The Complete Guide to Choosing (or Building) the Perfect Standing Desk

Standing desks are popular, but choosing a good one is no easy task. You could go with a motorized, whole desk replacement, or DIY a simple solution. You could even buy an adjustable attachment to go on top of your existing desk. Let’s talk about what you may need in a standing desk, what you can get for your budget, and how to choose what’s best for your needs.

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10 Money Mistakes Most 20‑Somethings Make – The Simple Dollar

No. 4: Buying New Cars … and Thinking It Matters

According to USA Today, the average price of a new car surged to more than $30,000 in recent years. But when you’re a 20-something, you don’t really care. You might do or say nearly anything to justify the purchase, telling yourself things like, “Everyone has a car payment!” and “I can totally afford this,” all while not really having a clue what your life will be like in the future.

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6 Lies That Broke People Believe – The Frugal FarmerThe Frugal Farmer

Lie #6: Becoming Financially Successful Will Take Too Much Time/Be Too Much Work.  It’s not an easy task, going from a broke lifestyle to a financially secure lifestyle.  It takes time: time to educate yourself, time to implement changes in how you manage your money, and time to learn how to live like a person heading toward wealth.

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Reviving Blue Collar Work: How to Start a Career in the Trades | The Art of Manliness

After graduating high school, most tradesmen will attend some sort of schooling for a year or two, be it a community college or technical school. Community college is in many ways just a pared down version of a 4-year liberal arts school. You’ll get training in a specific field, but also often be required to take classes that aren’t related to your area of study in order to earn an associate degree. Community college will also cost more, as you’re getting those additional credits. With a technical school (also sometimes called trade school or vocational school), your training is dedicated entirely to your field of study.

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Investment from the Inside Out – The Simple Dollar

“When we talk about investments on a personal finance site, we’re usually discussing things that you can buy for a certain amount of money that will, in theory, provide a return on that money. Stocks, bonds, real estate, porkbelly futures – you get the idea.

Such investments are a valuable thing to know about, of course, but it just scratches the surface of investing. You actually invest all the time, whether you realize it or not.

I prefer the broader definition of investing: an act of devoting time, effort, or energy to a particular undertaking with the expectation of a worthwhile result. That worthwhile result doesn’t have to be money at all – it can be a good relationship or an improvement in your health or anything else.”

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