Random links and updates

Remember when I blew my budget in New York? Here's the progress of getting back on course (scroll down) Take the financial education challenge: http://dosomething.org/challenges/financial/ (Thanks to David W. for the link) Where can your $10 make a difference? How about any of these 10 charities: Virtue: Ten Bucks? Ten Charities I also love this article ...

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The Secret History of the Credit Card

Here's a great Frontline documentary by PBS: Secret History of the Credit Card Check out the interviews if you get a chance.

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Innovations in research on spending and popcorn

Hmm...sometimes it IS worth it! In the varieties popped, the percentage of unpopped kernels ranged from 4 percent in premium brands to 47 percent in the cheaper ones. CNN reports on groundbreaking innovation in the home popcorn market: Scientists solve unpopped popcorn

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Emails like this make it 100% worth it

Hi Ramit, I stumbled upon your website a few months ago and have so far benefited immensely from your writings. I am 20 and have been earning a decent living since I was 17, but always managed to live from paycheck to paycheck. Recently I've turned things around and have been mercilessly attacking my old spending habits. I setup a ...

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

I don’t know if this is a good financial move

I got this email today: Good Day I am contacting you based on information obtained from business library which vouched for your good reputation I am interested in investing about US$15,500,000 through you in your country or abroad in any viable and profitable venture that you will recommend. I would not like to invest my money here ...

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 ...