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There's been a meme floating around the blogosphere lately–7 Links. The goal of this is to have bloggers revisit their old posts and provide a retrospective in 7 assigned categories.
I've been tagged by Out of Your Rut and so I'm sharing my own 7 Links with you.
Your Most Beautiful Post
Ironically my most beautiful post is one where I needed time off to grieve from my grandmother's death last year. It gave me an opportunity to reflect on lesson learned from both grandmothers.
I'm extremely grateful to my family for their help and wisdom.
Your Most Popular Post
After checking with Google Analytics to verify, my most popular post is How to Pay Off Your Car Loan. I think it struck a chord for many people because i wrote about how we did it with our car.
Your Most Controversial Post
I don't really go out of my way to write controversial posts. It's just not my style. However there are some topics in personal finance that people feel passionate about. My post on paying off the mortgage early had comments on both sides of the aisle. Some people believe in investing the money instead of paying down the mortgage faster.
Your Most Helpful Post
Looking at the traffic, it looks like my Debt Reduction Guide was helpful for visitors and readers on Couple Money. I shared how we paid down debt, but I think what really enhanced the post was other people's strategies. It enforced to me that sharing different perspectives with finances can help people find what works for their own circumstances.
A Post Whose Success Surprised You
I really didn't think it would be popular, but my post on Costco Membership Benefits seemed to be really useful for many readers. I was inspired to write about it because even though you hear about warehouse clubs being a good deal, that isn't always the case. At the time we were a couple with no kids, so we were wondering if it was a good deal for us or should be not renew our membership.
We ended up showing that the membership more than paid for itself and we continue to be Costco members.
A Post You Feel Didn’t Get The Attention it Deserved
I really wished that Living off of Cash, Not Credit?would've been seen by more people. It came out a couple months after I started the site, so the audience at the time was pretty small.
While I'm not a hardcore anti-credit card blogger, I do feel that too many people depend on the ‘credit lifestyle'. Living on a cash basis is better for many people as they get their finances in order.
The Post You Are Most Proud Of
Tough one – there have been several posts that I've put a lot into. Picking one of them, I'd go with Budgeting More Giving. It's not my most eloquent post or deepest analysis on the site, but it's a heartfelt one. I think that helping others with your resources is important.
I was a part of Free Money Finances' March Madness this past year and was able to raise money for one of my favorite causes – Charity: Water.
The next part of this is I'm supposed to pass this along to 5 other bloggers.I'm nominating some members of the Yakezie community:
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