Be careful who you listen to

Foreign people don’t give a damn about calling you fat. Go find any Spanish/Indian/Asian person and ask them if their foreign relatives have ever called them fat. They will look at you bewildered. “Of course. Every time I visit.” White people are speechless upon hearing this. But it happens. When I went to visit India a few ...

VIDEO: How to use “Competence Triggers” in a salary negotiation

The best places to people-watch are airports, clubs, and the subway. The amount of concentrated ridiculous human behavior on display is amazing. If you’re wondering why I have my sunglasses on at 2:30am at Marquee...now you know. One of the things I like looking at is something I call “Competence Triggers.” These are telltale behavioral signs of ...

Win a $1,001 shopping spree

When I was in college, I had a scholarship that let me buy any books I wanted. I would walk into the bookstore, see literally any book I wanted, and buy it. There was a credit with the store so I wouldn’t even take out my credit card. So I had books about psychology, decision-making, cons, deception, seduction, risk, ...

Be the Expert: How would you encourage a quitter?

Sometimes I like to take a break from my normal writing on strategies of psychology, persuasion, careers, entrepreneurship, and money to see how well you can actually APPLY my material. After all, it’s easy to read and read along, nodding your head, saying, “Yeah Ramit, I got this.” But what happens when I put you to the test? It’...

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Free webinar – How to start the right business for YOU

If you're curious about how to start a business that's right for you, I thought I'd share the exact lessons I learned. It's easy to point at someone whose business has grown and say, "Well, I could never do that."  But if you think about it, my business sounds absurd on the surface. The name of my site sounds like ...

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How to pick a Roth IRA

Which of these lines is a lie? Many of you have written to me telling me how you spent 150 man-hours studying the differences in Roth IRA accounts. “I don’t want to become a financial expert. I just want my money to go where it needs to go and work for me so I can get on with my ...