For years, readers have complained that there are too many stories at GRS. “There’s no need to post more than once a day,” my wife tells me, echoing the feedback I receive from folks like you. So, I’ve gradually been reducing the number of posts at the site: I published 62 articles in January 2008, for instance, but there will only be 35 for May 2011. Meanwhile, the technical elves and I have been playing with ways to make the comments more useful.
As a result, even though this month may feature the fewest posts in the site’s history (I’m not sure if that’s true, but it’s close), there have been all sorts of outstanding conversations. I always say this site’s success isn’t because of me but because of you, the readers. And it’s true. With rare exception, your comments are useful and interesting, and you do a great job of supporting each other. This month has been especially awesome.
Don’t believe me? Consider this: When I went to sort through the best articles for May, there were thirteen posts with over 100 comments — and six (almost seven) with over 200 comments. Holy cats! Thanks, everyone.
With so many great articles and discussions to choose from, it was tough to narrow the list of “greatest hits” to just a handful, but here’s what I came up with:
- May 6th: Ask the Readers: What Are the Moral Implications of Spending?
- May 10th: Why I’m Not Investing in Gold
- May 13th: Ask the Readers: What Is My Financial Obligation to My Family?
- May 16th: How I Got Suckered into Opening a Store Credit Card (by April)
- May 17th: Book Review: Early Retirement Extreme
- May 20th: Ask the Readers: But What If I Am Materialistic?
- May 22nd: Reader Story: How I Built My Own House — Without a Mortgage (by Ian)
- May 25th: What to Do with Pockets Full of Change (by Donna)
- May 27th: How Can I Handle “Required” Office Spending?
The blog isn’t the only part of this site. If you have burning questions about personal finance, one of the best places to get answers is the Get Rich Slowly discussion forum. The forum is a great place to chat with your fellow readers. Have questions about emergency funds? Ask! Want to chat about cheap vacations? This is the place to do it. The forums have over 4900 registered users and nearly 55,000 posts.
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