The Ultimate Guide to Making Money

Your parents are delusional about tax refunds

I love tax time because all these kooky weirdos come out of the woodwork -- including personal-finance "experts" who don't know what they're talking about. These are the people who will get on TV, or on their online soapbox, and lecture you about taxes. One of their favorite go-tos is this old chestnut: "If you're getting a tax refund, you're ...

Persuasion Classroom: Don’t try to help everyone

I believe in trying a lot of things, getting really good at a few, then turning around and teaching other people how to do it. I did this with money, negotiation, earning more, and I'm doing it with psychology and behavioral change. But I don't believe in helping everyone. As I've written before... Imagine the world has As, Bs, and ...

5 fascinating perspectives on money

1. It's Coming: The $5 ATM fee My thoughts: Who cares if you have a checking account that refunds 100% of ATM fees? 2. Awesome tips on dealing with contracts My thoughts: From the article, the commenter writes: "This isn't even a housing thing, this is just a global thing. I don't think I've ever signed an employment contract without ...

The futility of out-educating fat

Superb: "Years ago, Tufts University invited me to lecture during a symposium on obesity... Lecturer after lecturer offered solutions for America's obesity problem, all of which revolved around education. Americans would be thinner if only they knew about good nutrition and the benefits of exercise, they told us. Slimming down the entire country was possible through an aggressive public awareness ...

My Free Insider's Kit will show you how to earn more money

Recap: The 30-day course on hustling your way to success

Thank god. For the last 1.5 months, I’ve consumed more caffeine than ever before and I’ve written more than 10 pages per day. With the help of an amazing team, I’ve kicked off 2011 -- the year of hustling. As I’ve said, most people get used to mediocrity. But my goal was to help you ...

The 1-week MBA on earning more money

During the 2008 election, Senator Obama went to visit Marc Andreessen, the founder of Netscape, to discuss tech policy. Andreessen, never one to mince words, asked Obama, “How concerned should we be that you haven't had meaningful experience as an executive — as a manager and leader of people?” Obama’s reply? “Watch how I run my campaign — you'll see my ...