Why, hello there. My name is J.D. Roth, and I'm an accidental personal-finance expert. Eleven-and-a-half years ago today — on 15 April 2006 — I started a little website called Get Rich Slowly. This website.
I ran this blog as a one-man show for three years. Then, for a variety of reasons, I sold the site. I stayed around for another three years, acting as primary writer and editor-in-chief until the middle of 2012. Then I “retired”.
For the past 5+ years, I've been busy — just not here.
- In 2010, I published Your Money: The Missing Manual, a compilation of everything I'd learned about money while writing this site.
- From 2011 to 2014, I wrote the “Your Money” column for Entrepreneur magazine.
- In 2013 and 2014, I wrote and published the year-long Get Rich Slowly course with my pal Chris Guillebeau.
- In March 2015, my girlfriend and I left Portland, Oregon for what turned out to be a 15-month RV trip across the United States.
- In October 2015, I launched a new personal-finance website: Money Boss, which is all about managing your household finances as if you were managing a business.
- This year, Kim and I purchased a run-down 1948 “English bungalow” on an acre of land just south of Portland. We've spent the past few months fixing up the place. (And there's still tons more to do!)
Meanwhile, I've continued to write for other outlets, speak at various events, and (as always) meet with readers from around the country — and the world.
Today, everything changes. Eleven-and-a-half years after starting Get Rich Slowly (and eight-and-a-half years after selling it), I'm pleased to announce: I'm back. I've re-purchased Get Rich Slowly, and am returning as the site's owner, manager, and editor. [Read more…]