If you use a Big Bank, you deserve to be treated like crap

Sorry guys, no more sympathy from me. If you continue to use a Big Bank like Bank of America or Wells Fargo, you deserve to be treated like shit. I hate them, but it’s not their fault. It’s your fault. After I’ve warned you for years how duplicitous and scammy these banks are, you continue to use ...

Stop wasting time on things that don’t matter

Here’s a classic email I recently got: My response: The result? It would be easy to make fun of Scott, but I actually love that he had a hypothesis of what mattered (his beard), tested it (by emailing me), corrected himself, and then dominated. It’s hilariously perplexing how many of us devise crackpot theories of what really matters, ...

How to talk to your partner about money: The Definitive Script

Here’s the definitive script on how to talk to your partner about money -- without nagging or making them feel defensive. I’ve included the exact, word-for-word phrases to use, along with the exact information you need. Use this when you’re getting married, moving in with your partner, or getting serious about money. Bonus: Notice the psychological strategies ...

When should you talk about finances in a relationship?

Would you dump your girlfriend if you found out she had $80,000 in debt? What if it was student-loan debt? That’s what happened to this guy. Or...what if you found out it was credit-card debt? How does that change things? My guy friends and I talked about this. Most of them agreed -- finding out someone we’...

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Best of IWT: Watch these videos

When I was about to publish my book in 2009, I called my publisher and asked if they’d send me to media training. “Why?” they responded. “We’ve seen you on TV and we think you’re quite good.” I nodded, letting my ego grow to even more untenable levels of enormity. I told them that I wanted to ...

Best of IWT: Dominate with my word-for-word scripts

Today is the first of a 4-part series spotlighting some of the best material on IWT. Today’s focus: My tested, word-for-word scripts that you can use to instantly save hundreds of dollars, negotiate thousands, and my personal favorite, improve responses at bars. I love scripts because they make it mindlessly easy for you to get started. No thinking required ...