Over the past month, I’ve read a lot of articles about the virtues of investing in gold. Especially in Facebook forums, there’s a lot of talk about how gold makes a great long-term investment. (Fortunately, I haven’t seen any comments like this in the GRS community on Facebook.) Whenever the economy gets turbulent, the goldbugs come out in force. They ...

What’s the best long-term investment? Because you’re a money nerd (and a GRS reader), I hope your answer to this question was, “Stocks!” If the future is anything like the past, that’s the correct answer. History has shown that stocks are the best long-term investment — and by a wide margin. Unfortunately, most Americans believe otherwise. As a part of ...

Pop quiz! If I asked you, “Who invented the index fund?” what would your answer be? I’ll bet most of you don’t know and don’t care. But those who do care would probably answer, “John Bogle, founder of The Vanguard Group.” And that’s what I would have answered too until a few weeks ago. But, it turns out, this answer ...

One of the joys of writing a money blog like Get Rich Slowly is the continuing self-education. I’m always reading and learning about personal finance. A lot of the times — as in the past month — this education is about esoteric topics. I’m currently diving deep into the history of personal finance, a subject that’s interesting to me but ...

I used to be a collector. I collected trading cards. I collected comic books. I collected pins and stickers and mementos of all sorts. I had boxes of things I’d collected but which essentially served no purpose. I can’t say I’ve shaken the urge to collect entirely, but I have a much better handle on it than I used to. ...

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