The good, the bad, and the ugly

In my spare time recently (which isn’t much), I’ve been reading Side Hustle, the new book from my friend Chris Guillebeau. Because CG is a friend, I’m not sure I can provide an objective review of the book, so I’m not going to try. Instead, I’ll give a brief summary and then share some of…


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…


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…


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…


Hello from the other side!

If you’re seeing this, it’s because the Get Rich Slowly server transfer has propagated to your corner of the internet. As I write this, it’s 14:39 Thursday afternoon in Portland, Oregon. Five minutes ago, I “flipped the switch” for the final step in the transfer of this site from its former owners back to me.…