The Ultimate Guide to Making Money

How to get 150,000 people to read your blog post in 1 week (and how I did it)

When I started blogging in 2004, I took a good look around at other blogs, calmly chewed a cookie in my dorm room, and then vomited. There were only about 12 big personal-finance blogs back then, and yet even in 2004, I noticed the trend of new bloggers complaining about why they couldn't get covered by the Big Blogs. Today, ...

How to travel full-time for cheap – less than $14,000 per year

Ask anyone what they wish they could do more of, and the answer is literally always the same: "I wish I could travel more." Yet when you remove all the excuses, few people actually do. I don't have enough vacation days! It's too expensive. My friends don't want to go with me. I know I've been guilty of this. Today, ...

Carrying a CC balance? Guy lowers his APR by 5.75% using my negotiation scripts

I've said it before and I'll say it again: If you're carrying a balance on your credit card, the first thing you should do is call your credit card and negotiate your APR down. It doesn't always work, but when it does, you can save a ton of money. I include a call script in Chapters 1 and 2 of ...

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 ...

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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? ...

My 3-minute video response: What you can do about today’s economy?

Yesterday a bunch of you left comments and sent me emails about what's going on in the economy. Here's a quick video I did to answer some of them. Check it out and see my notes below. Worst screen capture ever? 0:01 -- Intro: We're going to talk about what's happening with the economy, asking the right questions, what ...