The Ultimate Guide to Making Money

2012: The Year of Mastering The Game Being Played Around You

I have a special talent for making women cry. It's not intentional, it just happens. I remember, one year during college I was an RA, and one Saturday I had a series of back-to-back meetings with my residents to try to resolve all kinds of problems. I hate my roommate! I just failed my test. What should I do with ...

Make art, make money — at the same time

I was speaking at a conference recently and my buddy pulled me aside. "You have to meet this guy Chase Jarvis," he told me. "He's one of the world's best photographers." Chase and I ended up sitting next to each other, and I learned some fascinating stuff about him. For example, I learned that if he gets TEN photo clients ...

The psychology of buying high and selling low

It's easy to sit around and lecture people to cut back on spending, pay off debt, and get control of their finances. That's what so many financial advisers and writers do -- yet they never stop to ask themselves why so few of their readers actually follow through. So today, I want to introduce you to Carl Richards, one of ...

Why’s it so hard for us to make the right long-term moves?

I have a pretty big backyard in my San Francisco apartment, so I recently threw a party. I ended up having a bunch of leftover food, including a huge watermelon. I love watermelon, so I left it sitting in a plastic bag in the corner of my kitchen, where it sat... ...and sat...and sat. I just never got around ...

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Psychology corner: Why you eat too much

Not long ago, I came across what may be the single best interview on behavorial change ever given. This interview is PACKED with insights on what actually motivates our behaviors (as opposed to the incorrect, surface-level reasons we think are behind it). For example, many people believe they are in control of their own behaviors. Ironically, these people are persuaded ...

How do I stop being so damn lazy?

Perhaps our generation’s greatest failing is how lazy we are. How many of my readers have sent me emails talking about how they want to change... how they want to improve their finances, earn more, or get healthier...or even READ my book (which is sitting under their bed)... but they simply can’t find the motivation to do ...