For the past eighteen months, I’ve declined invitations for Get Rich Slowly to participate in blog memes or join blogging networks. They just don’t seemed appropriate for the site. As with everything, however, there are exceptions.
What does this mean to you, the reader? Not much directly. Behind the scenes, these networks will help GRS to grow, which in turn ought to generate more income, which will allow me to reduce my hours at the day job, which means I can spend more time producing quality content about investing, frugality, and personal finance!
Meanwhile, I’ve added a small blogroll to the sidebar with links to other member sites. Every Friday, I’ll highlight recent posts from the Money Blog Network, and I’ll make an effort to point to great posts from my LifeRemix colleagues more frequently.
But what are these networks about?
LifeRemix is a group of great sites focused on enriching people’s lives. These blogs — most of which I read regularly already — explore clever ways to make life easier and more enjoyable. It’s exciting to be teamed with these sites:
- Behance — A motivational blog for the creative community.
- Cranking Widgets — “Getting things done, productivity, and life hacks for the rest of us.”
- Dumb Little Man — This group-authored site offers “tips for life”. A favorite.
- Experiments in Lifestyle Design — A couple of weeks ago, I reviewed The 4-Hour Workweek. Author Tim Ferriss has a fascinating blog devoted to lifestyle design, the art of creating the sort of life you want.
- Freelance Switch — “A community and resource for freelancers of all types.”
- The Happiness Project — “On this daily blog, I recount some of my adventures and insights as I grapple with the challenge of being happier.” I love this concept.
- IKEA Hacker — I still haven’t been to an IKEA, though one recently opened here in Portland. When I do go, I’ll be sure to take inspiration from this site devoted exclusively to making the most of the store’s products.
- LifeClever — “LifeClever helps you design, work, and live better.”
- LifeDev — “Personal development that focuses on creativity, productivity, and Getting Things Done.”
- No Impact Man — In May I mentioned this blog that profiles the story of a family attempting to go “off-the-grid” in the middle of New York City! Still fascinating.
- Pick the Brain — John Wesley writes one of my favorite blogs on self-improvement. Here at GRS, he’s shared the top three mental blocks to personal finance (and how to get past them).
- Success From the Nest — I believe that entrepreneurship is one of the best ways to achieve financial independence. Success From the Nest tackles this topic head-on.
- Unclutterer — “Unclutterer is the blog about getting and staying organized. A place for everything, and everything in its place is our gospel.” As I work to declutter my life, I’ve come to love this site.
- Wise Bread — A team-authored blog covering a range of personal development topics (but especially money).
- Zen Habits — Zen Habits is one of my favorite blogs. A few weeks ago, Leo shared a guest post at GRS about how to eliminate debt in bursts instead of incrementally.
The Money Blog Network boasts some of the most-established and best-respected personal finance bloggers around. It’s an honor to be invited into the group. Other members include:
- All Financial Matters — JLP is an actual financial advisor. He was one of the first people to lend his support to Get Rich Slowly, for which I am greatly indebted.
- Blueprint for Financial Prosperity — Jim is the class clown the personal finance blogging community. But don’t let the humor and charm fool you — he runs a first-class site. In his spare time, he organizes the Festival of Frugality and blogs about barbecuing.
- Consumerism Commentary — Flexo is host and creator of the Carnival of Personal Finance. Last fall, he wrote a guest post for GRS about how to be the CFO of your own life.
- Five Cent Nickel — Nickel not only keeps a great personal finance blog, but he also takes time to write about raising four boys. He’s an active member of the GRS forums. While I was in Europe, he wrote about how to start a family without breaking the bank.
- Free Money Finance — Remember that recent guest post about why religion is an important part of personal finance? That came from FMF, who offers daily roundups of personal finance news from all over. He doesn’t usually ruffle as many feathers as he did over here.
- Mighty Bargain Hunter — MBH contains great articles on frugality and saving money. Don’t miss the original bargain hunting articles buried in the catacombs.
- No Credit Needed — NCN is one of my blogging heroes. His story is similar to mine: deep in debt, starts a blog to track his progress, manages to turn his life around. He runs a podcast, and has created an entire network of bloggers looking to get out of debt.
I’m excited for Get Rich Slowly to be teaming with these sites, and hope that the collaborations will allow me to continue bringing you excellent personal finance tips, tricks, and ideas for years to come.
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