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11 Secretive Spots to Hide Valuables in Your Home

Whether cash, passports, jewelry, or other important valuables, we all have things we need to hide now and again, whether from the prying eyes and hands of children or the unnerving but very real threat of burglars.  Luckily, a lot of the stuff you really want to hide is pretty small and inconspicuous. Many people rely on safes to store these things, which is a good option, but you don’t necessarily want to keep all your goods in one location. If you think just a little bit outside the (stee...
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Podcast #698: The Secrets of Public Speaking From History’s Greatest Orators

Despite the fact that public speaking remains an important and relevant skill in our modern age — you never know when you’ll need to give a toast at a wedding, pitch an idea at work, or champion a proposal at a city council meeting — most of us get very little instruction these days in how to do it effectively. Fortunately, my guest says, we can look to the great orators of the past to get the public speaking education we never received. His name is John Hale, and he’s professor of archeology...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Athens, Lincoln, John, Public Speaking, Gettysburg, PAUL, Abraham Lincoln, Will Rogers, Patrick Henry, John Hale, Demosthenes, Money & Career, Winston Churchill Guide


How to Give and Take Criticism like a Man

Dealing with criticism is a skill every well-adjusted man should possess. We give and take criticism among our co-workers, our friends, and our family. Criticism is an important part of our personal self-improvement, for it is other people who can point out mistakes and shortcomings that we can’t see because we lack objectivity. Unfortunately, many young men today don’t know how to offer and accept criticism like a man. Instead they handle criticism like little boys. When giving criticism, they...
Tags: Featured, Life, Communication, Winston Churchill, Kate, Benjamin Franklin, Franklin, Jeez Louise, Professional Skills, Money & Career


How to Pick the Perfect Men’s Wedding Ring

When it comes to wedding rings, much of the focus inevitably ends up on the fiancee’s engagement ring . Come wedding time, the bands for both bride and groom end up as more of an afterthought. A couple decades ago, there simply wasn’t much variety in men’s rings. The options basically came down to a simple band of gold or silver with, perhaps, a decorative flourish or gem. That was about it.  Recent years have seen an explosion of options for men hit the marketplace, which means you have ...
Tags: Life, Wedding, Platinum, De Beers, Enso, Money & Career, Manly Bands


Podcast #689: Email Is Making Us Miserable — Here’s What to Do About It

Each day you begin work with high hopes for productivity and creativity. But each day you instead find yourself bogged down in checking and answering emails and responding to messages on Slack. As frustrating as this is, it just seems like the inevitable, unalterable dynamic of modern jobs. But my guest today says that another way of working is possible, and it could unleash a tidal way of new productivity. His name is Cal Newport, and he’s a professor of computer science and the author of se...
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A Legendary Ad Man’s Rules for Creative Success

Today, the Ogilvy agency is one of the largest advertising and public relations companies in the world. It was founded by a man who didn’t have an MBA, or even a college degree. Before he became the King of Madison Avenue, Englishman David Ogilvy was an Oxford dropout who worked as a chef in Paris, a door-to-door salesman, a researcher for George Gallup, an agent of the British Intelligence Service during WWII, and a farmer in Pennsylvania. In 1948, with only $6,000 in funds, he founded a new a...
Tags: Life, Creativity, Pennsylvania, United States, Ford, Paris, Oxford, Shakespeare, Gannett, Committee, Ogilvy, Mozart, George Gallup, Ogilvy Mather, David Ogilvy, Whitehead


6 Tips for Writing Shorter Emails

We all know those emails that sit in our inbox, languishing for weeks or even months on end, guilt piling up because we haven’t responded yet. Odds are good that those emails are long . Multiple paragraphs, numerous topics hit on, plenty of vague questions like, “Thoughts?” We can’t summon the will to engage them, and so there they sit, week after week. While we often think of this issue in terms of our own annoyance at other people’s lengthy messages, the shoe is of course also on the ot...
Tags: Career, Life, Professional Skills, Money & Career, Joseph McCormack


