It means that the list of “important things in your life” just gets longer and longer and longer, and that list of “important things” are each things that you dump money into without really thinking about whether they fulfill something truly important in your life.

via Warren Buffett’s Two Lists and Your Money – The Simple Dollar.

If you’re looking for a silver lining, there is one – millennials’ personal savings rates are still above the absolutely catastrophic negative 10-15% levels that were seen pre-recession.

via The Millennial Personal Savings Rate is in. Sound the Alarms!.

“If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”

“To be content, look backward on those who possess less than yourself, not forward on those who possess more. If this does not make you content, you don’t deserve to be happy.”

via The Lesser Known Wisdom of Benjamin Franklin | The Art of Manliness.

So you want to be a drone pilot? This is where you start.

Not with a crazy $1,200 semi-autonomous eye in the sky, but a cheap miniature quadcopter. Chinese companies are pumping out truckloads of mini quads right now, and while they can’t find their own way home, they can teach you the basics of how to fly a speedy four-propeller craft for under $100 even in a tiny apartment. They won’t make cops nervous, and they’re an absolute blast to fly around.

via The Best Indoor Drone For Every Need.

Remove options. Cut off escape routes. Where do you like to run to? If it’s email, put up a site blocker so you can’t check email. Disconnect your router. Go somewhere that doesn’t have Internet. Or use a full-screen distraction-free writing app. Only allow yourself to use one tab in the browser — you can’t open more than one. Have someone monitor you or hold you accountable. Don’t let yourself run.

via When Resistance Smacks You in the Face : zenhabits.

inCharge will be available with both lightning connector and microUsb, so it’s compatible with most of the devices out there.

Lightning connector. Works with every new generation iPhone, iPad and iPod with a Lightning connector.

via inCharge – the smallest keyring cable | Indiegogo.

You might have to experiment before you find the right cue that reminds you to start a new habit. You might have to think a bit before figuring out how to make your new habit so easy that you can’t say no. And rewarding yourself with positive self–talk can take some getting used to if you’re not someone who typically does that.

via How to Make New Habits Stick for Good.

Welders, plumbers, electricians, machinists — they’re in higher demand now, and have greater benefits, than they ever have. While our nation endures record unemployment for young people, there are literally thousands upon thousands of trades jobs available (very good jobs, mind you) that go untaken because there aren’t skilled laborers to take them.

via Reviving Blue Collar Work: 4 Myths About the Skilled Trades | The Art of Manliness.

Instead of thinking, “How can I get rid of this complicated mess?” … let’s ask, “What if I started with a blank slate?”

What would you do if your life was a blank slate?

If it were an empty container, with limited space, what would you put in it?

via The Empty Container : zenhabits.

“You may lose all of those things and many more, but when the worth of your heart outweighs the weight of the risk, you have to go. This is not easy, but it is true. (And no amount of money is worth your heart.)”

via The reason she left for the Netherlands. – Jon Acuff.

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