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By Glen Stansberry

5 Keys to Successful Living

“The Good Life” courtesy of Architects 51N4E Today I want to talk about five keys that will help you live a successful life.  These are five keys that I’ve learned over the years from studying successful people.  These lessons separate those who succeed from those who fail. We’re all capable of greatness; however, we’re all not willing to reach for it.  This article contains

Thoughts I come back to when thinking about environmentalism 2.0

1. Happier planet = happier people. 2. You make a difference. 3. Our culture is broken. 4. The personal is political. 5. Economic growth ≠ Life satisfaction growth. 6. Jobs are paramount but we should work to make our planetary home better not worse. 7. The concept of zero sum game is for people with zero sum brains. 8. There is a better, happier system out there.

Manly Slang from the 19th Century

While writing our first book, The Art of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man, we decided to throw a few old-time 19th century slang words into the text just for fun. While scouring old dictionaries for some words that would fit in the book, we came across many others that were beyond awesome but didn’t make the cut.

Our Latest Book: How to Write Great Copy for the Web

Last week I introduced you to the latest collaboration between Rockable Press and FreelanceSwitch, How to Write Great Copy for the Web by Donna Spencer. I am happy to announce that the book has been launched today and Rockin’ List members get a $5 discount on the digital book, bringing the book’s price down to just $10.

Awesome New Ebooks on Simplicity

Post written by Leo Babauta.

2010 Consumer Action Handbook and Unautomate Your Finances

Last autumn, I shared a list of essential personal-finance e-books. These books covered a variety of topics, and many of them were free. Today I want to draw your attention to two new e-books that you may want to consider. Consumer Action Handbook First up is the 2010 edition of the Consumer Action Handbook. I’ve mentioned this book before, and I’ll mention it in the future.

Where Do You Want to Be In Five Years? How Do You Get There?

I’m going to share with you excerpts from seven different emails I’ve received from readers in the last few days. Kenny: I listened to your radio discussion with Vicki Robin and I was really intrigued by the whole five year plan. I have a big dream I’d love to accomplish (being a radio host) but I feel like it’s so far from my life that I’ll never get there.

Set Up a Safe Home Network

By Linsey Knerl Networks used to be something that IT departments only spoke about in corporate office environments.  Today,  however, the average family not only has a need for a good home network, but they are running some form of one without professional advice.  If you're curious as to how you can tweak your network to be more efficient, or you've put off getting one started ou

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Basement Project: Day 4

The next task in my basement project was to clean up our tool bench. Here is a picture of its cluttered state before I got started: It is a decent tool bench and serves our purposes. Unfortunately, the workspace had become quite the dumping ground for whatever we thought belonged in the basement but didn’t yet have a permanent storage solution.

The Legal Way to Avoid Getting Taxed on Your Investments

By WC Porter Tax time is coming, and that means trying to keep as much of our hard-earned money as we can.

Vallo pendant lamp

Korneel from Belgium made this lamp from watering cans some time ago and is willing to give it away for free. Check it out. "It is a hanging lamp, made out of two PS Vallo watering cans. I bolted them together, and installed a lamp holder in each of then. As a result, the center of gravity was above the holding point for the wire, and the thing would not hang straight.

The Guitar Hanger

If you are a guitar enthusiast, you may be interested in the extremely functional, uncluttered, and organized storage solution known as The Guitar Hanger: Check out the full details: I would only consider these if you regularly play your guitar. A case is the best storage option if you only play your guitar every once in awhile and prefer a long-term storage solution.

Mortgage “Half” Payments: How Much Do They Save?

One frequent question I’m often asked is whether or not paying half of a mortgage payment twice a month versus paying a full mortgage payment once a month is actually worthwhile. Let’s say, for example, you’re in the situation that Paul, one of my readers who wrote in recently, finds himself in. He just took out a $219,000 mortgage.

How to Give Yourself a Raise Without Losing Business

This post is an excerpt from my eBook, The Blog Business Funnel. It teaches freelancers how to run a profitable freelance business, fed entirely by a healthy and thriving blog. This excerpt is from Chapter 7: Scaling Up. FreelanceSwitch readers can claim a special discount at the end of this post. One of the nicest things about freelancing is that you decide when to give yourself a raise.