Review: 48 Days to the Work You Love

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest. 48 Days to the Work You Love by Dan Miller

05.24.10

The Cost of Negativity

Several years ago, at my first post-college job, I worked in a small office with three other people. One of them (who I’ll call Campbell)

05.14.10

The Love and Hate of Work

I recently had a conversation with a 66 year old woman who had retired from a fairly lucrative career, only to take on a completely

05.07.10

Seven Easy Steps to Your Dream Job

A few days ago, I was reading an article in ESPN Magazine (I started getting a subscription to it a while back after I signed

04.29.10

The Zen State of Slog Work

The people that succeed at any job are the people who get the job done effectively, even if the work happens to be incredibly boring.

04.28.10

Teenagers and Careers

I’m going to go a bit off the beaten path here… Why Nerds Are Unpopular by Paul Graham is one of the most thought-provoking essays

04.09.10

Rebooting Your Life

Henry writes in (I edited a few minor details to help with privacy issues, because I think without edits it might be possible for people

Review: Linchpin

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest to Simple Dollar readers. The entire argument of Seth Godin’s

02.16.10

Why Work?

A few days ago, my four year old son came into my office when I was finishing up an article for The Simple Dollar. “What

01.26.10

Census Worker: A Brilliant Part-Time Opportunity

One issue that I hear about from readers on an almost daily basis is the issue of how to find work opportunities for all sorts

01.21.10

Trimming? What About Earning More?

During the entire “Trimming the Average Budget” series, the focus has been on spending less money. It’s a walkthrough of every significant financial element of

12.15.09

Eight Tactics for Dealing with Professional Burnout

Carlos writes in: I’ve been working at the same job for the last six years. I used to love it but lately I’ve started dreading

12.10.09

The Best Career Advice: Do Stuff

Yesterday, I read a really interesting article about career choices on Charlie Hoehn’s blog. A quick excerpt: I haven’t really talked about this before, but

Review: The Leap

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal growth, personal productivity, or career book. This is a book I wish I had my hands

11.27.09

Seven Secrets of Good Presentations

Over the last few months, I’ve given a small pile of presentations related to The Simple Dollar, my upcoming book, and other topics. Along the

Review: On Becoming a Leader

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal development, career, or entrepreneurship book. Knowing how to be a leader – and using that skill

10.28.09

Is Your Work Too Important?

“One of the symptoms of approaching nervous breakdowns is the belief that one’s work is terribly important. If I were a medical man, I should

10.13.09

When One Partner Is Self-Employed

Whenever I mention that I’m self-employed and work from home while my wife works outside of the home, I usually receive a question or two

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