I often ponder which direction I should take Get Rich Slowly. Build the site? Write a book? Convince that other J.D. Roth to develop a television show around the premise?
My latest harebrained idea (which I’m only sharing because I’ve dismissed it) is to start a chain of Get Rich Slowly stores. I’d stock them with great personal finance books, magazines, and software, employ smart people who want to help others succeed at personal finance, and offer seminars on financial topics. The biggest problem? How to keep such a place from losing money!
Here are some recent articles with sensible ideas about personal finance:
Does money follow passion? That’s the question that Chris from The Art of Non-Conformity posed recently to a group of bloggers. “Not necessarily,” is the consensus. I said: “I think it’s more apt to say that happiness is related to doing what you love.” It’s more important to be happy than it is to be rich.
At Wise Bread, Philip Brewer has been churning out one great article after another lately. His piece on finding work worth doing relates to the post on money and passion I just mentioned. But I think his article on budgeting in a time of inflation is more practical. “The number one tool for dealing with inflation,” he writes, “is to have a contingency plan in your budget.” (If you’re not worried about inflation, you should be.)
Finally, Betsy sent me an article from Business Week that profiles a terrific mash-up that targets people just like me. Daniel H. Pink (author of Free Agent Nation) has written a comic book called The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need. Mixing personal finance and comics? Brilliant! Maybe that’s the direction I should take Get Rich Slowly…
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