Why you should choose a cheap place to live

While visiting Raleigh earlier this month, I spent a morning with my pal Justin (from the excellent Root of Good blog) and his wife. As we sipped our coffee and nibbled our bagels, the conversation turned to cost of living. (Money nerds will be money nerds, after all.) “Things are cheaper here in North Carolina…


What You Can Learn from This 19-Year-Old Bitcoin Investor

  Crypto still makes me nervous. Maybe it’s the fact I was coming of age between 9/11 and the 2008 financial crisis. I graduated from college during the aftermath of that crisis. And then I see the people who are already rich because of cryptocurrency investments and I wonder if my feelings are wrong. Besides,…


The perfect is the enemy of the good ~ Get Rich Slowly

I’m home! Over the past two weeks, I drove 1625 miles across across seven southeastern states. I had a blast hanging out with readers, friends, and colleagues. Plus, it was fun to explore some parts of the country that Kim and I skipped during our RV trip a few years ago. Most fun of all,…


10 Billionaires Who Started with Nothing

When people imagine a billionaire, they typically think of the Donald Trumps of the world. Come from money and continued in wealth and fame. But for some people with wealth, this isn’t the case. I recently wrote about Barbara Corcoran. She grew up in a two bedroom apartment with ten siblings. Today she is worth…


Free retirement planning guide ~ Get Rich Slowly

Vanguard, the mutual fund company, recently published a free retirement planning guide for folks like me who aren’t interested in hiring a professional financial advisor. Vanguard’s Roadmap to Financial Security is a 32-page document intended to provide DIY investors with a framework for decision-making in retirement. Here’s an excerpt from the intro to this retirement…


How to Make Money on YouTube in 5 Easy Steps

YouTube is a completely different place than it was only a few years ago. Back in the heyday of YouTube, even the smallest YouTuber could make a little bit of side cash. Now, it’s harder than ever to make money directly from YouTube. Why? Because YouTube decided to fight for justice. Well…sorta. For a while,…


Just solve the problem! ~ Get Rich Slowly

While the contractors were working to replace the siding on our new home last summer, they discovered a termite infestation outside the bathroom. Further investigation revealed that the floor under the tub was not only wet and damp, but had actually completely rotted. So, we hired somebody to repair the damage. On the first day…


How to be happy and lead a meaningful life ~ Get Rich Slowly

Overcoming fear is one part of living life without regret. You do that by being open to new people and new experiences, and by acting even when you’re afraid. Another aspect of a rewarding life is learning to find happiness in your daily existence — and building upon that happiness to construct a meaningful life.…


Popular 80’s Brands That Are Gone (But Not Forgotten)

Are you wondering what happened to your favorite brands from the ’80s? From television to fashion, past decades always seem to come back in style, and the ’80s have been especially hot lately. As ’80s kids are fully entered adulthood and even having kids of their own, it’s the perfect time for a nostalgic look…


How to build confidence (and destroy fear)

My mission at Get Rich Slowly is to help readers achieve personal and financial freedom. I want to help you master your money and your life. Generally speaking, we focus almost exclusively on the financial side of the things. This week, I’m going to shift gears and share some of the things I’ve learned about…