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By John Wesley

9 Qualities That Will Rock Your Career

Success in life is always relative. Some people are happy with small achievements while there are others who won't be satisfied until mountains are moved.Regardless of our ambitions, our career spans through a series of jobs and experiences that truly polish our personality and will.

Peer Pressure and Money: Do You Spend Differently with Friends?

This is a guest post from Neal Frankle, a Certified Financial Planner and the blogger at The Wealth Pilgrim. Neal is a potential Staff Writer for Get Rich Slowly. His first post explored the benefits of starting a side business.

Uncluttering your personal time

An acquaintance of mine recently told me about a problem she is having in her retirement.

A Man and the Bow Tie: The Beau Ties Ltd. of Vermont Giveaway

Source: Life “It was in these years that I went over to the bow tie. Many men I admired wore bow ties — Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Humphrey Bogart, Groucho Marx. Bow ties are not only neat and suggestive of insouciance, they have in addition one inestimable advantage, especially for sloppy eaters.

Work as Play

‘We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.’ - George Bernard Shaw Post written by Leo Babauta.

Freezer and Fridge Hacks: Seven Ways to Maximize the Value of Your Refrigerator and Freezer

Your refrigerator/freezer combo is the biggest energy consumer among all of your appliances - seriously. It gobbles down around $100 in energy each year. Even worse, it’s often home to lots of wasted food - leftovers forgotten and allowed to spoil and so on. To put it simply, your refrigerator and freezer are money sinks.

Understand Capital Costs

By Philip Brewer Especially for things people often buy on credit, like a car or a house, there's a tendency to divide the ownership into two periods--while the loan is being paid off, where the item is expensive, and after the loan has been paid off, where the item is free. This is a fundamental misunderstanding of capital costs. Ordinary items are an extreme case of this.

Odds Are For Suckers

“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.”  – Michaelangelo- A slightly-perverted universal-truth is that great successes almost always occur against a backdrop of ridiculously-bad odds. Why? Because, if it wasn’t so unlikely or so hard, everyone would be doing it and it wouldn’t be considered

Get the 30 Days to a Better Man eBook!

This past June, The Art of Manliness ran a month long series called 30 Days to a Better Man. We got a very positive response from it and many of you told us that you found it very helpful.

Toss It or Not? 5 Organizational Tips from a Chronic Clutter Bug

By Linsey Knerl Some might say that I have no business giving out organizational tips. My desk is always a mess, I usually look for things for a very long time before finding them, and my neat-and-tidy husband often wonders where he went wrong.

Does uncluttered have to mean symmetrical?

I recently devoured Muriel Barbery’s book The Elegance of the Hedgehog. The novel, originally penned in French, follows a woman and a child who live in the same building in Paris.

8 Great Ways to Motivate Yourself When You Just Don't Feel Like It

Motivation is a tough thing, especially if you're in the midst of some difficult circumstances. If you're at all like me, and things aren't going the way you planned, you might have a tendency to fall into a funk.

What is the Value of a College Education?

This is a guest post from Jason Barr, who writes about personal development at Start Being Your Best. Jason is a potential Staff Writer for Get Rich Slowly. His first post described what he learned from failure. Jason is 32 years old, has been married for seven years, and has a 2-1/2 year old son.

Health care and the environment

You'd think that the environment and the debate over universal health care weren't connected, right? But what I've been thinking is that for all of us to begin to choose lifestyles that might be both better for us and better for environment, we have to be able to unplug from the Matrix.

Reader Success Story: Debt Free on $2,000 a Month

We interrupt this series of Staff Writer auditions to bring you a brief success story from a Get Rich Slowly reader. I receive several of these a month (often several a week), and sometimes wish that I had a place to share them all. Instead, I just make the time to share a handful every year. This morning, Jay wrote to share his own tale of dedication: Hey JD!