This week I am in Orlando for Fincon, the annual gathering of oldsters who work on the intersection of cash and media. Because of this, 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. As an alternative, I’ve completed lots of chatting with colleagues.
We have been coming collectively at Fincon since 2011. At first, we have been practically all strangers to one another. At present, many of those persons are my closest pals — however they’re pals I see in individual 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 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 course of Get Wealthy Slowly — on the internet, on YouTube, and within the electronic mail e-newsletter.
You see, most cash bloggers (and podcasters and YouTube creators) are in it for the cash. That is high quality. I’ve no downside with that. However that is not me.
Sure, I might 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 right now. I had a windfall from the positioning 13 years in the past, which permits me to pursue this as a ardour mission (not less than for a time).
As an alternative, 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 individuals grasp their cash — and their lives. Whereas I won’t earn something from the positioning right now (or subsequent week and even subsequent yr), I’ve religion that if I present worth, then ultimately I am going to uncover a technique to earn money 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 need to work together extra with you. I have been brainstorming quite a lot of methods to do that. Again after I began the positioning, for example, GRS had two common options that highlighted the group 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 group at massive. 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 usually tales of success however may be fascinating how-to articles. Listed below are a number of previous reader tales:
I would wish to carry 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: You probably 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 group. Equally, if in case you have a cash story you’re feeling like sharing with everybody, ship it in.
The best way to Submit a Story or Query
If you wish to share your story, or in the event you’d wish to ask a query, please hold these tips in thoughts:
- Your story doesn’t need to be an instance of what to do proper with cash, however bear in mind that different readers can get cranky with people they suppose are making dumb selections. In case you suppose you’ll be able to deal with detrimental feedback, then go forward and share examples of what not to do.
- Preserve issues entertaining! Write naturally, as in the event 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.
- Folks do not like chapter and “I ran away from debt” tales. Your story can nonetheless have these components, however strive to not make them the main focus. In case your story is, “I obtained out of debt by declaring chapter”, it’ll go close to the underside of the stack.
- Size doesn’t matter (your story could be lengthy or brief). You don’t need to put the story in MS Phrase or another format. Simply kind it up and ship it over to [email protected] (dot-org, not dot-com).
- If it is advisable be nameless for no matter motive, make sure you specify that. Additionally, I am completely happy 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 printed 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 very best together with your fellow GRS readers.