Attention annoying hypocrites: Stop being judgmental about your friends’ money habits

When was the last time you judged your friends for their poor spending choices? I do it. You do it. We all do it, saying "YOUR spending is bad, but mine is good." And chances are, we're usually right -- since most people are terrible with their spending, they probably can't afford those shoes, trips, or restaurants they're always buying. ...

What do Scarlett Johansson and Ramit Sethi have in common?

No, it's not simply a love of talking about large breasts. Check out the cover of last month's Glamour. Bottom-left corner. Aww yeah. Below, I've embedded the article itself. But this isn't just to point out how Scarlett and I are destined to be together. Notice how my content has been translated for a female audience. Same material, but it's ...

Negotiate Like an Indian: I taught my friend how to negotiate an $8,000 salary increase

What would you do to get an $8,000 raise? I taught my friend how to negotiate an $8,000 increase in salary and a 50% boost in equity in 4 hours. And this was after she's committed the cardinal sin of negotiating: revealing what her salary expectations were. This is the kind of thing we all know we "should" ...

The article everyone is talking about today

...is the phenomenal New York Times article written about how a woman named Diane McLeod got into thousands of dollars of debt. It's remarkable because it includes a rich set of multimedia features that let you understand how many of us get into so much debt -- and also allow you to compare yourself to others. They include: An overview ...

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The 1 question to ask about $1,300 in overdraft fees

I was having breakfast with someone today who told me the most interesting story. He had been dating his girlfriend for two years before they talked about finances. "It took me that long to get her trust," he said. She was a public school teacher, so she didn't make that much money. When he looked at her finances, he noticed ...

1,031 people respond: How they spent money on Valentine’s Day

[Update: Check out Slide #5. It's hilarious how the percentage of men and women who bought "intimate apparel" is...equal.] A few days ago, I asked you how much you spent on Valentine's Day. With 1,031 responses, here's the analysis (RSS readers, click here to see the slides). | View | Upload your own Click for a larger view See my ...