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Art of Manliness

By Brett McKay

Networking in Large Companies

Nokia has an interesting culture for promoting informal mentoring.  When someone new comes on staff, their manager sits down with them and makes a list of the people they need to meet.  The manager helps give the new employee an idea of what they should discuss with each person on the list and explains why building that particular relationship is important. Nokia then supports  this practice

Into the Social Media Abyss?

People keep talking about what a huge time sink social media can become… But, I’ve noticed something else happening with increasing frequency.

15 Excellent Web Apps For Managing Your Personal Finances

I'm sure I won't be exaggerating if I say that the effective management of your personal finances is a major key to reduced stress and increased happiness.

So You Want My Job: Guitarist

Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable man jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. For this installment we interviewed, Dan Skidmore. Like Joe Cope before him, Dan proves that you can have both a regular day job and doing something you love on the side.

Less mess in the music room

My husband and I love music. We devote more space in our home to storing instruments and their supplies than to any other type of object (including books, clothes, and food). Add to that recording and listening equipment, and music-related stuff easily occupies half the space in our house.

Friendships and Financial Responsibility

When I first started writing The Simple Dollar, one of the biggest struggles I had was figuring out how to redefine some of my friendships - a struggle I discussed at length. The problem was that a good number of the people I spent lots of time with were constantly engaged in activities that involved spending a lot of money.

The First Three Steps to Financial Freedom

The hardest part of money management is just getting started. Once you have some momentum, it’s easier to make the right choices. Kay has been reading personal finance blogs for almost a year now, and she knows that she needs to make some changes, but she doesn’t know how to begin.

How to Find Your Perfect Client

It’s easy to think about what your ideal client would be like, but actually finding them is much more difficult. Identifying the type of client you want to work with and their characteristics, however, is pivotal when approaching your marketing efforts.

Electronic invitations save time and money

Love them or loathe them, electronic party invitations are very convenient.

Cosy nook for the bed

Dear John and Sherry Petersik, If you ever need a housesitter, call me. ~ JulesSherry says, "Back in January we used a pair of Pax wardrobes (along with the customizable Komplement interior fittings) to create to 'built-in' closest in our bedroom. When we first installed them they looked pretty ghetto... and a bit too Ikea.

Taking Personal Responsibility for Climate Change

The following is a post by my friend Leslie Berliant. Leslie is a partner at BLU MOON Group, a cause marketing and communications firm. She writes the GoingGreen column for pnn.com and is also a contributing writer at SolveClimate.com, EnergyBoom.com, DesmogBlog.com, the LOHAS Journal and other online and print publications.

30 Days to a Better Man Day 25: Start a Debt Reduction Plan

Since I’ve graduated law school, I’ve been taking a look at the debt Kate and I have accumulated during our time in school. And it isn’t pretty. I hate debt.  I hate the feeling of owing another person money.

How to Kill Your Excuses

Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. We all make excuses. But the successful ones are those who can kill the excuses like the miserable maggots they are. I’m too tired. I don’t have the time. I don’t feel motivated. I’d rather do nothing. I don’t have the money, equipment, space. I can’t because … We’ve all made the excuses.

Money and Power

Charles writes in: The real reason people want to be rich isn’t so they can buy stuff. It’s so they can have power over others. People want influence and respect and they see that people with money have influence and respect, so they seek money. I agree with the point Charles is making - many people do want influence and respect.

Eight Strategies to Boost Your Happiness.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day or List Day. This Wednesday: 8 strategies to help you boost your happiness. This is an exciting week for me! First, my book became available for pre-order. For the first time, the book feels real. Second, and even more thrilling, the Happiness Project Toolbox is finally ready for prime time. Yes, it’s ready!