While watching Steve Jobs yesterday…

June 07th, 2010

...as I was watching the awesome new iPhone presentation... ...I posted this on my Twitter account yesterday: .bbpBox{background:url(http://a1.twimg.com/profile_background_images/3172898/PA32_Ornamental-Blue.png) #9ae4e8;padding:20px;}Every engineer who scoffs at ppl buying $250 jeans should closely examine how he feels about the new iPhone right now. It's about emotionMon Jun 07 ...

Attention annoying hypocrites: Stop being judgmental about your friends’ money habits

May 24th, 2010

When was the last time you judged your friends for their poor spending choices? I do it. You do it. We all do it, saying "YOUR spending is bad, but mine is good." And chances are, we're usually right -- since most people are terrible with their spending, they probably can't afford those shoes, trips, or restaurants they're always buying. ...

YOUR spending is bad, but mine is good

May 09th, 2010

Isn't it interesting how hypocritical we are about money? We say things like... "That's ridiculous. Who needs a $200 dinner? That would feed me for 3 months." "She bought $400 shoes? What a waste of money." $21,000/year going out? There are starving children in Africa." Yet when it comes to our new iPad or computer or trip, it's ...

Why do immigrants save so much more money than you?

December 06th, 2009

Why has "Raj," an immigrant who's lived in the USA for 10 years, saved $150,000 in cash, while few of us born here would ever be able to do the same? I'm fascinated with the differences in how people around the world spend and save money. Having grown up around a lot of immigrants, I can tell you that ...

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What do you NOT care about spending money on?

July 28th, 2009

Lots of people talk about spending on things you value. But what about the things we don't care about?   This baby knows something most people don't: What he doesn't likeWhen I wrote An Ode to Jim Blomo, I talked about my friend who's honed his conscious spending and spends thousands on the things he loves: Jim has told me ...

What would you tell the 30-year old divorcee with 30k of debt?

January 16th, 2009

Jason writes: I'm 30. Just divorced. Not fun. $30k in debt. Freaking me out. I have an old 401k that I rolled over from a previous company into Sharebuilder. Value $8,500. I'm very inclined to withdraw the cash with penalty and pay off a higher interest credit card (13%). I know that mentally and emotionally it will make me ...