5 things to ask your friends who think “this time is different”

I love to make fun of economists and engineers, who get really mad when you point how humans act irrationally and how their "models" are therefore wildly off-base because they never deign to talk to psychologists in all their infinite wisdom. In fact, here are some of my favorite links on investor psychology and psychology book recommendations. To show you ...

I’m guest writing at the New York Times this week

Last week, I wrote about the Guest Post Strategy to get people to read your stuff. This week, I'm a guest writer at the New York Times. Here's a quote from something I wrote: "Your friends will try to convince you that target-date retirement funds aren’t as high-returning and exciting as their fancy stocks (which they probably picked using ...

Automating your money — especially entrepreneurs and freelancers

How can entrepreneurs and freelancers with irregular income automate their money? Lots of people have been interested in the section of my book on irregular expenses and income -- like entrepreneurs or freelancers --so I thought I'd go into some more detail on how I handle automation. Brian D. writes: I'm just wondering when you deposit money into your account ...

How to get 150,000 people to read your blog post in 1 week (and how I did it)

When I started blogging in 2004, I took a good look around at other blogs, calmly chewed a cookie in my dorm room, and then vomited. There were only about 12 big personal-finance blogs back then, and yet even in 2004, I noticed the trend of new bloggers complaining about why they couldn't get covered by the Big Blogs. Today, ...

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

How to travel full-time for cheap – less than $14,000 per year

Ask anyone what they wish they could do more of, and the answer is literally always the same: "I wish I could travel more." Yet when you remove all the excuses, few people actually do. I don't have enough vacation days! It's too expensive. My friends don't want to go with me. I know I've been guilty of this. Today, ...

A face made for audiobooks

This is what I spent all day today doing.   My first day recording my audio book. Notice the pre-prepared table full of voice goodies.I'm happy to announce that we sold the rights to the audiobook version of I Will Teach You To Be Rich. Even better, I'm doing the recording myself...which I thought might be an interesting ...