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End of Year 2013 (the end)

Yesterday I ran through the 10-6 most-read articles this year, and today I wrap it all up with the top 5 posts (by readership).

Before I reveal the top 5, I will point out that the most read post was not written this year, I will show that post after the top 5 (and it continues to draw readers every day).

Let’s get to the top 5 posts from 2013 by views

Number 5

The Seduction of Spending (about 1150 views)

Does anyone really need an $8.00 cup of coffee (to paraphrase Denis Leary)? Why do we spend money and why do we spend so much?

Number 4

The Infinite Income Fallacy  (about 1800 views)

When you are 25 you think that you will be earning money forever, but as you reach your mid-50’s you start realizing that all those things you were going to pay off in a while, need to get paid off, because you aren’t going to be “earning” for that much longer.

Number 3

CRA Child Disability Benefit (How To) (about 3000 views)

Mark from the Blunt Bean Counter encouraged me to keep writing on the Disability-related topics I am dealing with as my son grows up, and this is an important one. If you know of anyone who has a disabled child, make sure they are getting all the help they can.

Number 2

The 4% Draw Down Theory (about 3200 views)

This came from me fooling around with a spreadsheet and a theory I had read about on Reddit. The actual idea of a 4% drawdown in Canada is a bit different because as of age 70 RRSP rules make you start drawing down your savings, but I will need to write a new post about that one.

Number 1 Written in 2013

How Do I Retire at 35 ? (about 6500 views)

A post where I mostly lampoon folks who claim they are retired at age 35, when in fact all they have done is amassed enough money to change vocations to something they want to do, but it got noticed by a few “mainstream media” folks. No, I have no chance of retiring at 35 (given I am almost 53).

Number 1 Read in 2013

A Script for Customer Retention Deals (about 11000 views)

This one keeps getting readers every day, from various search engines and such, and occasionally gets a comment. The one this year from the alleged Call Center employee was also quite entertaining.

So there you have it, my top 12 (yes I hate Top 10 lists, I refuse to count only to 10) for 2013, let’s hope 2014 brings us Joy and Happiness.

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