20 questions that your financially unprepared friends are afraid of

Note: In many cultures, you would be considered a huge jackass for asking these questions out loud.   1. How much money do you spend each month? 2. Where does it go? 3. Where do you want it to go? 4. Are you rich? 5. What does rich mean to you? 6. Hey, how’d you pay for that iPhone? ...

The first post of 2009 — How to dominate your personal finances

This year is going to be awesome. I can tell you this for sure, because this year we're going to: Learn how to automate your money -- one of the most important parts of making sure you hit your money goals consistently Have crystal-clear answers for the most common personal-finance questions: "Should I buy or rent?" "Should I pay off ...

10 links to walk you through today’s financial crisis — and make you smarter than 99% of other people

All right, guys. I've gotten lots of emails about what's going on with the economy and bailout, so I thought I'd put together a list of the articles I've been reading over the last two weeks. I added my own commentary to them below, plus links to stuff I've written that agrees/disagrees with each of the articles. My guess: ...

5-minute video interview: How do you get rich?

Here's an interview I did with Piers Fawkes of PSFK last week and I thought you guys might want to check it out. (RSS readers, click here to see the video.) 0:00 -- Why I started I Will Teach You To Be Rich (skip this if you've already heard it) 0:35 -- Do young people really care about ...

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Sleep research discusses sexy vs. rich

It's amazing how many people think money has to be complicated. I always talk how the most ordinary things usually work quite well -- deciding how much to consciously save, consistently growing your money in a diversified way, etc -- instead of debating minutiae about the fanciest investments. Take a look at this new sleep research covered in the New ...

An annoying email I got

Nathan writes: This is nothing personal against you, because every personal finance author I've read says the same thing, but your advice is not for real people like me. The "spend less, save more" theory is great for singles or young married couples with no kids (and therefore, fewer attachments, expenses, etc.) I'm 30 years old, married, with two children. ...