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By J.D. Roth

How to Make the Most of the Fresh Start of a New Year

“Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” ~ Buddha Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. We’re several days into the New Year, and many of us are still basking in the glow of a fresh start. Every year, January brings renewed optimism for change, for a better life, for a better you.

Manliest Big Game Ritual: Win Two Tickets to the Pro Football Championship on Behalf of Dockers®

In just one short month, the biggest game in professional football will take place. (Because the league that sponsors this game strictly enforces its trademark on the name of this game I can’t actually say the name of the game in this post. The name of the game does rhyme with “Cooper Dole”) For decades, men from all over the U.S.

How the Average American Family Spends Their Income – And How to Trim It

Several times in 2009, I came across this thoroughly interesting infographic, originally from VisualEconomics.com: You can click on the image to see a larger version of it over at Visual Economics. The picture depicts how the average American family spends their income based on Department of Labor data.

An Article for the Always Wrong

In a previous article An Article for the Never Wrong I wrote about what a relief it was to stop trying to be right all the time and enjoy being human and fallible. But that’s not the end of the story… At the other end of the scale there is the question of what you do if you feel like you’re always wrong, or at least if you have what is called an ‘accused personality’

Mozilla Thunderbird 3 Review

Email has evolved so much over the past few years that the services that were once predominant are no longer used as much, and some may be considered even obsolete. In the fast-paced world of technology, one of the things that has seemingly gone by the wayside is desktop email. With Gmail and Hotmail garnering many clients, most people choose to use an web-based email client, instead.

Are You Saving For Your Child's College Education?

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E-mailing yourself reminders for future actions with Google Calendar

In the comments section of an old post, reader Diana recently left a tip about a creative way to use Google Calendar in conjunction with Gmail.

Reader Mailbag #96

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 recently found out that I am pregnant with my first child.

Goal Setting, Defined and Deconstructed

By Julie Rains Many people are setting goals for the new year. I have been thinking about my goals: ones that I am contemplating now; those achieved in the last year; some abandoned; and a few unattained but possible. I realized that the type of goal, rather than its real or perceived difficulty, is a good predictor of fulfillment or frustration.

Talking Motivation With Bestselling Author, Dan Pink

Back in 2006, former Al Gore speechwriter, Dan Pink, burst into the public consciousness with his runaway New York Times bestseller, A Whole New Mind. That book was an extraordinary look at the impact and importance of creative work and “right brain” thinking. Now, Dan has circled back around to explore another equally fascinating aspect of what makes us tick.

Freelance Freedom #137

Increasing energy: Erin’s first set of 2010 resolutions

With the start of the New Year, I’m working diligently on my 2010 resolutions already. In my review of Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project, I mentioned that my first quarter of the year is focused on gaining more energy.

Gorm bed hack

Markus and Carmen hack a bed out of the Gorm shelving units. Looks sturdy enough. With loads of underbed storage.

10 Steps to Financial Success in 2010

Ah, the new year. The perfect time to get your life back on track. If one of your goals for 2010 is to take control of your finances, this crash course in financial basics can help guide the way.

The “Secret” to Becoming a Better Man in 2010

Share It’s a new year, a time for both gazing into the future and reflecting on the past. As you look back on the last year, how do you feel about the way it went? Do you have the sinking feeling that you are in the same place mentally/professionally/romantically/spiritually that you were 12 months ago?