Get Rich Slowly

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How we saved big with a balance transfer

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. When my husband and I started dating in 2004, he moved across the country to go back to school and live closer to me. Yep, much to our surprise {insert sarcasm here}, his bachelor’s degree in theater arts hadn’t helped him land his dream job. […]

7 things camping can teach you about money

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. My wife and I are new to camping. Well, it sure seems that way. When we came to America over 30 years ago, we bought Kermit, our green camping van, which we took coast to coast three times. We were young, our hair still had color. And we (being students) had time enough to see all the states (except, for some unexplained reason, West Virginia). […]

Real-life case study: Should I save money or pay off debt?

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. An issue was raised in the comments of my recent post, Celebrating One Year of Homeownership. In that post, I mentioned that we currently have over $30,000 in liquid savings. At least one reader felt that, with our level of debt (currently over $390,000), that this was an excessive amount and instead we should pay down some of our debt. […]

11 ways to entertain your kids this summer for free (with stuff you already have!)

This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. Are you frantically trying to smother the “I’m bored”s at your house too? Most of the country is knee-deep in their kids’ summer vacation now, and our house is no exception. Keeping our children entertained and out of mischief is a full-time (and, if I’m honest, a little overwhelming too) job. […]

The best (and worst) money advice Dad ever gave you

This article is by Les Masterson. Fathers are great at offering advice – in matters of life, love, and, of course, money.  And while we’ve all resorted to clichés at times, the wisdom fathers impart often stays with their children, who in turn pass that guidance on to the next generation. So in honor of Father’s Day, we wanted to ask readers: What did your father teach you about money? […]

How to pick an index fund

This article is by staff writer Ryan Takach. Stock-picking can be difficult, especially if you don’t have the ability to monitor the market and your investments consistently. […]

10 amazing waterfront rentals for under $1,000 per week

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. It’s getting to be summertime, and the living should be easy. But if you’ve ever priced out a week-long vacation, you already know what a shocking experience it can be. Even when you’re frugal, the costs that come with domestic and international travel are inescapable and really add up quickly. […]

Life after debt – experimenting with financial balance

This article is from returning staff writer Tim Sullivan. I first became part of the Get Rich Slowly community six years ago. I lived in Austin, Texas, at the time and had to travel a lot between jobs. I say that I drove a scooter to save money on gas; but really, it was because I couldn’t afford a reliable car. […]

What is COBRA insurance? (and other frequently asked questions)

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. Next week marks my two-month anniversary at my new job. Huzzah! In addition to celebrating my new, higher salary, I am also feeling simultaneously challenged and less stressed. I feel challenged because my new job is in an entirely different industry than my former position. […]

How are you preparing financially for June celebrations?

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. My Facebook feed is full of good news these days. This is wonderful news for my friends and family, of course. It’s not necessarily good news for my wallet. “Christmas in July” and of course the actual holiday season aside, it seems to me that June is one of the most festive times of year. […]