Be the expert: What’s wrong with this real-estate comment?

November 29th, 2009

As you know, I have strong opinions on buying a house, and most people don't know what they're talking about when they talk about real estate being the "best" investment. So when a Wharton professor wrote a Washington Post column pointing out common myths of homeownership, I laughed at some of the comments. "Wow is this a poorly written and ...

Live webcast tonight: Psychology techniques + live answers to your questions

November 04th, 2009

The webcast is over Tonight (Thursday, 11/5), I'm doing a live webcast to show you 5 psychological techniques to change your financial behavior. You're learn how to trick yourself to save and earn more using powerful techniques I haven't mentioned anywhere else. After showing you the new psychological models, I'll do a Lightning Talk to answer YOUR questions. I'll ...

Announcing the I Will Teach You To Be Rich Boot Camp

November 02nd, 2009

Over the last week, you've seen examples of people using my strategies to: Negotiate an $8,000 salary increase + 50% more equity Save tens of thousands of dollars Learn more using entrepreneurship Travel around the world, and Automate their money so they don't worry about day-to-day finances Today I'm announcing the I Will Teach You To Be Rich Boot Camp ...

How to trick dumb kids into eating less Halloween candy

October 30th, 2009

How can a mirror cause dramatic behavioral changes in kids? First, I should acknowledge that the kids are not really dumb because of the psychological technique I'm going to describe below, but can't we all agree that kids are pretty dumb in general? Come on. My parents just told me a story about how, when I was a kid, my ...

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Education is not the solution to all personal-finance problems

October 21st, 2009

Every time a provocative article about personal finance comes out (like this recent one about 401(k)s), dozens of people forward it to me, complaining, "Ugh, if only we had better education." Kind of like how everyone looks at me, expectantly, whenever I'm in a club and bhangra music comes on. Get a life. Doesn't it seem like people ...

“Ugh, why don’t fat people just eat less?”

September 23rd, 2009

If you've heard an ignorant comment like that, you've probably been to any of a thousand online forums. People love to demonize others for overspending and overeating, especially behind the anonymity of online commenting. Nothing drives me crazier than people who ignore decades of research to judge others for their supposed lack of willpower. This is why you'll see the ...