“Why don’t companies ever hire me?”

April 30th, 2008

Because you're no different than the other applicants. Here's how to stand out. Note: This doesn't only apply to programmers. Everyone should have a portfolio. I am in college, but have lots of free time, so I can work fulltime at a startup plus add in a lot of extra hours (I know how startups are) on site or by ...

Check out these new financial startups I’ll be meeting tomorrow

April 28th, 2008

Tomorrow I'll be attending FinovateStartup, a conference highlighting startups in technology and finance. I'll be meeting these companies, so if you have any questions, leave them in the comments and I'll try to get them answered from the founders themselves. BoulevardR: Personalized guidance on your retirement goals Buxfer: Track your spending online CakeFinancial: Centralize your portfolios, compare your performance to ...

I’m on Twitter

April 25th, 2008

Besides this blog, find me at http://twitter.com/ramit. Your mileage may vary, but recent posts include... My friend's rule of thumb about men on Match.com Where to find a virtual assistant How to get a PO box Here's my twitter page. [Update]: You guys are nuts!

Why the lady sitting next to me should pay $2,000 for a computer class

April 22nd, 2008

I'm sitting at my neighborhood coffee shop listening to two women talk about their careers. Yes, I eavesdrop. One of them is complaining about her job, but says that she can't get another one because she's uncomfortable with her computer skills. Which led me to this post. If you take a $2,000 computer class and it lets you get ...

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Can any restaurant experts help me out?

April 21st, 2008

I'm working on an article on restaurants, but I'm looking for an expert or two to bounce my ideas off of. If you have experience in the restaurant industry, please leave a comment here. * * * Got 60 seconds? Take my survey on Job Loyalty: How Loyal Are You? High school seniors get an 'F' in finance. People will read this and ...

Read this if you’re running late on your taxes

April 15th, 2008

If you're running late filing your taxes, don't worry. Get an automatic 6-month extension by filing a simple IRS form. And if you still haven't picked up a copy of the 2008 Tax Makeover Guide, check it out here: * * * My college roommate JRK sends me some interesting thoughts about the upcoming government tax rebates from an MIT report. As usual, ...