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 ($...

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).

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Ugh

From Russel Roberts, professor of economics at George Mason University (quoted in the WSJ): Another airplane passenger story. I'm talking to the woman next to me and she asks me what I do. When I tell her I'm an economist, she says, "Too bad my husband isn't with me today, he'd love to talk to you." "Why's that?" I ask. "...

A little bit about me

I was brushing my teeth this morning and realized that probably nobody on this site knows how to pronounce my name or much of anything else about me. So as an exercise in extreme vanity, here goes... My name is Ramit Sethi (pronounced "ruh-meet say-tee"). I recently graduated from Stanford, where I did my undergrad and grad work and studied ...