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30 Days to a Better Man-Day 1: Define Your Core Values

When I look at photos of men from my grandfather’s and even my dad’s generation, I can see a sense of purpose in the eyes of those men. Yet when I look at men today, I often don’t sense that kind of steely focus. Instead, I see dudes who are just sort of drifting along whichever way life pulls them. I’ve heard a lot of men my age complain of a sense of shiftless.

Freelance Radio, Episode 33: Informal Versus Formal Quotes

The thirty-third 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 formal and informal quotes and proposals. Subscriptions to the podcast are available via iTunes and an archive of all podcasts will appear in the podcast section.

The Best Way to Successfully Overhaul Your Life

I’ve done it before and I’m sure many of you have as well: decided I wanted to completely change my life, from diet to exercise to productivity habits to spending and career and family and more. I’ve failed in the attempt to do this at least a few times. I’ve also done it successfully.

Review: Oblivious Investing

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book. The second I picked up Oblivious Investing by Mike Piper, I was immediately reminded of Michael Mihalik’s excellent Debt Is Slavery. The two books have much in common.

The Best of Art of Manliness: May 2009

Despite all the stuff going on this past month, May sort of dragged by. Kate and I did have two big personal milestones, though. First, I graduated from law school (yeah!). Second, we finished the final edits on The Art of Manliness book that’s due out in November.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2008 Unitasker Wednesday: The cellphone holderI generally set it on my cellphone on my desk or keep it in my pocket.

Amazon’s 25 Software Bestsellers - And Their Free Equivalents

A few days ago, I was browsing through Amazon’s software category when I stumbled upon the software best seller list. Intrigued, I took a look. Here’s the top twenty five when I found it (go ahead and check, it’s probably very similar right now): 1. Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 (Windows) 2. QuickBooks Pro 2009 (Windows) 3.

Why Do You Want to Be Rich?

I’m not the only one who has been thinking about the relationship between money and meaning lately. This is a guest post from CJ at WiseMoneyMatters.com, who is trying to live a rich life even as he works to pay down debt. “Wealth and riches are not synonymous. Wealth will get you riches, but riches will never make you wealthy.” – Dr. Edwin Louis Cole I love this quote from Dr.

How to Ask for Work Without Looking Desperate

A recent thread on a forum I follow centered on how to ask for referrals to new clients. Some posters mentioned that they are reluctant to ask their existing clients for referrals because they don’t want their clients to know if they’re struggling. And they don’t want to ask other freelancers, because they don’t want their competition to think they’re weak.

Seven Ways to De-Stress Instantly

Imagine it’s Monday morning. Over the weekend, you had a major argument with your partner (and you’re both still sulking), your alarm clock fails to go off, you try to get your usual breakfast only to find that the cereal box is empty and the milk’s gone sour, and then the car won’t start.

Seven Hidden Lessons from “Getting Things Done”

A few years ago, I first read David Allen’s seminal book on time management, Getting Things Done (here’s the skinny on what it’s all about). To put it bluntly, it was an epiphany for me.

Boxing: A Manly History of the Sweet Science of Bruising

“Boxing is the sport to which all other sports aspire.” -George Foreman All sports have the potential of becoming about much more than athletics, transforming into symbols of a culture’s and country’s mood, insecurities, conflicts, and hopes. But perhaps no sport lends itself to this kind of transposition more than boxing.

The Weekly Round-up: 30 Days to a Better Man Edition

Yesterday we announced the launch of the 30 Days to a Better Man Project and the response has been great. So far over 160 men have publicly made a commitment to making themselves a better man by joining the 30 DBM Community Group. If you haven’t already, make sure to sign up. Also, tell your friends about it. The more the merrier. Let’s take a look at some links. Tankfarm Clothing.

The GRS Garden Project: May 2009 Update

Every month, my wife and I track how much time and money we spend growing food. This is the report for May 2009. (Here are the results for 2008.) What a difference a year makes! Our fruits, berries, and vegetables had a slow start last year (and then were further slowed by a cold, cold June). This May was warm — very warm.

The Simple Dollar Time Machine - May 30, 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.