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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…


Low mortgage rates unleashed a massive wave of refinancing that was a windfall for millions of consumers, but what will happen once those unusually low mortgage rates are gone? Will refinancing mortgage loans effectively be sidelined as a financial resource for home owners? While the opportunity to lower your interest rate may be the most compelling reason to refinance, it is just one of several. Refinancing can accomplish different things for different people, and the…


Are you buying a home soon? If you are, then you probably want to get the most for your money at the lowest cost, including your monthly mortgage. Since mortgage loans are the way most people buy homes today, it’s important to know how to get the lowest mortgage payment possible. 5 Ways to a Lower Mortgage Payment, According to a Realtor What many home buyers may not understand is that until a mortgage is…


Do you ever feel like debt and homelessness are going to overwhelm you? Me, too, or at least I did. Ever since I was accepted into college, I’d been struggling to utilise my government support effectively and managing my funds from freelance gigs and casual work was an absolute nightmare. That was until I figured out how to save money successfully, and actually make some along the way. 7 Tricks That Helped Me To Become…


While the cost of pay-TV service is going up and draining savings accounts, something as popular as the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament can be easily live streamed, even if you don’t have a cable subscription. The average monthly cable bill had reached $103.10, according to a 2016 study by Leichtman Research Group. Let’s take a step back and realize this is just the average, so that means there are plenty of people paying well over…


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