Much as I loath top 10 lists and such, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention some of my favorite posts (where it was fun to write and I got some fun feedback about them), so here is a collection of those posts that made 2011, what it was.
There is no order to the sections or such, I just decided to put them in categories to make life simpler for my gentle readers.
As you can tell from my writing, humour is important to me, so here are a few points I tried to make with humour.
- Some questioned whether this was possible, but yes there are some things Charlie Sheen taught me about money
- I could have said Debt is like C++ programming but the title debt is like teenage sex is much more interesting to folks
- More financial satire with the Financial Balance Band, do you want one?
- Sometimes we think we have succeeded when in fact we Nailed it!
- As I have mentioned I do actually meet a lot of financial bloggers (all great folks) but I did attempt to needle them a bit with Some thoughts on Financial Bloggers
I shy away from direct advice, but sometimes I get close to it.
- Nobody Wants to Screw Up makes the point that no one wakes up in the morning and decides to make a horrible financial decision, but yet they still happen.
- Coach John Wooden of UCLA made the point “Don’t Mistake activity for Achievement” and it is very true still today
- The magic statement to stay out of debt is we can’t afford that , keep that in mind.
- Is it even possible to get financial lessons from the Departed?, absolutely!
- Who do you tip asks the question that nags at most of us during the Holiday Season too
- While it is universal sometimes I don’t trust cash but only in very specific circumstances
- With the cropping up of all these “financial help” companies they want to tell you Debt is just not your Fault
I love mocking lists on blogs, and here are a few of my attempts at doing just that this year.
- Top 10 Bad Financial Lists outlines how much I loath the Top 10 list.
- A tongue in cheek piece of advice about the one thing you must do before you retire, seems obvious to me
- Ever wonder why you are in debt? Here are the Top 5 reasons you are in debt, yes I am a sarcastic so and so aren’t I?
- This list looks similar to my previous list but I still like 10 steps to a debt free life
Dreams and Miscellaneous
Some posts just defy being classified.
- Financial Time Machine is a fanciful view of what I might do financially if I had my own time machine.
- Remember the Mayans may be saying that this is the last year of the world (or possibly just the last year in their calendar) so what to do about Doomsday and Money
- A confession of sorts from me about why I’m not rich (the 90’s)
- I will be glad to see 2011 over, given I lost my Dad this year and when it happened it dawned on me I’m an Adult now
- I have been using this service but not as much as I thought with Costco Gas, now this is Interesting
This year is ending, enjoy it with the folks you love, and here is hoping for a better 2012 (financially and otherwise as well).