A lot of people want to be rich and I am revolted/happy

From the New York Times: According to the Census Bureau’s 2007 Statistical Abstract of the United States, most college freshmen in 1970 said their primary goal was to develop a meaningful life philosophy. In 2005, by contrast, most freshmen said their primary goal was to be comfortably rich. Well, on one hand that makes me disgusted, but it's sure ...

Seriously, you don’t

As discussed in the Shrug Effect. * * * To post this image on your blog, MySpace, etc: <a href="http://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com" title="It's not about being a genius, it's about getting started."><img src="http://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/archives/genius.jpg" width="200" height="300" alt="It's not ...

Ramit’s 2007 Guide to Kicking Ass

Here's what I've been hinting about for the last few days: my first ebook! It's called Ramit's 2007 Guide to Kicking Ass. It includes 5 all-new essays I wrote, plus new essays by some other great personal-finance bloggers. I'm publishing this now because I couldn't wait until 2007. The guide includes new essays on personal finance, personal entrepreneurship, making mistakes, ...

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 ...

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An ode to Jim Blomo

Today I want to take a minute to write about my friend Jim. Here's a guy who embodies what I talk about on this site: getting rich by identifying your priorities, being frugal on things you don't care about and spending on the things you do, taking entrepreneurial risks, and realizing the difference between being sexy and being rich. He ...

Wow, this is a great article

Casey points me to You Can Learn a Lot From a Rich Girl, a breathtakingly good article filled with insights about the dumb things we do with money: The author (I don't know who it is) writes about Marilyn, the "rich" girl: Driving home from the bar one evening, my friend Marilyn confided in me that she was afraid. In ...