An email from my friend Samira

She wrote me this today: Why is "to be" rich not "to become" rich? -samira I was in a hurry, so I just jotted this down quickly. But I think this covers all the bases about the name, right? because it's already long enough and "become" is less catchy, don't you think? and there I will teach you not only ...

The Carnival of Personal Finance is here!

I'm happy to host the Carnival of Personal Finance this week. To remind you, this is where we collect the best of personal-finance articles from around the Internet (read more about it here). Check out all the great articles below by bloggers, journalists, and others! Thanks to everyone for submitting entries. Phil Town is totally write about our unhealthy obsession ...

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…)

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

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 ...