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Saving Money While You Travel, Part 2

You’ll find affordable lodging at a hostel — and probably some new friends, too. Photo: Barnacles Budget Accommodations After sifting through the matrix of flight options, it always feels like a winning a hand in Texas Hold’em when I finally find the flight I’m looking for, click purchase, and shine the smile that says, “YES, I just saved a couple hundred bucks

How to Raise Your Prices Without Losing Customers

For billionaire investor Warren Buffett, the most important thing he looks for in a business is pricing power.“If you’ve got the power to raise prices without losing business to a competitor, you’ve got a very good business,” he says.

Preparing financially for a job search

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. Looking for a new job is a multi-faceted process. Many of the aspects of career-building that I have been discussing recently are applicable even if you are just trying to keep a job you already have. But laying the groundwork for a successful job search is about more than just your reputation.

5 Ways to Stop Worrying

I woke up excited about the day ahead. It was a year after I’d left my job and a promising new way of life was taking shape. I wrote for an hour at my big wooden desk in the morning light. With rich Castro coffee and a cat curled near my feet, I felt expansive and loved. The promise of breakfast wafted through the house as I headed for the shower.

Why You Should Never Give Up

“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” - Harriet Beecher Stowe Think like a Billionaire I am fascinated by billionaires.

The Art of Manliness Guide to Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is this week here in the United States. Over the years we’ve published a myriad of articles on how to make your Thanksgiving a holiday truly worth celebrating. We thought it would be helpful to put all that content in one place. Consider this your ultimate guide to the best, most enjoyable, most meaningful, most manly, and of course, most delicious Thanksgiving ever.

Introducing the Art of Manliness Line of Shaving Supplies

The very first article I wrote and published on Art of Manliness nearly six years ago was “How to Shave Like Your Grandpa.” It’s a primer on traditional wet shaving using a safety razor and badger brush. It’s consistently been one of the most popular posts on the site year in and year out.

6 Discoveries from Near and Far: Volume XX

I. Around the World Things I found on long walks in foreign cities, or perhaps when someone posted them on Twitter. The Man Who Wrote 1,547 Books — Brazil’s most prolific author produces a new book every few days Ridiculously Clever Halloween Costume Ideas by Jean Jullien — My favorite is the “Pumpkin Spice Latte” costume.

Steering Clear of Car Insurance Scams

Insurance scams can jeopardize both your finances and your safety. Here’s how to protect yourself. Photo: Ryan Weisgerber You are probably already a victim of insurance fraud, whether you realize it or not: The average family pays between $400 and $700 a year in higher premiums just to cover the more than $40 billion cost of non-health insurance fraud, according to FBI estimates.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2012 2012 Holiday Gift Giving Guide: Software Dave has created a list of his favorite organizing and productivity software to help you or a loved one manage time well in the new year. Unitasker Wednesday: Masterbuilt Butterball Professional Indoor Turkey Fryer This is truly one of the worst ideas for a product we’ve ever seen. 2011 How to preserve photographs worth keeping in three simple

What If We Don’t Improve After a Difficult Experience?

“One of the unspeakable things that I think might even be the most unspeakable way of carrying on is this idea of not improving from an experience, not becoming a better person, not having a redemption.

“It Was Once Suggested to Me that, as an Antidote to Crying, I Put My Head in a Paper Bag.”

“It was once suggested to me that, as an antidote to crying, I put my head in a paper bag.

Best Debt Management Companies for 2014

Debt management is one of several debt-relief options for those who are struggling to keep up with a growing pile of bills each month. When you sign up for a debt management plan, you pay a single company every month instead of all of your creditors.

Manvotional: The Light of the Stars

The Light of Stars From Voices of the Night, 1839 By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The night is come, but not too soon; And sinking silently, All silently, the little moon Drops down behind the sky. There is no light in earth or heaven But the cold light of stars; And the first watch of night is given To the red planet Mars. Is it the tender star of love? The star of love and dreams? O no!

Art of Manliness Podcast #90: Master the Money Game With Tony Robbins

Today I talk to famous motivational speaker Tony Robbins about his new book Money: Master the Game. Tony and I talk about what he learned after interviewing the world’s most successful investors, and how average joes can apply those insights in their own life. Money: Master the Game isn’t your typical “Think and Grow Rich” personal finance book.