May: What do women really want?

I just got back from a 3-week vacation (more on that later) so I’m feeling extremely lazy...thus I’m skipping my usual long prose and jumping straight to bullet points. This way, I can go back to my regular routine of eating and napping for 9 hrs/day. BUT -- I do have some really cool stuff for ...

How to make expensive purchases

Today I want to talk about making expensive purchases. Too often, we see something expensive we like, feel guilty because we know we shouldn't get it...and then we buy it! Only to feel more guilty later. IWT isn't about guilt. I hate guilt and, also, I have no emotions so it's difficult for me to relate. Nonetheless, let me ...

How to Buy a Car (The Ramit Way)

Matthew from Overland Park, KS, asks: “I have a car that I've been making payments on for a little over a year and I want to get something else. Is it a good idea to trade it in when making another purchase?” [embed width="520"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QR_Zrq5dPbs[/embed] Matthew: You are what’s wrong ...

Hilarious money advice that makes me want to die

You cannot imagine the kind of articles I run across about money. Today, a small window into my inbox. I think you’ll admire me for not turning into a homicidal maniac considering I read 50+ of these every day. 1. “She suggests peppering your teen with daily finance texts...” Let’s start off with this post from ING Direct. ...

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How to stop paying credit card fees

Last year, I wrote a scathing post about the Capital One acquisition of ING. It was widely read and quoted in a Fortune profile. Days later, I received this email: “Love your site.  I work for Capital One (in IT, not the card division), and I thought you'd be amused to learn that "I Will Teach You to be Rich" ...

4 dumb money mistakes

I love making fun of horrible money advice and atrocious career advice as much as anyone else, but sometimes we have to turn the focus onto ourselves. How many of us choose to focus on the most pointless areas of personal finance? Should I open this credit card? I feel guilty paying for name-brand cheese. Do you think I should ...