Get Rich Slowly enters the video age (and a small request for help)

Slowly but surely, GRS is entering the modern era.

It's taken nearly a year, but the site redesign is nearing completion. I don't want to get your expectations too high for what's coming — this is just a blog, after all — but I think the new layout is an improvement. It certainly helps organize things better! (And yes, I'm hoping that we'll be bringing back the forums — or a new forum, if we can't repair the old database — at the same time.)

Meanwhile, I've finally made the leap to video. I'm not much of a video watcher myself (except that I do like the various movie lists from CineFix), but I know there are tons of people who prefer the format to reading. To me, that's an opportunity to reach a wider audience and help more folks get better with money.

To that end:

  • Kim and I are experimenting with a four-week series of Saturday Morning Money Talks on Facebook. If these go well, we'll probably make this a semi-permanent feature. (The first installment last week was fun, if a bit scattered. You can join us tomorrow at 8 a.m. Pacific on the GRS Facebook page for our second conversation, which is about homeownership.)
  • I've begun creating playlists of money videos on the GRS YouTube channel. These playlists mostly mimic the various categories here at the blog. So, there's a playlist about getting out of debt, a playlist about earning money, and so on. Right now, these playlists are pretty small but that will change with time.
  • I'm going to be creating two types of videos for the YouTube channel. One smart reader suggested I create video versions of the best articles from here at the blog. I love that idea. That's the first type of video I'll be producing. The second will be sit-down conversations about money with various people I meet. I know that most channels like this focus on gurus and celebrities. While I'll probably interview some financial bigwigs, I'm actually more interested in filming conversations with average everyday people.

Here's where I need your help. I want for the playlists on the GRS YouTube channel to be filled with useful material. Plus, I want to follow high-quality YouTube channels that are producing excellent material about money.

I would love if you all could point me to:

  • Individual videos about money (and related topics) that you think other Get Rich Slowly readers should see.
  • Entire YouTube channels about personal finance that I should subscribe to in order to find more material to share with the community.

Finally, I want to assure loyal blog readers that I'm not about to stop writing articles for this site. I am a writer. Writing is what I do. It's what I love. I couldn't give it up even if I wanted to. The video stuff is just a way to take what I'm already doing and reach a new audience.

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Sequentialkady
Sequentialkady
1 year ago

Hi JD,

I don’t have any tips*, but the topic of this post reminds me that I’ve been wanting to say THANK YOU for those articles down in Spare Change. They are always a delight to read and I love how you rope in a broad range of topics related to money and life.

*Sort of. If you have access to lynda.com via work or your local library, there are free financial seminars and courses you can take that are worth your time.

Olga
Olga
1 year ago
Reply to  J.D. Roth

I read Spare change! Even bookmarked permanently a few blog links and read those separately.

SM
SM
1 year ago

JD,
For a tip, I think a YouTube channel that distributes the content you already have would be great – Please go through your backlog of posts (older the better) and post these as videos for a new audience through a new media (medium). Otherwise, please post your current content in video form – it’s already exceptional!

GK
GK
1 year ago

Will the video content also be available in normal text format for those of us who can’t listen to the video?

Belinda Richardson
Belinda Richardson
1 year ago

These are three that I watch. Not all of the content is in line with what you are wanting, but some of it is:

Missouri Wind and Solar:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnaa_80Xxuoq0jNA68uddaw

Prepper Princess:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWLJvbNiv5GTOIK1K9o1TMg

Minority Mindset:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT3EznhW_CNFcfOlyDNTLLw

Dusten
Dusten
1 year ago

More good information to better handle our money is always great!
I would like to suggest a podcast/video cast that I like to get more good information from: The Money Guy Podcast.
I always learn something new from their chats on various topics.
Cheers

The Money Guy Show
The Money Guy Show
1 year ago
Reply to  Dusten

Dusten – Thank you so much for the love!

J.D. – Feel free to use any of our content on your channel or let us know if we can be a resource.

Kristen
Kristen
1 year ago

I have shared John Oliver’s video about fiduciaries and retirement savings a bunch of times. That Last Week Tonight bit is one of the best and most entertaining educational pieces I have seen.

Tracy
Tracy
1 year ago
Reply to  Kristen

Me too! I share that video with anyone who is even remotely interested and often times it proves the gateway to more in depth conversations and links to my favorite blogs…

Lynne
Lynne
1 year ago

Just wanted to say that the video was great and fun even if informal for now. I have followed you for many years. I hope you keep them coming.

Ashkan
Ashkan
1 year ago

For a tip, I think a YouTube channel that distributes the content you already have would be great

Tim
Tim
1 year ago

I personally like InvestTalk by KPP Financial on YouTube. A lot of the information centers around the stock market and individual stocks, but they also have good talking points about finance.

Adam
Adam
1 year ago

Hey JD – totally agree with SM, you have a tonne of great backlog content that would make a great “Let’s revisit this topic” series. From an Australian POV, this guy covers some interesting ground on investing. The format is a bit dry but the content is solid. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwH2W3eN7WoWWTC7KiUVR6A/videos Also agree with your comment that not all channels need to have super premium production values. I believe all videos can benefit from editing to make the story tighter and more focused, and audio quality is key, but do what works for you and your time. From a non-financial POV, I… Read more »

Tom K
Tom K
1 year ago

One from the UK, Lars Kroijer does some good videos that I follow here.

http://kroijer.com/

Shane
Shane
1 year ago

Roger Whitney of Retirement Answer Man has started putting out some really good stuff.

https://m.youtube.com/user/retirementanswerman

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