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 ...

40-minute video on mentoring, writing effective emails, and the financial crisis

I talk to my friend Ben Casnocha (who wrote My Startup Life) a few times every week. About a month ago, he came up with a great idea: to record our conversation so, maybe, other people could get something valuable out of it. Here's our first try. Imagine a pilot episode -- it's not completely smooth, but it gives you ...

Reminder: $2,500 scholarship applications due Thursday, 1/15

Last-minute reminder: Applications for the I Will Teach You To Be Rich Scholarship are due this Thursday, 1/15. I'm funding a pro-social entrepreneurial project with $2,500, plus mentoring and resources. I charge $10,000-$15,000 per talk, so I hope both are useful. One last thing: When I was in high school and people were talking about ...

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The point of being rich

Maybe it's the holidays, but today instead of ranting and screaming at someone on this site, I decided to dig up one of my favorite posts: What are we doing on this site? Yes, I read my own posts sometimes. Anyway, for those of you who haven't been around since the early days, I wrote that on the day I ...

Announcing the I Will Teach You To Be Rich scholarship for $2,500

Today I'm THRILLED to announce the I Will Teach You To Be Rich Scholarship for Social Innovation. You can read the details at the scholarship site, but I want to take a few minutes to talk about giving back. Why wait for a mythical day? When I first launched this scholarship in 2006, people thought it was ridiculous for a ...