What about my fears?

We all have ridiculous things we used to believe (I outlined many of them in Why Do Delusional People Think Their Spending Will Be Different Than Other People's?) Stupidly, I genuinely used to think that "fear" was a physical feeling. So when people asked me, "What do you fear?" I would shake my head and say, nothing really. It took ...

What do Scarlett Johansson and Ramit Sethi have in common?

No, it's not simply a love of talking about large breasts. Check out the cover of last month's Glamour. Bottom-left corner. Aww yeah. Below, I've embedded the article itself. But this isn't just to point out how Scarlett and I are destined to be together. Notice how my content has been translated for a female audience. Same material, but it's ...

Behind the scenes: I was on the Today Show last week

I flew to New York last week to appear on the Today Show. Here's the clip: Interesting things to note: Green rooms are the best places to meet people. I walked in and Maya Angelou was sitting there. In hair/makeup, Marissa Mayer and a bunch of other interesting people were there You enter NBC through a totally unmarked door, ...

I’m guest writing at the New York Times this week

Last week, I wrote about the Guest Post Strategy to get people to read your stuff. This week, I'm a guest writer at the New York Times. Here's a quote from something I wrote: "Your friends will try to convince you that target-date retirement funds aren’t as high-returning and exciting as their fancy stocks (which they probably picked using ...

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17-minute interview about credit unions, money, and the economic crisis

Last week, I recorded an interview about credit unions, money, and the economic crisis with George Hofheimer at the Filene Research Institute, which studies consumer finance and credit unions. George and I met when I spoke to credit union executives a couple of years ago. Here's the interview in streaming MP3 form, plus a transcript below. RSS readers: Can't see ...

I was on TV this week — watch my 2:17 CNBC video on credit card perks

Hey, pretty cool news -- CNBC flew me out earlier this week to New York to appear on "On The Money," a new personal-finance show. Here are a couple pictures of me getting prepped from a while back: And here's the clip of me appearing earlier this week, on Tuesday:   This post is part of a series on Credit ...