Get Rich Slowly

  • Who invented the index fund? A brief (true) history of index funds
    Thursday - 05/21/2020 - 02:30 PM

    Pop quiz! If I asked you, “Who invented the index fund?” what would your answer be? I'll bet most of you don't know and don't care. But those who do care would probably answer, “John Bogle, founder of The Vanguard Group.” And that's what I would have answered too until a few weeks ago.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • All that glitters: Why I’m not investing in gold
    Tuesday - 04/28/2020 - 03:45 PM

    Over the past month, I've read a lot of articles about the virtues of investing in gold. Especially in Facebook forums, there's a lot of talk about how gold makes a great long-term investment.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Please don’t adjust your dials.
    Monday - 04/13/2020 - 09:42 PM

    Hey, friends. Some good news!
    First up, I finished my “intro to FIRE” course course for Audible and turned in the manuscript. Once the script is approved, I'll head to the recording studio.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • A short list of useful coronavirus resources
    Friday - 03/20/2020 - 02:00 PM

    Believe it or not, the current coronavirus crisis is affecting Get Rich Slowly too. Things are slow around here. Traffic is down. Revenue is down. Production is down. Plus, I have a big deadline at the end of the month.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • How to build credit the quick and easy way
    Tuesday - 03/10/2020 - 03:30 AM

    Most Americans know that it's important to build credit but many don't know how. If you're one of those confused about how to build credit, you're not alone.
    In 2019, CNBC reported that around 40% of Americans don’t know how credit scores work.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Keeping up appearances
    Friday - 03/06/2020 - 03:25 PM

    Spring has sprung here in Portland, and that means yard work. I'll spend most of March completing my project for Audible and The Great Courses — which means things around here may be slow for a few weeks — but when I'm done hacking in the word mines each day, there's plenty of mowing and pruning and digging and weeding and planting to do at home.

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  • The clean slate
    Friday - 01/17/2020 - 10:32 AM

    I'm pleased to report that seventeen days into 2020, my mental health seems to be making some marked improvements. I'm happy, engaged, and productive. I'm not ready to claim victory over my anxiety and depression, but the changes I've been making — more exercise, zero alcohol, separating work life from home life — all seem to be helping me get back to normal.

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  • Effective tax rates in the United States
    Monday - 01/27/2020 - 10:05 AM

    I messed up! Despite trying to make this article as fact-based as possible, I botched it. I've made corrections but if you read the comments, early responses may be confusing in light of my changes.

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  • The biggest truth in personal finance
    Tuesday - 02/18/2020 - 12:07 PM

    For the past six weeks, I've been hard at work writing my “introduction to financial independence and early retirement” project for Audible and The Great Courses. It's been challenging — and fun — to rework my past material for a new audience in a new format.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • A brief guide to cybersecurity basics
    Monday - 02/24/2020 - 01:55 PM

    Last Monday, I got an email from Spotify saying that somebody in Brazil had logged into my account.

    I checked. Sure enough: A stranger was using my Spotify to listen to Michael Jackson.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share