Get Rich Slowly: The Course

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.

Get Rich Slowly: The Course

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:

Be Your Own CFO
You can read more about the GRS course here.
Note: Want to see more? This morning, Lifehacker published my guide to salary negotiations that's one part of this course. (Yesterday, Productive Flourishing wrote, “The two additional resources on Roth IRAs and negotiating your salary, if applied, are worth the price of the whole product alone.”)

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.

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MoneyAhoy
MoneyAhoy
6 years ago

Sounds neat. I really dig the artwork for this by the way. It has a real 60’s vibe to it 🙂

Are you planning to offer just the book for sale on Amazon, or is it just the course from GRS?

J.D.
J.D.
6 years ago
Reply to  MoneyAhoy

You know, as much as I’d love to see the guide portion of the course at Amazon — I think it’d do well as a stand-alone item — we don’t have any plans to offer it there.

And yeah, I like the artwork too. I had no hand in that. All I did was the write the content for the course. Everything else, from art to marketing, was handled by other people. It was a real team effort, and I’m glad to have been surrounded by folks who do quality work.

d
d
6 years ago

I love the sneak peak. Definitely something worth looking into more. And I agree about running your finances like a business. It’s great idea that so many people overlook. They unfortunately give in to short term wants and lose sight of the long term and building something amazing.

B
B
6 years ago

I’ve been reading the “sneak peak”, and it appears that quite a few apostrophes are missing, although spacing for them appears to be there. You might want to look into that.

Good luck on this project 🙂

J.D.
J.D.
6 years ago
Reply to  B

Oooh! Nice catch. I spent days combing the main manuscript with a fine-tooth comb looking for stuff like this (although I’m sure I still missed some stuff). But I didn’t once check the sneak peek. We’ll have to make a new one out of the final version of the guide. I’ll get on that!

–j.d.

J.D.
J.D.
6 years ago
Reply to  J.D.

Okay, I uploaded an updated version of the preview. All apostrophes should now be where they belong. 😉

Aldo @ MDN
Aldo @ MDN
6 years ago

Thanks for the sneak peak, gives me an idea of what to expect. I love how the color and theme is consistent with the website. I will definitely share this because if the guide is anything like this website then it is a good one.

PeterJon
PeterJon
6 years ago

Personal Finance books/courses/maps should come with a rating indicating the stage where the reader may be. I could be in my 20s and deep in credit card debt or 40 and starting to save. Those two cannot read the same book by the same logic that a 1st grader cannot read the same grammar or math that a 5th grader is reading. I know this creates a dilemma for writers and publishers, but I see this being easier in the future where books may be customized to the reader. One would rate oneself first and then the writer would generate… Read more »

Lori
Lori
6 years ago

I was so excited about this that I kept refreshing the Unconventional Guides site yesterday until I saw the course appear minutes before noon ET. I ordered right away and spent a few hours yesterday previewing the materials. A few files were missing, but Chris at UG assures me all will be available today. The GRS blog has been a very important part of my financial reform (I’m still in debt repayment phase and read the blog daily for inspiration.) Can’t wait for my first email on Monday. Thanks, JD, for all you do, and I wish you the best… Read more »

Leslie Redman
Leslie Redman
6 years ago

I was wondering how applicable the advice is to someone living in Canada?

Beth
Beth
6 years ago
Reply to  Leslie Redman

Since no one from GRS is answering, there are good resources for Canadians developed by Canadians. I’ve been thinking of trying Gail Vaz Oxlade’s mymoneymychoices.com (it’s free), and picking up a copy of Count on Yourself by Alison Griffiths. Gordon Pape has some interesting guides on TFSAs versus RRSPs, and Gail Vaz Oxlade has a whole suite of books too. J.D.’s course looks really interesting, but I know in my case I need investing and retirement planning knowledge so I’m wary of the help I can get from American resources. It depends on what you’re looking for. Getting out of… Read more »

Leslie Redman
Leslie Redman
6 years ago
Reply to  Beth

Thanks Beth..I will look into Gail’s

Sean
Sean
6 years ago

The sneak peak is great and I think I’m going to purchase it!

I just need to know the difference between the versions. The site is unclear on which includes what.

If you could outline what is the advantage of each “tier” of guide I would really appreciate it!

Lori
Lori
6 years ago
Reply to  Sean

Carla,

If you click the “Buy Now” link and scroll down, the differences between packages are outlined.

Lori
Lori
6 years ago
Reply to  Lori

And by “Carla” I meant “Sean.”

Sorry…

Sean
Sean
6 years ago
Reply to  Lori

I kinda prefer the name Carla!

No you’re exactly right, I found out that while searching around.

It is very helpful. Thanks!

J.D.
J.D.
6 years ago
Reply to  Sean

Yeah, Kim noticed this too. If you click on the “buy it” link from the sales page, THEN you can see what the different tiers contain. I’m not sure why Chris set things up that way, but I’m sure he has a reason. Everything he does has a purpose behind it. Me? I just make stuff up as I go along. 🙂

Carla
Carla
6 years ago

Thanks for sharing the sneak peek! I love the design and layout of the website, so easy and clean – even the checkout screen is cool.

So far so good!

J.D.
J.D.
6 years ago

Oh, and here’s another thing, folks. If you do purchase this and have suggestions, let me know. Unlike a book, this course isn’t fixed in stone. It’s a fluid, living, growing thing. I can add stuff to the web pages. I can edit the negotiation guide. I can correct errors in the spreadsheets. I can fix typos in the guide.

So, if you have any comments, let me know. I’ll do my best to incorporate them into future revisions. Thanks!

Lila
Lila
6 years ago

JD congratulations! 😀 I know someone has said this but I love the cover as well. Not to be rude but why buy the course? I already bought your book and it is one of my must have finance books in my kindle library. I constantly reread it. I guess I would like to know what is different about it from the GRS blog and the book. I just don’t want it to be a repetition of what I’ve already read here and on your book. Plus many PF courses, books, and blogs pretty much say to “save, get out… Read more »

No Nonsense Landlord
No Nonsense Landlord
6 years ago

Great job. Getting rich is not easy, it takes quite of bit of mental stamina.

TJP
TJP
6 years ago

Hey JD,

Awesome to see you helping more people with your new course. I will definitely take a look at it because I’ve fallen into a bit of debt and need some refresher tips. Thanks for all your help.

ds
ds
6 years ago

Which course includes the spreadsheets if you cannot afford the whole package?

Mr. Cynical
Mr. Cynical
6 years ago

Not to be a hater, but do I detect the distinct aroma of self-aggrandizement?

J.D.
J.D.
6 years ago
Reply to  Mr. Cynical

Dude. I hate self-promotion. Long-time readers know this. When I released my book, I UNDER-promoted, and then I suffered for it. (When a book is released, the author MUST promote because nobody else will.) I learned my lesson. As much as I hate it, it has to be done.

JJ Wong
JJ Wong
6 years ago

Sounds great. Every efforts take times. Get rich slowly it’s the definite way towards success. Step by step, progress of week by week.

Jia
Jia
6 years ago

I have no regrets about buying the course, but are we going to get the international tools soon? The page says they’ll be there on April 24 which was six days ago 🙁

I did sort out our accounts and closed a non-used one today, transferring the balance to an interest-bearing savings account. Thanks for the prompt!

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