Call for reader questions and tales!

This week I’m in Orlando for Fincon, the annual gathering of oldsters who work on the intersection of cash and media. As a end result, I have never had time to do all the issues I usually do throughout per week. I have never been studying or writing about cash. Instead, I’ve executed lots of chatting with colleagues.

We’ve been coming collectively at Fincon since 2011. At first, we had been practically all strangers to one another. Today, many of those persons 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, for example, a gaggle of us booked a personal VIP tour by means of 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 extra readability in regards to the future route of Get Rich Slowly — on the net, on YouTube, and within the e-mail e-newsletter.

You see, most cash bloggers (and podcasters and YouTube creators) are in it for the cash. That’s tremendous. I’ve no downside with that. But that is not me.

Yes, I’d very very similar to to earn revenue from the work that I do, however I’m within the lucky place that I need not earn that revenue right this moment. I had a windfall from the location 13 years in the past, which permits me to pursue this as a ardour mission (at the least for a time).

Instead, I can give attention to making Get Rich Slowly significant to me and helpful to you. I can ignore the monetary facet of issues whereas I work to construct a useful resource that helps individuals grasp their cash — and their lives. While I may not earn something from the location right this moment (or subsequent week and even subsequent yr), I’ve religion that if I present worth, then finally I’ll uncover a strategy to become profitable in a means that does not compromise my values.

Send Me Your Questions and Stories!

Anyhow, as a part of my renewed imaginative and prescient for Get Rich Slowly, I wish to work together extra with you. I’ve been brainstorming a wide range of methods to do that. Back 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 by which real-world readers introduced questions and dilemmas for dialogue. This was a possibility for folk to hunt recommendation from the group at massive. Here are some precise previous questions:

Second, there was a daily “Reader Stories” column by which individuals such as you shared monetary anecdotes from their lives. These tales had been typically tales of success however may be attention-grabbing how-to articles. Here are just a few previous reader tales:

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

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

How to Submit a Story or Question

If you want to share your story, or when you’d prefer to ask a query, please maintain these tips in thoughts:

  • Your story doesn’t must 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 choices. If you assume you possibly can deal with unfavorable feedback, then go forward and share examples of what to not do.
  • Keep issues entertaining! Write naturally, as when you had been sending an e-mail to a pal. Don’t attempt to gussy it up for Get Rich Slowly. I’ll assist edit issues so that they’re presentable.
  • People 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. If your story is, “I got out of debt by declaring bankruptcy”, it’ll go close to the underside of the stack.
  • Length doesn’t matter (your story could be lengthy or quick). You don’t must put the story in MS Word or another format. Just sort it up and ship it over to jdroth@getrichslowly (dot-org, not dot-com).
  • If you might want to be nameless for no matter cause, make sure you specify that. Also, I’m glad to hyperlink to your web site, however I can’t 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 revealed and I most likely will not even reply.

So, please: Send me your tales and questions. I stay up for studying them, and to sharing the very best together with your fellow GRS readers.