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Latest Posts from Get Rich Slowly (page 168)

Spare Change: Help a Reporter Edition

From time to time, reporters contact me for help on their stories. But often, I’m not the person they want to talk to. The person they want to talk to is you. This week, I’ve connected with two reporters writing stories with which they hope GRS readers can help. The first is looking for somebody in the Twin Cities area who has elected to live without credit cards. […]

Live to 100 — For Cheap!

This post is from staff writer April Dykman. When the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, what will you toast to? Health? […]

Getting Paid to Tell Lies: Mystery Shopping as a Frugal Hack

This post is from new GRS staff writer Donna Freedman. Donna writes the Living With Less personal finance column for MSN Money, and writes about frugality and intentional living at Surviving And Thriving. Two persistent rumors about mystery shopping: It’s a scam. It’s not a scam — and you can get rich doing it! Allow me to set these rumors to rest: Mystery shopping is not a scam. […]

Finding Financial Benchmarks and Milestones

In last Wednesday’s link round-up, I pointed to an article over at Gen-Y Wealth in which RJ has listed 20 financial milestones you should reach in your twenties. “I like this list,” I wrote, “and I’d actually love to see similar lists for different age ranges. People could use it as a sort of road map to where they ought to be.” What sorts of milestones were on the list? […]

Reader Story: First Generation White Collar

This guest post from L. Marie Joseph, the Money Monk, is part of the “reader stories” feature at Get Rich Slowly. Some stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success — or failure. These stories feature folks from all levels of financial maturity and with all sorts of incomes. […]

Got a Question or a Story? Share it with GRS Readers!

It took a while, but I’m running low on reader stories, reader questions, and guest posts. It’s time to ask for more. Reader-generated content keeps Get Rich Slowly interesting. We’ve been doing “Ask the Readers” for almost five years, and we’re just finishing the first year of “Reader Stories“. […]

Does Your Spending Match Your Values?

Last night, I joined a large group at Powell’s Books in Portland to see my friend Chris Guillebeau speak on the last stop of his 50-state book tour. Afterward, I got to chat with several GRS readers, including Dakota and Katy. I also talked with Tsilli Pines, whom I’ve mentioned here several times before. “You look great,” Tsilli said. […]

A Non-Consumer Christmas: Simple Gifts for Kids and Grown-Ups

This post is from staff writer Sierra Black. Sierra writes about frugality, sustainable living, and getting her kids to eat kale at Not sure what to buy for your loved ones this year? Still singing the recession blues? Consider buying nothing at all. I didn’t buy anything on Black Friday, I didn’t buy anything today, and I won’t tomorrow. […]

Spare Change: Stock-Market Genius Edition

I’m a stock-market genius! On December 1st, I wrote about an idiotic USA Today article, which tried to convince readers that investing on the first day of the month was a sound strategy. “Stock investors looking for a trading pattern that all but guarantees a profit need look no further than the first trading day of a new month,” the author wrote. […]

The Cost of Being a Better Parent

This is a guest post from Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the adviser for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. He contributes one new article to Get Rich Slowly every two weeks. Remember the good old days? Of course not, because they never really existed — at least not the way they’re recalled in old TV shows and movies. […]