The Ultimate Guide to Making Money

Talking to your parents about money can be a humbling experience–for them

I'm on a rampage!!! I've been on vacation for a week and I think that sleeping 16 hours a day really sharpens the mind. If you have questions about personal-finance, this is a really good time to ask. Email me or just add a comment to any post on this site, and I'll try to help out. MP Dunleavey writes ...

A big fear I have of this site

Writing this site is a lot of fun for me. I get to go around, meet interesting people, and make fun of things. I once got a free lunch. But still, I'm not sure it makes a big difference. (more…)

More thinking about why you want to be rich

Nobody should want to be rich just for the money. Here's a great quote from Tim Sanders in his new book, The Likeability Factor. Success has been redefined. My grandmother, a product of the Great Depression, raised me to value a lifetime of financial security in which I would never lose my home and could afford to send my kids ...

Why do you want to be rich?

Sometimes, teaching people how to get rich gets me a bad rap. "You just want to make money," I've been told. Or "money isn't everything." These gems, while not particularly eloquent, do have a point. Actually, I'd prefer that these people ask me why I teach people to be rich. It's important to ask yourself, too: Why do you want ...

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We get more conservative with investments as we get older

As we get older, we naturally get more conservative with our money. That's why, when we're young, it pays to be aggressive with our investments. I like to drive fast. A few days ago, I drove on a long trip and realized something: It's probably not worth it to drive so fast. I ran a quick calculation and discovered that, ...

What does diversification really mean?

There are some things so entrenched in our culture that we never stop to think what they really mean. Let me direct you to one of the most striking examples in the last 10 years: The Backstreet Boys' hit, I Want It That Way. This god damn song is so catchy that, while we were all singing along and bopping ...