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Goodbye 2009, Hello 2010! Closing Thoughts…

The Year 2009 was a tough year (but better than 2008!).  I feel very optimistic about 2010!

Since this is my first real year blogging, I initially thought I would link to my favorite article in my archive from this past year.  And secondly, to list some of the most common financial blogs that I read, and how they inspire me.

But I found that as I looked through my archive, I like too many of the post in my archive, so instead I decided to link to the list below based primarily on the ones that had the highest number of comments.  So here they are:

  and now for my own personal favorite:

    Spot Budgeting To Save Money For A Goal Fund 

  and the one I thought was most funny and deserves another look:

    Advice for Spendthrift Friends in Debt

As for the other bloggers that inspired me, here is a short list (I read way to many blogs to list them all) – One of the most unique fresh financial blogs out there.  Some times Keiju just make me stop and think” WOW, this is great…  Financial Samurai is now one the first stops when I go and read financial blogs. – I just started reading Patrick’s blog within the last few months.  He’s pretty close to perfect, his tips are great and well written.  This is usually my 2nd stop after sams. – This “close to graduating” law student is another site I stop at regularly.  Jane has a fresh perspective on things and does a great job with her blog.  She’s young and very intelligent.  I feel a kinship with Jane because we started at about the same time in the financial blogsphere.  I look forward to reading her material.  In some ways it’s like I’m watching her move thru life right in front of me.  Great job Jane, keep on doing a rock solid job! – Jason’s blog is one that I’ve been following for the past few years.  Jason writes in such a way that it almost feels as if he’s sitting beside me and we are just talking.  Great site!

Due to lack of time, I’m just going to list the rest in an abbreviated form, with quick comments:

There are at least 20 to 30 more I could list here easily… but I got to get ready for a New Year’s Eve party.

Have a Happy New Years, and here’s to a great 2010!!!


UPDATE: I had to change the entry for fabulouslybroke’s line because she changed her format.  And I think for the better!  Good call FB!

6 Responses to Goodbye 2009, Hello 2010! Closing Thoughts…

  1. Hey Don! Happy New Year to you and thanks for your recognition here!

    It’s been fun interacting with you, and I’m confident that your Monsanto pick will be a winner with the fund! lol.

    Make sure you tell the wife how she saved you half a million bucks in the past 10 years, cuz a housewife’s market value is currently $106,000 on average in America!



  2. No Problem, thanks for writing such great articles! I really enjoy them!

    As for the “Losing a half a million dollars post”, maybe I should have put the $106,000 bit in very small print below… 😉

    MON will gain, but I doubt it’ll be your top gainer… but who knows…

    I’m sure it’ll be a blast, look out S&P 500 Index!!!

  3. Don,

    Thank you very much for including me in this post. I feel a “special” blogger kinship with you as well since we both started blogging at the same time. I look forward to reading more about your adventures with the lunch fund and your kids!

    I was very happy to see you come back after your exams!

    You have a great “blogger voice” (as they say), and I think the financial blog world is much better off having you write your thoughts and experiences!

    I hope you tear up 2010! 😀
    Based on what’s going on in the economy, it could be very dynamic for you in a positive way! We’ll be cheering for you!

  5. @WellHeeled
    You have a wonderful 2010 too, I’ve very optimistic about 2010!
    I hope if works out well for you!!!