Nicole’s Bridal and Formalwear at Tanforan has poor customer service

[This is part of the IWillTeachYouToBeRich Week of Discontent.] Last week, I needed to be measured for some formal wear, so I went to a tux shop at a nearby mall in San Bruno, CA, where I walked in and asked if they could measure my chest. This is a 30-second procedure that involves using a simple measuring tape. It ...

Volkswagen targets stupid people, tries to rip them off

Well, VW certainly knows its target market: stupid people and poor people. I can only conclude that after my friend showed me a mailing he received a couple weeks ago, which helpfully asks, "Why Not Skip a Payment This Holiday Season?" "The holidays...time to give thanks, spread joy and shop for the best sales. Now, here's the perfect "gift" ...

A book deal for I Will Teach You To Be Rich!

I'm thrilled to announce that I've signed a book deal with Workman Publishing for the I Will Teach You To Be Rich book. Yes! First, I have to say thanks to everyone who reads iwillteachyoutoberich. Every time I get a comment or an email, I hope you know how happy I am. It's the reason I plaster my email address ...

How to make more money per hour than Michael Jordan

The reason I chose Michael Jordan is that he is the only famous athlete that comes to mind. Sadly, the second person I thought of was Bo Jackson. Man, how sad is that shit. Anyway, here are some emails I've gotten in the last few weeks about calling up companies and asking for better rates. Thanks for the great blog. ...

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IWillTeachYouToBeRich turns 2 years old today

Two years ago today, on August 17, 2004, I wrote my first post for I Will Teach You To Be Rich. Today, I took a minute to catch my breath and look back over the last couple of years. Good god, I had no idea what I was getting into when I wrote my first post (which you'll notice still ...

Examples of failures of the last mile

Yesterday I wrote about The Failure of the Last Mile, and some of my friends were nice enough to send me examples they thought of. If you can think of any, add yours as a comment. Companies put you on hold "Cellphone companies, banks, DSL providers, spend a ton of money on marketing but then put you on hold for ...