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How to Get Organized in 2015 Without Pulling Your Hair Out

Put it in writing: Whether it’s in a pocket planner or a smartphone app, keeping a calendar and writing down ideas will help you organize your thoughts and time. Photo: George Redgrave A new year means resolutions may be weighing heavily on your mind. […]

How to Get Organized in 2015 Without Pulling Your Hair Out

Put it in writing: Whether it’s in a pocket planner or a smartphone app, keeping a calendar and writing down ideas will help you organize your thoughts and time. Photo: George Redgrave A new year means resolutions may be weighing heavily on your mind. […]

How to Choose the Right Major

Your major will determine what you study for the next few years, and even what career options you have — so choose wisely. […]

How to Choose the Right Major

Your major will determine what you study for the next few years, and even what career options you have — so choose wisely. […]

How Will Dailey Makes a Living as a Middle-Class Musician

Will Dailey says being a successful musician no longer requires a ‘golden ticket’ from a major label. Will Dailey’s music career began with a spatula and a tennis racket. As a child, the Boston-area native would lead imaginary orchestras while listening to the classical music, show tunes, and Placido Domingo records his mother would play. […]

How Will Dailey Makes a Living as a Middle-Class Musician

Will Dailey says being a successful musician no longer requires a ‘golden ticket’ from a major label. Will Dailey’s music career began with a spatula and a tennis racket. As a child, the Boston-area native would lead imaginary orchestras while listening to the classical music, show tunes, and Placido Domingo records his mother would play. […]

Inspiration from Serial, George Bernard Shaw, Barns, and More

Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I hope they bring similar success to your life. 1. Carol Dweck on the power of believing you can improve From the description: Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain’s capacity to learn and to solve problems. […]

Inspiration from Serial, George Bernard Shaw, Barns, and More

Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I hope they bring similar success to your life. 1. Carol Dweck on the power of believing you can improve From the description: Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain’s capacity to learn and to solve problems. […]

Why You Probably Don’t Need Rental-Car Insurance

Before you hit the road in your rental car, check whether you really need that extra insurance. Photo: Aurelio Firmo Your bags are packed, you’ve found a sitter for the dog, and you’ve suspended your newspaper subscription for a few days. That can only mean one thing: You’re going on a trip. This year, consumers will take 1.6 billion leisure trips across the United States, reports the U.S. […]

Why You Probably Don’t Need Rental-Car Insurance

Before you hit the road in your rental car, check whether you really need that extra insurance. Photo: Aurelio Firmo Your bags are packed, you’ve found a sitter for the dog, and you’ve suspended your newspaper subscription for a few days. That can only mean one thing: You’re going on a trip. This year, consumers will take 1.6 billion leisure trips across the United States, reports the U.S. […]