How to save money on your worst problem areas

January 28th, 2009

Need to cut down on eating out? Going out? Here's how I do it (this is from an upcoming lifehacking movie): I cover this in more detail in tip #1 of The Scrooge Strategy, where I show you exactly how to implement what I call "The Two-Headed Savings Approach." Here's a preview of the 1,095-word tip:

Comment of the week: “Get two jobs”

January 26th, 2009

Two comments had a great back-and-forth on this post ("What would you tell the 30-year-old divorcee with 30k of debt?"): Danielle: "Uhhh I'd tell them life isnt so bad. Im 23, attached and have 85k in school loans and I cant get a job more than 14 bucks an hour. Whats my advice?" Boomer: "Danielle - Get two jobs." It's ...

My other blog, Things I Hate

January 26th, 2009

Guys, I don't usually talk about my other blog, a comedy blog called "Things I Hate" (which I haven't updated since July 2006). For some reason, I still get ~5 emails/week about it. I started the blog when I was a disaffected college student, during which time I wrote hundreds of bitter blog entries about, well, Things I Hate. ...

What do you do for a living? Some interesting responses from readers

January 23rd, 2009

I was checking out this forum post on the iwillteachyoutoberich forums and thought it was really interesting: What do you do for a living? "I'm a student. For making money, I do the following: - Part-time as a web designer for my school's student government. (5 hours/week) - Work at my school's book-store. (20-25 hr/week) - Donate plasma. (...

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

Roundup of my favorite recent posts

January 22nd, 2009

If you're coming here from today's AP story, or you've been reading a long time, here are some of my favorite recent posts that you may have missed: How I'm saving $25,000 in 2009. What to do when you make major purchases, keeping account information in one place, negotiating down service providers (cable, cellphone) once per year, working on ...

40-minute video on mentoring, writing effective emails, and the financial crisis

January 20th, 2009

I talk to my friend Ben Casnocha (who wrote My Startup Life) a few times every week. About a month ago, he came up with a great idea: to record our conversation so, maybe, other people could get something valuable out of it. Here's our first try. Imagine a pilot episode -- it's not completely smooth, but it gives you ...