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Latest Posts from Get Rich Slowly (page 169)

A Two-Step Approach to Breaking Bad Money Habits

This post is from GRS staff writer April Dykman. Bad money habits, like other bad habits, can be tough to break. Relying on willpower alone to stop cold turkey makes us long even more for the Stuff or the behavior that we’ve forbidden ourselves. The focus becomes solely on what we can’t have, which sets us up for failure. We’ll lapse, feel guilty, and the cycle repeats. […]

Video Contest Reminder

This is the first of several weekly reminders that Get Rich Slowly is currently running a video contest in which you could win $500 — or a signed copy of Your Money: The Missing Manual. All you have to do is make a 2-minute video featuring either a personal-finance tip or your own financial success story and submit it by April 15th. Winners in each category will win $500. […]

Reader Story: How I Learned to Save LESS — and Loved It

This guest post from Avistew is part of the new “reader stories” feature here at Get Rich Slowly. Some reader stories contain general “how I did X” advice, and others will be examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success — or failure. For the past year or so, Avistew has been an active and eloquent commenter on this site. […]

What Do Ancient Spice Traders and the Modern Financial Industry Have in Common?

This is a guest post from Chett Daniel, who writes about improving your life through personal fitness and personal finance at 5k5k.org. Last year, Chett shared what fourth-graders “know” about money. What role do financial professionals have in our personal finance lives today and in the future? […]

Your Money: The Missing Manual — On Sale Now!

Things may seem calm and quiet on the surface of the blog, but behind the scenes here at Get Rich Slowly, everything’s a whirlwind. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before, but blogging doesn’t scale. That is, one man (or woman) can handle a small blog with a few hundred readers, but the bigger a site grows, the more demands there are on your time. […]

Waving Good-Bye to the Joneses

A new study out of the U.K. confirms what many of us have already learned: Money only makes you happy if you have more than those around you. […]

Do You Get What You Pay For?

This post is from GRS staff writer April Dykman. Like many of you, I’m a proponent of quality over quantity. I’d rather buy one good coat that will get me through three seasons and last for years than replace a poorly-made, cheap one every year. But it’s important to consider that expense is not necessarily an indication of quality. […]

Fixed Expenses and Flexible Expenses: How to Budget for Both

This post is from new staff writer Sierra Black. Sierra writes about frugality, sustainable living, and getting her kids to eat kale at Childwild.com. A few months ago, my local bank and I had a falling out and my husband and I were suddenly very motivated to switch banks. […]

Book Review: The Other 8 Hours

Before I started Get Rich Slowly, I was a slacker. I’d get up in the morning and drive to a job I hated where I gave almost no effort. […]

Reader Story: I Bought a Fire Station for My First Home

This post is part of the new “reader stories” feature here at Get Rich Slowly. Some reader stories contain general “how I did X” advice, and others will be examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success — or failure. […]