I typically write several blog posts a week and if you add that up over the course of a year that is well over 100 posts in a year. So every year I like to look back and create a list of my favorite blog posts for the year. Looking back there were some really good posts that I enjoyed writing and it was hard to narrow it down. So I decided to go with my top 10 which are listed in chronological order.
1. How Personal Finance is only 20% math and the rest behavior-As an accountant it pains me to say this, but personal finance is more about behavior than the numbers.
2. How to avoid Lifestyle Inflation-We all have some form of lifestyle inflation in our life. But it is important to pay for it with cash and not finance it with debt.
3. Review: The Power of Half -My review of the book The Power of Half which changed how I view giving.
4. Is building wealth about being lucky?-There is a belief in our culture that building wealth is more about luck then about saving and discipline. Is that true?
5. Don’t be average 2011 edition-An update to one of my favorite blog posts of 2010. These average financial stats are pretty depressing.
6. Heck ya I’m weird!-In case you didn’t know, I am officially weird. But you know what, I’d rather be weird financially than become normal!
7. Not about how much you make There is a belief in our culture today that says if you have a great income then you are automatically wealthy. But this post shows why that belief is a myth.
8. What are you building wealth for? If you do the things I teach, you start to slowly build wealth. But it is important to know why you are building wealth before you become wealthy.
9. Being able to enjoy your money-You don’t manage your money better to simply hoard it. You manage well to be able to enjoy spending it on the things you want to!
10. The Average Couple-Andy and Natalie are doing “OK” financially. But that doesn’t mean they are winning with money.
Well there you have it, those are some of my favorite posts of the year. My hope is that they were as fun to read as they were to write and that they inspired you to change YOUR economy. What about you; did you have a post that you really enjoyed reading? If so please share it below in the comment section.
Thanks for being a reader of the blog this year; I could not do it without you! Looking forward to an even better 2012.