How Celebs Are Cashing in as Social Media Influencers

In 2016, marketers and brands spent $570 million on Instagram influencers. And that was long before Instagram hit 1 billion users. But Instagram is only a small piece of the influencer marketing pie. If you’re a celebrity or you simply know how to leverage social media to gain followers, the cloud is the limit. Where…


Thoughts on systemic poverty, fault, and responsibility ~ Get Rich Slowly

I write a lot at Get Rich Slowly about habits that foster wealth and success. Like it or not, there are very real differences between the behaviors and attitudes of those who have money and those who don’t. This isn’t me being classist or racist. It’s a fact. And I think that if we want…


The secret to a rich life ~ Get Rich Slowly

There’s this idea in our society that if you want something amazing, there’s got to be some secret to getting it. People want “magic bullet” answers. They think if they look long enough and hard enough then maybe, just maybe, they’ll stumble upon the SECRETS “THEY” DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW. I’m not judging. I…


The optimization trap ~ Get Rich Slowly

Since returning to Get Rich Slowly in October, I’ve begun to receive more and more email from readers with questions about what they should do with their financial lives. I love reading what people have to say, and I love trying to help (when I can). Often the folks who write to me are focused…


Teaching kids about money ~ Get Rich Slowly

A few years ago, I polled my Twitter followers to ask: “What did your parents teach you about money? Anything? Did it work?” A lot of folks responded to say that their parents were poor examples: @MoneyMateKate wrote: My parents didn’t teach me — I taught them! I was paying my own dental bills (no…


A magazine for teen entrepreneurs ~ Get Rich Slowly

“What in the world are you doing?” Kim asked me the other day. We were in line at the grocery store, and I had just placed a magazine in our pile of stuff. “Are you buying a fashion magazine?” “It’s not a fashion mag,” I said. “Look! It’s awesome! It’s a magazine targeted at teaching…


A Legal Guide for Unmarried Couples: Frederick Hertz Attorney, Lina Guillen Attorney: 9781413323795: Amazon.com: Books

“This guide helps unmarried couples prepare a property agreement, and clarifies the laws governing debt, public benefits, lease, home mortgages, adopting a child, wills and separation…” Reference & Research Book News “Provides lots of practical advice and also includes information about various state laws relating to unmarried couples.” Washington Post “Citing reports that the number…


The cost of pet ownership ~ Get Rich Slowly

This article is part of relationship month at Get Rich Slowly. As a dental hygienist, my girlfriend Kim meets lots of interesting people and has lots of interesting conversations. Last week while cleaning a patient’s teeth, the topic turned to pets. “Two years ago, we didn’t have any animals,” Kim told her patient. “We were…


Should you give money to your adult children? ~ Get Rich Slowly

This week’s reader question is an example of why I love the “ask the readers” feature here at Get Rich Slowly. I get to write about situations that otherwise would never occur to me! Karen writes because she’s having trouble with two of her kids: I keep getting sucked into helping two of our children…


Super Business Girl ~ Get Rich Slowly

Long-time readers know how much I love child entrepreneurs. This probably stems from my own experiences having kid-sized businesses when I was young. Whatever the reason, I can’t get enough stories of kids who build their own businesses and learn to take charge of their lives from a young age. Here, for instance, is a…