This is a brief update on what I’ve been up to for a past few months. I know I’ve been quiet around Foldedspace, but that doesn’t mean I’m sitting at home reading comic books and playing videogames. Far from it!
During our six months in Savannah, the bulk of my time was spent prepping and launching Money Boss, my new blog about “advanced personal finance”. It’s a site targeted at folks who are working toward Financial Independence — or who have already achieved it. My goal is to go beyond the basics that I explored at Get Rich Slowly. (Speaking of which, that blog turned ten yesterday! Can you believe I started GRS a decade ago? I can’t…)
I’ve waited to officially announce Money Boss here because I wanted to make sure I’d follow through on my commitment to the site. I’m a notorious starter and stopper of projects, and I didn’t want to publicize this until I was sure I’d stick at it. Now I’m sure. (I’ve been at it six months already.) In fact, I’m proud of what I’ve already done with the blog. Money Boss contains the best material I’ve ever produced about personal finance. The site has 2000 email subscribers already and is growing rapidly. You should come join us!
A Brief Guide to Financial Freedom
So that all Money Boss readers can share a common framework for talking about finance, I’ve collected my core philosophy into a free 70-page manual entitled A Brief Guide to Financial Freedom. This guide outlines everything I’ve learned about smart money management during the past decade.
You can get the same material in your inbox if you sign up for the Money Boss email list. Or you can follow these links to read the same articles on the blog:
- #1: You are the boss of you: Why you should run your life like a business
- #2: What’s your why? How to craft a personal mission statement
- #3: Profit margin: The most important number in personal finance
- #4: Big wins: The cornerstone of financial freedom
- #5: How to make more money
- #6: How to think like Warren Buffet
- #7: How to invest like a boss
- #8: How to use barriers and pre-commitment to do the right thing
- #9: Your wealth snowball — and how to grow it
- #10: The six stages of financial freedom
Sometime soon(-ish), I intend to record audio versions of this material too, which will provide a fourth way to consume it. That project might have to wait until Kim and I are finished with our U.S. roadtrip, though.
Speaking of our roadtrip, Kim and I left Savannah on March 29th to begin our six-month journey back to Oregon. As always, we’ll be documenting our adventures at Far Away Places — although generally with a delay of around two weeks. I just posted the first installment for 2016, which is about our time in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina. I hope to finish the post about our ten days in Tennessee by tomorrow morning.
Meanwhile, I have other projects cooking too. A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I’ll be returning to Ecuador for another chautauqua on wealth and happiness. I’ll also be taking a break from our RV trip to fly home to Portland in August, where Mr. Money Mustache and I will present a workshop on financial freedom at World Domination Summit. (More details when I have them.)
Lastly, I’ve made several appearances on podcasts during recent months. The more I do this, the more comfortable I get — and the more useful my interviews seem to be. I’m especially proud of my recent appearance on the M.O.N.E.Y. Show with J. Money and Paula Pant. This might be the best interview I’ve ever given.
Other notable recent appearances include an episode of Radical Personal Finance with Joshua Sheats, a chat with my friend Eric Rosenberg on his Personal Profitability Podcast, and a conversation with the charming Michelle Jackson of Girl Gone Frugal.
Whew! As you can see, I haven’t been slacking. I haven’t had much to share here — though I’ll continue to post when I have something to say — but I’ve been busy elsewhere. (And this list doesn’t even include the projects I’m not ready to publicize yet.) I used to be a slacker. Now I’m a workaholic. What happened?