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 ...

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 ...

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

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. ...

“Should I invest my student loans?”

Zach emails about his student loan money: Now for the most part all of that money will be used to do things like pay rent, and buy groceries, but when I've calculated it out, there's around $1000 left per semester minimum, and more if I can be frugal about how I spend it. My questions was, do you think it ...