Foolish money mistakes (and how to avoid them) ~ Get Rich Slowly

At Get Rich Slowly, my goal is to help you make the best possible decisions with your income and spending. Having said that, we’re all human. We all mistakes. We all do dumb things with money. And I feel like April Fools’ Day is the perfect time to talk about some of the stupid things…


A simple (but effective) investment strategy ~ Get Rich Slowly

As you spend less and earn more, you’ll begin to earn a profit and save more money. Maybe at first you’ll have a few dollars per month in surplus. Eventually, however, you’ll find that you’re saving 10%, 20%, or even 50% of your everything you earn. The average person spends his surplus on whatever wants…


7 Marketing Influencers to Watch in 2018

There are movers and shakers in every industry, but marketers tend to make a big name for themselves. After all, that’s their skill set — making cool things look even cooler and getting the word out about them. So what marketing influencers are on the horizon these days? Who are the next faces to watch,…


Live the life you want, not just the life you can afford

Over the past decade, I’ve attended a variety of camps and conferences to speak to people about money. Most of these events are money-related, but every once in a while I’m asked to speak at a non-financial function. In 2011, for instance, I was on a panel at the International Game Developers Association summit, which…


How to think like a billionaire ~ Get Rich Slowly

Whenever you make a choice, there’s a cost. By choosing to buy one item, you pass on the opportunity to purchase other items. By choosing to do one thing, you pass on the opportunity to spend your time on anything else. Opportunity cost is what we give up in order to have the thing we…


49 things I’ve learned during 49 years on Earth

Happy birthday to me! Today I turn 49. Here’s a photo from my third birthday. (I’m tucked just behind Mom, opening a present.) To celebrate my 49th birthday, I want to share 49 nuggets of wisdom I’ve picked up during my time on this Earth. These are things I’ve found to be true for me…


What ‘The Big Short’ Can Teach You About Money

Ten years after the 2008 financial crisis, we’re still picking up the pieces. Historians will continue to pick apart the 2008 financial crisis for many years to come and new facts will come to light. But for the most part, we already know the basics of what happened. It’s just that most of us don’t…


Advice for a young adult learning to manage money ~ Get Rich Slowly

Note: Today’s post is a little different. It’s a letter to a young friend, who asked to remain anonymous. She’s 21 and just landed her first job. Now that she’s bringing home a regular income, she wanted advice on what to do with her money. Here’s my response. First up, I think it’s awesome that…


Three ways to boost your income

There’s no question that frugality is an important part of personal finance — you can’t outearn dumb spending — but trying to get rich by pinching pennies is like trying to win a car race by conserving gas. If you want to reach the finish line fast, you can’t be shy with the accelerator! Today…


Don’t Underestimate the Power of Kylie Jenner

Last month, Snap Inc. lost $1 billion in market value. This was their worst trading day since they went public in 2017. Why? Because Kylie Jenner tweeted. Whether this was a calculated move (does Kylie own stock in Instagram?) or not, that kind of power is astounding. 377,000 people liked her status. That’s like the…