The ‘well known’ JD Roth was a game show host (and, now producer of the hit “The Biggest Loser”), but our JD Roth is a different guy, and the name behind the über-successful personal finance blog: Get Rich Slowly.
It’s a great Making Money 101 blog, and better than mine for that stage of your own personal financial journey …
Because of the name confusion, ‘our’ JD sometimes gets invited to audition for movie parts (you can read his latest such exploit here … it’s really quite funny):
Here’s the thing: I’m not that J.D. Roth. If I were that J.D. Roth, I’d be rich! I wouldn’t have to write about building wealth.
But, that’s what gets me … the TV-famous JD actually IS qualified to write about wealth because he presumably is … well … ‘wealthy’.
Whilst blogging-JD Roth DID pay off copious quantities of debt, and did make himself financially-free of a boss (maybe, not yet free of his blog, which probably generates a decent chunk of his income), I’m not really sure that qualifies JD to actually “write about building wealth”. Reducing debt … yes. Building income … yes. Building wealth … hmmmm.
On the other hand, Ramit Sethi is either already rich, or well on the path with his entrepreneurial side-ventures (eg PBwiki.com), so he just may be able to say – hand on heart – “I will teach you to be rich” …
… I know I can. And, will! 🙂
I’m not sure that being wealthy qualifies one to write about wealth. If so you can take the round 1 picks at the NBA draft and have them write about wealth.
@ DIY – True: but, don’t you think it just may be a PREREQUISITE?!