Archive for March, 2012

Who Makes Money on Wall Street?

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I came up with an ultra-perfect top-secret method for beating the stock market. I saw it right there on the screen after thirty straight hours of computer programming. My heart was beating fast. I was sweating when I went to sleep. I could only sleep for about two or three hours and I had to […] Read On…

A FoolProof Diet

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She threw up in the bathroom after every bite of sushi. We were at Nobu, a relatively expensive sushi place in NYC. Earlier that day she had gone to the doctor and had her stomach stapled. Actually, that’s not quite correct. It was a newer technology. There was a band surgically placed inside of her […] Read On…

Ask James: Ron Paul, Confidence, Envy, Tips to a New Blogger, Whats the Biggest Hurdle to Making Your First Million?

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Every Thursday from 3:30-4:30 PM EST I do a Twitter Q&A, answer questions, and then expand some of the answers into this blog post. Follow me on Twitter. IS MARRIED BOYFRIEND USING YOUR FRIEND? Rachel S. ‏ @rachelosis  Is there any way to convince someone that the married person they’re seeing is only using them?? […] Read On…

Imagine You are Ten Years Old

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Imagine you are a nine year old girl. Imagine how excited you are because tomorrow you are going to turn ten. Think back to how you were feeling then. What would it be like to be two digits old instead of one? You can’t even imagine. Will it feel different than being nine? You will […] Read On…

Why Did Georgetown University Call Me Out?

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You can’t make this up. Georgetown University just put out a study called “The College Payoff” to explain why going to college pays off. I’m laughing so hard I can barely type. And then in the middle of this highly academic report they bashed me personally. This is not going to be my usual post. […] Read On…

The Spanx Woman is Worth A Billion!? My Key Takeaways.

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I’m a complete sexist. I want women to look as good as possible. And I’m not the only one. Women want to look as sexy as possible. That’s why they buy hundreds of millions worth of form-fitting Spanx shapewear every year. And now Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx is worth a billion according to […] Read On…

My Last Will and Testament

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“I Want to Die” is still the most popular search term that takes people to this blog. A couple of things about the above sentence. First off, it’s a lie. “James  Altucher” is the most popular. “Altucher” might be the second most popular. But for phrases that don’t include “Altucher” then “I want to die” […] Read On…