2013: The Year of Taking Control

There are a few things in life that should instantly make you pause and proceed very cautiously. Your boyfriend/girlfriend asking you about people you’ve dated in the past. A Chinese/Asian/non-white mother asking you if you drink or if you think real estate is a good investment. Anyone asking you, “WOW! You look great! How’d you ...

ASK RAMIT: “I’m stuck! How do I pick between two passions?”

One of our generation’s defining problems is TOO MANY OPTIONS. Our parents don’t get this. They’re like, “Go get a good job! They have really good benefits!” I once went home during college and a family friend was visiting. He worked at a very large consumer-packaged goods company and believed I was a lost soul who needed ...

“Follow Your Passion” is bad advice. Do this instead…

I’m on a crusade to end these nonsensical ideas that sound logical, but actually make no sense whatsoever: “We need to educate people about the importance of eating healthy foods” (as if they don’t already know that eating 5 Big Macs is bad) “We need to teach people about the importance of financial literacy” (as if they don’...

How to answer a tough interview question

All right, you’re sitting in a job interview and they ask you a tough question. What do you do? Not “What are your greatest weaknesses?” I already have a word-for-word script for that answer in my Dream Job program. But an even tougher question: One where you CANNOT reveal the answer, or you’ll instantly be disqualified for the ...

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When dumb people want nice things

A few years ago, I was doing a weekly ABC News segment. One day, my producer asked me, “So how old are you?” I was 26 at the time. “Aw, how cute,” she said. That was weird. She was a 24-year-old Asian girl, so why would she call an older guy “cute?” It doesn’t make sense. She saw my ...

How I traveled for 3 weeks and made passive income

A few months ago, I took a 3-week vacation to SE Asia for 3 weeks -- all over Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand. Nobody on this site knew I was gone. Yet while I was abroad, I earned tens and tens of thousands of dollars while completely off the grid. Taking a break from eating before eating again WTF I always ...