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

September 29th, 2008

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?

July 28th, 2008

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

November 15th, 2007

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

October 24th, 2007

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. ...

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“Should I invest my student loans?”

September 05th, 2007

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 ...

BS teaser rates: More typical bank behavior

May 23rd, 2007

I have become increasingly turned off by big banks (I use Wells Fargo). Maybe it's the 80% of my friends who hate dealing with their banks. Or the nickel-and-dime fees that produce $50 billion in fees per year for banks ("more than twice the total of a decade ago") (link via Consumerist). That's why online banks like ING (which I ...