As the year 2013 comes to an end, I will look back over what I have written over the past year and wonder why I had so much to say?
Since January 1, 2013 I have had about 184,00 page views (individual page openings), which is pretty amazing to me.
The biggest day of the year for page views ends up being Friday May 17th, where I had almost 4000 individual page views. I believe this was caused by Rob Carrick mentioning my post about early retirement. It’s funny a mention in the “real media” still can cause quite a pop in readership, but it usually is very short lived.
So here in reverse order are my most read posts of the year.
Signs your adviser doesn’t know anything (about 650 views)
A guest post by our friend Barry Choi, it did seem to cause quite the rucous and hub bub in the comments. Interesting that a guest post got that big a pop, given I don’t really like giving folks my podium to speak from.
What is this Cheque From? (about 675 views)
Odd that one of my more sarcastic posts got that many readers, but I guess sometimes folks just enjoy a bit of rude and sarcastic fun?
In Defense of Pay Day Loans? (about 700 views)
Don’t let the title fool you, I haven’t completely lost my mind (yet) it was more of a scathing commentary on some folks commentaries about how the whole Pay Day Loan business is a necessary evil (much like Briefcase Thermo-Nucleur devices).
Financial Punch Lines (about 750 views)
You know those canned phrases that you hear from Salesfolk, Bankers, and the like? Somehow this is supposed to make you feel good about your decision, I suppose.
Do You Make More than You Did 5 Years Ago? (about 850 views)
The concept of Lifestyle Creep should be taught to all new grads and anyone just entering the work force. Get over the fact that you most likely can’t live up to your parent’s lifestyle, but then again, maybe they can’t live up to it either?
Term Insurance Over 50 (about 1000 views)
Once you hit 50 some things get cheaper, but it sure as heck ain’t term life insurance. This is when you do start paying, like say you had bought Whole Life? I loved the commentaries from the insurance industry I got on this one.
So there you have it the Top 5 posts tomorrow for New Year’s Eve! I am excited to see which of my writings you read the most.