This week I’m writing email tips — what do you want to see?

What kind of emails tips do you want me to write about this week? Ever since college when I started emailing CEOs and random people I saw in magazines/newspapers/online to take them out to lunch, I realized I was a little weird. But I also realized I had learned how to write an email to get Very Busy ...

Sleep research discusses sexy vs. rich

It's amazing how many people think money has to be complicated. I always talk how the most ordinary things usually work quite well -- deciding how much to consciously save, consistently growing your money in a diversified way, etc -- instead of debating minutiae about the fanciest investments. Take a look at this new sleep research covered in the New ...

How I won $100,000+ in college scholarships

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine asked for advice on getting scholarships for college, so I wrote her an email with my thoughts. But then I realized that this advice is applicable to almost anything entrepreneurial. Getting scholarships involves being proactive, being persistent, building an infrastructure to scale and do more than most ordinary people, and then still ...

Walgreens gets it wrong when marketing to me

Here's a quick marketing thought I had just now. I know I usually write about personal finance, but this week I'm stuck on marketing, so I hope this is useful to a few people. Recently, I used my Snapfish account to order photos and I decided to pick them up at a nearby Walgreen's. It was awesome -- no shipping ...

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How a beggar in Grenada uses data to optimize donations

"...the country demands bold, persistent experimentation" -- Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1932 In 2005, I visited the Caribbean island of Grenada. My sister, who was living there at the time, took me shopping in the local bazaar, where my sister pointed out a young boy who was about 8 years old. He carried a notepad with him. He was a beggar, ...

I asked a loaded question and got back exactly the answers I expected

Probably the most interesting part about this post, in which I asked you what you wanted to read on iwillteachyoutoberich, was the answers I received. Out of 154 comments, about 80% of the responses fell into the categories I pre-suggested. Think about that for a second. Imagine what kind of disparate (and useless) answers you'd get if you went into ...