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I thought I'd take a little time today to highlight some of the more popular posts I've written over the four and a half years I've been blogging. It has nothing to do with the great traffic I'm seeing this morning from Kimberly Palmer's article on how to make extra money. It simply seems fitting to look back since it's the start of the year. (Are you buying this? Even a little bit?)

For those new to the site, I'm a pretty lazy guy in general. However, the Lazy Man name stems from the fact that I had all these great business ideas, but never the drive (nor the finances and connections) to get off the ground. If I'm not going to actually implement these ideas, I might as well write about them, right? Well, somewhere along the line, my plan changed, and I started to focus on personal finance. The result is some 1,200+ articles about how I'm trying to save money, make money, retire early... all the things that you came here for.

I'll let you be the judge if I did a good job at that. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Thousands of ways to save money - Unless you are unusually talented or lucky, it is extremely difficult to retire early without keeping an eye on spending. I put together a page of all my articles on how to save money on just about anything. The advice isn't to cut all the fun stuff out of your life, but how to keep all the fun on a fraction of the budget. Warning, it's addictive and you could lose a day there.
  • How To Be Successful - I wrote this article a couple of years back and it still resonates with people today. In fact, I got an email last night from someone who is trying to sort out his life after a bunch of missteps. As soon as I'm done with this post, I'm off to email him, to see if what kind of wisdom I can share with him. (This is a scary thought for me.) I always try to get back to my readers, so feel free to contact me.
  • MonaVie - I became somewhat famous (in blogging circles at least) for my article on MonaVie. In the article, I asked a simple question of whether it was a scam, since $45 for 25 ounces of juice isn't the norm... it's not close to the norm. The article garnered more than 5000 comments and lead me to create a spin-off site MonaVie Scam.

That should be enough reading to keep you busy. In case it's not, these final two articles (not really the Best of Lazy Man and Money) round out a bit of what you'd read here:

  • Make SMARTER Goals This Year - I think I watched Office Space (if there is such a thing) one too many times before writing this one. If you are looking to keep your New Year's Resolutions this is a great place to start.
  • Hedge Rising Food and Gas Prices with ETFs - I didn't want to leave you with the impression that this website is just about saving money. You see a lot of investing ideas such as this one as well.

For those who came here from that Yahoo article, I've gotten tons of mail asking a question I should have anticipated. You want to know How to Start a Blog... well click that link and dig in. Please recognize that it is a broad question and that article is just geared to get you going.

P.S. Don't forget to check check Kimberly Palmer's book Generation Earn, which I reviewed here ;-).

Last updated on January 11, 2011.

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10 Responses to “Best of Lazy Man and Money”

  1. Benny says:

    Congrats on getting a mention. Found you through Yahoo. Great read. Looks like you have a lot of great info here. Will definitely check it out.

  2. John K says:

    I did find your blog from the yahoo article and I must say I am enjoying it very much. I especially enjoyed the strategies of hedging food and gas prices with ETF’s (very clever) and I can’t wait to look at some of the other investing/personal finance articles. Additionally, I am a frugal shopper as well so I know I will enjoy your articles on those topics also.

  3. nursingmania says:

    Hey! Congratulations!nice site you got in here .you’re in front of yahoo all over the planet I hope you can do some criticism on ow to improve my blog site. More Power and I know your not that lazy at all :)please visit my site on yous apare time.

    • Lazy Man says:

      I looked at your site, Nursing Mania.

      There is a bit to criticize. I’d get rid of the pop-under ads. It made me leave the site right away. Also your logo is very pixelated and the theme looks dated in general. I’d also remove the Infolinks advertising.

  4. nursingmania says:

    thank you very much I appreciate it. i have no idea o pop-under ads. I changed the logo, no idea on dated in general, i will remove the infolinks as you sugested.

  5. I was reading the Wikipedia entry on Mona Vie recently (OK, I ready Wikipedia for fun – is that strange?) and there’s some chatter about juicescam.com in the discussion tab.

    So you’re apparently at least Wiki-famous.

    • Lazy Man says:

      It’s strange to read Wikipedia for run… but it’s a whole new level to read the discussion tab. That looks like an unorganized mess. I don’t know how anyone can follow a discussion there.

      Is being in the discussion tab of one article the Wikipedia version of being on the D list?

  6. Often, it’s actually a decently organized mess. But a mess nonetheless.

    I like to pull aside the curtain and see what’s going on behind the scenes. You can’t do that at CNN or Fox – but at Wikipedia, you can see the thought process behind the final result. It’s probably the writer in me needing to see the “plot”.

    Some of them are a bit amusing. Christine O’Donnell’s, for example. One author asked “should there be a list of people who are NOT witches?”

  7. Douglas says:

    You’re not really a “lazy man”! You’re just creative enough with your ideas…anyhow, I admire your ideas…they’re great! Will bookmark your blog to read it often. I am the real lazy man for I don’t have a real job. I am just teaching myself learning how to trade while I am building (at the same time educating) capital to trade. What do you think “lazy man” with my idea. Any comments from my blog please…http://observeandtrade.blogspot.com!

  8. dlm says:

    Can you give more info on how to make money w/a blog? I am sure it dependes on the following or the blog type. But are we looking mostly at ads? Could we get more info on that?

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