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Podcast 46: Your Money: The Missing Manual, J.D. Roth

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Today’s guest on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast is J.D. Roth, founder of the website Get Rich Slowly.

J.D. has made the transition from blogger to published author. In this episode, Flexo, Tom Dziubek, and J.D. discuss the financial advice in his new book, Your Money: The Missing Manual. We also discuss the process of publishing J.D.’s first book.

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Consumerism Commentary Podcast #46
Production Number: S02E20
Segment Number: 64

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Table of contents

[00:00] Introduction from Tom Dziubek
[00:33] Interview with J.D. Roth
[00:53] J.D.’s background
[02:33] Your Money: The Missing Manual
[04:11] The correlation between wealth and happiness
[06:32] The tyranny of stuff
[10:18] Playing mind games with yourself
[13:36] Asking for help
[14:18] The perfect is the enemy of the good
[16:45] Focusing on small or big spending choices
[18:59] Becoming a published author
[20:01] Getting an agent
[23:20] Marketing the book
[25:07] A second book from J.D?
[26:48] End

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Updated December 20, 2011 and originally published March 7, 2010. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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avatar Financial Samurai

Exciting stuff! Congrats on finishing the book JD. Just one question, if you sell 100,000 copies and earn $5/copy, will you be upgrading from your Mini to perhaps a Ferrari 360 Modena Spyder? That would be sweet! :)

Congrats Again!

Best, Sam

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avatar ctreit

JD makes a great point. As we grow older, our memories make us look at the past with ever rosier eyes. That is why he thinks that it is better to accumulate experiences (whose source of pleasure for us increases over time) rather than things (whose values depreciate over time).

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avatar Getting Finances Done

Great interview. Thanks for sharing your experiences. I particularly liked your comment about money spent on memories and how they increase in value over time. What a great concept…and very true. I also appreciated your experiences publishing a book. That’s a world that is a mystery to most of us.

I wish you the greatest of success in selling out your print run.

Sam

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