Kris and I went out for a nice dinner last night to celebrate a wonderful 2007. While we ate she told me, “I was just thinking this morning how happy I am. I have a great life. I love my job, my friends, my marriage, my home.” That, my friends, is true wealth — happiness, and the absence of a need for more.
I’m pretty happy, too. This past year has been amazing. I’m out of debt. I’m making money with my writing. And I seem to have found a way to help other people achieve their goals. I can’t ask for more than that.
To celebrate a great year at Get Rich Slowly, I’ve combed through the statistics and selected the top twelve articles based on traffic. Here, in no particular order, are the most-visited posts of the past year:
- The Power of Yes: A Simple Way to Get More Out of Life
- Which On-Line High Yield Savings Account is Best?
- How to Feed Yourself on $15 a Week (by Daiko)
- How to Start a Roth IRA (and Where to Do It)
- Healthy Food on an Unhealthy Budget
- Building a Personal Finance Library: 25 of the Best Books About Money
- Lifestyles of the Rich and Stupid
- Basic Tips on Tipping: How Much and To Whom?
- Renting vs. Buying: The Realities of Home-Ownership (by The Tim)
- An Introduction to Square-Foot Gardening
- 12 Investing Mistakes I’ve Made (and How You Can Avoid Them) (by Pinyo)
- 16 Ways to Eat Healthy While Keeping it Cheap (by Mehdi)
High traffic isn’t the only measure of a good article, though. Sometimes good pieces just don’t find an audience. Here are some of those unsung favorites:
- The Road to Wealth is Paved With Goals
- If Personal Finance Is Easy, Why Isn’t Everybody Rich?
- Facing and Fighting Financial Trolls
- Personal Finance on Film: The Farmer’s Wife
- Drama in Real Life: “You’re Fired!”
- Money Day: Your Personal Finance Holiday
- Money Blueprints: What Our Parents Taught Us About Money
I’ve enjoyed writing Get Rich Slowly over the past year. A large part of that is due to you and your contributions. Thank you. I look forward to providing you more personal finance information in the years to come!
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