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Summer Vacation 2018

Ah, can you feel that? The end of June is approaching, which means it’s time for the summer weather pattern to descend on Portland. There are clear skies and plenty of sun sun sun in the forecast. Feels like the perfect time to play hooky, no? I’m taking this week off to enjoy the sunshine […]

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HelloFresh review: Is a meal delivery service worth it?

“Hey,” Kim said one day last week as she was leaving for work. “There’s a package coming today from one of the doctors I work with. To thank all of his hygienists, he’s sending us a trial of HelloFresh.” “What’s HelloFresh?” I asked. “It’s a meal delivery service,” Kim said. “Anyhow, it’d be great if […]

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The four-percent rule for safe withdrawals during retirement: Theory versus reality

Last week, I wrote about the problem with retirement spending: How much should you spend during retirement? If you spend too much, you run the risk of depleting your savings. But if you spend too little, you’re sacrificing the opportunity to make the most of your money, to “drink life to the lees”. One of […]

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The death of Anthony Bourdain: Thoughts on productivity, pleasure, and depression

Warning: This is a rare GRS post that contains salty language. If you don’t like salty language, don’t read this article. Anthony Bourdain killed himself Friday morning. “So what?” you might be thinking. “He’s just another fucking celebrity who didn’t know how good he had it.” Maybe you’re right. But his death has weighed heavy […]

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How much should you spend in retirement?

I spend a lot of time talking with people who have retired early or are otherwise financially independent. From a purely anecdotal point of view, I’d say most of these folks are well-adjusted. They work to maintain balance in life, and especially with their personal finances. That said, I’ve noticed that a lot of retirees […]

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Money story: Small acts of kindness create social capital

This guest post from Christine Hughey 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. I met Christine in January when I attended Camp […]

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Using the Priority Pass for airport perks

This guest post from Marla Taner is an example of the things money nerds do when they get together. I first met Marla five years ago. Since then, she’s become a good friend. Plus, she’s my “travel hacking” mentor. (Travel hacking, for the uninitiated, is the practice of using credit card points and various loyalty […]

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?How much house can I afford??

“How much house can I afford?” Answering this question correctly is one of the keys to building a happy, wealthy life. Unfortunately, there’s a vast housing industry in the U.S. that’s geared toward providing the wrong answer. You see, housing is by far the largest expense in most people’s budgets. According to the U.S. government’s […]

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The proactive homeowner: How to stay on top of home improvement

Yesterday was an exciting day at the Rothwards household! After three weeks of demolition and construction, we installed our new hot tub. It took six men an hour of maneuvering before we managed to set the spa into place…but we did it. And we didn’t break anything. Now it’s a matter of completing the decking […]

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Does the American Dream require a big American home?

This is a guest post from Steve Adcock, who writes at Think Save Retire, a blog about early retirement and Financial Independence. Steve and his wife retired in their mid-thirties to travel full time in an Airstream trailer. For more info, check out their YouTube channel. One of the most deeply-embedded pieces of the ?American […]

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