Mission accomplished

Probably one of my favorite emails ever. Ramit, Hello. My name is Kayla and my brother actually sent me your recent entry about college financial aid at Stanford University. I was definitely interested because I know that college is going to be very difficult for me to pay for and, quite honestly, I'm really not looking forward to years of ...

College at Stanford is now effectively free. So what’s your excuse?

Last night at 1:30am, I received an email from Stanford, which read: Tomorrow, Stanford will announce significant changes in its financial aid program that will make undergraduate education more affordable for families receiving aid. We want you, our alumni, to be among the first to hear this news. [...] Stanford University today announced the largest increase in its history for ...

How a pro does it — My friend Rachel made $1,000 an hour negotiating a new job

[I was featured on Yahoo Finance and the Huffington Post. New readers, click here for a 1-page introduction / list of my most popular articles.] Here's what my 25-year-old friend Rachel just negotiated: "I got a 28% raise in base salary which comes out to more than $1000/hr based on how much time I spent. Plus stock options, which at ...

What happens when a coffee shop gets too popular?

I ran into an interesting situation last weekend and I'm curious to know what you think. Budding entrepreneurs, here's your chance to come up with a brilliant solution to a business problem. First of all, if you disregard my 8 Stupid Frat-Boy Business Ideas post and start a coffee shop, you may one day encounter this problem. It's a good ...

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Measure yourself using the same techniques the Fortune 500 uses

[RSS readers: Click here to see the embedded spreadsheets in this post.] I have a very attractive single female friend who's convinced that she needs to lose weight to get a boyfriend. I took one look at her a few months ago and said, "You're crazy." She looked great. Despite my comments, she decided to spend the last six months ...

How I gained 5lbs in one week

I love making bets with delusional people. This usually means my younger brother or my female Indian friends, who insist, implausibly, that they're not getting married until their thirties. Listen -- I have two Indian sisters. I know how quickly things change when you get to be of "marrigeable age." No, I don't care if you've never had a relationship. ...