How to Create Passive Income

Side jobs are always a popular topic on Get Rich Slowly. Whether your goal is to boost savings, supplement retirement income or pay down debt faster, you are not alone in choosing to work nights, weekends or in-between other demands. This…

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Survey: 71% of Americans are Behind on Retirement Savings

Knowing you aren’t saving enough for retirement isn’t a great feeling, but at least you are not alone. A full 71 percent of Americans say they are behind on their retirement savings and more than half, 54 percent, believe they…

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Reevalutate Mutual Funds and Boost Your Returns

I’m a bit of a nut about Christmas; I even have a daughter named Noelle. So this time of year can be a bit of downer for me. The tree gets disassembled, the Bing Crosby CDs get packed away, and…

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How A Strong Dollar Affects You

You have probably heard it before: At the end of yet another melancholy rant about how bad things are in America, someone inevitably adds “… and then the dollar is so weak, too.” Well, lament no longer because the dollar…

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The problem with being goal-oriented

A few months before I decided to quit my job and move, I’d made a whole timeline of accomplishments I hoped to reach within the next three to five years. It included a series of backup plans, too, should Plan…

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Learn To Quantify The Value Of Your Time

It’s both fascinating and useful to calculate the value of your time. Financial freedom gives you options and flexibility. But without time, that means nothing. Time is a precious resource that we should spend wisely. But you already know this – we’ve…

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The “Ivory Tower”: Reconsidering the college investment

This article is by staff writer Kristin Wong. (This is part I in a series about challenging traditional measures of financial success.) Not going to college was never really an option for me. “Don’t even joke about that,” my mom…

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The new way to get rich slowly

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. The face of getting rich slowly is changing right before our eyes, even as the status quo is failing. Before this year’s State of the Union address, the President’s media supporters, fretting…

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Giving makes us happier, but what if you don’t have much to give?

This article is by staff writer Kristin Wong. Maybe it’s because I’m getting older, or maybe it’s that I’m in a better financial place than I was just a few years ago, but lately, I’ve been thinking a lot more…

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What’s the value of work-life balance?

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. I was really struck by Kristin Wong’s recent article “Overwork and the illusion of a ‘high-paying’ job.” It’s not something that I’ve had to deal with personally, though I’ve seen people close…

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