The Site Turns 1. Here’s the Best Posts Over the First Year
20SomethingFinance officially turned 1 on Monday. It’s been a huge learning experience over the past year with some bumps and bruises, but hopefully you’ve gained some value from the content. A big thanks goes out to everyone who has supported the blog by commenting or promoting it to others.
I thought it would be appropriate to reflect on the last year by recapping 5 of the most popular posts:
- Forget Dave Ramsey, Five Ways I’ve Used Credit Cards to Better my Financial Health
- 3 Reasons why Tax Refunds are Bad and how Allowances can Help
- Who Should Pay for the Date? The Dreaded Dilemma Examined
- Which Vehicle should I Sell? You Decide!
- Life Insurance: How much Coverage do I Need, if Any?
I also wanted to highlight the posts that I think represent some of the best content on the site. Many of these posts had limited readership and commenting because the site was brand new and took some time to gain traction for most of the year. If you feel so inclined, check them out and breath some life into them, they’ve been lonely:
- Dec (2007): What is a Mutual Fund?
- Feb: The Complete Guide to Choosing Between a Traditional 401k and Roth 401k: Part 1 and Part 2
- Feb: Free Google Docs & Excel Personal Budget Spreadsheets!
- April: Why Pay for Lifelock when you can Prevent & Monitor Identity Theft for Free?
- April: How to Get out of Debt: Part 1 and Part 2
- May: Who Keeps Killing the Electric Car?
- May: How is a Mutual Fund’s Share Price Determined?
- June: Save 63% on Beer & Enjoy 10 Other Benefits with Home Brewing
- June: Emergency Savings Funds: Why, how Much, and Where?
- October: 8 Rules you Must Follow when Buying Stocks During a Recession
- November: Will your Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) Allow you to Break Even?
- November: How has Technology Impacted your Finances over the last decade?
- December: My Review of Zecco.com
Also, check out the entire Green Matters: Eco-Friendly Cost Savings series that discusses ways to save money and the environment at the same time. When Obama hits office, I expect that you’ll see a whole bunch of new tax credits for energy efficient products.
I’m very excited about the current direction of the site and expect some big strides in 2009.
Have a safe, happy, and prosperous 2009!