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By Tim Clark and Mark Cunningham

Reader Mailbag #82

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.

Money is More About Mind Than It Is About Math

This is the first of a thirteen-part series that explores the core tenets of Get Rich Slowly. I had a group of old high-school friends over to the house last weekend. As the daylight faded and the cool of the evening settled, we sat around a blazing fire talking about life. We shared the good things we’ve done over the past twenty years — and we shared the bad.

Freelance Freedom #124

Workspaces of the rich and famous

Today’s first post is a quick one. I simply want to direct you to a fun feature that ran last week over on Lifehacker: “Nine Workspaces Where Famous Folks Get Stuff Done.” We’ve shown Al Gore’s piled space here on Unclutterer before, but the others are new to us.

Why Good Writing Matters – And How You Can Improve

In today’s world, being able to write well is of vital importance, whatever your industry. You could be a computer programmer, a small business owner, an administrator ...

Our Biggest Launch of the Year!

In the last three years our Envato Marketplaces (FlashDen, ThemeForest, GraphicRiver, AudioJungle and VideoHive) have grown like gangbusters, with big communities, huge libraries of files and lots of activity. So when we set out to redesign them earlier this year everyone on the team knew it was going to be big. What we didn’t realise was HOW big it would eventually get!

Wake up!

In case you didn't see:

Asking the Better Question

The one thing we should ask ourselves before performing a task (or in setting priorities).

The Decline of the English Department

Are humanities-based, philosophically-inclined areas of study no longer relevant?

Reel Back: Finding Creativity in Constraints

Designer Damien Correll is a fan of boundaries. We chat about how constraints are conducive to creativity, and why knowing your history is important.

Being the Rock

Image from Discordiacorner While much in the way of traditional gender roles has shifted in modern times, most women I know still want a man who can be the rock in the relationship. But just what does being the rock entail?

The "adaptive challenge" of our climate emergency

From Leadership on the Line by Ron Heifetz and Marty Linsky: "Every day, people have problems for which they do, in fact, have the necessary know-how and procedures. We call these technical problems. But there is a whole host of problems [like solving climate change] that are not amenable to authoratative expertise or standard operating procedures.

Review: The Little Book of Main Street Money

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book. This is the eighth book in the “Little Books” series on investment topics, and I’ve reviewed all of the previous ones (… of Bull Moves in Bear Markets, … of Common Sense Investing, … of Value Investing, … That Beats the Market, … That Builds Wealth, … That Makes You Rich,

"The Hardest Victory Is Over Self."

“I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.” --Aristotle * Fascinating post on Starfish Envy about "numbness." Numbness is a very helpful term for a particular state of mind, and the post really got me thinking. * Have you pre-ordered your copy of The Happiness Project? No? Well, here's your chance!

A year ago on Unclutterer

2008 Expensify: A new take on expense reportingExpensify.com tracks your business expenses making expense report filing a breeze. Unitasker Wednesday: Onion gogglesDon’t let your eyes tear up uncontrollably again.