The Get Rich Slowly file vault

A new Get Rich Slowly subscriber emailed me yesterday to alert me of two problems.

  • First, all of the free resources I share on Google Drive have magically switched from publicly-available to private.
  • Second, the automated email sequence for new readers is broken (which means that folks aren’t receiving The Money Boss Manifesto).

Fixing the email sequence will take some work. It wouldn’t take much effort to make it functional again, but while I’m in there mucking around, I might as well make a pass to revise it. The info and examples are five years old. (Meanwhile, the current version of The Money Boss Manifesto can be downloaded here.)

Fixing the shared documents on Google Drive was easy, though. They should once again be publicly viewable. Please let me know if they’re not.

The Get Rich Slowly File Vault

This seems like a good time to remind readers that the Get Rich Slowly file vault exists.

The GRS file vault contains a whole host of free resources that I’ve gathered over the years. Some of those resources are from me, but most are from other folks. Everything in the file vault is free and legal to share.

What kind of cool stuff can you find in the Get Rich Slowly file vault? Here’s some of what’s currently available.

The Get Rich Slowly file vault also contains a handful of “GRS Originals”, documents that I’ve created over the years to share with various audiences. These include:

  • The Money Boss Manifesto, the 87-page ebook that summarizes the Get Rich Slowly approach and philosophy. This is the same info that you’ll find scattered in various articles around this site. It’s also a sort of working draft for what became my Audible course.
  • The Money Boss Method, which is a one-page version of the GRS approach and philosophy. It’s basically an outline of the modern approach to financial freedom.
  • The one-hundred words poster I created in 2013 in partnership with my friend, Lisa. This is a short list of guidelines meant to help me lead a happier life. Other folks wanted a copy, so I added it to the file vault.
  • A one-page PDF with an exercise meant to help you create your personal mission statement.
  • For my article on the six stages of financial freedom, I shared an image that summarizes the path from financial dependence to financial abundance. By popular request, I’ve created a PDF version of that roadmap.

I would love to have help with the Get Rich Slowly file vault.

If you know of other free resources that should be added to the GRS file vault, let me know. And if you notice any problems — if you’re unable to access the files — drop me a line. My aim is to make this a fun and useful collection of stuff for people to browse.

Future Plans

Now that Kim and I have resolved our uncertain future, now that we’ve moved to Corvallis, unpacked, and begun to settle into our new lives, I find that I once again have time and motivation to publish here at Get Rich Slowly.

But I don’t want to set expectations too high! I am not in a headspace where I want to churn out 3000-word articles on deep subjects. Instead, I’ve found myself wanting to pursue three different aspects of the site.

  • First, I want to devote most of my time and energy to creating what I think of as an online textbook about personal finance. This would essentially be an organized collection of the most important and useful articles at this site, and it truly would be organized as if it were a textbook. So, for instance, I might take all of the many “get out of debt” articles I’ve written over the years and combine them into a single, definitive piece about how to get out of debt.
  • Second, I want to create a library of personal finance resources. I have dozens of book reviews at this site, but no organized way to view them. I don’t do a lot of personal finance product reviews, but I’d like to do more. (Or, more precisely, to have my business partner Tom do them.) And so on.
  • Lastly, I want most of my “new” articles (as opposed to the “old”, revised pieces for the “textbook”) to be brief write-ups of interesting stories I find around the web. Amazon rigs its search results? Shocking! What makes a job meaningful? Thoughts on the pursuit of childhood joy? These are all things that might be of interest to GRS readers, but which don’t merit 3000-word articles, you know?

Anyhow, I hesitate to share these plans because I know I have a piss-poor track record of actually following through with my intentions lately. (So, no need to remind me of that haha.) But as I think of what I’d like to do with Get Rich Slowly, these are the primary outlets I’m aiming for.

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There are 19 comments to "The Get Rich Slowly file vault".

  1. J. Money says 15 April 2016 at 07:55

    Yessir – fun having you on the show! Love how you turned the tables around on US too w/ your deep questioning, haha… Been marinating on it ever since 🙂

    Happy 10 years! Life is good!

  2. Brittany says 15 April 2016 at 08:47

    Hey, you’re in Nashville! That’s where I live!

    Make sure you eat some hot chicken (Prince’s if you want authentic).

  3. Fervent Finance says 15 April 2016 at 09:53

    Awesome – can’t wait to read!

  4. Mr. PIE says 15 April 2016 at 17:20

    Appreciate the open sourcing.

    The comment on “no quick fix” reminds me of the old adage:

    The best solution for a QUICK fix is to SLOW down.

    Think it applies appropriately to the slow and steady wins the race approach to wealth building.

    PS – loved the podcast with J and Paula!

  5. Tristan @ Dividendsdownunder says 15 April 2016 at 22:20

    Really cool project and ideas J D. I’ve read all of your articles already, but it’s so cool you are taking this to the next level.


  6. Liz says 28 April 2016 at 13:31

    Free is right up my price range! Seriously, thanks for sharing your brain power. Sharing really IS caring.

  7. Liz says 29 April 2016 at 12:38

    This is an amazing compilation of your teachings – thank you!!! I’m looking forward to sharing it with my colleagues through our company intranet.

  8. ZJ Thorne says 08 May 2016 at 12:39

    Thank you so much for making this freely available in so many formats. I’ve enjoyed your growth as a blogger and thinker. You’ve definitely impacted me.

  9. DividendVet says 09 May 2016 at 19:58

    Just finished reading your brief guide to financial freedom and it was really, really, spectacular! The guide is truly filled with so many unique financial nuggets that everyone can take lessons from it. I especially like your 6 stages towards financial freedom. Very cool!

  10. Joy says 07 June 2016 at 06:58

    That podcast actually brought me to your site. It was a fantastic interview, and it made me think a lot about what happens *after* one becomes financially independent — and why am I not doing those things now anyway? Awesome site.

  11. Asset Oversight says 30 September 2016 at 20:49

    Just downloaded it. Mind if we share your page with our readers?

  12. Laura says 09 May 2019 at 09:36

    I actually want to download and read, but the link is to 404 Not Found. Will this be available again in the future?

  13. J.D. says 20 October 2021 at 11:00

    Also: Holy crap, you guys, I just discovered that Tom implemented a “contact form” sometime back. I had no idea. So many folks trying to drop me a line via that method. I apologize that I haven’t replied. Sorting the spam out now and will try to answer as many as possible.

  14. Amy says 21 October 2021 at 05:13

    Ooooooh, this post makes me feel like JD is back! This collection is amazing and thank you for taking the time to curate and post the items. I’m so glad you’re feeling settled and motivated enough to work on GRS again. You’re voice and ideas been missed.
    Thank you for fixing the email sequence as well. I signed up, and realized later I didn’t receive a copy of Money Boss. I’ll get eyes on the new version via the link here asap.

  15. Tremell says 21 October 2021 at 11:00

    I never write in to blogs. That said, the body of work you have and the resources you provide are outstanding. Thank you and have a wonderful day.

  16. FreshLifeAdvice says 22 October 2021 at 11:22

    Love the blog J.D.! You have some fantastic old articles here. Appreciate the transparency on your future plans too. Keep up the great work!

  17. Anne says 23 October 2021 at 10:10

    So nice to have you back.

  18. David @ Filled With Money says 03 November 2021 at 19:11

    When you’re an established blogger such as yourself, there’s a lot of options you can take with your blog 🙂

  19. Anderson Drex says 07 November 2021 at 05:51

    Thanks roth for this e book the money boss manifesto, it really has given me great insight on finance.. I’m grateful!

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