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While I’m primarily an index fund investor — and at 48 years old still have 80% of my money in equities (my only bonds are “legacy” bonds) — I do like to read about other approaches to retirement investing. I’ve long been tempted by the Permanent Portfolio, for example. The November 2017 issue of Kiplinger’s features suggested portfolios for five stages of life. Mostly I disagree with them, and I don’t like that the funds…


Just a notice that I may post only sporadically for the next week. I’m in Dallas for this year’s Fincon conference, a gathering of financial bloggers and journalists. I’ll be very busy. Plus, I may not be able to access the blog due to the site transition. I’ll post when I can. Have no fear! I’m back, and not abandoning the site after only a week!


Earlier this year, I attended Camp Mustache Southeast in Gainesville, Florida. Among the many awesome people in attendance were Jonathan and Brad, two charming fellows with a passion for financial independence. At the retreat, Brad told me a story that gave me warm fuzzies. In April 2011, I wrote an article at GRS about a British Airways travel card that offered 100,000 bonus miles when certain conditions were met. I was still a little wary…


Hey, money nerds. Just a quick note that we’ve initiated some of the behind the scenes stuff to transfer control of Get Rich Slowly from the current owners to me. No big deal really except that there’s like to be some downtime during the next few hours…or days…or even weeks. First up, we’re transferring control of the domain. Shouldn’t REALLY be an issue — unless it is. That is to say, nothing usually goes wrong…


As I slowly bring Get Rich Slowly back to life, I intend to revive some of the regular features from the old days. On Sundays, for instance, I used to highlight a reader story. And on Fridays I (or a GRS reader) asked you a question. Since I haven’t even been back on the job a week, there’s not much of an audience here yet. I’m fine with that. I’m taking the long view. Until…


In my spare time recently (which isn’t much), I’ve been reading Side Hustle, the new book from my friend Chris Guillebeau. Because CG is a friend, I’m not sure I can provide an objective review of the book, so I’m not going to try. Instead, I’ll give a brief summary and then share some of my own experiences earning money on the side. Side Hustle Nation Fundamentally, there are only two ways to improve your…


I mentioned the other day that my financial philosophy has changed a bit since I left Get Rich Slowly in 2012. One of the biggest shifts is where I believe we should place our focus. In the olden days, I thought money itself was a fine focus. I wanted out of debt. To achieve that goal, I needed money. Today, I view debt reduction as a side effect, not a goal. After I got out…


We’re only three days in to the era of Get Rich Slowly 3.0, and already GRS readers are providing inspiration for articles. On Sunday’s “I’m back” post, for instance, Amy wrote the following: As I type this I’m camped out on my brothers sofa, having evacuated my home during the fires in Santa Rosa. I’d love an article in the future about insurance, preparing and recovering from disasters. Thankfully my house is still standing right…


As I resume writing at Get Rich Slowly, one of my goals is to share a unified theory of money. This is a big change from when I started the site in April 2006. You see, 11-1/2 years ago, I didn’t have a coherent financial philosophy. Not even close. Because of this, I was deep in debt and struggling to make ends meet on an average American income. I was lost in the woods. The…


Why, hello there. My name is J.D. Roth, and I’m an accidental personal-finance expert. Eleven-and-a-half years ago today — on 15 April 2006 — I started a little website called Get Rich Slowly. This website. I ran this blog as a one-man show for three years. Then, for a variety of reasons, I sold the site. I stayed around for another three years, acting as primary writer and editor-in-chief until the middle of 2012. Then…


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