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Calculate How Much Your Debt Costs You Per Month

This article is by staff writer Adam Baker. Read what Baker had to say about J.D.’s new book, Your Money: The Missing Manual, in his recent review on Man Vs. Debt. As you all know, April is Financial Literacy Month. To celebrate, my weekly contributions throughout the month will cover basic techniques to raise your financial awareness.

8 Tips For Guaranteed Success According To Paul Raymond

Paul Raymond was an entrepreneur, property mogul and lifetime purveyor of pornography. He died fairly recently at the age of 82.

The Art of Manliness Podcast #20: Freemasonry and American Manhood with Robert Davis

Welcome back to the Art of Manliness podcast! In this week’s episode we talk to Robert Davis about his book, Understanding Manhood in America: Freemasonry’s Enduring Path to the Mature Masculine. Our conversation focuses on the history of American masculinity and Freemasonry’s influence in shaping manliness in the United States.

34 Little Ways to Share With the World

Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on twitter or identica. As kids, we’re taught that sharing is good, and yet competition is what is really drilled into us.

In the City of Big Shoulders

Here I am in Chicago, the Windy City. It hasn’t been very windy at all so far (though strong winds delayed my flight’s landing time); it was rainy last night, and it’s sunny today. I’m here with Chris Guillebeau to hang out, meet readers of our blogs, and to take a 46-hour train ride back to Portland.

Kids, Stuff, and Values

Wendy writes in with an email I considered using in today’s mailbag, but my response kind of grew into a full post: When well-meaning relatives give gifts to your children, do you always allow your children to keep those gifts?

9 Tips for Effective Online Meetings

Did you know that a single two-second distraction can cost you 15 minutes of your day? When your concentration is interrupted, it takes up to 15 minutes to get your focus back. Our ambient sounds help reduce the amount of noise distractions in your workplace. Take advantage of the current SALE.Recently we wrote a popular article on how to have effective meetings.

7 Simple Ways to Clear Your Mind

Do you ever feel like your brain is tied in knots? Do your thoughts resemble a massive ball of string, wound messily and tightly together? Are you unsure of what to do next? This feeling is all too common in a world of sensory overload and multiple responsibilities. The ultrabusy person sometimes feels like thoughts don’t even get a chance to fully form.

Best of Personal Finance Roundup: How to Buy a $5,000 Car

By Linsey Knerl Welcome to Wise Bread's Best of Personal Finance roundup.

Stuff won’t make you happy, experiences will

A new study conducted at Cornell University and reported in the January 2010 issue of Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that experiences bring greater happiness and satisfaction than buying and owning possessions.

XFit: The hidden home gym

If you don’t have a dedicated room for a home gym, you probably try to disguise your unattractive tread mill or weight bench as best as possible.

Reader Mailbag: iPad?

In the last week, I’ve received about ten emails from readers and marketers simply assuming that I’ve already purchased an iPad. While I can see how it might be useful for reading documents and things while I’m out and about, I certainly don’t feel like it’s worth hundreds and hundreds of dollars, at least for the types of uses I would have for it.

Happiness: There's No Place Like Home.

I'm home from vacation. We had a great time, but ah, it's nice to be home! The return from vacation reminded me of a significant factor in happiness: the hedonic treadmill, or hedonic adaptation. People are adaptable. We quickly adjust to a new life circumstance — for better or worse — and consider it normal.

Freelance Freedom #150

Doing Battle With Procrastination? Here's How to Win – For Good

Sometimes I get emails from Dumb Little Man's readers – and it's always lovely to receive these! One problem that people often mention is procrastination. They know that this bad habit is holding them back, but they're not sure how to beat it.All you procrastinators out there – even those of you who told me not to write about this because you'd no longer have an excuse! – listen up.