Every weekend I list several blog posts from the week that I thought were really good. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
Today marks The Family Finances’ very first birthday! It’s crazy to think that I’ve been doing this for a year already. The older I get (and I’m not not even old or anything), the faster time seems to go by. I started this blog kind of on a whim last year when I was home taking care of our little boy while my wife was sick. I’d been comtemplating starting one for a while, but just hadn’t pulled the trigger on it. I decided that since I was home for two days anyway, I might as well do something constructive. Hence, The Family Finances was created.
I have to admit that post ideas came to me a lot easier during those first few months, and the blog in general didn’t take that much time. It’s a bit more work now, but I still enjoy it. Being primarily a personal finance blog, there are only a certain number of things to post about. I’ve written about insurance (both for your vehicles and your life), various investment topics, how to structure and rebalance your 401k, how to put the wheels in motion toward getting your finances on track. So, if you’ve been reading from the very beginning, you may see me start to repeat some topics I’ve already posted about, though I will certainly put a different spin on them and go at them from different angles.
To all of my readers, I’d like to give a big you a big “Thank you!”. Every now and then I’ll get an e-mail or a Facebook message from someone saying that they appreciate what I write about and that they found a certain post helpful. That’s always great to hear and is really encouraging. There are certainly times when I feel kind of burnt out or just don’t feel like writing anything, but then I think back to why I started this in the first place. I know I read quite a few other personal finance blogs because I enjoy seeing other people’s experiences and how they handle things. I’m definitely of the mindset that I’d rather learn from someone else’s mistakes than my own mistakes. And hopefully someone will avoid a financial pitfall by reading something on here.
Income Tax Is Like A Four Letter Word at Canadian Budget Binder
Debt: 4 Reasons to Leave Debt Behind Today at Club Thrifty
You Bought That at Walmart?! at Frugal Rules
Preparing To Venture Into Investing at Modest Money
I’m a Victim of Credit Card Fraud… What Do I Do? at Money Life and More
Do Lower Fuel Costs Justify Buying a Green Vehicle? at One Smart Dollar