Building a wealth snowball ~ Get Rich Slowly

To conclude “back to basics” month at Get Rich Slowly, today we’re going to explore an important concept, one that’s new to most people. Today, I want to talk about building a wealth snowball. After nearly twelve years of writing about money, I’ve gone from not knowing anything to having some very strong opinions. I…


An essential guide for beginners ~ Get Rich Slowly

When I told readers that January would be “back to basics” month at Get Rich Slowly, the number-one request I received was to write about how to invest. Rather than scatter investing info throughout the month, I decided to collect the essentials into one mammoth article. Here it is: all you need to know about…


How to save for lucky breaks ~ Get Rich Slowly

There’s a consensus among money writers that one of the most important first steps on the road to financial freedom is establishing an emergency fund. Your emergency fund is like self-insurance to protect you from all the small, surprise disasters we each encounter in daily life. But not every unexpected event is unwelcome. Sometimes life…


How and why you should start an emergency fund ~ Get Rich Slowly

This article is another installment in “back to basics” month at Get Rich Slowly. Most personal finance experts agree: The first thing you should do — after meeting basic needs — is to establish an emergency fund. Life is full of unexpected surprises, many of which cost money — a thief smashes the windshield of…


Life after debt ~ Get Rich Slowly

This guest post from Marissa — a local woman I learned about last November — is part of the “money stories” feature at Get Rich Slowly. Some stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success — or failure. These stories feature folks from all stages of financial maturity.…


The Wise Use of Credit ~ Get Rich Slowly

This month is “back to basics” month at Get Rich Slowly. Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve explored several topics related to credit, including: your credit score (and why it matters), how to use credit cards wisely, and how to get out of debt (without gimmicks or games). For this Saturday’s episode of GRS…


Are More Tech Revolutions on the Way?

Historically technology advances at a snail’s pace. We invent the wheel and thousands of years later we invent iron. Those kinds of innovations always took many lifetimes to achieve. It wasn’t until the last five hundred or so years that technological change accelerated. The golden age of the Renaissance ignited the spark for humanity. The…


How what we own varies at different levels of net worth ~ Get Rich Slowly

Do people at different levels of wealth spend their money on different things? Of course they do. Some of these differences are by necessity, of course. If you have a million dollars in net worth, for example, then even average spending on your weekly meals will make up a much smaller portion of your net…


How Employee Advocacy Will Continue to Dominate in 2018

Have you ever heard of the phrase employee advocacy? If not, you definitely have seen it in action, and it may have even enticed you to purchase a product or join a service online. The concept of employee advocacy is simple. It’s simply the business model of having employees or staff within a company discuss the…


When to buy cheap airline tickets ~ Get Rich Slowly

Although I fly several times per year, I’m not a sophisticated traveler. Many of my friends are top-notch travel hackers, but I’m just a beginner. Still, I’m getting better. On my recent trip to Florida, for instance, I booked both my initial hotel and my rental car using travel miles. That’s a big step for…