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If you're below the age of 125, you have heard people saying one of more of these phrases about losing weight: Don't eat before you go to bed because fat doesn't burn as efficiently If you cut your carb intake and raise your protein level, you can lose lots of weight quickly If you eat fruit in the morning, it's ...

The Myth of the Great Idea

There's a common and weird conception in this country of The Great Idea. This is the idea of PageRank, a graphical user interface, or sticky notes. Huge successes, right? Sure. But for 99% of people, The Great Idea is a big fat myth. At the beginning of 2004, a few friends came over to get some advice. They wanted An ...

New section: Personal entrepreneurship

I've been talking about launching a series on personal entrepreneurship for a long time, and I'm happy to finally launch it today. Personal entrepreneurship is different than regular entrepreneurship. We're not going to be talking about term sheets and anti-dilution clauses and equity here. Instead, I'm going to share some ideas about entrepreneurship on a personal level. Personal entrepreneurship is ...

Value, not cost (Part 1)

In my post about cheap vs. frugal people a few days ago, I mentioned value vs. cost. I want to dig into this a little bit more. Remember when I went to the grocery store and was outraged at how much it cost to buy the basics for new apartment? That sucked. Anyway, my reaction was based on the cost ($...

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

Dear Ramit, can I express interest in your class but do nothing?

An email I got: Hi, I was referred to you by [NAME OF FRIEND]. I checked out your website and would like to learn something from you in the class. However, my friends are not interested in investments, they think that it is gambling so I don't know how I can manage to get 10 people to be at a ...

Search for “cheap person” on Google

And look what you find! Google search: cheap person Maybe you can tell someone to Google themselves next time you realize they are cheap (or frugal).