In 2005 I started this site, and I am still financially crazy after all these years. I must be crazy, I think debt is a bad thing, don’t buy individual stocks and think pay day loans are the devil’s work
Over the years I have written over 3000 articles, had over 1,200,000 page views, and I have some favourites.
My Favourite Financially Crazy Posts
These are the ones, I re-read and enjoy. Some of these I wonder why no one was interested in, but that really sums up my entire writing career.
- Advice: Best Financial Advice Ever Given
I wrote this remembering my Father and how he “loaned” me money for our first house. I really like this story, and I have told it many times (especially while drinking).
- A parable about advice… (not just financial)
This is why I am careful with my advice. I have never felt more of an idiot when this happened. Sometimes the simplest pieces of advice can cause disastrous side-effects.
- Sometimes One Sentence is Enough
Another warning about what you say to folks. Some folks are motivated by negative comments, some take them to heart, so maybe just keep your advice to yourself?
- The Good Wine: A Personal Finance Parable
Sometimes you can keep a wine for a bit too long, as you can with investments, as I learned with my Nortel stock.
- So that is what $50,000 looks like…
I have written many stories about RESP and the issues I have had with them, but the pay back for that investment truly is the best thing.
Your Favourite Financially Crazy Posts
These are the ones that have had the most views
- A Script for Customer Retention Deals
This one seems to resonate with folks in terms of getting as good a deal as possible.
- CRA Child Disability Benefit (How To)
I really hope this has helped some folks get the DTC, and do it themselves.
- The Cost of Cheques
I still use cheques, and the price of them keep going up.
- Child Disability Benefit Application Letter (Template)
This one I really am glad lots of folks are reading. I hope that it helped a few folks get the DTC. Remember without a DTC you can’t start the RDSP.
- How Do I Retire at 35
Interesting that folks read this one so much, given how sarcastic I was.
Certainly, the volume of posts has declined over the years, but I am still at this. I have had folks offer to buy the site (not going to happen), offer to Guest Post (not likely to happen) and offered to make the site more popular. We shall see what the future holds.
Sing Me Out Ray
Ray Charles sings my favorite version of Still Crazy after all these years.
Wow! It is so impressive that you’ve kept up with this for so long! good job.
Any tips for a new blogger?
Write about what is topical, but don’t write just to make money. There are enough mercenary financial bloggers out there. Write about what you give a damn about, you will do just fine.
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Congrats, BCM! Thirteen years is quite a ride. And with what goes for “normal” money management in this day and age, we need more “crazy” voices out there.