This week I am in Orlando for Fincon, the annual gathering of oldsters who work on the intersection of cash and media. Consequently, I have not had time to do the entire issues I usually do throughout per week. I have not been studying or writing about cash. As a substitute, I’ve achieved loads of chatting with colleagues.
We have been coming collectively at Fincon since 2011. At first, we have been practically all strangers to one another. In the present day, many of those persons are my closest associates — however they’re associates I see in particular person solely a couple of times every year. I worth each second I get to spend with them.
On Tuesday, for example, a gaggle of us booked a personal VIP tour via the Disney theme parks. We had a blast. I imply, have a look at this wretched hive of scum and villainy…
Chatting with different cash nerds this week has given me extra readability concerning the future course of Get Wealthy Slowly — on the net, on YouTube, and within the e-mail publication.
You see, most cash bloggers (and podcasters and YouTube creators) are in it for the cash. That is fantastic. 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 needn’t earn that earnings in the present day. I had a windfall from the location 13 years in the past, which permits me to pursue this as a ardour venture (no 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 facet 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 in the present day (or subsequent week and even subsequent 12 months), I’ve religion that if I present worth, then finally I will uncover a option to make cash in a method 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 a wide range of methods to do that. Again once I began the location, for example, GRS had two common options that highlighted the neighborhood of readers.
First, there was an ongoing “Ask the Readers” column through which real-world readers introduced questions and dilemmas for dialogue. This was a chance for people to hunt recommendation from the neighborhood at giant. Listed below are some precise previous questions:
Second, there was a daily “Reader Tales” column through which individuals 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 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. Perhaps they will solely be month-to-month. It does not matter. What’s essential right here is that it is a chance 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: You probably have a monetary query or cash dilemma that you just’d like assist with, drop me a line. I will work with you to craft a query for the GRS neighborhood. Equally, when you’ve got a cash story you’re feeling like sharing with everybody, ship it in.
The way to Submit a Story or Query
If you want to share your story, or should you’d prefer to ask a query, please preserve 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 people they assume are making dumb selections. In the event you assume you possibly can deal with unfavourable feedback, then go forward and share examples of what to not do.
Preserve issues entertaining! Write naturally, as should you have been sending an e-mail to a buddy. Don’t attempt to gussy it up for Get Wealthy Slowly. I’ll assist edit issues so that they’re presentable.
Individuals 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 target. In case your story is, “I received out of debt by declaring chapter”, it’ll go close to the underside of the stack.
Size doesn’t matter (your story will be lengthy or brief). You don’t must put the story in MS Phrase or some other format. Simply sort it up and ship it over to [email protected] (dot-org, not dot-com).
If you could be nameless for no matter purpose, you should definitely specify that. Additionally, I am completely satisfied to hyperlink to your web site, however I cannot run questions or tales which might be 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 sit up for studying them, and to sharing the most effective together with your fellow GRS readers.