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By Tim Ferriss

Will You Become a Friend of The Simple Dollar?

Over the years, many of you who read The Simple Dollar have come through time and time again when I’ve asked for a little bit of help. For that, I thank you very, very much - I really appreciate when you guys step up to the plate and offer a bit of a helping hand for tasks I can’t quite pull off myself and provide input when I need it.

How To Avoid Gambling Away Your Investments

By Silicon Valley ... Investing has been the subject of debate between me and my colleagues, on and off throughout the years.

Authenticity Isn’t Enough

“I asked someone why he did cocaine.

10 uncluttering things to do every day

If you have pets, make your bed. You can make your bed even if you don’t have pets, but people with pets can’t miss this uncluttering step. Pets have litter, dirt, fur, dander, dust, and/or a bunch of other yucky things on them that don’t belong on your sheets. Plus, a made bed is easy on the eyes. Know where you’re going.

Reader Mailbag #70

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. You might also enjoy the archive of earlier reader mailbags. I’m getting married in September to a woman who just started a Master’s degree program.

4 Reasons You Fail to Achieve Your Goals

Are you the type of person who has big plans but just never seems to get anywhere with them? Did you make resolutions at the start of 09' and completely ignore them? Perhaps you feel like life is just getting in the way and you can't stay on track?If you could relate to any of those questions, then this post is for you.

Freelance Freedom #112

The Fall and Rise of Personal Savings

Americans are beginning to save again, or so the media is reporting. The personal saving rate has jumped from 0.4% in 2007 to a whopping 6.9% in May. But what does that mean? Is it a good thing? And how long will it last? The personal saving rate “Personal saving rate” is an economic term for income that is not used immediately to buy goods and services.

Deck of Chores

If you’re a parent with elementary age children and you’re looking for ways to encourage helping out around the house, check out the Deck of Chores. These cards are actual playing cards, (so you can play poker with them even after your kids leave the nest) but they have the added bonus of being a fun way to create chore lists for kids.

How to get your child to eat almost any vegetable

Ask my little girl Isabella what she wants to eat and it's either a. grilled cheese sandwich or b. peanut butter and jelly.

Welcome to The Art of Manliness Redesign

I’m sure many of you noticed that The Art of Manliness was down for maintenance this weekend. In between scarfing down burgers and watching fireworks, we were busy rolling out the redesign of the site. Welcome to AoM 2.o. I’ve been wanting to redesign the site for awhile now. When I first started AoM back in 2008, I did the design myself.

Motivational Posters: George S. Patton Edition

George “Old Blood and Guts” Patton was a four star generally who ably led American troops during World War II. In his 36 years of distinguished service to the military, he earned the Purple Heart, 2 Distinguished Service Crosses, 3 Distinguished Service Medals,  2 Silver Stars, and several other decorations as well.

Review: The New Global Student

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal development, personal productivity, or other book of interest. The New Global Student by Maya Frost is one of those books that takes what you think you know about a subject and flips it on its ear.


Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. Breathe. Breathing can transform your life. If you feel stressed out and overwhelmed, breathe. It will calm you and release the tensions. If you are worried about something coming up, or caught up in something that already happened, breathe.

When I Give Someone Flowers, What Message is the Color Sending?

Flowers have long been used to convey our innermost feelings. Say it with flowers and you have a good chance of declaring your undying love and devotion to the woman or man of your dreams. These days it is common to gift flowers for Valentine's day, birthdays or anniversaries.But who says we only have to gift flowers for obvious occasions.