December 21, 2016

Five Years In

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It was around November of 2011 that the idea for 2MuchCents popped into my head. I had just assisted a client in gaining clarity and confidence around their financial situation, and it felt good. I saw their light bulb go on. I saw the burden fall off their shoulders. They were appreciative. I was also satisfied, and I felt like I might have just figured out what I was put on this earth to do as a professional. My desire to see more light bulbs go on with financial clarity and more burdens lessened with financial confidence, coupled with my hunger to help my family, my friends, and others, mixed with a dash of my frustration with the large amounts of arrogantly written and unnecessarily complicated personal financial literature out in the world led me to launch 2MuchCents.

Five years, 178 posts, and over 61,000 unique views later, I’m proud to say 2MuchCents continues on! I thought I might try my hand at blogging for a year, but I never thought it would turn into this. Today, as some of you celebrate five years’ worth of 2MuchCents with me, I want to share a few thoughts.

First, in case you missed them, the five most popular posts of all time to this point are:
  1. The Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger Postulate
  2. Roth vs. Traditional
  3. The Homemaker Retirement Plan
  4. How to Save for a Vacation
  5. Per Stirpes or Bust
Second, for 2016, my three “biggest hits” were:
  1. Investing in Experiences
  2. Brexit: European Disunion
  3. Money Mistakes We All Make
Third, I wanted to offer you a preview of some of my upcoming posts. I’m already working on topics such as the best piece of financial advice people have ever received, what you need to do to be a millionaire, and why losses do not equal gains. I hope you’ll check them out!

Thank you to Kenny Wuerstlin, Andrew Davis, Ryan Halpern, and my wife for their help all these years. I could not have done or continue to do this blog without them.

Thank you, too, for reading! Please keep subscribing, following, sharing, and most importantly, letting me know any questions you may have or topics you would like for me to write about. Your questions and topics fuel many of my posts!

Happy holidays to you and your family! I hope 2017 will be a good year!


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