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From Idea to Reality: A One-Year Case Study on Launching a Successful Business

by Matt Moore

September 15, 2010 From: Matt To: Colin, Charlie Here’s a thought… we all have a reasonable amount of disposable income to invest. I say we push this talk into a seriously productive conversation and put our money where our mouth is. Let’s START A BUSINESS. _____________________________________________________ This was taken from an actual email that I […]

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15 Deal Breakers to Avoid When Pitching an Idea

by Brett & Kate McKay

You’ve finally gotten a meeting with the people who can turn your dream into a reality. You can’t wait to walk into that room and sell them your idea. You’ve read up on the first part of this two-part series which covered the nuts and bolts of making a pitch, and you feel pretty prepared. […]

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Being a Gentleman at the Office: The Dos and Don’ts of Business Etiquette

by Brett & Kate McKay

The rules of business etiquette are very similar to the rules of social etiquette. But there is a difference between the two sets of manners. In the social sphere, the assumption is that you and your associates are equals, with some allowances made for age and sex. The business world, on the other hand, is […]

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Selling Your Idea: How to Give an Effective Pitch

by Brett & Kate McKay

The entrepreneur who needs venture capital. The writer searching for an agent or publisher. The manager who wants to convince higher-ups to hire an unlikely job candidate. The screenwriter looking to get a studio interested in his movie idea. The financial planner trying to attract new clients. The husband who wants to convince his wife […]

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4 Personal Finance Principles That Would Make Your Grandfather Proud

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Baker of Man Vs. Debt. “Look back to learn how to look forward.” -Joe Girard Our grandfather’s generation wasn’t perfect. They had their own set of flaws and weaknesses. But they got a lot of things right. And one of those things is how to handle your finances. […]

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A Young Man’s Guide to Understanding Retirement Accounts: IRAs

by Brett & Kate McKay

Today we continue our two-part series on understanding retirement accounts. Last time we took a look at employer-sponsored retirement accounts like 401(k)’s and 403b’s. Today we’ll be discussing retirement accounts that you can open up on your own without the need for an employer–the Individual Retirement Account or IRA. Let’s get started. What Is an […]

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So You Want My Job: Comic Book Artist

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. Some people think that growing up means leaving behind all your boyish ways. […]

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So You Want My Job: NBA Strength and Conditioning Coach

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. Are you a guy who loves athletics, working out, and learning about health […]

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The Best Way to Find Your Vocation

by Brett & Kate McKay

Occasionally, you read articles that make such an impression on you that you find yourself chewing them over for days and even months afterwards. Such was the case for me recently with a great column I read a couple of weeks ago by David Brooks, a columnist for The New York Times. Pondering the recent wave […]

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So You Want My Job: Motorcycle Expedition 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. Warning: The reading of this post may cause extreme pangs of restlessness to […]

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A Young Man’s Guide to Understanding Retirement Accounts: The 401(k)

by Brett & Kate McKay

If you’re a young man, you’re probably not giving much thought to retirement right now. It’s understandable. It’s hard to plan and think about something that’s 40 years away (maybe many more–the traditional idea of retirement will likely undergo a lot of changes in the next several decades). Moreover, many young men put off saving […]

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So You Want My Job: Brewmaster

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. Beer. Many men enjoy it as a tasty beverage. But have you ever […]

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How to Remember a Person’s Name (And What to Do When You Can’t)

by Brett & Kate McKay

You’re at a business convention chatting with a colleague, when up walks a man, the head of some major department, a guy you know you’ve met before. “Hey there, Sam!” he says as he shakes your hand. Then he waits for you to introduce him to your colleague. The only problem? You cannot for the […]

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So You Want My Job: Olympic Hopeful

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. Daah daah duh don don don da. That was the Olympic “fanfare and […]

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Heading Out on Your Own: A Young Man’s Guide to Health Insurance

by Brett & Kate McKay

I can distinctly remember the day I had to sign up for my own health insurance plan. Kate and I were getting married which meant I would be kicked off my parents’ plan. I sat down at my bachelor’s thrift store kitchen table and looked through the paperwork. I felt like a grown man. I […]

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How to Haggle Like Your Old Man

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Tyler Tervooren of Advanced Riskology. “It’s learning how to negotiate to keep both sides happy – whether it’s for a multi-million dollar contract or just which show to watch on TV, that determines the quality and enjoyment of our lives.” – Leigh Steinberg My old man was […]

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So You Want My Job: Barber

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. Given our great love for barbershops, I can’t believe it’s taken this long […]

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Win the War on Debt: 80 Ways to Be Frugal and Save Money

by Brett & Kate McKay

The manliness of frugality cannot be overstated. Frugality cultivates the manly qualities of independence, self-reliance, self-sufficiency, simplicity, and minimalism. It keeps a man free from the enslaving chains of debt and gives him an sense of manly pride and satisfaction. Frugality build a man’s immunity to the siren call of “stuff,” helps him learn to […]

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Why and How to Start an Emergency Fund

by Brett & Kate McKay

Why do you need an emergency fund? Because sh** happens and it can be expensive. Kids end up in the emergency room; your car goes kaput in the middle of New Mexico; your water heater springs a leak. We’ve all experienced these setbacks and their accompanying bills. Some of us have suffered the misfortune of […]

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