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The point of being rich

Maybe it's the holidays, but today instead of ranting and screaming at someone on this site, I decided to dig up one of my favorite posts: What are we doing on this site? Yes, I read my own posts sometimes. Anyway, for those of you who haven't been around since the early days, I wrote that on the day I ...

17-minute interview about credit unions, money, and the economic crisis

Last week, I recorded an interview about credit unions, money, and the economic crisis with George Hofheimer at the Filene Research Institute, which studies consumer finance and credit unions. George and I met when I spoke to credit union executives a couple of years ago. Here's the interview in streaming MP3 form, plus a transcript below. RSS readers: Can't see ...

The Truth: What Obama and McCain won’t tell you about your money

After watching the debate tonight, I figured I'd translate what both candidates were saying. Sorry I'm not as politically correct as them, but I hope this is informative. Things will get a lot harder before they get better. All the predictions about the recovery taking until "at least the end of the year" are horseshit. In truth, nobody knows, but ...

My 3-minute video response: What you can do about today’s economy?

Yesterday a bunch of you left comments and sent me emails about what's going on in the economy. Here's a quick video I did to answer some of them. Check it out and see my notes below. Worst screen capture ever? 0:01 -- Intro: We're going to talk about what's happening with the economy, asking the right questions, what ...

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

I saved $2,500 by buying 2 items abroad. Is that un-American?

My post on why we're all hypocrites about our weddings was one of my most popular. So since one of my friends just got engaged, I thought you'd find this interesting. When I had dinner with him last night, I asked him how the wedding planning was going. He told me that to save money, he's flying in a wedding ...

The article everyone is talking about today

...is the phenomenal New York Times article written about how a woman named Diane McLeod got into thousands of dollars of debt. It's remarkable because it includes a rich set of multimedia features that let you understand how many of us get into so much debt -- and also allow you to compare yourself to others. They include: An overview ...