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The $28,000 question: Why are we all hypocrites about weddings?

On Saturday night, I was out with some friends, including one who's planning her wedding for next August. I've had a bunch of family weddings in the last few months, so I suggested she check out a nearby stationery store for her invitations. "It's really expensive, like $14 per invitation. But at least you can get some ideas for design." ...

Chicken Little and Kooks Who Don’t Know What They’re Talking About

This post is long, but there are emails and comments from a bunch of nuts that I pasted, so don't be intimidated. Today I threw all pedagogical goals out the window. My goal is instead to have you shaking your head saying "what the hell?" by the end of this. See, every single day I write on here, I try ...

Conscious spending: How my friend spends $21,000/year on going out

A few weeks ago, a couple of friends and I were talking about where we want to travel this year, and one of them said something that surprised me. "You probably wouldn't approve, but I want to go to the Caribbean this year." Huh? Why wouldn't I approve? I thought about this in a pensive stare for many moments, taking ...

Set smaller goals: impress friends, get girls, lose weight

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I Hate Indian Network Marketers So Much

I'm pissed off. See, I live by a shopping center that has a Safeway, Trader Joe's, and Wal-Mart. The last two times I've gone shopping there, I've been approached by Indian men who were seemingly very nice and struck up a conversation with me. (Some background: For a long time, there weren't many Indians in the U.S.--especially certain ...

An ode to Jim Blomo

Today I want to take a minute to write about my friend Jim. Here's a guy who embodies what I talk about on this site: getting rich by identifying your priorities, being frugal on things you don't care about and spending on the things you do, taking entrepreneurial risks, and realizing the difference between being sexy and being rich. He ...