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The cultural shift toward financial security

This article is by staff writer Kristin Wong. In the past few months, I’ve had a noteworthy number of conversations about the trend toward frugality. […]

How will the new Small Business Capital Act affect you?

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. Amid the hubbub of stock-market activity last week, the House of Representatives quietly approved a new law giving Wall Street an exclusive monopoly on funding for smaller businesses – including even your little side hustle. […]

What’s the value of work-life balance?

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. I was really struck by Kristin Wong’s recent article “Overwork and the illusion of a ‘high-paying’ job.” It’s not something that I’ve had to deal with personally, though I’ve seen people close to me wrestle with it. As an attorney, Jake makes a six-figure salary at his new job, but probably works 80+ hours in a week. […]

Reader Stories: The Notebook (Part 1)

Jim, a reader of our Facebook page, shared some of his personal finance journey in Facebook comments a while back, and readers commented that they’d like to hear his story. We reached out and asked him if he would elaborate so we could share his story with the Get Rich Slowly website readers. This is part 1. […]

Ask the Readers: How many wedding gifts should you buy?

This article is by staff writer April Dykman. Earlier this week, I wrote about the problem with trying to buy the perfect gift. Sticking with that gift theme, there’s a question that’s been on my mind: If you’re invited to an engagement party, a bridal shower, and a wedding ceremony all for the same couple, and you attend all three, do you give a gift at each event? […]

How you, too, can DRIP with cash!

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. In my previous post, I listed three things you need to start investing. Number three was opportunities. Sometimes those opportunities are unique, one-off types of things; however, they can just as easily be something that’s always been out there but you just weren’t aware of them because you weren’t paying attention to investing. […]

No, credit cards are not evil

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. A little over a month ago, my husband and I were getting ready for a five-night trip to Jamaica. And as usual, we went to great lengths to budget for anything and everything. For starters, all but $97 of our airfare was paid with points I earned with my Chase Ink Bold Business Card, and that expense was taken care of months before. […]

The problem with the “perfect” gift

This article is by staff writer April Dykman. When it comes to gift-giving, I like to buy gifts that are exciting, maybe something that the recipient wouldn’t necessarily buy themselves because it’s not practical. In fact, I so enjoy finding the perfect gift that I even have secret Amazon gift lists for my family members. […]

Why we aren’t saving for our children’s college educations

This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. For a few years, I got to skip Dave Ramsey’s Baby Step 5. Save for our children’s college education? That was an easy one…since we didn’t have children, that answer was NO! But now we have two kids (soon to be three), which means our days of delaying that decision are over. […]

Now casting: Money-help TV show

A few weeks ago, a TV producer in California reached out to us for help casting their cable TV show. They’re looking for a couple who are at a financial crossroad and need advice from a professional. (They don’t say who the “renowned money expert” is.) Obviously, you’ll need to open the books on your finances for this show. In return, you’ll get a plan for resolving your financial issue. […]