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J.D. Roth

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Get Rich Slowly
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curation, financial independence, general finance, debt reduction
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Important note: If you received this article by email, you are subscribed to the old daily GRS email list, which is going away soon. If you’d like to read Get Rich Slowly by email, subscribe to the new, weekly GRS newsletter here. You don’t need a high income to achieve Financial Independence. Making more money […] The post The best way to spend less' Cut back on the big stuff! appeared ...
Posted: Mar 19 2018 @ 10:09 AM
Today’s “money story” is a guest post from Bob Clyatt, author of the outstanding Work Less, Live More, which is one of my favorite books about financial independence and early retirement. [My review.] It’s an update on what his life has been like since moving to sem-retirement fifteen years ago. I had the good fortune […] The post Fifteen years of semi-retirement: A real-life look at what it’s like to live ...
Posted: Mar 18 2018 @ 8:00 AM
In this week’s installment of Get Rich Slowly Theater, we’re going to look at a real-life money boss: Earl Crawley, a parking attendant from Baltimore. Mr. Earl (as he’s known) was profiled on the PBS show MoneyTrack. Here’s a six-minute segment about this super saver: Mr. Earl has worked as a parking attendant for 44 […] The post GRS Theater: The parking lot attendant worth half a million bucks appeared first ...
Posted: Mar 17 2018 @ 8:00 AM
So much of financial success involves good habits practiced over long periods of time. Yes, you can still have a positive impact on your financial future if you’re starting late in life — but if you’re 59 years old and just beginning to think about financial freedom, you have a lot of work to do. […] The post The power of compounding: How your wealth snowball grows with time appeared first ...
Posted: Mar 16 2018 @ 10:50 AM
In order to survive and thrive, you need to earn a profit. You already know profit is the lifeblood of every business. It’s like food and water for the human body. Although proper nutrition isn’t the purpose of life, we couldn’t exist without it. Food and water give us strength to do the stuff that […] The post Your saving rate: The most important number in personal finance appeared first on ...
Posted: Mar 15 2018 @ 8:00 AM
Hello, and welcome back to Get Rich Slowly! My name is J.D. Roth, and I founded this site in 2006. I sold GRS in 2009, but I bought it back last autumn. I’ve been publishing new material regularly for the past five months. It’s been awesome! This announcement will seem strange to folks who have […] The post Hello, former readers. Get Rich Slowly is back — and so am I. ...
Posted: Mar 14 2018 @ 4:06 PM
I’m generally an even-keeled guy. I don’t get worked up about much. I understand that different people have different perspectives, so I try to be respectful when others disagree with me. Having said that, there are indeed certain things that piss me off. For instance, I get mad-dog lathered up at traditional advice about how […] The post Traditional advice is wrong: Here’s how much you actually need to save for ...
Posted: Mar 14 2018 @ 8:00 AM
Okay, I know this is sort of strange thing for me to post at Get Rich Slowly — although it’s not really that strange if you’ve been reading me for any length of time — but this afternoon, I want to share a mind-boggling deal on digital comics at Amazon. I’ve been reading comic books […] The post Mind-boggling sale on digital comics at Amazon! appeared first on Get Rich Slowly. ...
Posted: Mar 13 2018 @ 1:47 PM
In 1988’s Cashing In on the American Dream [my review], Paul Terhorst wrote about retiring at age 35. Although his aim was to show readers the path to early retirement, he also sang the praises of temporary retirement — retiring young with the idea that you might go back to work later in life. As […] The post Work less, live more: The way to semi-retirement appeared first on Get Rich ...
Posted: Mar 13 2018 @ 8:00 AM
What do you want out of life' Maybe that seems like a strange question. What do goals have to do with getting rich slowly' Everything! Having a personal mission is key to running your life like a business. Your goals help you decide how to spend your time and money. When I think about the […] The post What’s your why' How to write a personal mission statement appeared first on ...
Posted: Mar 12 2018 @ 10:06 AM


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