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 ...

How Todd made $13,000 in 5 months, doubled his salary, and turned down a $25,000 raise

Todd exemplifies everything about I Will Teach You To Be Rich -- focusing on the big wins, negotiating a raise from his ordinary salary (see chapter 9 of my book), and always looking for a creative solution to earning more while others complain. Check out how he earned more than $13,000 in 5 months (and turned down $25,000 ...

Here’s a simple way to get 50,000 people to your blog in 1 day

Ways you could use this tip: Getting blogs to link to you. Getting journalists to write about you. Getting a raise at work. Yesterday, I featured a guest post from Carl Richards of BehaviorGap. It was also cross-posted on Get Rich Slowly (with different content). It was then picked up on Lifehacker. Overnight, Carl was invited to speak to a ...

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

20 questions that your financially unprepared friends are afraid of

Note: In many cultures, you would be considered a huge jackass for asking these questions out loud.   1. How much money do you spend each month? 2. Where does it go? 3. Where do you want it to go? 4. Are you rich? 5. What does rich mean to you? 6. Hey, how’d you pay for that iPhone? ...

Roundup of my favorite recent posts

If you're coming here from today's AP story, or you've been reading a long time, here are some of my favorite recent posts that you may have missed: How I'm saving $25,000 in 2009. What to do when you make major purchases, keeping account information in one place, negotiating down service providers (cable, cellphone) once per year, working on ...