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By Glen Stansberry

You Can’t Take It With You

A while back, a reader suggested that I watch the 1938 Frank Capra movie You Can’t Take It With You, featuring Lionel Barrymore and Jimmy Stewart. I recently had a chance to sit down and watch the film and it left my mind flooded with thoughts about money and why we really chase it. The plot of the movie is very straightforward.

Seth's Blog: Enormity

99% speaker Seth Godin touches on the importance of breaking things down (campaigns, problems, tasks) into their smallest parts for maximum impact.

Manvotional: Thomas Carlyle’s Advice to Young Men

Back in 1852, a young man wrote Scottish writer, historian, and educator Thomas Carlyle asking for suggestions on books to read. A small Scottish provincial newspaper published Carlyle’s response.  In his response, Carlyle advises the young man to stay away from fluff, study history, and read about ideas he’s curious about.

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: September 5, 2009

Many newer readers of The Simple Dollar haven’t been exposed to the hundreds of great articles in the archives of the site, so this is a weekly series that highlights the five best posts from one year ago this week, as well as the five best posts from two years ago this week.

Have cupcake and eat it, well, light it!

Erik is the guy who gave us the foosball rail! He's back and he's serving cupcakes. Aren't they just sweet? "We threw a cupcake birthday party for my friend's daughter and I knocked together a couple of cupcake lamps. I used: Ekas shades in off-white, Hemma cord sets, Smycka artificial flowers, lace bowls and plates from the thrift store.

The Weekly Round-Up

Art of Manliness Contests Congratulations to Daniel Fryar from Colorado and David Jones from Wisconsin for winning the Retribing Giveaway.

Handling change and being a little organized in the process

I am still on cloud nine since our little man joined our family last week. He is happy, healthy, and beautiful. We have spent most of the past two weeks in a hotel room half-way across the country from where we live.

Never Eat Alone: Build It Before You Need It

This is the second of sixteen parts of a “book club” reading and discussion of Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz’s Never Eat Alone, where this book on building a lifelong community of colleagues, contacts, friends, and mentors is teased apart and looked at in detail.

Be Proactive, Be Healthy: Seven Ways to Prepare for a Mega Flu Season

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently appeared on NBC's Today Show. She spoke frankly and said a "plausible scenario" for the United States is a wide-scale flu infection this season, warning of 30,000-90,000 deaths and as many as 300,000 people requiring intensive care treatment at hospitals.Are you ready for flu season?

A Single Principle to Declutter Your Health

Editor’s note: This is a guest from Brad Pilon, blogger and author of Eat Stop Eat. We can’t control the future. I wish we could, but we can’t. There are simply too many variables and uncontrolled factors at play.

Cheaper and Better

“Let’s play catch, Daddy!” “Sure!” I said as I put away the final bits of our family’s picnic. Joe picked up the little football and ran out into the grassy field, ball in one hand, with his arms stretched out to the sides, catching the wind as he ran.

How to Tell if You're on Track for Retirement

By Silicon Valley ... It may be a little bit early to think about retirement all too seriously if you still have several decades left before you face it. But don't look now -- time flies and before you know it, there won't be much time to prepare for retirement.

Ask Unclutterer: Too much storage space

Reader Marci submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer: I am a fanatic unclutterer. Our kitchen is very organized. But we actually have too much storage space (tons and tons of drawers and cabinets). What should I do with these empty drawers? My first instinct is to tell you to leave them empty. Think of them as Drawers of Possibility.

Rule #12: Build Real Friendships and Relationships.

A reader asked me if I could break down my ideas into a handful of principles. After some careful thought, I came up with a list of fourteen basic “rules” that summarize my money and life philosophy. I’ll be presenting these as a weekly series. Many people argue that the fundamental unit of value in the modern world is the dollar.

Your Studio Needs Entrepreneurs

Encourage your team to think differently, to abhor blindly following unproven formulas, and to creatively deconstruct. Your studio NEEDS entrepreneurs!…