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]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QR_Zrq5dPbs[/embed] Matthew: You are what’s wrong with America! ...

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. ...

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 ...

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8 Fascinating Insights about Credit Cards

I combed the internet to find the most interesting stories about credit cards for you. Here are 7 of my favorites. 1. The Tactics of Discover Card Reps How did the telemarketers supposedly trick customers into signing up for the products? The Minnesota attorney general’s office gave us audio files of some of the calls, 2. I am a ...

BOO! Your financial horror stories

As a dude in my 20s, Halloween is my favorite holiday for obvious reasons. Your favorite blogger and New York Times best-selling author, Ramit Sethi A few days ago, in preparation for this magnificent day, I asked the people on my Insider’s List to send me their financial horror stories. Here are some of the best: *     *     *     *     * “How do I ...