I have to say…this one completely sneaked up on me. But I looked at the calendar today and realized that this blog has been going for 6 months now! (Then again, we somehow missed our half-wedding anniversary too…)
Let’s see, in that time we completely paid off our credit card debt, built an emergency fund, started snowballing our car payments, and started a Roth IRA.
In the face of all the debt we still have, the overall figures don’t seem like a lot. But when you break it down it’s much more exciting.
I’ve learned so much from other bloggers and readers—things which can’t really be quantified. And I know that I’ve helped a few people get interested in their finances and take control.
Thank you all for coming with me this far. It’s so encouraging to read your 2,714 comments, read your blogs, or just know that you’re reading!
I went back to my archives and pulled out a few big hits from the last 6 months. 337 posts means there’s a lot to chose from!!!
- 3 Ways to Give to Charity Without Spending (extra) Money — Some ideas to do more for people when money is tight. It can be frustrating not to be able to help them as much as you’d like.
- Is It Even Appropriate Not to Tip? — My thoughts and the opinions of lots and lots of readers. Add your two cents!
- Overcoming Impostor Syndrome for Financial Success — Ever feel like you’re a complete fraud and that everyone will discover you’re completely unqualified and you’ll lose everything? The odds are that you’re not an unqualified fraud (unless, of course, you really are) and you’re battling impostor syndrome.
- Best Personal Finance Practices of the Year — A mega-post of everyone’s tips on the best personal finance practices they’ve discovered in the last year. Title’s pretty self-explanatory. If there’s something you started doing last year that you’d like added, just let me know…I’m still taking submissions. Maybe I’ll do another one next December.
- Gazelle Intensity When You’re In for The Long Haul — Reflections on trying to be intense about finances without burning out. We want to pay it off as soon as possible, but we have to balance that with being same.
- Bridesmaid Dresses: We Need a Solution! — It costs over $100 to be a bridesmaid in most weddings and in some it can even go up to three or four hundred bucks. Our culture needs a solution.
Here’s to another great 6 months! Thanks everyone!