How to save thousands of dollars in 10 minutes (Ramit’s free gift)

I have something really cool for you today. If you’re interested in cutting the bills you’re already paying and applying all the negotiation techniques you “should” be using, read on. As most of you know, because I’m Indian, I was basically bred to negotiate. As a kid, I learned how to bargain at Macy’s. I practiced ...

Ask Ramit: How do you practice improving social skills?

Earlier this week, I was at a dinner party with a few friends. As I was sitting in my usual position of reclining, drinking and telling dirty jokes, I spotted my mortal enemy: an avocado. “Hey,” I asked my friend, “can you show me how to cut an avocado?” Twice this week, I got an avocado sent to me. The ...

Will I raise my future kids as spoiled brats?

Is it really fair that I have a special number I call to get impossible-to-get reservations and concert tickets? Or that I get to cut in line at the airport and Vegas clubs? Or look at this email I got from my bookkeeper: Hi Ramit, I am in the process of setting up an appt for you and XYZ at ...

Be the Expert: What do you say to a partner to help them lose weight?

All right, today we’re doing a VERY challenging “Be the Expert.” This is the series where you try to take my material, apply it in the real world, and usually end up miserably failing. Then I shake my head and clean house. Here’s the scenario: You’ve been dating your partner for 3.5 years. Man, woman, straight, ...

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I’m paying your rent or mortgage for a month

Every so often, I run a fun contest to share part of living a Rich Life. In the past, I’ve given away things like $1,001 cash (Indians always add an extra $1) and 2 round trip tickets anywhere in the USA. Recently, one of my co-workers sent me this recent study showing that over 75% of Americans are ...

7 things I learned from 9 years of IWT

I’m not a sentimental dude. But this week, “I Will Teach You To Be Rich” turns 9 years old, and I’ve been thinking about the last NINE YEARS of writing hundreds of blog posts, thousands of emails, and millions of hilarious jokes. In 2004, I wrote my first blog post. IT IS HORRIBLE! I say that Step #1 ...