The book that changed my life in 2 hours: The 4-Hour Workweek

There's a time-sensitive giveaway at the end of this post. Reading "The 4 Hour Workweek" is like having Tim Ferriss grab you by the hair, shake you, and say WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU!?! YOU NEED TO USE THESE TIPS TO BE MORE EFFICIENT!! Also, the tips work. GTD fans, entrepreneurs, and basically anyone who reads this site will learn ...

Friday Entrepreneurs: Mimi Ting, Mingle

A couple weeks ago, I wrote about the poor customer service I received at a tux shop where I went to get measured. Today, I want to tell you about a GREAT customer service experience I had. I went into a store called Mingle to buy a shirt, and the woman at the register forgot to give it back. Two ...

Welcome to members of the Commonwealth Club

If you just heard me speak at the Commonwealth Club on Tuesday night about personal finance for young people, welcome. Here's the article I was reading from about young people's debt and their feelings towards it. The 65+ comments are stunning. And here's a quick guide to getting started on this site, including links to my most popular articles. Thanks ...

Book Review: The Brazen Careerist (and a book giveaway)

(The bottom of this review has a giveaway for 3 free books and 1 grand prize of a 30-minute phone call with the author of the book.) Pluralistic ignorance is a fascinating concept in social psychology. It's a phenomenon "which involves several members of a group who think that they have different perceptions, beliefs, or attitudes from the rest of ...

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Tell me a story about your debt

I'm wondering if you can do me a favor. Tomorrow, I'm giving a talk at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco about debt for young people, and I'd love to hear your stories about how debt has affected you. How much debt do you have (and what kind)? How old are you? How did you get into debt? How does ...

Coming up next week: Book review, talk at Commonwealth club, financial stuff

Here's what I'm working on for next week: On Monday, I'll be reviewing Brazen Careerist: The New Rules for Success, written by Penelope Trunk, a blogger and columnist for Yahoo Finance and the Boston Globe. There are lots of books written for young people about how we should live our lives. This one is actually good. The book won't be ...