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By Tony Clark

Reader Mailbag #84

Each Monday, The Simple Dollar opens up the reader mailbags and answers ten to twenty simple questions offered up by the readers on personal finance topics and many other things. Got a question? Ask it in the comments. You might also enjoy the archive of earlier reader mailbags. How do you minimize distractions while you’re working?

Is Your Mind Holding You Back?

When setting goals, checking off items on the to-do list, or simply going to the grocery store, bumps are bound to come up along the way. Clearly I don't have to tell you that; the challenges we face everyday are not uncommon. What I want to question is a little deeper than that: Is your mind causing these bumps?

Six Tips to Saving on Tax Preparation Fees

By Marla Walters It is a common human trait to procrastinate about things we dread, like getting our taxes done. Most of us read tips every year on how to save on our income taxes — but I wondered, could I also be paying less in preparation fees? I posed these six questions to my C.P.A. What is your number one tip for saving money on your fees? In a word: organization.

How to Defeat Burnout and Stay Motivated

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Jeffrey Tang of The Art of Great Things. “Do what you love.” We’ve all heard this advice before. It’s great advice, though not many people truly take it to heart. But sometimes doing what you love isn’t enough to keep you going. Inspiration, passion, and motivation are difficult things to hold on to.

Freelance Freedom #126

To Build Wealth You Must Spend Less Than You Earn

This is the third of a thirteen-part series that explores the core tenets of Get Rich Slowly. “Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness.

Keep notes close with a pocket briefcase

I’ve mentioned before that I’m a huge fan of using 3×5 cards to capture and organize tasks and ideas, but they can be somewhat inconvenient to use.

Challenging Stephen Colbert to go No Impact

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Stimulating Imagination Through Constraints

On the same wavelength as Damien Correll, Psychology Today explores the issue of equating creativity with unlimited boundaries.

The Three Elements of Full Employment

Seth Godin outlines 3 skills that will always keep you employed: sales, additive effort, and initiation.

Jason Little: The Physical Act of Creation

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Go Small Or Go Home: In Praise of Minimalism

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” - Antoine de Saint-Exupery Spring Break of my freshman year of college I went on a 4-day backpacking trip in the Gila Wilderness of New Mexico.  My partner in adventure, Lucas, was a former Wyoming backpacking guide turned potter-philosopher, the perfect companion for days wandering

Review: It’s Not About the Money

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book. I’ve always been interested in the areas where spirituality and personal finance meet.

"You Are the One Who Must Grow Up."

“Is life so wretched? Isn’t it rather your hands which are too small, your vision which is muddied? You are the one who must grow up.” – Dag Hammarskjöld * Vast amounts of interesting material to explore at Big Think. * Join the happiness discussion on the Facebook Page.

Important Updates About the Art of Manliness Book

First off, a big thanks to everyone who has already bought a copy of the new Art of Manliness book. Thanks to you all, last Monday we made it up to #33 on Amazon.com’s Bestseller list. We really and truly appreciate the support.