Why personal finance “experts” continue giving worthless advice

Today, I'll share a behavioral-change technique that's helped me create a New York Times best-selling book, a blog that's been read by millions of people, and a course on earning money that has helped my students earn hundreds of thousands of dollars on the side. In 1954, researchers Hastorf and Cantril published a seminal study in The Journal of Abnormal ...

“He’s passively waiting for his dream career to happen”

Why are some people able to find their dream jobs...when so many others are not? A lot of you know about Earn1k, the course I created to help you earn more money on the side. But I've never publicly mentioned that I also run an accompanying program called Beyond1k, which provides live weekly calls, a Mastermind group, and ongoing ...

Hilarious magazine covers reveal the emperor has no clothes

From a terrific Gawker piece, look at these magazine covers. Notice anything? They're all the same! Magazines are designed to sell advertising, not good financial advice. Yet millions of Americans get their kooky investing ideas from so-called personal-finance magazines. This is why people think "stocks=investing" and are fascinated by alternative investments, but don't know the first thing about setting ...

Why are these treehuggers wasting their time?

I love this open letter to the UC Berkeley students who were protesting cutting down trees by living in them. Excerpt: (1) Consider what you are fighting for. "How many trees does UC intend to destroy for its construction project? (Answer: 38). Is the coast live oak an endangered or threatened species? (Answer: No). Will the removal of these individual ...

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Attention annoying hypocrites: Stop being judgmental about your friends’ money habits

When was the last time you judged your friends for their poor spending choices? I do it. You do it. We all do it, saying "YOUR spending is bad, but mine is good." And chances are, we're usually right -- since most people are terrible with their spending, they probably can't afford those shoes, trips, or restaurants they're always buying. ...

Clueless friends giving you money advice? Use the STFUDF Technique

How many people in your life lecture you about finances, but don't have their own finances under control? Nothing is more infuriating than someone telling me I'm "throwing away money on rent" when they haven't spend even 2 hours running the numbers. Or someone who proudly proclaims that they found a higher interest rate on a new bank, which is ...