Podcast #674: How to Land Your Dream Job

Chances are, you’ve got a job right now. Chances are even good that you have a pretty decent job. But there’s also a good chance that you often desire something more from your work life. Not just a better job, but the kind of job you’ve always wanted. A dream job. Whether you’re currently employed or not, my guest today has concrete advice on how to turn your longing for a dream job into a reality. His name is Ramit Sethi and he’s a personal finance expert, the owner of I Will Teach You to Be...
Tags: Career, Money, Life, Ramit Sethi, Ramit, Money & Career


Podcast #669: A Change IS a Rest

One of my favorite sayings is that “a change is as good as a rest.” It captures an idea I’ve found true in my own life, that doing something different, even if it takes effort, is just as rejuvenating, and in fact more so, than doing nothing. Well, my guest today would tweak this maxim slightly to say that a change IS a rest. His name is Alex Soojung Kim-Pang, and he’s a writer, consultant, and academic, as well as the author of Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less. We begin our con...
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Podcast #666: The Power of Brevity in a Noisy World

Going all the way back to the laconic Spartans, the ability to be succinct in one’s communications has been to others a sign of strength and a well-appreciated gesture. But it’s a skill that’s never been more important than it is today, when people are bombarded with information and don’t have the bandwidth to digest long and convoluted messages. My guest today is an expert in helping people get to the point, the founder of the BRIEF Lab, and the author of Brief: Make a Bigger Impact by Sayin...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Joe, Money & Career, Joe McCormack, Noisy World, Joseph McCormack


11 Personal Finance Goals for Your 20s

With our archives now 3,500+ articles deep, we’ve decided to republish a classic piece each Friday to help our newer readers discover some of the best, evergreen gems from the past. This article was originally published in May 2015. When you’re in your twenties, you may not think too much about getting your financial house in order. Such a goal may feel like the kind of thing you can work on once you settle down and start your “real life.” After all, it may not seem like you have many assets to...
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Podcast #659: Do You Want to Be Rich or Wealthy? (And Why the Difference Matters)

When we think about finance, we typically think about numbers and math. My guest today, however, argues that doing well with money is less about what you can put on a spreadsheet and more about what goes on in your mind, and that if you want to master personal finance, you’ve got to understand how things like your own history, unique view of the world, and fear and pride influence how you think.  His name is Morgan Housel, and he’s an investor, a financial journalist, and the author of The Ps...
Tags: Personal Finance, Life, Morgan, Wall Streeter, Morgan Housel, Money & Career, Morgan Morgan, Personal Finance Education, Happiness Morgan


A Lesson From TR & Taft on Pursuing a Life You Like

I’m in the midst of a project to read a biography of every president. With most of the men, there’s a pretty clear sense that they were glad to give up the office after their term. It’s an exhausting job in which the Oval Office occupant is relentlessly attacked by his opponents, and sometimes by his own party. Even the great acts of the presidency — the Louisiana Purchase, the Emancipation Proclamation, the New Deal, just to name a few — were reviled by the partisans of the era. It’s a tough ...
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Podcast #642: Finding Money and Meaning in the Blue Collar Trades

When it comes to living their best life and building substantial wealth, many young men’s first thoughts turn to developing a new app or starting a popular YouTube channel. They don’t think about digging ditches. But that’s how my guest today became a millionaire, and he thinks more folks should consider seeking not only financial success, but true comfort, peace, and freedom, by rejecting society’s standardized white collar career path, and looking into alternative routes through the skille...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Mike Rowe, Ken, Ken Ken, Money & Career, Instagram Listen, Ken Rusk


8 Personal Finance Lessons from Benjamin Franklin

With our archives now 3,500+ articles deep, we’ve decided to republish a classic piece each Friday to help our newer readers discover some of the best, evergreen gems from the past. This article was originally published in February 2012. Benjamin Franklin rose from 17-year-old runaway to successful printer, newspaperman, author, inventor, diplomat, and statesman. His great success came from living the virtues of frugality and industry, and his life offers us many personal finance lessons that a...
Tags: Personal Finance, England, London, Featured, Life, Time, America, Pennsylvania, Palmer, Benjamin Franklin, Ben, Ralph, Franklin, Money & Career, Young Franklin, Bartholomew Close


