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By Tim Ferriss

Making the Most of a Critique

For many freelancers, asking for a critique is easy. Getting useful information out of that critique is not nearly so easy. But critiques can be useful whether you’re looking for some outside input when you’re putting together marketing materials for yourself, getting a second opinion on a project for a client or generally just asking about your portfolio.

Workspace of the Week: Wonderful workshop

This week’s Workspace of the Week is Maida Vale’s luxury letter press workshop: I am in awe of this workspace. The under the counter shelving (Ikea?) perfectly holds supplies for printing and for running the business. In the back left corner on the counter top, I also love the food serving tray that has been repurposed for small supply storage (binder clips, ink).

National Financial Literacy Month 2010

April is National Financial Literacy Month in the U.S. As I do every April, I’ll spend much of the next few weeks reviewing basic financial concepts. But unlike past years, I’m not going to devote every post in April to this subject.

The Final 1%: Where Dreams Are Vanquished Or Vanished

So, I was sweating, panting and grunting my way through an indoor cycling class the other day… When, amidst the sea of exertion, our teacher, Christine Dercole, who’s pretty damn close to a walking, talking conduit of inspiration (and provider of great tribal beats), says to the class: I want you to ask yourselves a question.

Make More Money and Live Your Passion: Become a Cre8tor

Image courtesy of Tim Hussin/Meanderings Your financial life has a certain trajectory — similar to a train on a track. There will be twists and turns, but you can easily determine where you will end up if you stay on the financial track you’re currently on. What if the traditional methods of working hard, cutting expenses, and saving don’t work for you?

Art of Manliness Suit School-Part III: A Primer on Suit Buttons

Editor’s note: The AoM Community’s resident style hobbyist, Leo Mulvihill, posted a series of posts on the Community blog to help men understand more about buying, wearing, and looking your best in a suit. We’ll be publishing his entries here every other week.

Ask FreelanceSwitch #8

In this issue of Ask FreelanceSwitch, Travis King and Thursday Bram look at when to take a client to court and how to set your rate for the first time. Ask FreelanceSwitch is a new regular column here that allows us to help beginners get a grip on freelancing. If you have a question about freelancing that you want answered, send an email to askfreelanceswitch@gmail.com. Bang a gong.

Seven Reasons to Care About the Tiny Things (And Seven Tiny Things to Care About)

Quite often, you’ll see personal finance writers talk about the big things – the single moves that will save you quite a lot per month. Downgrade your living quarters! Sell that car! Buy a used car! Change your insurance! Those things are flashy because they can save you a lot of money with one action. Yet, they have several serious limitations (that I’ll get into below).

5 Tips To Become More Valuable At Work

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And the first winner in the Fujitsu ScanSnap giveaway is …

Thank you to EVERYONE (all 5,445 of you!) who are now following @Unclutterer on Twitter and who are participating in our Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300 giveaway. Now, let’s get on to the good stuff … At 10:00 a.m.

Reader Mailbag: Sports Fan

I am a big fan of three sports: basketball, baseball, and golf. The next week and a half is perhaps the most exciting period of the year for someone who is a fan of those three sports. The Masters. The men’s and women’s Final Four. The opening of the baseball season. Why do I like sports? I like watching competition.

ThredUP clothing exchange service

Do you have clothes in your closet that have been there for months with their price tags still attached? Are there great clothes in your closet that you just never have occasion to wear?

Confessions of a Gadget Junkie

Ah, April Fool’s Day. Such a special day at Get Rich Slowly. Every year, I share a story of my own foolishness with money. And there are so many stories to choose from! Stories like The $1500 Frisbee and How to Turn $500 Into $7 the Hard Way.

It’s OKAY to Spend on Stuff You Love

With personal finance, as with so many areas of life, we have a tendency to swing between extremes. Often, an excess of spending – with accompanying credit card debt, clutter and stress – prompts us to take a good hard look at our finances.

Building Your Resilinecy: Part VI-Quit Catastrophizing

This is the sixth part in a series designed to help you boost your resiliency. For the previous entries, see Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, and Part V. When we began this series, I related how I became interested in the topic of resiliency while I was in law school.