A new IWillTeachYouToBeRich!

IWillTeachYouToBeRich.com is totally revamped starting today! You'll now be able to post comments (even on old posts), easily see articles by category (see the Table of Contents), and not be blinded by the ugliness of my old site. One quick note: I worked with Kamil Pelka from Helldesign and had an EXCELLENT experience. If you have any design projects, ...

WSJ: Americans fail to plan for retirement

From yesterday's Wall Street Journal: "The study, by Prudential Financial Inc., found that seven out of 10 Americans are more concerned with near- and midterm goals -- paying bills, buying computers, making home improvements -- than saving for retirement." (more…)

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How to stop credit card solicitations

This is good: By calling 1-888-5-OPTOUT (567-8688) or logging onto www.OptOutPreScreen.com you can "opt-out" of receiving pre-approved credit card offers for five years OR forever. "Opting-Out" prevents consumer credit reporting companies from using your credit file information for pre-approved offers of credit or insurance. That's from Sound Money Tips, one of the other personal-finance blogs I read. Oh ...

Dumb: “Econ majors know personal finance”

I like hearing dumb things because then I mock them and the person who said them. Here's the latest: "I'm an economics major! I don't need to learn about money!" Just because you're an econ major doesn't necessarily mean you know personal finance. That's like saying if you're a programmer, you're expert at using Microsoft Word. Give me a break, ...

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Stanford Daily writes a nice article about I Will Teach You To Be Rich

From the Stanford Daily: College is the time when many students take charge of their own money. Now, thanks to the efforts of an economics whiz kid, students can set aside their financial fears. Ramit Sethi, a fifth-year co-terminal student in psychology, runs a program to teach college students and recent graduates about personal finance. Today, Sethi travels around the ...

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Here’s how I negotiated out of bank fees

Have you ever had a teacher or adult who is supposed to be really good at something, but they haven't actually done it in so long that you wonder whether they even remember how to do it? I had a CS professor at Stanford who is supposedly one of the best hackers of all time, but when I was stuck ...