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This is part 4/4 highlighting some of the Best Of material on IWT.

I’ve written IWT for nearly 8 years, starting back when I was a cocky college kid. Not a lot has changed since then.

The sad part about writing a blog, besides the fact that my readership is overwhelmingly slightly socially awkward dudes, is that lots of great, popular posts get buried in the archives.

So I decided to collect some of my most visited posts, especially for new readers who aren’t familiar with a lot of the ground I covered in 2010 and 2011.

BTW THESE ARE EXTREMELY LONG POSTS WITH NUANCED ARGUMENTS AND DETAILED STRATEGIES AND TACTICS SO STUPID PEOPLE SHOULD JUST LEAVE. THERE ARE NO “TOP 10 WAYS TO PICK YOUR NOSE” POSTS ANYWHERE ON THIS SITE SO IF YOU WANT SOMETHING DUMB THAT MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD ABOUT YOURSELF, PLEASE GO AWAY.

Ok, here you go.

How to negotiate better than 99% of other people
Mega-post from my Earn1K 2.0 launch. Includes scripts, videos, case studies, tactics, to do’s and more. Essential IWT. (You can get even more negotiation scripts and live video teardowns here.)

Earning more money: How to turn your skills into services that people will pay for
Another huge post, this one from the original Earn1k launch. Includes common mental barriers, the trouble with “passion”, lots of examples and a detailed case study. (I’ve got lots more resources on earning money on the side here.)

Announcing the $1,000 in 30 Days Challenge
I rarely write about saving more money because I’ve written my piece, and I’d rather focus on Big Wins. But when 2008 hit, nobody cared about investing — they just wanted to know how to save money. Luckily, you can focus on Big Wins even when it comes to your savings goals.

Time management: How an MIT postdoc writes 3 books, a PhD defense, and 6+ peer-reviewed papers — and finishes by 5:30pm
If you don’t think you have enough time to get everything done, this guest post by Study Hacks writer Cal Newport will change your mind.

The $28,000 Questions: Why are we all hypocrites about weddings?
“The very same people who spend $28,000 on their weddings are the ones who, a few years earlier, said the same thing you’re saying right now: “I just want a simple wedding. It’s ridiculous to go into debt for just one day.” And yet, little by little, they spend more than they had planned — more than they can afford — on their special day. Why is that?

The Craigslist Penis Effect
What the “veritable jungle of unexpected penises” that is Craigslist can teach us about earning more money and rapidly accelerating your career.

The 10 Year Savings Strategy: Saving money after you’ve already handled the basics
Step one is automating your finances, investing and saving. (Get my six week program for doing this in my book.) But what do you do after that?

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  1. negotiation is an area that we call could improve on. I know that creating win-wins is supposed to be the goal of negotiation but it is not always that way.

    Someone usually ends up getting less than they thought they were getting.

    True win-wins are great when they happen though!

  2. Oh! Thank you for sharing these links.

  3. +RAMIT SETHI rocks! Money is more about psychology than just income, expenses, credit and debt.

    Take a good hard look at yourself through his unforgiving eyes!