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

July 27th, 2010

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

June 22nd, 2010

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?

June 14th, 2010

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 ...

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

May 24th, 2010

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. ...

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

Clueless friends giving you money advice? Use the STFUDF Technique

April 15th, 2010

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 ...

My $100,000 friend

March 21st, 2010

"I had more spending money in college when I was a student working a part-time job." --A friend who earns over $100,000/year. How does this happen? Factor in the following: Urban living, including going out frequently Expensive apartment Credit card debt from spending on things like going out frequently, shopping, travel Student loans It's a combination of high ...