Making Money in a Tough Economy – with Ramit Sethi


I’m sitting down with financial guru Ramit Sethi, the bestselling author and founder of I Will Teach You To Be Rich. When this book came out in 2009, everyone was going wild over it, and when it was re-released in 2019 with current information, people went wild all over again. And with good reason! This is a great book for teaching the fundamentals of living a rich life, not just financially but in every possible way. You’re going to hear about how he is giving in this challenging economy, how you can pivot as a business, what to expect to come, how long this will last, and how you can create products and make money out of any expertise that you have.

Question Highlights:

  • Why didn’t the advice of most financial experts make sense to you?
  • What’s your message to the financial gurus that want people to cut back?
  • Why do you restrict anyone with credit card debt from joining your programs?
  • What is your definition of rich today?
  • What is your take on what we are facing over the next 3 months as an economy?
  • What should most solopreneurs and small business owners do right now?
  • How do we pivot?
  • What is Earnable and who is that platform for?
  • What is your business doing to stay alive?
  • Why is generosity so important to you?

Guest Bio:

Ramit Sethi, author of the New York Times bestseller I Will Teach You To Be Rich, has become a financial guru to millions of readers in their twenties, thirties, and forties. He started his website,, as a Stanford undergraduate in 2004, and he now hosts over a million readers per month on his blog, newsletter, and social media. Sethi grew up in Sacramento, the son of Indian immigrant parents who taught him the art of negotiating—his father once spent five days negotiating with a car dealer, only to walk away over a set of floor mats. He wasn’t the smartest kid in his class, but he loved building systems, which ultimately earned him over $200,000 in scholarships, which he used to get bachelor’s and master’s degrees in technology and psychology at Stanford, check out His understanding of human behavior and money led to him creating innovative solutions in self-development. Ramit and his team of dozens of employees build premium digital products about personal finance, entrepreneurship, psychology, careers, and personal development for top performers. The IWT community includes 1 million monthly readers, 400,000 newsletter subscribers, and 35,000 premium customers.He has written about personal finance for The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, and been interviewed on dozens of media outlets including NPR, ABC News, and CNBC, and popular podcasts like The Tim Ferriss Podcast.

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You’re Going To Hear About:

  • Why Ramit is a different kind of financial coach
  • Thinking about the big wins instead of the minutia
  • Why most financial advice is around restriction instead of growth
  • Why paying off credit card debt should come first
  • Building up your savings and earning more
  • Adapting to the situation
  • How your business can survive this

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