Get Rich Slowly

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Life after debt – experimenting with financial balance

This article is from returning staff writer Tim Sullivan. I first became part of the Get Rich Slowly community six years ago. I lived in Austin, Texas, at the time and had to travel a lot between jobs. I say that I drove a scooter to save money on gas; but really, it was because I couldn’t afford a reliable car. […]

What is COBRA insurance? (and other frequently asked questions)

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. Next week marks my two-month anniversary at my new job. Huzzah! In addition to celebrating my new, higher salary, I am also feeling simultaneously challenged and less stressed. I feel challenged because my new job is in an entirely different industry than my former position. […]

How are you preparing financially for June celebrations?

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. My Facebook feed is full of good news these days. This is wonderful news for my friends and family, of course. It’s not necessarily good news for my wallet. “Christmas in July” and of course the actual holiday season aside, it seems to me that June is one of the most festive times of year. […]

10 innovative tools under $100 for Father’s Day

This article is from returning staff writer Tim Sullivan. I haven’t spent a Father’s Day with my dad for over a decade. Don’t get me wrong, my father is awesome. If I could jet-set at will, I’d be flying non-stop to make him Bloody Marys every third Sunday in June. This year is different, though. […]

How to invest even if you’re treading water financially

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. A 20-something acquaintance of ours recently received an inheritance of a few tens of thousands of dollars from an aunt unexpectedly. […]

Unexpected funeral costs – 3 financial lessons that could protect your heirs

This is a guest post by Lynnette Khalfani-Cox. In a little less than 18 months, I lost three treasured family members. First, my husband’s 94-year-old grandmother, Nana, passed away in late 2013 and was laid to rest just before Thanksgiving. At the end of December 2014, my sister Deborah died suddenly and completely unexpectedly. […]

7 grocery staples more expensive this summer

This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. Summer may not have arrived according to the calendar, but it sure seems like it’s arrived based on the weather. The sunshine and balmy breezes may have you dreaming of backyard barbeques, luscious produce, and fresh salads. But your grill’s charcoal might not be the only thing on fire this year. […]

What will you do when your debt is paid off?

This is a guest post from former GRS staff writer Donna Freedman. I’ve been in debt just once: during and after a two-year-long divorce, a time during which I was also a midlife university student. Good times! Nineteen months after the divorce decree, I zeroed out my legal debt. I also took a deep breath for the first time in years. […]

Celebrating one year of homeownership

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. It’s been just over a year since we bought our house and, as part of my celebration, I thought now would be a good time to dig into the numbers in more depth. How did our financial projections hold up to reality? […]

How to develop your child’s full potential

This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. Have you ever had the nagging sense that you were just floating through life? Stuck in a dead-end job, perhaps? Wasting your abilities, but unsure what to do about it? Almost everyone I know has felt that way at least once. […]