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 ...

Best credit cards for 2014

This week, I’m sharing my favorite accounts with you. Yesterday: The best checking account Today: The best credit card Thursday: The best savings account Let’s get to it. When my book was published in 2009, I named names. This is why some banks will never, ever partner with me. Oh well!! My old favorite credit card: Citi PremierPass ...

Case Study: How KC “scaled” his side business to earn $3,000/month

Today, I’m sharing a case study about someone who was already earning money, but didn’t know how to “scale” -- or grow -- his business without spending 30 hours each day. There just weren’t enough hours in the day to do all he wanted to do. Yet KC was able to dramatically streamline his business, learning what ...

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The psychology of cutting back on lattes

I’ve talked about Big Wins instead of savings on pointless small expenses like lattes. Frugality zealots don’t understand this and accuse me of arguing that people can’t manage their expenses and that, gasp, is it REALLY that hard to cut back on this stuff? They are right. In general, people can’t manage their expenses, and yes, ...

44% of people plan to never invest again

A recent survey shows that 44% of people plan to never invest money in the stock market again. "Prudential, which polled more than 1,000 investors between the ages of 35 and 70 online earlier this year, found that 58% of those surveyed have lost faith in the stock market. Even more alarming, 44% said they plan to never invest ...