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Cashing in on the American Dream: How to retire at 35

All his life, Paul Terhorst wanted to be rich. Even in grade school, he looked forward to having a corporate job, to joining the world of big business. “I didn’t just dream about money and power and expense account living — I planned for it.” He grew up and made it happen. Show More Summary

Fifteen years of semi-retirement: A real-life look at what it’s like to live more and work less

Today’s “money story” is a guest post from Bob Clyatt, author of the outstanding Work Less, Live More, which is one of my favorite books about financial independence and early retirement. [My review.] It’s an update on what his life has been like since moving to sem-retirement fifteen years ago. Show More Summary

GRS Theater: The parking lot attendant worth half a million bucks

In this week’s installment of Get Rich Slowly Theater, we’re going to look at a real-life money boss: Earl Crawley, a parking attendant from Baltimore. Mr. Earl (as he’s known) was profiled on the PBS show MoneyTrack. Here’s a six-minute segment about this super saver: Mr. Show More Summary

The power of compounding: How your wealth snowball grows with time

So much of financial success involves good habits practiced over long periods of time. Yes, you can still have a positive impact on your financial future if you’re starting late in life — but if you’re 59 years old and just beginning to think about financial freedom, you have a lot of work to do. Show More Summary

Work less, live more: The way to semi-retirement

In 1988’s Cashing In on the American Dream, Paul Terhorst wrote about retiring at age 35. Although his aim was to show readers the path to early retirement, he also sang the praises of temporary retirement — retiring young with the idea that you might go back to work later in life. Show More Summary

The best way to spend less? Cut back on the big stuff!

Important note: If you received this article by email, you are subscribed to the old daily GRS email list, which is going away soon. If you’d like to read Get Rich Slowly by email, subscribe to the new, weekly GRS newsletter here. You don’t need a high income to achieve Financial Independence. Show More Summary

Your saving rate: The most important number in personal finance

In order to survive and thrive, you need to earn a profit. You already know profit is the lifeblood of every business. It’s like food and water for the human body. Although proper nutrition isn’t the purpose of life, we couldn’t exist without it. Show More Summary

Hello, former readers. Get Rich Slowly is back — and so am I.

Hello, and welcome back to Get Rich Slowly! My name is J.D. Roth, and I founded this site in 2006. I sold GRS in 2009, but I bought it back last autumn. I’ve been publishing new material regularly for the past five months. It’s been awesome! This announcement will seem strange to folks who have […] The post Hello, former readers. Show More Summary

Traditional advice is wrong: Here’s how much you actually need to save for retirement

I’m generally an even-keeled guy. I don’t get worked up about much. I understand that different people have different perspectives, so I try to be respectful when others disagree with me. Having said that, there are indeed certain things that piss me off. Show More Summary

What’s your why? How to write a personal mission statement

What do you want out of life? Maybe that seems like a strange question. What do goals have to do with getting rich slowly? Everything! Having a personal mission is key to running your life like a business. Your goals help you decide how to spend your time and money. Show More Summary

Book Review: Meet the Frugalwoods

There are a lot of great personal-finance books out there — here are a few of my favorites — but despite the diversity of titles (and subject matter), they all share a remarkably similar format. These books are money manuals in which the author shares prescriptive advice. Show More Summary

Life expectancy: The most important variable in retirement planning

When I write about retirement and retirement planning, I frequently mention that I aim for my savings and investments to last another thirty years. So, for instance, when I use retirement calculators to determine how long my nest egg will last, I use 78 as my projected age of death. Show More Summary

What is financial independence? The basics of FI explained in plain English

Note: During the month of March, I’m migrating old Money Boss material to Get Rich Slowly — including the articles that describe the “Money Boss method”. This is the first of those articles. Nearly everyone I know wants to become financially independent, to retire early. Show More Summary

Money story: I achieved financial independence in the U.S. Navy

This guest post from Doug Nordman 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. Show More Summary

GRS Theater: How the economy works

It’s time for another episode of Get Rich Slowly Theater, boys and girls! This week, we’re going to enjoy a thirty-minute YouTube video exploring how the economy works. Think of it as Economics 101, but instead of a semester spent sitting...Show More Summary

Defining retirement: What does it mean to be retired?

Welcome to “retirement month” at Get Rich Slowly. During the month of March, we’ll explore all sorts of topics related to retirement and financial independence. To start, let’s look at the defintion of retirement. What does it mean to be retired? This question probably seems silly to some of you. Show More Summary

The five types of retirement

As you probably already know, I’m a nerd. I’m such a nerd that during my spare time I like to read books about money. But more and more, regular personal-finance manuals aren’t enough. I crave something nerdier! And so, I’ve begun to research the history of retirement. Show More Summary

The plight of the poor: Thoughts on systemic poverty, fault, and responsibility

I write a lot at Get Rich Slowly about habits that foster wealth and success. Like it or not, there are very real differences between the behaviors and attitudes of those who have money and those who don’t. This isn’t me being classist or racist. Show More Summary

The secret to a rich life

There’s this idea in our society that if you want something amazing, there’s got to be some secret to getting it. People want “magic bullet” answers. They think if they look long enough and hard enough then maybe, just maybe, they’ll stumble upon the SECRETS “THEY” DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW. Show More Summary

The optimization trap

Since returning to Get Rich Slowly in October, I’ve begun to receive more and more email from readers with questions about what they should do with their financial lives. I love reading what people have to say, and I love trying to help (when I can). Often the folks who write to me are focused […] The post The optimization trap appeared first on Get Rich Slowly.

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