The Big Wins Manifesto

The Big Wins Manifesto

Compare two people trying to get an edge in life. John, 28, earns $62,000/year as a project manager. He used to have $8,200 in credit card debt from overspending, but he’s been slowly paying it down over the last two years and now it’s at $6,400. How? He tried all the typical personal-finance advice: ...

The 3 Most Effective Ways to Earn More Money

When I went on book tour in 2009, I met readers from all over the country: Seattle, Minneapolis, LA, and all over. I remember meeting them and asking what they wished I wrote more about. The responses surprised me: “Your automation stuff is great,” they said, “but I want to know how to earn more money.” This was the most ...

This is officially the cutest photo on the Internet

Look at this photo from Friday’s New York Times: My parents are in the New York Times in an article called “How to Raise a Financial Wizard,” and I could not be prouder. Funny backstory: it was originally titled “How to Raise a Financial Guru” as you can see from the NYT URL, but apparently it could seem politically ...

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 ...

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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 ...

The psychology of putting effectiveness before ego

I spend a lot of time talking about BIG wins (like salary negotiation) instead of incremental cutbacks on lattes or paper towels. The “big win” mentality is how hundreds of my students have landed their dream jobs, dug out of debt, and outperformed their peers in countless situations. But big wins aren’t always easy—especially when you use an ...