Podcast #639: Why You Should Learn the Lost Art of Rhetoric

For thousands of years, the study of rhetoric was a fundamental part of a man’s education. Though it ceased to be commonly taught in the 19th century, my guest today argues that it’s an art well worth reviving in the modern day. His name is Jay Heinrichs, and he’s an expert in language and persuasion and the author of Thank You for Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion. Jay and I begin our conversation with a description of what rhetoric ...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Jay, Public Speaking, Aristotle, Homer Simpson, Daniel Kahneman, Cicero, John Quincy Adams, Jay Jay, Money & Career, Jay Heinrichs, Twitter Listen, Winston Churchill Guide, Aristotle Lincoln


4 Ways to Fight Staleness While Working From Home

Like the rest of the small crew here at AoM, I’ve been working from home for most of my career, and have observed that without the presence of coworkers to chit-chat with, breakrooms, or a coffee shop in the lobby, it’s easy to feel a bit stale. While lunch is a nice interlude in the middle of the day, I’ve found I need some refreshing mid-morning and mid-afternoon too.  Fortunately, one’s ability to re-energize at home is even better than at the office — you can freely play with habits and ...
Tags: Instagram, Life, Winston Churchill, Money & Career, Don Greene


Podcast #626: How to Declutter Every Aspect of Your Work Life

When you think about decluttering, you probably think about your home life, and cleaning out your junk drawer and closets. But there are also ways to declutter your work life and tidy up both its physical and digital aspects. My guest today explains the art of practicing minimalism in your professional life in a book he co-authored with organizing expert Marie Kondo. His name is Scott Soneshein, he’s a professor of business and management, and his book is Joy at Work. Scott and I begin our co...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Scott, Marie Kondo, Scott Scott, Money & Career, Instagram Listen, Scott Soneshein


Crafting the Perfect Cover Letter

Many resumes these days are read by bots that are looking for certain keywords and qualifications. There are things you can and should do to tailor your resume to these bots, but even in this modern high-tech world of hiring, you still need to think about an old fashioned document that will influence interview decisions after this initial round of sifting: the cover letter. If your first reaction to those words is “Ugh,” I get it. I haven’t had to write a “real” cover letter for about 8 year...
Tags: Career, Life, John Doe, Money & Career, Joseph Liu


Reviving Blue Collar Work: 4 Myths About the Skilled Trades

With our archives now 3,500+ articles deep, we’ve decided to republish a classic piece each Friday to help our newer readers discover some of the best, evergreen gems from the past. This article was originally published in November 2014. “Consider the reality of today’s job market. We have a massive skills gap. Even with record unemployment, millions of skilled jobs are unfilled because no one is trained or willing to do them. Meanwhile unemployment among college graduates is at an all-time hig...
Tags: Apple, Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, Life, US, Denver, Mike Rowe, Cal Newport, Brett, Money & Career, Matthew Crawford, Trades, Pickens Technical College, Kevin Simpson, Emily Griffith Technical College, Bill Virtually


Making Your Moods Work for You

Editor’s note: The following chapter on “How Moods Can Help Our Work” was excerpted from The Technique of Building Personal Leadership (1944) by Donald A. Laird.  “Well, that’s that. Now we have hit bottom and there is no way for us to go but up.” This was the calm comment of a business friend who had just received word that his best customer, for whom he spent more than three million dollars a year, was transferring his business to a competitor. Only a few weeks earlier I had seen this same ma...
Tags: Life, Chicago, Philadelphia, Lincoln, Gettysburg, Abraham Lincoln, Money & Career, Donald A Laird


Podcast #605: The Money Moves You Should Make Right Now

The shutdowns that have accompanied the COVID-19 pandemic have wreaked havoc on the global economy. Millions of people are out of work, businesses are cratering, and the stock market has tanked. Whether you’ve been hard hit by these effects or are so far weathering the storm yet feel uncertain about your future, what financial moves should you be making right now? To get some insight, I brought back personal finance expert Ramit Sethi, author of the book I Will Teach You To Be Rich. Since the...
Tags: Personal Finance, Podcast, Life, Ramit Sethi, Ramit, Money & Career, Ramit Ramit


