J.D. Roth

J.D. Roth is an accidental personal-finance expert, a regular guy who found himself deep in debt. After deciding to turn his life around, he read everything he could about money and finance.

In 2006, he started the award-winning blog Get Rich Slowly (getrichslowly.org), which Money magazine named the Web’s most inspiring personal-finance blog. Get Rich Slowly has grown into an active community in which thousands of readers every month share ideas on how to improve their financial lives.

Roth is the author of Your Money: The Missing Manual, about which Wired magazine co-founder Kevin Kelly raved, “This is the best user-guide to personal finance I’ve found, and I’ve probably read them all. It is certainly the sanest and most level-headed.”

Roth contributes the monthly “Your Money” column to Entrepreneur magazine. In April he launched the year-long “Get Rich Slowly” course, which is available at moneytoolbox.com. You can read more from him at jdroth.com.