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By Glen Stansberry

Swapping Convenience for Low Costs

This post is from staff writer Sierra Black. Sierra writes about frugality, sustainable living, and getting her kids to eat kale at Childwild.com. The other day I was walking down the street when a young man approached me and asked directions to the nearest Tube Station. I live in Boston, not London. Our subway is called the T.

8 Steps to Free Up More Free Time

We are always looking for ways to make more productive use of our time. Do you always seem to be playing catch up? Do you end your day with a longer to-do list than you started? Are you stressed over how you spend your time? Here are eight steps you can take right now to help regain control of your clock. Eliminate time wasters. At the top of the list is television.

7 Ways To Instantly Meet Like Minded People

Have you ever felt that it's hard to meet like-minded people? Such as, people with the same interests. Or, people with common goals and aspirations. And last but not least, people with whom you can build a rapport and camaraderie with.I do, sometimes. While I love and appreciate every single one of my friends, sometimes I wish they share some of my passions, so we could bond over them.

M.A.P.S.: The Four Pillars of Creative Job Fulfillment

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Where Is the Grass Greener? The Economics of Happiness

Men have a certain innate restlessness. We’re always looking for a new adventure, wanting to feel like we’re progressing in life, and wondering if the grass might be greener somewhere else. Our ever-searching nature can be a good thing if it’s channeled into pursuits that really lead to greater happiness and satisfaction.

M.A.P.S.: The Four Pillars of Creative Job Fulfillment

Don't fall asleep at the wheel when it comes to your creative future. A quickstart guide to developing the career you want from the ground up.

M.A.P.S.: The Four Pillars of Creative Job Fulfillment

Don't fall asleep at the wheel when it comes to your creative future. A quickstart guide to developing the career you want from the ground up.

Review: Confessions of a Butcher

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest. I didn’t expect that I would like this book. A few weeks ago, I got an email from Vickie Smith, the wife of John Smith (the author of Confessions of a Butcher). She had stumbled across The Simple Dollar and had read through some of the site’s archives.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 Free time-tracking applicationsLifehacker recently reviewed and rated the Five Best Time-Tracking Applications and awarded Klok (free and usable on all platforms) as the top application Unitasker Wednesday: Even more elaborate butter cuttersI am 100 percent serious when I say that I don’t understand why someone would prefer to use one of these butter cutting devices instead of a knife.

The Value of the Golden Rule

Brian writes in: You write in all the time about the “value of building community.” I think that’s pointless.

"We Always Get Dirty Again, To Be Sure..."

“Man’s good intentions, resolutions that always succumb to ingrained habit, are like the cleaning, scrubbing and adorning that we practice on Sundays, holidays, and feast days.

Linkswitch #36: Web Typography, Web Apps and HTML 5

Expressive Web Typography: Useful Examples and Techniques Wherever we turn online, typography jumps out at us — sometimes literally, with the assistance of some clever coding. And now more than ever, we are seeing greater focus on this design element and its varied implementations around the Web.

Reader Story: How I Purchased Private Health Insurance

This guest post from Jaime Tardy is part of the “reader stories” feature at Get Rich Slowly. Some stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success — or failure. These stories feature folks from all levels of financial maturity and with all sorts of incomes. Jaime writes about her financial journey at Eventual Millionaire.

30 Ways to Make TV Watching More Productive

Do you ever hear yourself saying "I just don't have time" yet find yourself plopped in front of the TV for the better part of every evening?As our to-do lists grow so does our stress and anxiety over getting everything done. While we can't add any more time to our day (unfortunately) we can use the time we do have in a more productive manner.

Manvotional: Heroic Education

“Heroic Education” From Courage by Charles Wagner THE old stoics had this saying among themselves, Nihil mirari, — “Do not be astonished at anything.” The sense of it is plain; it means that we must not allow ourselves to be overawed by men or things, to be frightened or disconcerted.