I’m interviewed by Dan Portnoy and Tim Grahl

August 28th, 2006

Dan Portnoy and Tim Grahl were nice enough to interview me for their Business Opportunities Podcast last week. Here's some of what you'll hear in the podcast: 5:53 -- Who am I to say I will teach you to be rich? 7:12 -- There's no secret to getting Rich 8:30 -- What does being Rich mean? 10:...

IWillTeachYouToBeRich turns 2 years old today

August 17th, 2006

Two years ago today, on August 17, 2004, I wrote my first post for I Will Teach You To Be Rich. Today, I took a minute to catch my breath and look back over the last couple of years. Good god, I had no idea what I was getting into when I wrote my first post (which you'll notice still ...

It Never Gets Easier Than Now

July 28th, 2006

Every time I hear someone say "I'm too busy" to do something, a little puppy dies and I want to stab myself in the eye with a katana blade. I don't think people realize how good we have it right now: We're young, we're only responsible for ourselves, and we can do basically anything we want. If you think about ...

2006 Makeover, Step #4: Open your retirement accounts

May 08th, 2006

Oh, in case you didn't catch it over the weekend...the 4th step in the 2006 financial makeover is about opening your retirement accounts. Check out The World's Easiest Guide To Understanding Retirement Accounts. Previously: Step 1: Get your accounts in order Step 2: Budgeting and saving Step 3: Thinking about investing

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The Best Decision vs. The Financially Smart One

May 03rd, 2006

The financially smart decision isn't always the right one. When I say this, it usually irritates engineers and economists, who love to believe that we all behave rationally. This just makes me even more gleeful, resulting in an upward spiral of doom. Seriously, I love messing with them. Anyway, my friend told me an interesting story the other day: After ...

All about mutual funds (repost)

April 19th, 2006

This is a repost from a January 2005 article I wrote about mutual funds. Read this, ask questions, and we'll continue on with the financial makeover. Most adults in America invest in some kind of mutual fund. They’re an easy, hands-off way to buy and diversify part of your portfolio. But there are costs to handing off your investment ...