It’s been a long month. I spent a lot of time writing about personal finance in March, but I think the results have been worth it. I feel like I’ve helped a lot of people. The hard work paid off in record traffic and record subscribers, too. When the dust settles, more than 285,000 people will have dropped by, and the site will have gained roughly 4,000 new subscribers (including 300 new e-mail subscribers!).
Here are some of my favorite posts from the past month:
- Mar. 1st: Cheap alternatives to cable television
- Mar. 4th: An introduction to making money selling digital photos (a guest post from Mike Panic)
- Mar. 6th: A review of Maxed Out, a new film about the credit industry
- Mar. 7th: Building a personal finance library: 25 of the best books about money
- Mar. 13th: Why I love a huge tax refund
- Mar. 15th: Financial education: Are schools doing enough?
- Mar. 19th: What’s it like to borrow money from Prosper? (a guest post from Tricia)
- Mar. 21st: Which online high-yield savings account is best?
- Mar. 26th: Ask the readers: How much in an emergency fund?
Plans for April
Tomorrow I’ll share evidence that fools and their money are soon parted. (The series on making money from hobbies will resume the following Sunday.)
During the rest of the month, I intend to focus on financial literacy. I’ll be posting a short video every day describing some aspect of how money works. By popular demand I’ll explain how one can go about purchasing index funds. And much, much more!
Also during April I will be bringing back the Get Rich Slowly discussion forum. You guys are submitting so many great questions that I cannot possibly post them all. The site would turn into “all questions, all the time” if I did. (That’s not a bad idea for a site, but not what I want GRS to be.) My hope is that the discussion forum can be a place for you to exchange ideas and to ask questions. Please contact me if you’d like to help test the forums.
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