September 22, 2023

This week I am in Orlando for Fincon, the annual gathering of parents who work on the intersection of cash and media. In consequence, I have never had time to do the entire issues I usually do throughout per week. I have never been studying or writing about cash. As an alternative, I’ve finished quite a lot of chatting with colleagues.

We have been coming collectively at Fincon since 2011. At first, we have been practically all strangers to one another. As we speak, many of those individuals are my closest buddies — however they’re buddies I see in individual solely a couple of times annually. I worth each second I get to spend with them.

On Tuesday, for example, a gaggle of us booked a private VIP tour through the Disney theme parks. We had a blast. I imply, have a look at this wretched hive of scum and villainy…

Our tour group at Disney

Chatting with different cash nerds this week has given me further readability in regards to the future route of Get Wealthy Slowly — on the net, on YouTube, and within the electronic mail publication.

You see, most cash bloggers (and podcasters and YouTube creators) are in it for the cash. That is high-quality. I’ve no drawback with that. However that is not me.

Sure, I’d very very like to earn revenue from the work that I do, however I am within the lucky place that I do not want to earn that revenue at present. I had a windfall from the positioning 13 years in the past, which permits me to pursue this as a ardour mission (at the very least for a time).

As an alternative, I can give attention to making Get Wealthy Slowly significant to me and helpful to you. I can ignore the monetary aspect of issues whereas I work to construct a useful resource that helps individuals grasp their cash — and their lives. Whereas I won’t earn something from the positioning at present (or subsequent week and even subsequent 12 months), I’ve religion that if I present worth, then ultimately I am going to uncover a option to earn money in a means that does not compromise my values.

Ship Me Your Questions and Tales!

Anyhow, as a part of my renewed imaginative and prescient for Get Wealthy Slowly, I need to work together extra with you. I have been brainstorming a wide range of methods to do that. Again after I began the positioning, for example, GRS had two common options that highlighted the group of readers.

First, there was an ongoing “Ask the Readers” column during which real-world readers offered questions and dilemmas for dialogue. This was a possibility for people to hunt recommendation from the group at massive. Listed here are some precise previous questions:

Second, there was an everyday “Reader Tales” column during which individuals such as you shared monetary anecdotes from their lives. These tales have been usually tales of success however is also attention-grabbing how-to articles. Listed here are just a few previous reader tales:

I might wish to deliver these options again. Maybe they will not be weekly as they used to. Possibly they will solely be month-to-month. It does not matter. What’s essential right here is that it is a possibility for Get Wealthy Slowly to be about extra than simply me. It is an opportunity for the positioning to assist everybody get higher with cash.

To that finish: When you’ve got a monetary query or cash dilemma that you simply’d like assist with, drop me a line. I am going to work with you to craft a query for the GRS group. Equally, when you’ve got a cash story you are feeling like sharing with everybody, ship it in.

Submit a Story or Query

If you want to share your story, or in the event you’d wish to ask a query, please maintain these pointers in thoughts:

  • Your story doesn’t should be an instance of what to do proper with cash, however bear in mind that different readers can get cranky with of us they assume are making dumb selections. Should you assume you’ll be able to deal with detrimental feedback, then go forward and share examples of what not to do.
  • Maintain issues entertaining! Write naturally, as in the event you have been sending an e-mail to a buddy. Don’t attempt to gussy it up for Get Wealthy Slowly. I’ll assist edit issues so that they’re presentable.
  • Individuals don’t love chapter and “I ran away from debt” tales. Your story can nonetheless have these components, however attempt to not make them the main focus. In case your story is, “I received out of debt by declaring chapter”, it’ll go close to the underside of the stack.
  • Size doesn’t matter (your story will be lengthy or quick). You don’t should put the story in MS Phrase or every other format. Simply kind it up and ship it over to jdroth@getrichslowly (dot-org, not dot-com).
  • If it is advisable to be nameless for no matter purpose, you’ll want to specify that. Additionally, I am glad to hyperlink to your web site, however I’ll not run questions or tales which might be blatant ploys at self-promotion. If what you ship me is clearly meant to be an advert, you are simply going to piss me off. It will not get printed and I most likely will not even reply.

So, please: Ship me your tales and questions. I stay up for studying them, and to sharing the most effective along with your fellow GRS readers.