It’s Memorial Day in the United States, a national holiday to commemorate those who died in military service to our country. Many Americans also view Memorial Day as a sort of unofficial “beginning of summer”. It’s a time to enjoy the company of family and friends. I’m taking off the entire weekend as a rare holiday from blogging. In theory, I’ll be helping Kris with a garage sale (we’re both in purge mode after the divorce), I’ll see the Portland Timber play Vancouver tonight (RCTID!), will BBQ with friends tomorrow, and then will do nothing but relax on Monday. And maybe have a Spanish lesson.

To get you by until Tuesday, here are some articles from the Get Rich Slowly archives, articles that are special to me. They’re about two important people in my life, but people who are no longer with me — my father and my best friend.

That last article is, by far, the most important article in the history of Get Rich Slowly. Seriously. It changed everything. And not just here, but in the rest of my life as well.

Have fun, be safe, and I’ll see you on Tuesday.