So Money - Episode 886

Ramit Sethi

Author, I Will Teach You to Be Rich

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.

After the massive success of his first book, I Will Teach You to Be Rich, he’s back – ten years later – with a second edition, updated and expanded for a new age.

In our latest conversation (Ramit was on previously – check it out), we discuss:

  • The additions and omissions he decided to make in the new version of his book – and why.
  • The untold realities of executing a prenup with your partner-to-be. Ramit shares details from his own experience.
  • The current attacks on financial experts who believe in personal accountability.

Ramit 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.

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.

Visit Ramit at for more information. Follow him on Twitter (@ramit) and Instagram (@ramit)

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