Merry Christmas — iwillteachyoutoberich readers get a discount on pens

November 29th, 2007

I know, I'm a weirdo, but I love pens. I was thinking of what I could get iwillteachyoutoberich readers for Christmas, and the first thing that popped to mind was PENS. So I asked my friend Lily (a former Friday Entrepreneur) at to hook you up. Go to and enter code "BERICH" for 10% off. Valid ...

Why doesn’t someone make politics accessible?

November 26th, 2007

No, this isn't a stupid frat-boy business idea. I previously wrote about how voting is a failure of the last mile and a simple way to dramatically increase voter turnout among young people. Yesterday, in the Washington Post, I read this article about how young people still don't know how democracy works. I know I don't completely understand it. This ...

Here’s a chat transcript of my friend and me talking about investing and asset allocation

November 21st, 2007

A Friend and I had an online chat yesterday and I thought it'd be interesting to paste below. It was a real chat, so most of it is unedited. Below, we cover: Setting up sub-accounts Why my friend makes me mad for being dumb Options for getting higher interest Setting up an asset allocation Why I think stock-trading fees are ...

This week I’m writing email tips — what do you want to see?

November 19th, 2007

What kind of emails tips do you want me to write about this week? Ever since college when I started emailing CEOs and random people I saw in magazines/newspapers/online to take them out to lunch, I realized I was a little weird. But I also realized I had learned how to write an email to get Very Busy ...

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Sleep research discusses sexy vs. rich

November 15th, 2007

It's amazing how many people think money has to be complicated. I always talk how the most ordinary things usually work quite well -- deciding how much to consciously save, consistently growing your money in a diversified way, etc -- instead of debating minutiae about the fanciest investments. Take a look at this new sleep research covered in the New ...

Congratulations, J.D.

November 14th, 2007

Congratulations to my friend J.D., who writes one of the best personal-finance blogs online: Get Rich Slowly. He's decided to quit his job and go fulltime on blogging, and I couldn't be happier for him.