New ebook: Recession-Proof Your Career

Today, I'm thrilled to unveil a free 30-page ebook for anyone who wants to recession-proof their career. If you're a recent college graduate, you're probably struggling with finding a decent job in this down economy. In fact, it's tough for anyone right now. Just like with personal finance, most of us will shrug our shoulders, accept the circumstances, and assume ...

I’m guest writing at the New York Times this week

Last week, I wrote about the Guest Post Strategy to get people to read your stuff. This week, I'm a guest writer at the New York Times. Here's a quote from something I wrote: "Your friends will try to convince you that target-date retirement funds aren’t as high-returning and exciting as their fancy stocks (which they probably picked using ...

Automating your money — especially entrepreneurs and freelancers

How can entrepreneurs and freelancers with irregular income automate their money? Lots of people have been interested in the section of my book on irregular expenses and income -- like entrepreneurs or freelancers --so I thought I'd go into some more detail on how I handle automation. Brian D. writes: I'm just wondering when you deposit money into your account ...

How to get 150,000 people to read your blog post in 1 week (and how I did it)

When I started blogging in 2004, I took a good look around at other blogs, calmly chewed a cookie in my dorm room, and then vomited. There were only about 12 big personal-finance blogs back then, and yet even in 2004, I noticed the trend of new bloggers complaining about why they couldn't get covered by the Big Blogs. Today, ...

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Ramit’s Inbox: An email from a very confused guy who can’t find a job

Here's an email exchange I just had with a guy who lost his job and isn't sure what to do next. There is a lot of good info here, and you're going to learn about planning ahead and not making the same career moves everybody else does. Note that this guy writes emails that are 10x too long (which is ...

The Tripod of Stability

Below is a video clip of a webcast I did with Tim Ferriss, who wrote The Four Hour Workweek (read my book review). The question was, "How many false starts have you had?" but in my response, I mention something I've been meaning to write about: The Tripod of Stability. This basically means that I try to keep the big ...