July 19, 2024
Name for reader questions and tales!

This week I am in Orlando for Fincon, the annual gathering of oldsters who work on the intersection of cash and media. In consequence, I have not had time to do all the issues I usually do throughout per week. I have not been studying or writing about cash. As a substitute, I’ve carried out lots of chatting with colleagues.

We have been coming collectively at Fincon since 2011. At first, we have been almost all strangers to one another. At this time, many of those individuals are my closest mates — however they’re mates I see in particular person solely a few times every year. 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, take a look at this wretched hive of scum and villainy…

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

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 might 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 as we speak. I had a windfall from the location 13 years in the past, which permits me to pursue this as a ardour venture (a minimum of for a time).

As a substitute, I can deal with 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 location as we speak (or subsequent week and even subsequent 12 months), I’ve religion that if I present worth, then finally I am going to uncover a approach to earn a living in a approach 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 wish to work together extra with you. I have been brainstorming quite a lot of methods to do that. Again after I began the location, 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 introduced questions and dilemmas for dialogue. This was a possibility for folk to hunt recommendation from the group at giant. Listed below 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 below are just a few previous reader tales:

I might prefer 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 necessary 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 location to assist everybody get higher with cash.

To that finish: If in case you have 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, you probably have a cash story you’re feeling like sharing with everybody, ship it in.

The right way to Submit a Story or Query

If you want to share your story, or in case you’d prefer to ask a query, please hold these tips 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 people they assume are making dumb selections. If you happen to assume you’ll be able to deal with unfavorable feedback, then go forward and share examples of what not to do.
  • Preserve issues entertaining! Write naturally, as in case you have been sending an e-mail to a good friend. Don’t attempt to gussy it up for Get Wealthy Slowly. I’ll assist edit issues so that they’re presentable.
  • Folks do not like 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 bought out of debt by declaring chapter”, it’ll go close to the underside of the stack.
  • Size doesn’t matter (your story could be lengthy or quick). You don’t should put the story in MS Phrase or some other format. Simply kind it up and ship it over to jdroth@getrichslowly (dot-org, not dot-com).
  • If it’s good to be nameless for no matter cause, make sure to specify that. Additionally, I am completely satisfied to hyperlink to your web site, however I’ll not run questions or tales which are 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 in all probability will not even reply.

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