It was a strange, strange month for me. After an amazing June — a month in which everything seemed to go right — things fell apart in July. For much of the month, I felt like I was simply trying keep my head above water. If I were still tracking my sleep every night, I’d expect to see I was averaging less than six hours a night (possibly much less). After a week-long vacation with my wife’s family, things seem better now, though.
Despite the stress, Get Rich Slowly continued to hum along, with several great discussions on a variety of topics. Here are some of my favorites from the past few weeks:
- July 1st: Best Savings Accounts for 2011
- July 5th: Every Purchase is a Trade-Off
- July 12th: Frugal Beauty: How to Look Good on a Budget, Sierra’s post that prompted a lot of reader response, as well as a follow-up from April one week later: More Thoughts on Frugal Beauty
- July 20th: A Place for Mom
- July 22nd: Financial Success Stories from GRS Readers
- July 29th: How Much Do You Spend on Food?
As always, Get Rich Slowly continues to evolve. It’s grown beyond me. You folks drive a lot of this site’s direction (for which I’m grateful), and now the staff writers steer its course too, as demonstrated by the conversation between Sierra and April about frugal beauty. The social media elves and financial elves do a lot of the work behind the scenes. Get Rich Slowly is a full-fledged business, and I am but a part of it now.
Moving forward, we may bring on additional staff writers, and we’re certainly looking for an assistant editor to help shoulder some of the load. (We have a possible assistant editor in mind; I’ll let you all know if we broaden the search.) As much as I love this site, I also want to write at Far Away Places and Awesome People. And, in theory, bringing on an assistant editor will also give me more time to respond to your e-mails. Yay!
The blog isn’t the only part of this site. If you have burning questions about personal finance, one of the best places to get answers is the Get Rich Slowly discussion forum. The forum is 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 over 5200 registered users and more than 56,000 posts.
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