Cost vs. value: the $71,000 conference that’s a bargain

The vast majority of Americans are fixated on cost, not value. They complain about how much something costs, rather than understanding what value it could provide -- whether financially, emotionally, or otherwise. I’ve written about this before in my post on why I bought a new car, a decision commonly dismissed without any research or perspective. In that post, ...

What does the Capital One acquisition mean for ING Direct?

I've always pledged to be brutally honest with you about the best and worst companies out there. Very few people in the personal finance space will name specific names about companies. Some of them are worried about closing the door on a sponsorship deal. Some simply don't want to be "mean." I've always found that being ULTRA-SPECIFIC -- more than ...

Case Study: How Chris found the confidence to turn down a $100,000 deal

Could you turn down a $100,000 deal because it didn’t fit your long-term goals? Many people's biggest challenge is finding someone to pay them at all. But not everyone. For more advanced IWT students, they don't simply want more customers -- they want the right ones. The challenge is to say "no" to low-paying, low-value work, and instead ...

The 30-Day Return-It Method to get unimaginably great results in 4 weeks

In college, I had a credit card that allowed me to get tons of miles for every dollar I spent and every mile flown. So when it was holiday time and my friends were flying home, I would offer to buy their tickets and they could pay me back. "Hey dude," I would say, "can I buy your ticket? I ...

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Most Americans couldn’t come up with $2,000 if they needed to

Years ago, I wrote a post about my $100,000 friend -- who made 6 figures but lived paycheck to paycheck. I know several people like this. And now, the data to back it up. According to the Wall Street Journal, nearly half of Americans say they “definitely or probably” could not come up with $2,000 if they needed ...

Case Study: How Jennifer tripled her rate (working 1/3 the hours) by mastering the art of networking

Most of us suck at networking. We think it’s sleazy. We’re not sure what to say. And even if we “believe” we should do it, we rarely do! Sounds familiar...like working out, or managing your money, or even keeping in touch with friends and family. Yet networking has produced the biggest jumps in my career by a ...