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Contest Quick Facts

  • Video Contest for you, the readers: 2 Minutes or Less
  • 2 Entry Categories: Personal Finance Tips & Success Stories
  • Website Award: Designate video as a "Website" entry if you have a website you want featured at Get Rich Slowly
  • Entries accepted March 15 - April 15, 2010. Winners announced May 1 2010.
  • Limit 1 video entry per contestant in each of the PF Tips or Success Story categories (2 videos total if you enter both categories).
  • Official contest rules, terms and conditions here

Personal Finance Tips $500
Success Stories $500
Website Award $500

View current video entries here.
Get Rich Slowly has always been devoted to sensible personal finance. Since April 2006, JD Roth and other writers have shared stories about debt elimination, frugality, saving money, and practical investing with millions of readers. Now it's our readers' turn to tell their stories.

We are calling on real people like you to enter the contest by submitting a 2 minute-or-less video in one of two categories: 1) Personal Finance Tips and 2) Success Stories.
Personal Finance Tips - here are some ideas
  • Building Savings
  • Earning Extra Money
  • Negotiating
  • Eliminating Debt
  • Do-It-Yourself Idea
  • Money & Relationships
  • Preparing for Retirement
  • Money Hacks
  • Finding Deals & Bargains

  Success Stories
  • Success Stories are the more personal side of personal finance tips.
  • We're interested in hearing how something has affected your life and how you've achieved, big or small.
  • We're also interested in hearing about-in-process stories. Not all of us have achieved success, but many of us know that with changes we have made, that we're on the way to getting there.

Website Award
  • This award is for folks who have a website of their own, and would like to have it featured at Get Rich Slowly. There's no additional video to create, just submit your video into one of the categories above, and tag it with the word "Website" and your website's URL, and you will be automatically considered for this award.
Three Grand Prizes will be awarded
  • Personal Finance Tips Grand Prize: $500
  • Success Story Grand Prize: $500
  • Website Award: $500
Ten (10) honorable mentions from the Personal Finance Tips and Ten (10) honorable mentions from Success Stories will receive an autographed copy of JD's book, Your Money: The Missing Manual.

Entries will be evaluated on creativity & originality, compelling stories, and usefulness to Get Rich Slowly readers. Number of views and ratings at YouTube will also be taken into consideration, so get your videos in early. You may submit 1 video in each category, up to a total of 2 videos if you enter both categories.
Winners will be selected by JD Roth himself.

Get Rich Slowly has grown into an amazing community of everyday folks who help each other tackle financial problems. (the site gets half a million visitors every month!) Want to learn how to cut your cable bill by 33%, where to find the best high yield online savings account or find out what a bond is? Get Rich Slowly readers have the answers.

So pull out your video cameras and start recording. We hope you join in the fun, not only for the possibility of winning a prize, but to also share your stories and ideas with others.

If you have any questions, or have problems submitting your video, please email videocontest@getrichslowly.org
Although the video contest is now over, you can still share your video of your personal finance tip or success story with other GetRichSlowly.org readers.

Video Submission Instructions

Please indicate which category you are entering by tagging your video with the words "Tip" or "Story"(not both).

To enter the website award also tag your video with the word "Website" and your website's URL.(You can enter webiste URL as "getrichslowly.org" in the tag field, no need to precede tag with "http://www")

If you have any questions, or have problems submitting your video, please email videocontest@getrichslowly.org

Sample Videos
Example of a Personal Finance Tip Video

Example of a Success Story Video