All posts by Eric Hammer

After buying everything for Christmas, I don’t know about you but I’m ready to find a better way to make some green. I mean yeah, I make a good living (though when my office just moved to a new location and I wasted $40 on cab fare getting to and from the office because I couldn’t figure out how to get there on the subway, it feels kinda pointless) but I could still use some income I don’t have to work for. So Just what is Passive Income? I find this particularly amusing. You see, whenever I write an article … Read More >

For all that our future president loves to show off, the vast majority of people who are super wealthy are people you probably have never heard of. Know why? Because most rich people know that it’s better not to be a dam* loudmouth about their money. The fact is that while there are plenty of very showy people who have lots of money, most are people you have never heard of. George Soros and Influence Okay, so if you’re a political and news junky like me, you’ve probably heard of George Soros. For the rest of you though, you’re probably … Read More >

Look, I get it – you feel like you’re in control of your finances and you think that you understand everything. You’re the king of the friggin’ world. Yeah, and I’m Donald Trump. Not. The fact is that we all do financially stupid things at one point or another; but if you do all seven of these things then you are indeed the king – the king of the financial fools. Living Beyond Your Means Hey, I get it – you want to keep up with the Joneses. Well good for you. You go and piss away your future just … Read More >

I wear a Rolex watch and dress in smart clothing from the likes of Zegna, Armani, Canali and Hickey Freeman. I know that this description probably doesn’t sound like someone who is frugal, though it maybe sounds like a douche who likes to show off. The truth is though, I’m both – I am frugal and yeah, I do like to show off. I’m just not cheap. Now I know what you’re thinking – frugal is just a nice way to say cheap. As in, he squeezes a nickel so hard the Indian cries (old joke but you get the … Read More >

To hear our future president tell it, China is the big bad wolf in the room. In fact, there is a whole meme of Donald Trump saying nothing but China. But is China really rising? Are we all doomed to speak Mandarin? Will the Statue of Liberty be relocated soon to the South China Sea? Well, not really. Though a whole heck of a lot of is happening when it comes to the Chinese and the East in general. They’ve Got a Lot of People. I Mean a Lot of Them The first thing to realize about China and the … Read More >

So you want to be rich huh? Fat chance. No, literally, fat chance. Turns out that one of the many things rich people know that the average Joe is clueless about is the fact that junk food is a killer. Who knew? That Big Mac might taste good but it’s holding your wallet back too. Must be a conspiracy of the rich to keep the poor suckers down, huh? But seriously, you wanna be rich? Check out my advice: Quit the Crap Fest Turns out that 70% of rich people tend to avoid junk food like the plague. One of … Read More >

Let’s face it – if you’re reading this blog then it’s likely that you’re not rich yet. Unless of course you are our president-Elect. Considering how often I write about Mr. Trump, I like to think he drops by to see what all the fuss is about. Hey Mr. President-elect, good luck in the White House. Do us all proud and show us that the far left was wrong. But I digress. You wanted to know why you’re not rich. There’s a very simple reason for that: because you make your money in a lousy J.O.B. (Just Over Broke). I’ve … Read More >

So the impossible has happened – the Donald will be our 45th president. Congrats Donald – you beat back the odds yet again and managed to win the White House. Now, about those promises you made on the campaign trail – you know, all those jobs you promised were coming back? Uhm, how is that’s going so far? Trump the Negotiator Let’s get one thing very clear – Donald Trump himself has admitted that his campaign promises aren’t real promises – he’s not some insane nut job who is going to completely destroy America. Sorry, but the so called Mainstream … Read More >

You know what I love? It’s the stories of average Joes who started out as penniless nothings and then became millionaires or even billionaires who somehow made it all the way to the Forbes 400. Yeah, you know who I’m talking about – the smart guys and gals who said screw it, I’m gonna be rich. You know what’s really cool though? If you want to become another Richard Branson or come up with the next Facebook, most of these guys are happy to tell you what they did to make it big. You just have to be willing to … Read More >

I don’t know about you but I am godawful sick to death of the election. To hear both Hillary the Donald tell it, this election is all about the Middle Class of America and how the Middle Class is under attack. I call bullsh*t on both of them. The fact is that both are in their own ways out to protect the wealthy and their friends, not the Middle Class. But of course, the middle class screws itself over constantly so they figure they can get away with it. After all, if the average middle class American doesn’t care enough … Read More >