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Is College for Everyone? 11 Alternatives to the Traditional 4-Year College

by Jeremy Anderberg

So far in this series on whether or not college is truly for everyone, we’ve covered both the history of higher ed, and the pros and cons of attending a 4-year university. Today, we’re going to look at alternatives to the traditional 4-year degree. One-quarter of college grads are in jobs that don’t require a […]

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There’s Someone I’d Like You to Meet…How To Use Introductions to Strengthen Weak Ties and Advance Your Career

by John Corcoran

Have you ever been the beneficiary of an introduction that changed your life? Maybe you got a new job because someone introduced you to the owner of a business. Or maybe you got a mentor, or a new client/customer that resulted in thousands of dollars in revenue to your own company. If you have benefited […]

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Is College for Everyone? Part II: The Pros and Cons of Attending a 4-Year College

by Jeremy Anderberg

Welcome to Part II of our series that asks the question of whether or not college is necessary. In Part I, we took a look at the history of higher education in America. What started as a place for a small, elite group of students began turning into an American rite of passage in the […]

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So You Want My Job: Librarian

by AoM Team

In the golden age of the library, these book depositories served as true community hubs for cities and towns all over the country. As ebooks have taken off, there has been uncertainty about the future of the library — what role does it play in society if books are so cheap and can be accessed […]

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Know-Nothing Investing: Index Funds For Beginners

by Brett & Kate McKay

I don’t know about you, but despite my repeated attempts to fully understand and grasp how investing in the stock market works, I’m still pretty clueless. I fancy myself a moderately intelligent, business savvy guy, so I would think I’d be able to wrap my mind around this stuff, but I can’t. And honestly, investing […]

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The Helicopter-Jumper’s Guide to Talking About Yourself: 10 Ways to Share Your Accomplishments Without Sounding like a Jerk

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This a guest post by John Corcoran. Have you ever met someone whose personal story just blew you away? My friend Tom is one of those guys. A West Point graduate, Tom spent a few years in a U.S. Army special forces unit where his job was to parachute deploy into warzones from helicopters. […]

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Is College for Everyone? An Introduction and Timeline of College in America

by Jeremy Anderberg

“A college education unfits rather than fits men to affairs.” –Andrew Carnegie, 1901 Over one hundred years ago, one of the richest and most successful men in America, Andrew Carnegie, thought that college was not only unnecessary, but actually detrimental for the average young man. At that point in our country’s history, only 4% of […]

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9 Lessons in Entrepreneurship From Shark Tank

by Brett & Kate McKay

I don’t watch much television — with two small children and a business, I just don’t have time. But there’s one show that I DVR and watch without fail every week: Shark Tank. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the show, here’s the premise: Aspiring entrepreneurs get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pitch their […]

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So You Want My Job: Tree Climber

by AoM Team

Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. Every little kid wants to climb trees — it’s just built into us that where […]

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Testing Out: How to “Moneyball” Your Way to a Debt-Free College Degree

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Jay Cross. I don’t know about you, but I’m fed up with the ancient “college savings tips” so-called experts keep force-feeding us: “Fill out the FAFSA before senior year to maximize aid eligibility!” “Buy used textbooks, you’ll save hundreds!” “Apply for scholarships. Try FastWeb.com!” If you follow […]

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Don’t Sweat It: 8 Strategies for Meeting and Connecting with VIPs

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from John Corcoran. Imagine for a second that you’re in an elevator. The doors have just opened and the CEO of your large multi-national company steps in. It’s just you and him. One of you flies in his own plane…the other brings his own sack lunch to work. […]

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So You Want My Job: NFL Player

by Jeremy Anderberg

Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. It seems like every little boy, at some point, has dreams of being a pro […]

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How to Deal with a Job You Don’t Like

by Jeremy Anderberg

While in an ideal world, we’d all have our dream jobs at every period in our lives, the reality is that everyone will go through periods of not enjoying their work. Whether it’s right out of college and you just need to pay the bills, or you’re 20 years into a career and finally realizing […]

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Want to Start a Business? Consider These 5 Invaluable Lessons Before Diving In

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Justin Spring. On Friday nights, most testosterone-driven high school guys head out to the football field to either put on the pads or chase after the girls in the stands. I went to turn a profit. At 16 years old, I started my first business among the […]

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So You Want My Job: Commercial Fisherman

by Brett & Kate McKay

Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. Have you ever thought about going up to Alaska some summer to work on a […]

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How Not to Make Your Parents’ Money Mistakes

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Jeff Rose. I work as a financial planner, a money blogger, and a personal finance writer. But by all rights, I should not have the career and financial stability that I do. That’s because my parents were bad role models when it came to teaching me how […]

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How to Follow Up After Meeting Someone in Person

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This a guest post by John Corcoran. Last year, AoM published a thorough guide on How to Network Effectively, written by Antonio. As he always does, Antonio crafted the definitive resource for how to prepare for and execute a night of networking and socializing. But even if you already love networking and have […]

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The 3 Biggest Financial Regrets of College Graduates and How to Avoid Them

by Jeremy Anderberg

This fall there will be over 20 million students heading to college, either returning from summer break or arriving for the first time. If you’re one of those first-timers, you’re probably pretty excited and thinking a lot about making new friends, living in a dorm, going to parties, and what your classes will be like. […]

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Slay the Email Monster! How to Manage Inbox Overload and Actually Get Stuff Done

by Brett & Kate McKay

As someone who makes his living working entirely online, I get a lot of email. Kate and I used to have times where we spent nearly an entire day going through and processing email instead of researching and writing content for our fantastic readers. We hated those all-day email-fests. At the end, we’d feel a […]

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