Reviving Blue Collar Work: 5 Benefits of Working in the Skilled Trades | The Art of Manliness

When we’re weighing which types of jobs to apply for, or even which to accept from multiple offers should we be so lucky, the differentiators often come down to benefits. Pay, job security, balance, work environment, etc. For too long the skilled trades have been neglected as not having any benefits. Thankfully, the tide is […]

The Science Of Simplicity: Why Successful People Wear The Same Thing Every Day

As Stuart Heritage puts it for the Guardian, “Barack Obama has pared his wardrobe down to such a degree that he can confidently walk into any situation and make decisions that directly impact on the future of mankind.” The president is not alone in this practice. The late, great, Steve Jobs wore his signature black turtleneck with […]

If You Think This is About Extreme Frugality, You’re Missing The Point

And as for that New York Magazine headline, no, I don’t want you to Spend Like You’re Poor. To me, that would imply car loans, processed food, hair salons, restaurants, lawn care companies, housekeepers and all the things that people get when they follow the standard script of a people who are starved for free […]

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

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 […]

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

“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 […]