home office solutions.