I applaud you and agree, the Get Rich Slowly blogs and forums have helped me greatly. I was also very ignorant about personal finance for the first twenty years of my adult life. Then I came across some very powerful authors, most of whom have works readily available. In no particular order, the authors I have appreciated most in the area of helping me with my personal finances are Dave Ramsey, David Bach, Robert Kiyosaki, T. Harve Eker, Suze Orman, and co-authors Vicky Robin and Joe Dominguez. Best of luck in continuing to educate and empower yourself, which will make you that much more able to help others.