Come to the Wealthcamp conference this Saturday in San Francisco

I'll be speaking at WealthCamp this Saturday, May 31st in San Francisco, and I wanted to invite you to attend. WealthCamp is a conference focusing on personal finance (see the website). I'll be speaking for an hour on "How to get started," which will cover some of the most common questions I get: Tired of paying your bank fees? How ...

Welcome new readers from Yahoo and Bankrate.com

If you're visiting from today's Yahoo Finance article on 8 Rules to Break To Build Wealth, 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.) [...

“Should I invest in CDs or a Roth IRA?”

[Update]: See below for some great (and controversial) comments debating my stance that bonds are not for young people. Sherene writes: I am a recent college graduate and I want to put the little money I have saved (approx $3,000) into something that will give me good returns over the years. Would you suggest I get CDs or a ...

The 1 question to ask about $1,300 in overdraft fees

I was having breakfast with someone today who told me the most interesting story. He had been dating his girlfriend for two years before they talked about finances. "It took me that long to get her trust," he said. She was a public school teacher, so she didn't make that much money. When he looked at her finances, he noticed ...

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

Links: Hilarious real-estate bubble seekers, investing yourself (not through a broker), clueless friends and asset allocation

Down to the last two weeks of my book manuscript, so things are going to be a little quiet around here. For now, here are some interesting links I've been reading. Amazon book comments on a book titled Are You Missing the Real Estate Boom?: The Boom Will Not Bust and Why Property Values Will Continue to Climb Through the ...