So Money - Episode 15

J.D. Roth

Founder of

For all listeners out there that enjoy following various financial bloggers, today’s guest will be quite the treat. I’ve got one of the very first money bloggers on the show…someone who’s been called the “Grandfather of Financial Blogging” (although he’s hardly old!) – J.D. Roth.

J.D. started the award winning back in 2006, a site that Money magazine named the web’s most inspiring personal finance blog. GetRichSlowly has grown into an active community with thousands of readers every month sharing ideas on how to improve their financial lives. J.D. is also an author of Be Your Own CFO guide and a creator of

Three smart takeaways from this interview:

  • The action steps JD took to eliminate $35,000 in consumer debt.
  • His biggest financial fail – even worse than the debt.
  • One savings trick he uses that involves creating a type of 30-day list.

Learn more about J.D. at and follow him on Twitter @jdroth.

Our favorite quote from the interview: “What I found was I almost never wanted to buy these things 30 days later” – click to tweet.

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