March was an introspective month at Get Rich Slowly. I spent time examining my relationship with money, most notably in my series of posts about the “stages” of personal finance:
- Fumbling in the dark, which described my bad money habits
- A candle in the dark, which described my quest to pay off debt
- The light at the end of the tunnel, which described how I began to save and invest
- Lighting the way, which described my current financial situation
- Financial independence: The final stage of money management, for which I could not find a “light” metaphor
With the introspection out of the way, however, it’s time to tackle Financial Literacy Month in April. Over the next few weeks, Get Rich Slowly will feature articles on the essentials of personal finance, as well as discussions about financial education.
Before we move on, here are some of my favorite articles from March:
- March 2nd Current CD rates at online banks
- March 6th: Starting seeds indoors: Jump-start your garden today
- March 9th: 25 useful financial rules of thumb
- March 16th: Defeating temptation: 10 questions to ask yourself when you’re tempted to buy
- March 17th: The psychology of passive barriers: Why your friends don’t save money, eat healthier, or clean their garages (a guest post from Ramit Sethi)
- March 19th: Why we chose a 30-year mortgage
- March 20th: What do you do when frugality gets you nowhere?
- March 24th: My financial infrastructure
- March 31st: How to find great deals on vacation and travel
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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. The forums have 2900 registered users and over 35,000 posts.
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