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. In consequence, I have not had time to do all the issues I usually do throughout per week. I have not been studying or writing about cash. As a substitute, I’ve carried out quite a lot of chatting with colleagues.

We have been coming collectively at Fincon since 2011. At first, we had been almost all strangers to one another. As we speak, many of those individuals are my closest pals — however they’re pals I see in individual solely a couple of 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, have 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 path of Get Wealthy 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 is superb. I’ve no downside with that. However that is not me.

Sure, I’d very very similar to to earn revenue from the work that I do, however I am within the lucky place that I do not want to earn that revenue at present. I had a windfall from the positioning 13 years in the past, which permits me to pursue this as a ardour mission (a minimum of 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 won’t earn something from the positioning at present (or subsequent week and even subsequent yr), I’ve religion that if I present worth, then ultimately I am going to uncover a solution to earn a living in a means 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 positioning, as an example, GRS had two common options that highlighted the neighborhood 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 chance for folk to hunt recommendation from the neighborhood at massive. Listed below are some precise previous questions:

Second, there was a daily “Reader Tales” column by which folks such as you shared monetary anecdotes from their lives. These tales had been usually tales of success however is also attention-grabbing how-to articles. Listed below are a couple of previous reader tales:

I might prefer to deliver these options again. Maybe they will not be weekly as they used to. Possibly they will solely be month-to-month. It does not matter. What’s vital 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 positioning 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 neighborhood. Equally, when you have a cash story you’re feeling like sharing with everybody, ship it in.

How you can Submit a Story or Query

If you want to share your story, or for those who’d prefer to ask a query, please preserve these tips in thoughts:

  • Your story doesn’t should be an instance of what to do proper with cash, however remember that different readers can get cranky with of us they suppose are making dumb selections. Should you suppose you may deal with detrimental feedback, then go forward and share examples of what not to do.
  • Preserve issues entertaining! Write naturally, as for those who had 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 don’t love chapter and “I ran away from debt” tales. Your story can nonetheless have these parts, however strive to not make them the main target. In case your story is, “I acquired 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 kind it up and ship it over to [email protected] (dot-org, not dot-com).
  • If it’s essential be nameless for no matter motive, be sure you specify that. Additionally, I am blissful to hyperlink to your web site, however I’ll not run questions or tales which can 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 revealed and I in all probability will not even reply.

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