The Ultimate Guide to Making Money

How to Acquire Any New Skill in 20 Hours or Less

When I moved to New York, a friend of mine took me out for lunch to welcome me to the city. While we were eating, he made an offhand comment that stuck with me: “Besides work, most people hardly ever leave the 3-block area they live in.” Years later, after living here, I realize how right he is. We get ...

Mental Accounting: Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes

A lot of you have asked for more posts on investor psychology (articles, links, books), including mental accounting, anchoring, and cognitive biases that affect our investing. Today's post on mental accounting is by Claire, who holds an MBA and other degrees from Stanford and Oxford. Belsky and Gilovich have a big job ahead of them. In only 215 pages, they ...

How to avoid being a dumb investor: The Smartest Investment Book You’ll Ever Read

I've asked some of my very best readers to contribute occasional book reviews to I Will Teach You To Be Rich. This is a guest review by Rachel Stephens. And I fully agree with her -- this is one of my favorite investing books. -Ramit The way information is presented matters. The way something is framed has powerful effects on ...

My favorite books on personal finance, psychology, and negotiation

I keep getting emails asking about my favorite books, and besides writing a few book reviews, I finally got around to adding my favorite books to my online bookstore. So, here are my favorite books on personal finance, psychology, and negotiation (plus a few bonus categories): The I Will Teach You To Be Rich Amazon store. If you have other ...

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A fantastic book on behavioral psychology: Sway ($1,000 giveaway)

Note: There is a $1,000 giveaway at the bottom of this post. Do you think you could tell the difference between a Coke and Pepsi? Of course you do. When I was an RA in college, my residents insisted they could, so I bought Cokes, Diet Cokes, Pepsis, Diet Pepsis, and a generic soda to test them. Of those ...

My first book is out! It’s on recruiting young talent and it’s in bookstores everywhere

The short version: My first book, Recruit or Die: How Any Business Can Beat the Big Guys in the War for Young Talent, is out in bookstores everywhere! The book advises companies how to recruit top young talent. When I was a senior in college, my friends started recruiting at companies to lock down a job before graduation. Stanford makes ...