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Latest Posts from Get Rich Slowly (page 183)

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 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. […]

March 20th is the National Day of Unplugging

This article is by staff writer Adam Baker, who recently shared “3 Lesson I’ve Learned in 3 Years of Marriage.” Technology is a double-edged sword: It has the power to revolutionize our productivity and allow us to achieve feats previously thought to be impossible; but it also has the ability to drain our focus and squander our attention. As a blogger, I’m usually a strong proponent of gadgets tha […]

Ask the Readers: Sell the Car or Keep It?

I love the sometimes-weekly Ask the Readers feature, even if I’m not great about sticking to my intended schedule. And usually I’m able to work with folks to condense their questions to a small space, which leaves me plenty of room to share my thoughts. This week, Martina sent me a lengthy e-mail that does a better job of laying out the pros and cons of her situation than I could. […]

Daily Links: Answers and Myths Edition

As many of you have noticed, my book is making its way into stores. Your Money: The Missing Manual is now shipping from Amazon, and should find its way into brick-and-mortar bookstores over the coming month. I’m excited (and scared) to have this let loose upon the world. […]

The Balance Between Splurger and Miser

This post is from GRS staff writer April Dykman. Before I changed my habits, I spent money without much thought. In college, if I had a two-hour break between classes, I’d drive to the mall. Once I started working full time, my coworker and I would bring our lunches to work just so that we’d have the entire hour to shop. […]

How to Turn Your Clutter Into Cash

This is a guest post from Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the advisor for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. He contributes one new article to Get Rich Slowly every two weeks. To celebrate St. […]