I Will Teach You To Be Rich is a community focused on personal finance and entrepreneurship for college students, recent college grads, and everyone else. It hosts over 200,000 readers per month and 30,000+ newsletter subscribers. It’s been featured in most major media, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, NPR, ABC News, and CNBC.
When I was in high school, coming from a middle-class family with four kids, my parents told me that if I wanted to go to college (which I had to, because I’m Indian), I’d have to get scholarships. I applied to over 70 scholarships and I still remember my first one: They wrote the $2,000 check to me, which I promptly invested, losing 50% of it in a couple months.
After that, I decided to learn about money so I didn’t lose the rest. I read the books and magazines, watched the TV shows, and realized there are a few simple steps to getting rich — and a lot of hype. Getting started is more important than being the smartest person in the room. It’s ok to make mistakes. Read a lot so you know when to call BS, but not too much–action is more important than reading. Ordinary actions get ordinary results. And there’s a difference between being sexy and being Rich.
Today, thousands of readers come to this site to focus on big wins — not to be nagged at for drinking lattes, but to spend money extravagantly on the things they love, while cutting costs mercilessly on the things they don’t.