Examples from the field: How to stand out

In the last 12 months, I’ve turned down around $200,000 of business from people I didn’t feel were right for my programs. I’ve also doubled the guarantee period of my Earn1k program for no good reason. I just thought it was the right thing to do. And I’ve made some decisions about the upcoming launch ...

Are Big Banks doomed? Look at these survey results

In my book, I'm extremely critical of Big Banks like Bank of America and Wells Fargo, who routinely treat their customers like shit, offer terrible services, and use inscrutable fee schedules to make billions of dollars per year from worthless fees alone. This pisses me off like you wouldn't believe. (By the way, here's how you can negotiate out of ...

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 ...

How my publisher got $5,000 of goodwill with $100

It's about that time where we start getting tons of invitations to weddings, birthday parties, and family reunions. Over the last few weeks, I've noticed my friends mentioning how expensive these are. For example, one of my friends will end up paying about $1,000 to attend her friend's wedding, with airfare, hotel, and gift. And we spent an average ...

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Here’s how I negotiated out of bank fees — part 2

Here's how I negotiated out of a $20 overdraft fee and a $27.10 finance charge from Wells Fargo. I accidentally overdrafted a couple weeks ago (overdrafting is when you don't have enough money in your checking account to pay off your bills, so your bank helpfully transfers money from your savings or credit-card account. They also helpfully charge you $...

I’m doing a live interview Friday (today) — listen in

Quick link: Listen to me being interviewed, live, for an hour starting at 11am Pacific today (Friday, 4/6). I'm being interviewed by Pamela Slim (who was one of my most popular Friday Entrepreneurs interviewees ever) today at 11am Pacific. This will be a live interview and you can stream it online, free. We'll be talking about iwillteachyoutoberich, PBwiki, my ...