Are Atomic Web Designers the Next Big Thing?

Modular design always seems like a great idea. Sometimes it works. Sometimes, as was the case with modular cell phones, it’s a disaster. But what about modular web design? What if you could build a website from a few basic building blocks and keep reusing those major “modules” over again? What could you do better…


Site Transfer Update

Just a quick note that the transfer of Get Rich Slowly from its former owners back to me is progressing as expected. That means, of course, that there are hiccups. There always are. One of those hiccups is being caused by me publishing new material while the site transfer is in progress. When I publish…


How to Sell Insurance from Your Couch

We’ve talked a lot on here about ways to disconnect from the conventional work lifestyle: how to become a digital nomad, how to leap headlong into affiliate marketing. But there are ways to take what you already do and mobilize it. When you think of insurance brokers, you think of people who sit in some…


I’m at Fincon in Dallas for the Next Week

Just a notice that I may post only sporadically for the next week. I’m in Dallas for this year’s Fincon conference, a gathering of financial bloggers and journalists. I’ll be very busy. Plus, I may not be able to access the blog due to the site transition. I’ll post when I can. Have no fear!…


SEO Chrome Hacks You Need in Your Life

Microsoft Edge: User, what is my purpose? User: To download Chrome. Microsoft Edge: …Oh my god. Google Chrome is now the king of browsers. For the longest time, Internet Explorer (now Microsoft Edge) represented a full 90% of the browser market share. So, there’s a kind of poetic justice in the fact that I.E. is…


Retirement Investing with the Bucket System

While I’m primarily an index fund investor — and at 48 years old still have 80% of my money in equities (my only bonds are “legacy” bonds) — I do like to read about other approaches to retirement investing. I’ve long been tempted by the Permanent Portfolio, for example. The November 2017 issue of Kiplinger’s…


The ChooseFI Podcast

Earlier this year, I attended Camp Mustache Southeast in Gainesville, Florida. Among the many awesome people in attendance were Jonathan and Brad, two charming fellows with a passion for financial independence. At the retreat, Brad told me a story that gave me warm fuzzies. In April 2011, I wrote an article at GRS about a…


Transfer Underway — Please Standby

Hey, money nerds. Just a quick note that we’ve initiated some of the behind the scenes stuff to transfer control of Get Rich Slowly from the current owners to me. No big deal really except that there’s like to be some downtime during the next few hours…or days…or even weeks. First up, we’re transferring control…


Why No One Cares About Your Personal Brand

You’ve become the expert. You’re sharing your expertise daily. But you’re seeing few bumps in your traffic or your followers. What’s going on? You rode the momentum just fine until now. And then the light at the end of the tunnel revealed itself to be a brightly painted wall. There must be something you’re missing,…


Where Do You Get Your Money Information?

As I slowly bring Get Rich Slowly back to life, I intend to revive some of the regular features from the old days. On Sundays, for instance, I used to highlight a reader story. And on Fridays I (or a GRS reader) asked you a question. Since I haven’t even been back on the job…