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By Brett Kelly

How do you Stay Accountable?

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A Man’s Guide to Clothing Alterations

A modern day gentleman understands he does not need to be a tailor to dress well, but he realizes a basic understanding of maintaining and repairing one of life’s necessities is an asset he can ill afford to neglect.  There are those who would say the maintenance of clothing is better left to others (stereotypically the women in our lives) or that we live in a disposable society and it’s che

Daily Links: Hermit Mode Edition

I’m in full-on hermit mode for the next few days. Kris is out of town — on a road-trip with friends — and I’m devoting every waking hour to my book. (Well, I’ll walk the marathon on Sunday, but aside from that…) It’s actually kind of fun to dedicate myself to a single project for a prolonged period of time.

There’s No Task Easier Than No Task

“Remember that there is no code faster than no code.” - Taligent’s Guide to Designing Programs Post written by Leo Babauta.

How the Traditional “Rules” of Frugal Living Often Vastly Undervalue Time

A few weeks ago, I met up with an old friend of mine who reads The Simple Dollar. After a bit of catching up, he started criticizing me on my purchase of a Prius. “You’re basically throwing your money away there,” he told me.

Ten Simple Ways to Spend Less Money

There are two ways to get ahead financially. The first is to make more money; perhaps that is the obvious one. The other is to spend less money.Out of the two options, saving money is actually more valuable. If you make an extra $1 you will need to pay taxes, say 25%, so you would then have $0.75 left. Certainly that is more than you had before but you don’t get to keep the full dollar.

Managing Electricity (and everything else)

You can’t manage what you can’t measure.

Eliminate collaboration clutter with Subversion

Collaborating on files with a group presents a unique set of challenges. Where do you store the files? Who has the latest version? What changed? Let’s say you’re composing a song about Jessica Fletcher from Murder, She Wrote. You get your band together, you lay down the tracks, and there they are on one computer.

Organizing the events after a loss of life

No one likes to think about losing loved ones, but unfortunately it can be a reality.

3 Alternative "Investments" for Long Term Enjoyment and Appreciation

By Xin Lu When it comes to investments, the most popular asset classes are stocks, bonds, and real estate. However, in the recent economic turmoil many people are looking for alternative investments to maintain the value of their assets.

So You Want My Job: Red Bus Jammer

Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. If you’ve been watching Ken Burn’s new documentary about the history of our National Park system, you’ll probably be envious of this week’s job.

New Data: The 10 Worst Airlines in the US

“I see you. I’ll get your water when I have a minute. Jesus Christ.” Um, did… that… really just happen? Strike three for Delta Airlines. More like strike 37. The bad service had reached the “Orbitz threshold”, where I would no longer purchase tickets from Delta, even if cheaper than the competition.

How Does The Simple Dollar Earn Money? Some Notes on Do-It-Yourself Self-Employment

After some positive response to yesterday’s comments about an article explaining how I earn an income from The Simple Dollar, I decided to follow up and give the process a thorough description. Enjoy! Quite often, when I tell people that I’m a full time writer, they’re surprised.

5 Ways to Live Better Without Spending More

By Philip Brewer The most simple-minded measure of your standard of living is how much money you spend: spending more equals living better. Reality is more complex.

To Share or Not to Share, That is the Question

Copyright is as old as printing and as new as today.