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By Glen Stansberry

An Entrepreneur's Guide To Setting Service Rates

Setting your rates as an entrepreneur is often one of the hardest aspects of a business. The main reason for this is that we don't learn these things in school.

15 Ways to Be a Leader Today – or Any Day

Three years ago, one of my mentors was debating internally about how to handle a personnel situation. There were enough funds to employ one person. The performance of one worker was better overall, but the other worker often showed flashes of brilliance and was trusted more by his coworker. In the end, the decision was made to keep the one with flashes of brilliance.

Have You Ever Experienced Split-Second-Aging?

Yesterday, I got my feeling of split-second-aging. While I was riding on the subway, for no particular reason, I felt some odometer click over, and I became older. I felt it happen.

The Right Space for the Job

My work area has a comfortable chair, a nice desk, a computer, a large monitor, a phone, etc.  It is easy for me to get stuck at my desk and not want to go to other parts of the house because everything I need is right there.

10 Ways To Conquer Fear of Public Speaking

The most common phobia people have is the “Fear of public speaking”. Some people dread public speaking even more than death. Most of us live with this fear throughout our lives. Being an underrated skill we fail to get proper guidance to overcome our stage fright.

Uncluttered mealtime

Reader Beth sent us the following wonderful suggestion for organizing meals at home for little money and little stress. Thanks to Beth for such wonderful advice: I understand the challenge of cooking — I live alone and love to cook. So, I wanted to share some of my ideas on “uncluttering” mealtime: [1] Make a list of staples that you always have in your pantry.

The Neutral Fallacy: There is No Sideways in Life

I’ve been asked the question a lot since Career Renegade came out in January… How do you handle fear? “Well, comes my answer, “that depends. Fear of what?” “Of failure, of course.” “Wrong fear,” I add.

Creativity x Organization = Impact Session

Registration is now open for our 10.15 Session, in which Behance will offer up a series of tips on how to use organization and prioritization to push your creative projects forward.

Reader Mailbag #83

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.

Freelance Freedom #125

Six Online Shopping Tools To Help Shop Smarter

Who doesn't love shopping on Amazon and eBay and getting the products shipped to their place?

Goals Are the Gateway to Financial Success

This is the second of a thirteen-part series that explores the core tenets of Get Rich Slowly. Yesterday I completed my first marathon. It didn’t happen exactly as I’d planned, but it happened. Instead of running 26.2 miles, I walked the entire course. Some who commit to run a marathon might view this as a failure. Not me.

Rethinking the vase for a small space

I recently learned about the store-flat reusable Vazu vases and instantly thought about our apartment and small-space dwelling readers: They are available in many colorful designs (some holiday themed, most are abstract patterns), and so much easier to store than their glass sisters: Check out the product video to see the Vazu vase in action. I have one in red and adore it.

Gout: The Missing Chapter from Good Calories, Bad Calories

Total read time (bolded sections): 2-3 minutes Total read time (complete): 12 minutes Last week, I had a wonderful conversation with Gary Taubes, my favorite science journalist and author of the incredible (and I consider definitive), Good Calories, Bad Calories.

Christoph Niemann: Short Deadlines Make You Think Straight

Christoph Niemann has an impressive knack for distilling complex concepts into images that are as striking as they are simple. His iconic illustrations – recognizable for their crisp execution and undeniable wit – regularly appear in the pages of the New Yorker, WIRED, and the New York Times Book Review.