Initial results from my latest experiment

July 30th, 2012

Last week, I kicked off a new experiment: “How would your partner spend $1,001?” I’ve asked how you would spend $1,001. But because it’s “Money & Relationships” month, I wanted to see how you thought your partner would spend it. We looked at the results from thousands of people. Most people thought they and their partners ...

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The Definitive Script: How to talk to your partner about money

July 25th, 2012

Here’s the definitive script on how to talk to your partner about money -- without nagging or making them feel defensive. I’ve included the exact, word-for-word phrases to use, along with the exact information you need. Use this when you’re getting married, moving in with your partner, or getting serious about money. Bonus: Notice the psychological strategies ...

New Experiment: How would your partner spend $1,000?

July 23rd, 2012

Today, a $1,001 gift for you. A few months ago, I ran a crazy social experiment. I gave away $1,001 (Indians always add an extra $1) to see how one IWT reader would spend it. Over 2,900 people shared their plans, but J. Money was the lucky winner. Here’s how he SAID he would spend it: $...

When should you talk about finances in a relationship?

July 19th, 2012

Would you dump your girlfriend if you found out she had $80,000 in debt? What if it was student-loan debt? That’s what happened to this guy. Or...what if you found out it was credit-card debt? How does that change things? My guy friends and I talked about this. Most of them agreed -- finding out someone we’...

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So…this student of mine is earning $250,000/yr using qualification theory

July 18th, 2012

I love this story about one of my students. If you’ve ever tried to sell your services (freelance writer, consultant, artist, even dog walker), tell me if you’ve heard this before: "I’ll get back to you soon" "This sounds great, but I just want to do a little shopping around" "You’re great, and I really want ...

How I traveled for 3 weeks and made passive income

July 16th, 2012

A few months ago, I took a 3-week vacation to SE Asia for 3 weeks -- all over Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand. Nobody on this site knew I was gone. Yet while I was abroad, I earned tens and tens of thousands of dollars while completely off the grid. Taking a break from eating before eating again WTF I always ...