The Ultimate Guide to Making Money

An annoying email I got

Nathan writes: This is nothing personal against you, because every personal finance author I've read says the same thing, but your advice is not for real people like me. The "spend less, save more" theory is great for singles or young married couples with no kids (and therefore, fewer attachments, expenses, etc.) I'm 30 years old, married, with two children. ...

Look how men’s and women’s magazines write about money

I read Oprah's magazine once in a while. Yes, I said it. And my jaw drops when I see an article like the recent, "25 things you don't have to worry about." What? Why do I need a magazine to tell me what I don't need to worry about? But I'm not the target audience. It turns out men and ...

1. Answer surveys 2. Be in my book 3. Get famous

At least one of the three points in the title of this point is a lie. Anyway, below are some new surveys below for a chance to share your story in my upcoming book, published in 2008. If your story is selected, you'll be fully credited in the book, which will make your mom and dad so happy. IT'S THE ...

Welcome new Yahoo Finance readers

If you're visiting from today's Yahoo Finance article on personal finance for young people, welcome. I'm a recent Stanford grad and this is a blog on personal finance and personal entrepreneurship for college students, recent college grads, and everyone else. (Featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Boston Globe, US News & World Report Online, etc.) This blog is ...

My Free Insider's Kit will show you how to earn more money

I Will Teach You To Be Rich featured in US News & World Report online

I'm featured in US News & World Report's Alpha Consumer blog today. (New US News readers, please click here for an easy-to-use introduction to this blog.) Kimberly Palmer, a US News reporter, asked me these questions (and a few more): "There are so many books out there on young people and money...what's different about your advice?" "What kind of stories ...

Walgreens gets it wrong when marketing to me

Here's a quick marketing thought I had just now. I know I usually write about personal finance, but this week I'm stuck on marketing, so I hope this is useful to a few people. Recently, I used my Snapfish account to order photos and I decided to pick them up at a nearby Walgreen's. It was awesome -- no shipping ...