Writing about Time Management, Life, Careers & Family

Merit Badge Parenting

Last week, I wrote about the “merit badge mindset” — how we could give ourselves the satisfaction of external rewards and validation for things that we’re largely doing for ourselves. This is why I sign up for races and track my runs in a log. I’m doing the same with book promotion, logging my progress as I commit to doing multi… read more »

Someone else’s budget

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a young man (or woman) in possession of a desire to better his finances must soon be in want of a budget. A big chunk of personal finance literature is devoted to teaching how to examine what is coming in (let’s call it “X”) and then how to divvy up X into different budget buckets. These buckets are as… read more »

Books! Plus my fiction problem

UPS delivered a most delightful looking book to my doorstep today; see photo at left. Yep, the first batch of All the Money in the World just rolled off the presses, in time to be in book stores on March 1. There is something so wonderful about holding a finished book in one’s hand. The weight seems to give substance to ideas. So anyway, it is done, it exists,… read more »

The Gladwyne Diet

I’ve been working on the project of losing my baby weight for 3 months now. In doing so, I’ve discovered a radically simple and effective way to lose weight that I promise will work for you too! 1. I eat less than I want to eat2. I exercise more than I want to exercise As result of these revolutionary, breakthrough secrets, I have lost 10 lbs in 3 months, which co… read more »

Friday Round-Up: MoneyWatch edition

My 168 Hours blog from BNET migrated over to CBS MoneyWatch a few months ago. Unfortunately, much of the traffic did not automatically migrate with it. I have this fantasy that my 70,000-plus missing readers are wandering around, feeling vaguely bereft though, alas, they are probably over it by this point. However, if you’ve been thinking “wo… read more »