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Hit the Ground Running: How to Ace Your First Day and First Week at a New Job

by Brett & Kate McKay

This month a couple million students graduated from colleges around the country. If you’re one of them, and through a combination of luck and vigorous initiative-taking have landed your first “real” job, congratulations! You may be feeling nervous about starting this new job, and that’s completely normal. The transition from student to professional can be […]

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So You Want My Job: Novelist (+ Book Giveaway)

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. A lot of men dream of being a writer. Many have even written up a […]

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Good News! Your Life Isn’t Limitless!

by Brett & Kate McKay

“You can do anything you put your mind to!” “The sky’s the limit!” “You’re the best!” “Follow your dreams!” Did you hear these kinds of things growing up? Your parents sure meant well. They really felt like you were the most special creature to arrive on planet earth – a beautiful boy full of limitless […]

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So You Want My Job: Foreign Service Officer/Diplomat

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. Compared to other government agencies like, say, the FBI or CIA, the Foreign Service doesn’t […]

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Roadmap to Buying Your First Home

by Brett & Kate McKay

This post is brought to you by Dove Men+Care. Take Better Care of Your Face. Your one-stop roadmap for buying your first home.

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To Succeed in Work and Life, Be Mr. T

by Brett & Kate McKay

Like almost every boy who grew up in the 80s, I thought Mr. T was the man. What wasn’t there to like about him? He was big, strong, and had a cool mohawk. On top of that, he starred in one of the greatest shows to come out of the 80s (The A-Team), fought Rocky, […]

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So You Want My Job: Mountain Guide

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. Many men climb mountains simply because they are there. An unbeatable reason. But if you […]

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The Importance of a Good Resume

by Jeremy Anderberg

The unemployment rate, as of this writing, is 7.9%. If you’re looking for a job right now, that number can make it seem like the odds are stacked against you. Sure, much of the dismal state of the economy can be blamed on corrupt corporations, our government, etc. Have you considered, however, that the way […]

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Confused by the Stock Market? Don’t Be. A Primer on Stocks

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Matt Alden S., publisher of Dividend Monk. The stock market can be a confusing and hectic place. Especially after witnessing recessions, bank-bailouts, and huge volatility, it can seem like it operates with no rhyme or reason. A crucial skill for any man is the ability to master […]

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How to Quit a Job (Without Burning Bridges)

by Brett & Kate McKay

Quitting a job can make a man surprisingly anxious. The roots of the anxiety are myriad: Maybe you’ve never really quit a job before. You always had a built-in out. “Well, school starts again and I’m heading back to college.” Maybe the company just hired you a few months ago and you feel kind of […]

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So You Want My Job: Master Penman

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. Today we have another one of those jobs you probably didn’t even know […]

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Reality in Motion – A Second-Year Case Study on Running a Successful Business

by Matt Moore

Exactly one year ago, Brett kindly allowed us to share our story of launching MOONSHINE, a gentleman’s cologne. The piece, From Idea to Reality: A One-Year Case Study on Launching a Successful Business, received quite a bit of positive feedback, as we discovered many gentlemen were looking for inspiration to start their own businesses. Many […]

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How to Network & Socialize Effectively: A Comprehensive Guide

by Antonio

This post is brought to you by Chivas Brotherhood. How to network and socialize at a whisky-tasting event.

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8 Finance Questions to Ask When Considering a Job Offer

by Brett & Kate McKay

You’ve rocked the job interview and landed an offer. Way to go! Now comes the part that many dread: talking about the pay and benefits package with their potential employer. Some men want a job so bad that they’d much rather skip this discussion and accept whatever the company offers them lest they offend their potential employer […]

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So You Want My Job: Butcher

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. Sure, being a butcher may not seem like a “dream job” on par […]

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So You Want My Job: Luthier (Guitar Maker)

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. Many men dream of being a craftsman of some sort – ditching the […]

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Be Your Own Boss: 37 Side Hustle Ideas

by Brett & Kate McKay

This month, Tyler Tervooren did a great two-part series for us on some of the basic principles of starting a successful side hustle. Today, I want to round out those posts by offering a list of concrete side hustle ideas for guys who need more specific inspiration on what kind of “microbusiness” to create. Remember, […]

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So You Want My Job: Screenwriter

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. It’s common for a man to dream about becoming a screenwriter and seeing […]

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The Company Man’s Guide to Starting a Side Hustle — Part II: Think Big, Act Small

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is Part 2 of a 2 part series by Tyler Tervooren of Advanced Riskology, creator of The Bootstrapper Guild. If a man with limited time, money, and energy decides to start his own micro-business—his own side hustle—he has to be smart about it. First, he has to find creative ways around all […]

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