As I’m sure you’ve all noticed, it’s been a long, slow summer here at Money Boss. I haven’t written much about money — and when I have done so, it’s mainly been about my new house.
While it’s true that the house itself has been the biggest barrier between me and writing — it’s been almost a full-time job for me since July 1st! — that’s not the only thing that’s been going on.
You see, about the same time Kim and I started looking for a new place to live, another opportunity presented itself. I hinted at this in early April when I wrote about how 2017 felt like the year of opportunity for me:
“As if all of this isn’t enough, I had a phone call yesterday that I can’t discuss in detail. What I can say is that an unexpected — but amazing — opportunity may have fallen into my lap. I’ll have a second call about this situation in a week or two, and I’m curious to see what happens.”
Well, it took six months for that opportunity to come to fruition, but last week it finally did so. You see, I’ve re-purchased Get Rich Slowly, the money blog I started in 2006.
So, while I was silent this summer, I was actually working hard behind the scenes. I was talking with the previous owners about the terms of the deal. I was talking with my personal board of directors about whether I should even pursue this path. And I was brainstorming just what I’d do with the the site if I did get it back. (For instance, I spent the last week of June coming up with this layout as a basis for a re-design. That’s time I could have used to write articles at Money Boss, but instead I was focused on Get Rich Slowly.)
This morning, I made it official. I announced that I’m back at Get Rich Slowly.
What does this news mean for Money Boss? That’s a great question, but I’m not sure I have a great answer. Not yet, anyhow.
I am proud of the work I’ve done at this site, and I think it’s a useful resource — especially my Money Boss manifesto. That said, I’m not keen on maintaining two sites about money. Long-time readers know how much I struggle to keep multiple sites going at once.
I do know this: Get Rich Slowly will address a much wider range of material than I was able to tackle here. For better or worse, I intended Money Boss to mainly be about “advanced personal finance”, which is awesome. But as much as it’s awesome, it’s also limiting. Get Rich Slowly will let me write about anything related to money.
All this is to say that my attention will be elsewhere for the foreseeable future — possibly indefinitely.
One option I’ve considered is moving most of my Money Boss articles over to Get Rich Slowly, and just keeping the core content here as a sort of “mini course”. Or I could use Money Boss as a place to publish occasional longer articles about advanced personal finance, just as I had originally intended. Again, I’m not sure which will happen — but I wanted to let you folks know what’s going on.
I’m not a slacker. Honest! But sometimes a year of opportunity is also a year of change. The six months have been all about change in my life. In this case, it’s a change back to what once was: I’m back at Get Rich Slowly.