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Christmas Giveaways for 2009: Marketcircle and ThinkGeek!

To celebrate the end of 2009 and the Christmas season, we’re giving away prizes on FreelanceSwitch and WorkAwesome. All you have to do to enter is tell us the most important thing you learned about freelancing this year in the comments–but make sure you read the instructions below before you do so! The Prizes We have some software from Marketcircle to give away.

What Can Manly Men Expect of Women?

Awhile back, Leo posted these delightfully nostalgic and funny “Marital Rating Scales” from 1939 in the Community: After having a good laugh, what Kate and I both noticed after reading through these charts was that while we could imagine a modern day woman expecting her husband to live up to most of the standards on the Husband’s Chart, if a man expected a woman to adhere to t

"Energy is Eternal Delight."

"Energy is eternal delight." --William Blake * The folks at Drinking Diaries did an interview with me about the relationship between drinking and happiness. Very thought-provoking questions. * Interested in starting your own happiness project?

Review: Crush It!

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a book of interest not directly connected to personal finance. I’m a big believer in following your passions, wherever they might take you.

Start Saving For Next Year’s Christmas Today

This article is by staff writer Adam Baker. Baker recently listed the Top 10 Money Movies of the Decade. Baker and his family are spending their holiday season hiking around the south island of New Zealand. I have some potentially shocking news for you: Christmas is coming!

A year ago on Unclutterer

2008 Uncluttering your schedule to keep clear of unnecessary stressProper planning — being honest with yourself about how long it will take to complete action items, setting a schedule, and having the diligence to keep to that schedule — will keep you from feeling overwhelmed and in control of the things you can control. Unitasker Wednesday: Hot chocolate potI’m not a hot chocol

Fifteen Things to Have in Your Car This Winter

As Christmas approaches, my wife and I will be doing quite a bit of driving to visit various people for the holiday season. With winter conditions and three young children in the car with us, we’re going to be quite cautious about our trips. The first step in that journey is to make sure that we have everything we need in the car in case of an emergency of some kind.

Manvotional: What Is a Boy?

The holiday season can make any man feel like a boy again. So this week we thought we’d share a stupendous definition of boyhood that was penned in 1949.

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: December 19, 2009

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.

Personal Finance 101: What Is Social Capital?

Almost immediately after yesterday’s post about frugality and personal value went up, a reader asked me a question via Twitter: You wrote about “social capital” today.

How To Travel With Children And Live To Tell About It

Traveling with small children has a lot of challenges. From the near constant complaining about being uncomfortable and thirsty to the incessant need to see every bathroom along the way, it is a wonder that anyone survives. But, everyone does it because family holidays are fun.

Weekly Round-Up: December 19, 2009

Availability of the Art of Manliness Book If you’re looking for a copy of Art of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man for Christmas, please read this post on the availability of our book. Your best best for finding a copy is looking at your local bookstore and particularly at Borders.

How I Did It: From $7 an Hour to Coaching Major League Baseball MVPs

Jaime Cevallos and the MP30 Training Bat (Source: Jaime Cevallos) “Cevallos told Zobrist [Tampa Bay Rays MVP] he could turn him into a power hitter…The results have been remarkable.” - ESPN The Magazine This article will tell the inspiring story of Jaime Cevallos, who went from $7 an hour to coaching MVPs in Major League Baseball, automating his income in the process. Jaime is now — i


I’m working on my Happiness Project, and you could have one, too! Everyone’s project will look different, but it’s the rare person who can’t benefit. Join in -- no need to catch up, just jump in right now. Each Friday’s post will help you think about your own happiness project. My feet rarely leave the ground.

Frugality and Your Sense of Value

Earlier this week, I offered up a post detailing how I wrap Christmas gifts, utilizing brown paper and yarn. The response was mixed – some people didn’t like the aesthetics of the packaging, while others did (obviously, I’m in the latter camp, as I love the aesthetics of brown packages and yarn). Guess what?