We’ve been coming together at Fincon since 2011. At first, we were nearly all strangers to each other. Today, many of these people are my closest friends — but they’re friends I see in person only once or twice each year. I value every moment I get to spend with them.

Chatting with other money nerds this week has given me additional clarity about the future direction of Get Rich Slowly — on the web, on YouTube, and in the email newsletter.

You see, most money bloggers (and podcasters and YouTube creators) are in it for the money. That’s fine. I have no problem with that. But that’s not me.

Yes, I would very much like to earn income from the work that I do, but I’m in the fortunate position that I don’t need to earn that income today. I had a windfall from the site thirteen years ago, which allows me to pursue this as a passion project (at least for a time).

Instead, I can focus on making Get Rich Slowly meaningful to me and useful to you. I can ignore the financial side of things while I work to build a resource that helps people master their money — and their lives. While I might not earn anything from the site today (or next week or even next year), I have faith that if I provide value, then eventually I’ll discover a way to make money in a way that doesn’t compromise my values.

Anyhow, as part of my renewed vision for Get Rich Slowly, I want to interact more with you. I’ve been brainstorming a variety of ways to do this. Back when I started the site, for instance, GRS had two regular features that highlighted the community of readers.

First, there was an ongoing “Ask the Readers” column in which real-world readers presented questions and dilemmas for discussion. This was an opportunity for folks to seek advice from the community at large. Here are some actual past questions:

Second, there was a regular “Reader Stories” column in which people like you shared financial anecdotes from their lives. These stories were often tales of success but could also be interesting how-to articles. Here are a few past reader stories:

I’d like to bring these features back. Perhaps they won’t be weekly as they used to. Maybe they’ll only be monthly. It doesn’t matter. What’s important here is that it’s an opportunity for Get Rich Slowly to be about more than just me. It’s a chance for the site to help everyone get better with money.

To that end: If you have a financial question or money dilemma that you’d like help with, drop me a line. I’ll work with you to craft a question for the GRS community. Similarly, if you have a money story you feel like sharing with everyone, send it in.

If you would like to share your story, or if you’d like to ask a question, please keep these guidelines in mind:

So, please: Send me your stories and questions. I look forward to reading them, and to sharing the best with your fellow GRS readers.

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