- "Personal Finance by Michael Scott of the Office" - This is by far my number one read piece, probably because it got picked up by msn-money. I love The Office, both versions as it was a super UK BBC series first that I started watching on BBC America. This episode introduced the phrase to our house of "Things that no one needs, like back-up magic sets."
- "The 861 Tax Argument Brought to You By Wesley Snipes" - I wrote this as my second daily post because I was looking up something else and ran across the Snipes story. Fascinated I hit up Wikipedia and looked up the tax argument. This was huge for two weeks with search for me...weird. The ones I think will really run don't, and then this takes off! A side note: He did get off of the Felony charges and was only convicted of three misdemeanors.
- "Top Personal Finance Necessities" - I think while not earth shattering was probably a favorite of mine because it gave me a chance to show my entire philosophy, at least for those starting out. Never got a comment! You never know what's gonna resonate...
- "180 Degrees in less than 180 Days" - Great Idea from Simplicity in Kansas (which is an amazing blog BTW). I like it because it gave me warm and fuzzies writing it thinking about how far we've come.
- "We Saved 33% on our Grocery Bill" - Good solid advice on saving money on a big budget item. Wish I wrote that well more often!
Thursday, February 7, 2008
This is the 100th Post for the site. Kind of a milestone for me since I really didn't have a plan to start. I enjoy writing and I always enjoyed personal finance as well, though you wouldn't know it from mine!
At 100 posts averaging 350 words per (and I think I am higher) post, what does that word count equate too. Interested I looked it up on Fiction Factor and here is what is said for 35,000 words:
Novella 20,000 - 50,000 words. - Although most print publishers will balk at printing a novel this short, this is almost perfect for the electronic publishing market length. The online audience doesn't always have the time or the patience to sit through a 100,000 word novel. Alternatively, this is an acceptable length for a short work of non-fiction.
Cool huh? ..."this is almost perfect for the electronic publishing market"...Hey that's me!...an acceptable length for a short work of non-fiction...Me too!
Given that if this was a TV show they would do some sort of retrospective I thought it would be fun to pick my 5 favorite posts over the last 100 and give a line or two of background on them. I always wonder what influenced someone to write something, maybe you do to. Without further ado:
Based on that I have learned posting the first 100 articles, I hope the they continue to be of service, or even lighten you day a bit! Budgeting doesn't have to be hard or painful or a prison sentence! It, with active money management and a good Success Map can lead you to reaching your goals! Can't wait to bring you another 100!
And to the 2,000 guests that have visited, and the next 2,000 to come - THANK YOU!