Here’s an excerpt from last week’s IWillTeachYouToBeRich chat

August 30th, 2006

Last Wednesday, I decided to try something new and held an online chat with IWillTeachYouToBeRich readers. Lots of you asked for a transcript, so below is an excerpt. The chat was pretty cool: I think we had something like 100-200 people over a couple of hours. Next time, I'll work on finding a better chat room to host lots of ...

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August 29th, 2006

On my Friday Entrepreneurs post about, here's a comment Premal Shah, president of Kiva, just left: This is Premal from I first want to thank everyone for the comments and for checking out the site. The number of loans made on our site has increased by 60% because of readers. Thanks to everyone in ...

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“My bank earns 0.5% interest”

August 29th, 2006

Most big banks are looking wildly around wondering why young people are moving to high-interest savings accounts. Perhaps it's because Wells Fargo's interest rate is around 0.5% and they try to nickel-and-dime us for every small service. Sometimes, when I'm negotiating out of bank fees, I'm tempted to use a line I have never had the courage to use ...

I’m interviewed by Dan Portnoy and Tim Grahl

August 28th, 2006

Dan Portnoy and Tim Grahl were nice enough to interview me for their Business Opportunities Podcast last week. Here's some of what you'll hear in the podcast: 5:53 -- Who am I to say I will teach you to be rich? 7:12 -- There's no secret to getting Rich 8:30 -- What does being Rich mean? 10:...

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Friday Entrepreneurs: Premal Shah,

August 25th, 2006

A lot of you have emailed asking what I think about Before I cover them, I want to introduce you to my friend Premal Shah, who's the president of Kiva, a website that lets you make microfinance loans to entrepreneurs in the developing world. He was one of the early guys at Paypal and has had some great ...

Welcome Yahoo readers

August 24th, 2006

Welcome readers from Yahoo and other places! This is a blog on personal finance and personal entrepreneurship for college students, recent college grads, and everyone else. To get started, check out my table of contents, RSS feed, and newsletter. Talks on personal finance and personal entrepreneurship I also give talks around the country on personal finance and personal entrepreneurship (see ...