This article is from J.D. Roth, who founded Get Rich Slowly in 2006. J.D.’s non-financial writing can be found at More Than Money.
Here it is, 2:22 on a Tuesday afternoon. I’ve been up for more than 48 hours straight with only brief naps snatched here and there. I’m exhausted — but I’m happy. What’s the deal? Am I a proud new papa?
Well, as most of you are aware by now, I am a father of sorts. This morning at 9 a.m., after nearly a year of effort, I launched my latest project, a 52-week guide to building wealth. Like this site, the course is called Get Rich Slowly, and I think it’s the best work I’ve ever done.
What’s so good about Get Rich Slowly: The Course? Let me tell you!
My premise is that if people managed their personal finances as if they were running a business, they’d be more successful. I mean, we all get that a business is supposed to make a profit, but what most people fail to realize is that the same idea holds true for individuals. In fact, the more profit we make, the more likely we are to realize our dreams. (I actually shared some of this material here at the blog as I was refining it: opportunity funds, big wins, the power of profit, and so on.)
This course includes:
- My 120-page Be Your Own CFO guide. It’s packed with practical information, all presented in a way I’ve never seen done before. I have high hopes that it will help a lot of people.
- A weekly email series. Once a week for an entire year, I’ll send out short, powerful messages meant to motivate readers to action.
- There’s also the collection of 18 interviews I conducted with some of my favorite financial experts. I spoke with Gretchen Rubin about money and happiness, Jean Chatzky about how to get better at spending and saving, Mr. Money Mustache on the simple math of early retirement, Tess Vigeland about the psychology of money, and many more.
There’s lots more, of course. Over the past few weeks I’ve been working non-stop on the website, on spreadsheets, and on a variety of downloadable material. I’ve done my best to create something that people will find useful at all stages of financial development. I think I’ve succeeded.
For those of you who are curious, here’s a sneak peek inside the Be Your Own CFO guide, including the introduction and table of contents:
You can read more about the GRS course here.
Whenever I work long and hard on a project, whether it’s a speech or a big blog post or a book, I get nervous. What if nobody comes? What if nobody likes it? What if they don’t think it’s as good as I do? Fortunately, the early response has been favorable. That’s a relief. It means I can sleep easy now. Good night!
P.S. I forgot to mention: This course is backed by a 100 percent money-back guarantee. If it doesn’t help you, you don’t pay for it. Check out the course over here.