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Announcing The Sethi Scholarships

Today I'm really happy to announce The Sethi Scholarships for Young Entrepreneurs. These scholarships are for young entrepreneurs to make a difference. Right now, I'm limiting applications to high school seniors from my old high school. I'll open up the applications to others as soon as I can. This is something I've wanted to do ever since I got my ...

“I bought dinner because I was the kind of girl who could afford it”

I flew to NYC to hang out with some friends this weekend. While we were out one night, my friend Kimen introduced me to one of her friends. We're both bloggers, so we started having a nerdy conversation about readers, comments, etc. Then, when she found out I write about personal finance, we started talking about money. I found our ...

Guy tracks commute, gets 38% increase in vacation

Remember when I wrote 10 things about yourself that would surprise you, where I asked what would happen if you tracked things like how far you walk per day, how much you spend, how often you talk to your family, etc? A guy named Brandon U. Hansen actually did. He tracked his commute--the thing we all complain about--for a year ...

Please be in my book — take 5 minutes

Can you take a minute to fill out a survey for a book I'm writing? I don't think I've mentioned it on IWillTeachYouToBeRich before, but I'm writing a book on college recruiting. The book will be published by Portfolio (an imprint of Penguin) and will be out in 2007. My co-authors are Chris Resto and Ian Ybarra. We want your ...

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I use newsletter to make fun of girl with funny results

This is funny. I sent out my latest newsletter a couple of days ago (to learn more and sign up, click here). Anyway, in one section I wrote, I was talking about weirdos who come up to me in random places and complain that I never send out my newsletter. --------------- Crazy people demanding this newsletter --------------- I don't know ...

All about mutual funds (repost)

This is a repost from a January 2005 article I wrote about mutual funds. Read this, ask questions, and we'll continue on with the financial makeover. Most adults in America invest in some kind of mutual fund. They’re an easy, hands-off way to buy and diversify part of your portfolio. But there are costs to handing off your investment ...