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How to save for a down payment on a house fast

This article is by staff writer Robert Brokamp. My wife and I didn’t wait too long after our wedding to create a family. We were parents one week before our first anniversary. Our apartment was too small for a third human, so we endeavored to buy a house. […]

Are you holding yourself back with these money lies?

This article is by Suba Iyer, who currently writes for FiveCentNickel.com. In 2009, I was all excited to start looking for a house to buy. I had been working in a well-paying job for almost five years at that point and I figured I shouldn’t be throwing money down the drain renting. Well, reality came crashing down when I finally looked at my savings. […]

What can I do with the gift cards I don’t want?

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. Chances are, you’ll get at least one gift card for Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa this year — whether you like it or not. If you are lucky, your card might be something you could use right away — like an Amazon gift card or one for your favorite store. But you might not be that lucky. […]

What can I do with the gift cards I don’t want?

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. Chances are, you’ll get at least one gift card for Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzza this year — whether you like it or not. If you are lucky, your card might be something you could use right away — like an Amazon gift card or one for your favorite store. But you might not be that lucky. […]

Ask the Readers: What personal finance choices will you face in the coming year?

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. The New Year is coming, and we’re busy thinking of ways to inspire your personal finance journey in the coming months. Personal finance is about making one choice over another. And at Get Rich Slowly, we’re a deliberate bunch. We actively avoid making hasty decisions. […]

Christmas gifts that keep on giving

This is a guest post from former GRS staff writer Donna Freedman. Anyone who has lived on the margin has likely felt the anxiety that comes with having just about enough to get by. That’s why I’d like to suggest a holiday present that can make a short- or long-term difference in someone’s life – the gift of breathing room. […]

Christmas gifts that keep on giving

This is a guest post from former GRS staff writer Donna Freedman. Anyone who has lived on the margin has likely felt the anxiety that comes with having just about enough to get by. That’s why I’d like to suggest a holiday present that can make a short- or long-term difference in someone’s life – the gift of breathing room. […]

How to take your first steps investing

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. In the recent post regarding the survey of how people invest, the most glaring observation was that over 70 percent of respondents who have yet to experience a recession do not invest at all. […]

How to take your first steps investing

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. In the recent post regarding the survey of how people invest, the most glaring observation was that over 70 percent of respondents who have yet to experience a recession do not invest at all. […]

Women, insecurity and money: Overcoming the confidence gap

This article is by staff writer Kristin Wong. For the past two years, the topic of women and money has come up in my life quite a bit. I’m guessing it has something to do with the fact that I’m a woman who writes about money. But as a woman who writes about personal finance, I feel have given the topic less attention than it deserves — not just in my writing, but in my own thoughts too. […]