Archive for December 2010

10 things I learned about time and money in 2010

I'll be taking a break for the holidays, and then traveling for a week after that. So this may be my last post of 2010. What a year it has been! I kept my resolution to blog regularly here -- something I intend to continue next year. Because I've been posting roughly five times a week, I've had to think a lot about time, and later, money. My musings have led me to a few co… read more »

What can marriage advice do for your career?

Over at BNET, I posted a Q&A with Alisa Bowman, author of Project: Happily Ever After. A few years ago, Bowman (a Pennsylvania-based journalist) was convinced her marriage was over. She was not only fantasizing about divorce, she was fantasizing about her husband's death, which seemed like a bad sign. But, in part because she had a young daughter, she de… read more »

Please help me name my next book…

We all know you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. But you know what? People do. I'm currently writing a book that does for money what 168 Hours did for time -- looking at how people earn and spend it, now and in the past, and how we can all earn and spend it better. I'll draw on data sets and interviews with people doing fascinating things to advance the idea that mon… read more »

Making a difference on any budget

I enjoyed Kelly Greene's article in the Wall Street Journal today on Best Volunteer Options for Any Budget. She suggested ways you could do good with smaller amounts of money (say, $100 in lending for Kiva) or larger sums (like $20,000 to start a non-profit). If someone came to you and said she had an extra $100 and wanted to spend it on something with the goal o… read more »

Want to get more done? Write next year's performance review now

My career column over at BNET is now into its second week (and I'm happy to see, via Google Analytics, that it's sending folks over here). My two posts this week: "Why you should write next year's performance review now." Yes, the annual review is a bit of a farce. But it's a useful tool, when taken into your own hands, for figuring out your long term goals. As we're… read more »