Twelve Posts of Review – May 2007

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[In this series, I'm reviewing some of my better posts of 2007. If you started reading this blog in the middle of the year, this is a good time to catch up.]

To begin the month of May, I compared Compound Interest and the NFL. I brought up how the Patriots traded the #28 pick of the current draft for San Francisco's first round pick in the upcoming draft. It looks like San Francisco might be picking in the top 10. The Patriots could probably trade this pick for #20 and #28 in this draft. This is a gain of a #20 overall pick simply because they were willing to wait a year.

I also wrote about the Top Ten Ways Personal Finance Blogging has Helped Me. This might have been one of my favorite articles.

I also introduced compound interest week. In addition to that introduction, there was also a post on the real rate of return. I then compared the real rate of return in a high interest saving account vs. the real rate of return in the stock market.

My whimsical look at the top 5 paths to a million dollars, got a lot of attention, especially considering that I wrote it in about 20 minutes.

I wrote about why, you shouldn't depend on blogging for an income and gave some better options for those at the end of their rope. Six months later, I would try to do that to a large degree.

A news article came up that Americans are living larger than usual. I argued that people are just living differently. Unexpectedly, it turned into a two-part article.

Lastly, I challenged the notion that you need 80% of your income to retire.

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Posted on December 31, 2007.

Twelve Posts of Review – April 2007

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In April, I wrote how is your home an asset or a liability. It stirred up 28 comments.

My wife and I came across some cheap wine and found it can be a frugal gift.

I wrote an article about an entrepreneur friend that I have.

There's also the stocks vs. real estate article that I wrote. It seemed to me that you can make some short term money in real estate if the market is good, but after about 17 years, you might be better off stocks.

I finished up the month wondering if it's possible to find value where other's do not. My example was the New England Patriots trading a fourth round draft pick for Randy Moss. The move is probably the biggest reason why New England is setting records for the best offense and hasn't been defeated.

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Posted on December 27, 2007.

Twelve Posts of Review – March 2007

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To begin the month of March, I made some large purchases. It made me think that I should amortize my possessions. I intended to take inventory of the potential purchases and make a list of future purchases. I should really put this back on my to-do list so that we can anticipate future expenses better.

I announced a new business, which never left the starting blocks. Blogging along with my full time job was more than enough. Blogging is more time-consuming than you might think. For every article you read, there is likely to be 3-4 hours of networking and other related tasks.

I wrote about why so many good business ideas never get started - they try to be too perfect.

I hosted the Carnival of Personal Finance #92.

I spent a whole week writing about Prosper, culminating with my keys to Prosper Success. The strategy has done better, but I'm not sure it's as fool-proof as I original thought.

I wrote about the twelve reasons I will be rich as well as the three reasons I will not be rich. I'm making great strides in improving myself in those three areas.

At the end of the month, I wrote about my trip to visit Mint headquarters. I did a bit of beta testing for them and I like to think my suggestions found their way into the final product.

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Posted on December 25, 2007.

Twelve Posts of Review – February 2007

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I started February off with $71 of alternative income.

I asked if I was crazy to own a plasma TV. Many responded that I wasn't.

I started to take The Simple Dollars' 31 Days of Finance Fixes, but ended up stopping it at around day 15. I realized that it was written for a different audience and that my finances were in relatively good shape. Part of that is reading and writing so much about personal finance. You can't help but get good.

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Last updated on July 29, 2011.

Twelve Posts of Review – January 2007

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I started last year with $50 of alternative income for the month. I'm amazed to realize that I've made $1800 for the month of November 2007.

I wrote about my second pet peeve of personal finance - #X tips that will save you $Y. I've come to appreciate tips about saving money, but I still don't quantify the savings for the end user making the assumption that they don't do them already.

I wrote about my five favorite personal finance bloggers. When I go back and look at that list, all the names still stand up as great sources.

I found a magazine article where a person hadn't thought about inflation and it greatly impacted their financial outlook. I still wish more time was spent to educate people about inflation and not just compounding interest.

I gave some great resources for new personal finance bloggers. There's a lot of new personal finance bloggers and they could probably learn something from this list.

I took a trip back to my home in Boston and minimized costs along the way. It's hard for me to believe that I haven't been back for a vacation since.

I wrote an article that got the attention of the folks at Prosper.com. My analysis was less than stellar, I'll be the first to admit. This was the start of a relationship that would flourish throughout the year until I scored a writing gig on Prosper.com's blog.

We looked for a good deal on mattresses, and finally found a great one at Costco for around $300 - a fraction of what we thought we'd have to pay.

We looked at ways to reduce to reduce wedding make-up costs from $1400 to a more reasonable amount. I think we finally got it to about $800. For the number of people, that's a little more acceptable, but still extremely expensive.

I took the $10,000 Challenge from Free Money Finance and it looks like I'll meet the goal, largely through blogging income by $500.

I wrote about the text messaging scams of the today's prime time game shows. I really thought this article was under-loved. Deal or No Deal does the same thing charging people money to effectively enter a contest. Be smart and enter online for free.

At the end of the month, I wrote about RateLadder.com. Never underestimate the power of networking. Today, I continue to write Kevin from RateLadder a couple of times a week.

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Last updated on December 27, 2007.

 
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