I’m guest writing at the New York Times this week

Last week, I wrote about the Guest Post Strategy to get people to read your stuff. This week, I'm a guest writer at the New York Times. Here's a quote from something I wrote: "Your friends will try to convince you that target-date retirement funds aren’t as high-returning and exciting as their fancy stocks (which they probably picked using ...

Automating your money — especially entrepreneurs and freelancers

How can entrepreneurs and freelancers with irregular income automate their money? Lots of people have been interested in the section of my book on irregular expenses and income -- like entrepreneurs or freelancers --so I thought I'd go into some more detail on how I handle automation. Brian D. writes: I'm just wondering when you deposit money into your account ...

Video from my appearance on the CBS Early Show

I've been in New York for the past few days kicking off the media tour for the book. More posts to come soon, but I thought you might want to check the video of me at the CBS Early Show this morning. If you guys want, I'll give you a behind-the-scenes look at what a media tour is all about. ...

Announcing the new “I Will Teach You To Be Frugal”

Forget earning more. Let's talk frugality Over the last few months, I've noticed a change in the type of posts that my readers are looking for. It's not about investments, or asset allocation, or entrepreneurship. In this economy, people want to save money -- period. That's why I launched the Save $1,000 in 30 Days Challenge. That's also why ...

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

Saving Tip: Using sub-savings accounts for unexpected expenses

"The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4 pm on some idle Tuesday." -- Kurt Vonnegut I wish we were always smart enough to prepare for flat tires, traffic tickets, coffee spills on our laptops, emergency flights for someone sick in our family, and ...

Trent says The Scrooge Strategy is “short-sighted” — I respond with a challenge

Do you ever wake up in the morning, roll over, and say, "Man, I wonder what my personal finance brethren said about me as I was sleeping?" No? Hm, I guess it's just me. Anyway, stay with me today as we weave the story of toilet paper, toothpaste, a rudimentary SWOT analysis, and a $1,000 challenge together. It's really ...