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Toolmanship: How to Use a Handsaw

Share Today we return to our monthly series called Toolmanship. The goal of this series is to pass on the basics of tool use to a generation of men who never got around to learning how to be handy. In this edition, we take a look at how to properly use a handsaw.

Freelance Radio, Episode 39: A Typical Freelance Day

The latest episode of Freelance Radio, the official FreelanceSwitch podcast, is now available! This episode, the panel (John Brougher, Dickie Adams, Kristen Fischer and Von Glitschka) talks about a typical day. Subscriptions to the podcast are available via iTunes and an archive of all podcasts will appear in the podcast section.

Taking your Business on The Road: How to Work While Traveling

One of my favourite things about being a freelancer is the flexibility it brings. Having control of who you work for and when is one of the boundless joys of freelancing.

Some Questions About My Upcoming Book

As I announced on Twitter a few days ago, I recently turned in the manuscript for my upcoming second book.

Hugging Kids and Drinking Pinot Noir -- But Not Going Blonde.

From time to time, I post short interviews with interesting people about their insights on happiness. During my study of happiness, I’ve noticed that I often learn more from one person’s highly idiosyncratic experiences than I do from sources that detail universal principles or cite up-to-date studies.

Personal Development: An Essential Key

Is there an ‘essential key’ to personal development? One without which the ‘unlocking’ of your potential might be difficult if not impossible? If we define personal development as growth involving the mind and the body, then ‘yes’ – I think there is. Without this ‘key’ personal growth is slow, and sluggish.

Tuesday’s Tip: College Records

When I was in college, I quickly learned how important it was to keep records. You can’t rely on your university to keep track of everything correctly. Maybe they will, but just in case they make a mistake, you need to be prepared. One habit I formed early on in college was to get a copy of my transcript each semester.

Official release: Unclutter Your Life in One Week

Today is the day Unclutter Your Life in One Week officially goes on sale. It has been a roller-coaster ride, and I am so glad to finally be at this stage in the process. Expanding the Unclutterer message to a new medium is honestly a dream come true.

Helping Other Children Learn About Money

Megan writes in: I’m by far the most financially sensible person in my family. I spend far less than I earn, yet I’m happy with the things I do have.

Can You Buy Your Way Out of the Rat Race?

By Philip Brewer If you're tracking your spending, you know how much money it takes to live on. If you're tracking your investments, you know about how much return you're getting from your capital.

Linkswitch #13

Freelance Contracts: Do’s And Don’ts: “Drafting a contract that covers you, and doesn’t just enumerate information, is more than important: it is a must. Freelancers do not have the benefit of a legal department dedicated to protecting their interests with a watertight contract. Nevertheless, a freelancer’s contract must be comprehensive, concise and clear.

The Regrets of Christmas Past

This is a guest post from Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the advisor for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. He contributes one new article to Get Rich Slowly every two weeks. Every summer, my wife and I cull our closets for stuff we and our kids no longer use.

How to Take Action on What You Read: Filtering and Using Information

You spend a lot of time reading. Whether it’s blogs, magazines, journals, Twitter streams, newspapers or good old fashioned books, you’ve got a huge amount of information at your fingertips.

Will You Read this Post?

A look into how posing a question can be used to manipulate behavior.

Eight Strategies to Stop Procrastinating

Great list to help pull you out of that creative rut...