Podcast #593: All You Have to Do Is Ask

Are you feeling overwhelmed at work? Trying to find a job, but can’t seem to get your foot in the door? Have you been knocking your head against a problem over and over again, but haven’t made any headway on it? My guest today says you can solve most of these issues by simply asking for help.  His name is Wayne Baker, he’s a sociologist, consultant, and the author of the book All You Have to Do Is Ask: How to Master the Most Important Skill for Success. We begin our conversation discussing wh...
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Read These 5 Books to Get the Personal Finance Education You Never Had

During your school years, you learn reading, writing, and arithmetic; history, philosophy, algebra; a little music, a little art, a little sports.   What you typically don’t learn is anything about personal finance. Which is unfortunate, since it’s something you’ll use, and which will greatly affect both the macro trajectory and the day-to-day quality of your life, far more than your understanding of the quadratic equation and the Battle of Waterloo.  Parents seldom fill this institutional...
Tags: Personal Finance, Books, Money, Life, Investing, Kate, Waterloo, Ramit Sethi, Vanguard, Ramsey, Beth, Dave Ramsey, Ramit, Joe Dominguez, Vicki Robin, Money & Career


How to Haggle Like Your Old Man

With our archives now 3,500+ articles deep, we’ve decided to republish a classic piece each Friday to help our newer readers discover some of the best, evergreen gems from the past. This article was originally published in May 2011.  This is a guest post by Tyler Tervooren of Advanced Riskology. It’s learning how to negotiate to keep both sides happy – whether it’s for a multi-million dollar contract or just which show to watch on TV, that determines the quality and enjoyment of our lives. —Le...
Tags: Personal Finance, Life, Fbi, Portland, John F Kennedy, Benjamin Netanyahu, Coke, PAUL, Leigh Steinberg, Chris Voss, Money & Career, Harri Holkeri, Henry R Luce, Tyler Tervooren, Door Guy


Podcast #578: Figuring Out If You Should Change Careers (And How to Do It)

Have you been feeling doubts about your career recently, or perhaps for quite some time? Maybe you’re not sure if you’re in the right job, or even in the right field, and you can’t figure out if you should try to keep making your current position work, or jump ship to something else. Then you’ll likely recognize yourself in the stages of career transition my guest will describe. His name is Joseph Liu. He’s a consultant, coach, and speaker who helps people navigate the challenges of switching...
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Podcast #572: The Unexpected Upsides of Being a Late Bloomer

There’s an unspoken timeline that people supposedly need to follow to have a successful life: be a good student in high school, get into a good college, and then get a good job right after you graduate.  But you’ve probably met successful people whose lives didn’t follow this kind of linear arc and neat timeline, and maybe yours didn’t either. Their young adult years weren’t very auspicious, and they didn’t come into their own and find their bearings until after college, or even much later. M...
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Podcast #545: How Not to Get Scammed, Conned, or Duped

When you think about people getting scammed, you probably think of the elderly getting conned out of money over the phone. But my guest today says that Millennials are actually more likely to get scammed than senior citizens, and in fact, anybody of any age can get conned. He should know: he’s a former con man himself. His name is Frank Abagnale and his early life in which he forged checks and assumed various identities, including that of an airline pilot and doctor, was made famous by the mo...
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Podcast #512: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World

We often think that to become a success in today’s modern world, you have to specialize and specialize early. My guest today makes the case that, actually, the most creative, innovative, and successful people don’t specialize. They’re generalists.  His name is David Epstein and he’s the author of the book Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World. We begin our conversation discussing two different paths to success as embodied by Tiger Woods and Roger Federer, and why we’re natural...
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How to Pursue a New Career (While Still Getting the Bills Paid)

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Brandon Krieg. Many men dream of a new career. Others enjoy their profession, but would love to get to the next level. Men speak of the thrill of a new challenge, the promise of increased rewards, the lure of greater job satisfaction, and the call to deeper fulfillment. Wonderful goals, to be sure! Unfortunately, once our heads come down from the clouds, we start noticing the mountains in our way. How can we find the time? The money? The skills? And how...
Tags: Career, Entrepreneurship, Life, Netflix, West Michigan, BNI, Dave Ramsey, Gary Keller, Money & Career, Brandon Krieg