Name for reader questions and tales!

This week I am in Orlando for Fincon, the annual gathering of parents who work on the intersection of cash and media. Because of this, I have never had time to do all the issues I usually do throughout every week. I have never been studying or writing about cash. As a substitute, I’ve completed 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. Immediately, many of those individuals are my closest buddies — however they’re buddies I see in individual solely a few times annually. I worth each second I get to spend with them.

On Tuesday, as an 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…

Our tour group at Disney

Chatting with different cash nerds this week has given me extra readability in regards to the future path 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 superb. I’ve no drawback with that. However that is not me.

Sure, I might very very like to earn earnings from the work that I do, however I am within the lucky place that I do not want to earn that earnings right now. I had a windfall from the location 13 years in the past, which permits me to pursue this as a ardour mission (not less than for a time).

As a substitute, I can concentrate on 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 folks grasp their cash — and their lives. Whereas I may not earn something from the location right now (or subsequent week and even subsequent 12 months), I’ve religion that if I present worth, then finally I am going to uncover a option to make cash 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 once I began the location, as an 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 people to hunt recommendation from the group at giant. Listed here are some precise previous questions:

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

I would wish to deliver these options again. Maybe they will not be weekly as they used to. Perhaps 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 location to assist everybody get higher with cash.

To that finish: If in case you have a monetary query or cash dilemma that you just’d like assist with, drop me a line. I am going to work with you to craft a query for the GRS group. Equally, in case you have a cash story you’re feeling like sharing with everybody, ship it in.

Tips on how to Submit a Story or Query

If you want to share your story, or in case you’d wish to ask a query, please hold 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 people they suppose are making dumb selections. When you suppose you may deal with damaging feedback, then go forward and share examples of what not to do.
  • Hold issues entertaining! Write naturally, as in case you have been sending an e-mail to a pal. 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 parts, 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 might be lengthy or quick). You don’t should put the story in MS Phrase or some other format. Simply sort it up and ship it over to jdroth@getrichslowly (dot-org, not dot-com).
  • If you should be nameless for no matter cause, be sure you specify that. Additionally, I am joyful 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 most likely will not even reply.

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