Ah, April. It was a fine month. Get Rich Slowly was named most inspirational personal finance blog by Money magazine, I conducted a couple of interviews, and I made my first public presentation about money. I also focused my writing on financial literacy topics. Here are some of the posts I especially liked this month:
- April 1st: How to turn $500 into $7 the hard way
- April 2nd: The extraordinary power of compound interest
- April 8th: What if you didn’t start early? Advice for late bloomers
- April 13th: The bountiful container: Gardening in small spaces
- April 14th: Learning to love the emergency fund
- April 21st: Some thoughts on goals and adult education
- April 22nd: Money and values: The ecology of commerce
- April 24th: How to stop junk mail in its tracks
- April 28th: If I can do it, anyone can
Best of the Forums
The Get Rich Slowly discussion forums were active again this month, spawning a number of great threads:
- Buying a car: Is last year’s model too new?
- Buying new furniture — how should I pay?
- What is your savings rate?
- Feminist personal finance/economics recommendations?
The forums are a great place to chat with your fellow readers. Have questions about emergency funds? Ask! Want to chat about cheap vacations? This is the place to do it. (Since opening a year ago, the forums have 1550 registered users and nearly 18,500 posts.)
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