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The Best Time to Buy Almost Everything

This post is from GRS staff writer April Dykman. My mom has a sixth sense when it comes to bargain hunting. […]

Are Americans Ready to Ditch the Dollar Bill?

This article is by staff writer Adam Baker. Baker is a founding member of, a new multi-author blog focusing on personal finance, entrepreneurship, and life design for people in their 20’s and 30’s. Americans have been fairly resistant to the introduction of a coin form of our dollar currency. […]

Invest in Your Most Important Income-Producing Asset

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. Your net worth is based not only on how much moolah you have in the bank, but also on your human capital — that is, your ability to earn income. […]

Wallet Garden Helps Protect You from ID Theft

I had lunch with my friend Matt last week. Matt runs the popular community blog Metafilter, where the seeds of Get Rich Slowly were sown. As we ate our pre-Christmas tamales, we chatted about our respective websites. I mentioned that Charlie Park, who runs PearBudget, is acting as a technical reviewer for Your Money: The Missing Manual. “You know,” I said. […]

New Job, New You

I spent 17 years working at a job I hated, afraid to pursue my passions. I’ve spent the past two years doing something I love, and the difference in my attitude is like night and day. Some folks take the position that a job is just a job, that it’s not meant to be enjoyed, but merely to provide an income. I’m not one of these people. Neither is Alexandra Levit. […]

10 Steps to Financial Success in 2010

Ah, the new year. The perfect time to get your life back on track. If one of your goals for 2010 is to take control of your finances, this crash course in financial basics can help guide the way. […]

Reader Story: How I Paid Off $18,500 in Debt

This guest post from Rita marks the start of a new feature here at Get Rich Slowly. Every Sunday will include a reader story (in the new “reader story” category). Some will be general “how I did X” stories, but most will be like this: An example of how a GRS reader achieved financial success. I discovered Get Rich Slowly from a link on MSN Money in the fall of 2008. […]

Happy New Year! My One Goal for 2010

As an amazing 2009 fades into the sunset, it’s time to review my progress and look forward to the year to come. Am I a better person than I was a year ago? (I believe so.) How can I be even better at the end of this year? As in 2008 and 2009, I’m not setting resolutions for 2010. I’m setting goals. […]

Get Rich Slowly’s Greatest Hits (2009 Edition)

This past year was one of transition at Get Rich Slowly. In January, I was shocked by the sudden death of one of my best friends. This loss forced me to re-examine my life priorities. For years, I’d made money my focus, and now I realized there were more important things to worry about, including my relationships and my health. […]

Getting Started with Asset Allocation

This is a guest post from Dylan Ross, a certified financial planner and a long-time GRS reader. If you’re new to investing, recognize the merits of using low-cost index funds, but you’re not sure how to allocate your long-term savings among various types of index funds, this information is for you. Asset allocation basics While there are many ways to divide investment assets into different categor […]