J.D. Roth of Get Rich Slowly, is a titan in the world personal finance blogging. He shares his personal journey from massive consumer debt to personal finance genius.
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J.D. began the blog in 2006 when he found himself deeply in debt ($35,000 in debt, to be exact). He decided to learn everything he could about personal, and ultimately wanted to share what he had found.
The site was so successful, that he was able to quit his day job to work on it full time. Although, he eventually sold the blog but stayed on as editor for three years before retiring from it. He later returned as a writer last August.
J.D’s latest endeavor is Get Rich Slowly: The Course. It’s a 52-week guide to building wealth that teaches you to manage your finances as if you were running a business. The course was a collaboration with Chris Guillebeau (of The Art of Non-Conformity) for his series of Unconventional Guides.
Get Rich Slowly: The personal finance blog JD founded.
Your Money or Your Life: The first book by Vicki Robin given to J.D. by his friends.
Total Money Makeover: Dave Ramsey’s given to J.D. by his friends who saw him struggling with money.
The Millionaire Maker: The book that provided the inspiration for J.D. to start GetRichSlowly.org.