Many of us make decisions that tie us to our jobs. But, one author argues, if we make the right choices, that's not the way it has to be.
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Personal Finance
The financial crisis has given rise to renewed interest in self-sufficiency, which means we can learn a lot from the yeomen who used to populate the U.S.
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Frugal Living
Whenever people try to support themselves through their art, the bohemian lifestyle appears out of the resulting poverty and freedom.
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Lifestyle
If you're tracking your spending, you know how much money it takes to live on. If you're tracking your investments, you know about how much return you're getting from your capital.
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Personal Finance, Career and Income
Society has been organized to make the wage slave/debt slave trap the default path for almost everyone.
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Personal Finance, Career and Income, Debt Management
This article has its roots in an article I wrote some time ago that used the terms wage slave and debt peonage—terms that some people objected to. Those making free choices aren't
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Personal Finance, Frugal Living, Debt Management
On one side there's your typical job. It's clearer than ever that it doesn't offer the security it once did, but it still offers some, and it offers other things--predictable inco
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Personal Finance, Frugal Living
There's a seeming tradeoff between freedom and security: You can stick with the day job or chuck it to live your dream--if you're willing to give up the security of the regular pa
by: Philip Brewer | channel: General Tips, Lifestyle
I saw that film about 15 years ago, and I remember liking it at the time. I also liked stone-washed jeans and neon t-shirts, but I have since come to my senses. However, one nugget
by: Paul Michael | channel: Consumer Affairs, Shopping
Self-sufficiency is producing the actual stuff you use--your own food, your own clothes, etc. It's not a common lifestyle. Most people chose instead to follow the path of self-re
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Personal Finance, Frugal Living, Career and Income, Debt Management
This book is one of the classics of modern frugality, and it's been a source of some controversy. At the bottom, though, its message is a simple one: Pay attention. Pay attention t
Instead of a how-to article, or even a "Top 10" list, I want to tell you part of my own story. I've tried to put this into a list, tried to make it into something else, and I just keep coming back to the story. [more]
by: Sarah Winfrey | channel: Career Building
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