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Passive income vs. passion income

From Get Rich Slowly on Jun 25, 2018

When I was a younger man — back before I founded Get Rich Slowly in 2006 — I was intrigued by the idea of creating passive income. While passive income isn’t exactly a get rich quick scheme (and boy was I intrigued boy those back then!), there’s certainly some overlap. ...

Summer Vacation 2018

From Get Rich Slowly on Jun 18, 2018

Ah, can you feel that? The end of June is approaching, which means it’s time for the summer weather pattern to descend on Portland. There are clear skies and plenty of sun sun sun in the forecast. Feels like the perfect time to play hooky, no? I’m taking this week ...

HelloFresh review: Is a meal delivery service worth

From Get Rich Slowly on Jun 13, 2018

“Hey,” Kim said one day last week as she was leaving for work. “There’s a package coming today from one of the doctors I work with. To thank all of his hygienists, he’s sending us a trial of HelloFresh.” “What’s HelloFresh?” I asked. “It’s a meal delivery service,” Kim said. ...

The four-percent rule for safe withdrawals during retirement:

From Get Rich Slowly on Jun 12, 2018

Last week, I wrote about the problem with retirement spending: How much should you spend during retirement? If you spend too much, you run the risk of depleting your savings. But if you spend too little, you’re sacrificing the opportunity to make the most of your money, to “drink life ...

The death of Anthony Bourdain: Thoughts on productivity,

From Get Rich Slowly on Jun 10, 2018

Warning: This is a rare GRS post that contains salty language. If you don’t like salty language, don’t read this article. Anthony Bourdain killed himself Friday morning. “So what?” you might be thinking. “He’s just another fucking celebrity who didn’t know how good he had it.” Maybe you’re right. But ...

How much should you spend in retirement?

From Get Rich Slowly on Jun 06, 2018

I spend a lot of time talking with people who have retired early or are otherwise financially independent. From a purely anecdotal point of view, I’d say most of these folks are well-adjusted. They work to maintain balance in life, and especially with their personal finances. That said, I’ve noticed ...

Money story: Small acts of kindness create social

From Get Rich Slowly on Jun 03, 2018

This guest post from Christine Hughey is part of the “money stories” feature at Get Rich Slowly. Some stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success — or failure. These stories feature folks from all stages of financial maturity. I met Christine in ...

Using the Priority Pass for airport perks

From Get Rich Slowly on Jun 01, 2018

This guest post from Marla Taner is an example of the things money nerds do when they get together. I first met Marla five years ago. Since then, she’s become a good friend. Plus, she’s my “travel hacking” mentor. (Travel hacking, for the uninitiated, is the practice of using credit ...

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