Personal Finance Challenge #27: Mind Over Matter

The phrase “mind over matter” has often been used in self development circles to help us realize that the mind can be more powerful than the body or any other physical thing. Believing in the phrase can help people gain the confidence to achieve things they never thought possible. Mark Twain stated it more humorously […]

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Time is Money (Or… Money is Time)

How do you receive money? For the most part, people receive money by spending time on a business or in their job. Thus, a certain amount of time spent translates into a certain amount of money. In all considerations of money matters we must think about its relation to time first. Besides doing work worth […]

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My Sense of Entitlement

You know, I just had to write one more post before education week. I apologize ahead of time to my international readers because this will mostly be a U.S. centric post, but I do believe it will have some good points you can use. So read on… In America, we have this saying that many […]

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Well What Did You Expect?

How many times have you heard that question? Usually it is after a pretty disappointing situation. Where you expected something better than what happened. I got hit with the idea for this article when I was driving in my car pondering the one two punch I received from Penelope over at The Brazen Careerist and […]

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How To Keep People From Manipulating You

Here’s a quick link to Marc and Angel’s 12 Devious Tricks People Use to Manipulate You. I hate being manipulated. And this isn’t just about how to avoid salespeople. It’s about how you can deal with your friends and family, and other close ones from manipulating you for selfish purposes. Sometimes people don’t even realize […]

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The Personal Development Challenge Series

Here I am going to take 52 weeks out of the year to talk about personal development and how we can improve our lives by improving the ways we think, act, and feel. 1. Make Time For What is Important To You 2. Look At What People DO, Not What They Say 3. Reaching Y’s […]

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Financial Planning for the Financially Inept: Choosing the Right Advisor

*This is a guest post by Alex Fayle of Someday Syndrome. After reading Jeremy’s post on being your own financial advisor (http://www.insightwriter.com/2008/12/10/why-best-investment-advisor/), I had to laugh. I might have been good at mathematics in high school, but I sucked at applying it. There’s no way I could ever be my own financial advisor. Not only […]

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Best Cheap and Easy Dinner Recipes

Yep, Ive been a big slacker when it comes to writing on here. Almost another year has gone by since Ive written anything. This whole year has been a big focus on selling my house in Colorado, traveling all over the US, and moving back to Pennsylvania. Obviously my focus on this website has suffered […]

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Top 10 Favorite Posts of the Past 5 Years

Insight Writer has finally reached its five year anniversary. That makes me pretty happy. I slowed down my writing a lot in the past year for various reasons and so I don’t necessarily have a top 10 for the past year. But this is even better because I get to list my favorite posts instead […]

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We Are A Pile Of Microorganisms

The spelling of that word even looks weird. Microorganisms. These are all the tiny little creatures living on and inside of us. There are ten times as many microorganism cells as there are human cells in our body. Pretty amazing if you ask me. The real question is how all these little guys affect us. […]

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