Well, who would have believed it? Some 70 posts and a year have just gone by in a flash. Just a year ago I was looking for something to do and keep busy in my newly retired life and little did I know then that this blog would grow into what it now has become! Originally a once-a-week project, it now is published twice weekly, usually on Tuesdays and Fridays. It continued to evolve into an interesting, personally rewarding, and hopefully beneficial endeavor.
The original concept here was to write about my experiences and recommendations in retail shopping and saving money, something I know a lot about through my years working in the marketplace and my love of bargain hunting. After all, I was a buyer and retail executive for a long time and spent years involved with store planning and pricing strategies as my focus. This type of information really helps people in the economically challenged 21st century to shop, save, and essentially stretch the dollar to its limits.
A good example of that information can be found in some of my early posts of “Supermarket Savings”, such as Track Prices and Save the Most, Build a Better Grocery List, and Tips for Healthy Choices on a Budget.
But along the way, an awesome thing happened to me. I found that there were a lot of other issues to be discussed and talked about outside of shopping. I learned what a great need there is for good financial information and ways to put it into practice. These subjects, like family budgets, taxes, life insurance, and paying off debt were all a big part of travelling down the road to financial health and wealth. Plus I revealed my own very personal reasons for saving money and watching my finances.
And so it has grown into my very own personal finance blog, bringing in my experience in banking and financial planning. I must be on the right track since I can’t help but notice the tons of information being written about by thousands of people each week discussing the same type of issues that we all have to deal with if we really want to reach our financial goals in life. I appreciate the vast insight and perspective that others have provided on answering the challenges of saving money and reaching goals, and it is encouraging me to dig deeper and try harder to help others in this effort.
I am excited about what the future holds. This coming year I’d like to expand my audience and increase my interaction with my readers. I’m also going to be involved in some events that will help me both network with other personal finance bloggers as well as allow me to meet people seeking this kind of financial information. Stay tuned to hear more in the coming weeks and months.
I’d really like to thank everyone who’s reading this blog for inspiring me to go further and expand. I hope you will continue to read and contribute your comments as they are more than welcome. If you have a question or a topic you’d like to see me address, please contact me and let me know. Or connect with me on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, or Pinterest. And if you’d like to get my posts delivered straight to you inbox, use the Subscribe box in the sidebar.
Now off to celebrate my blogiversary with my in-house technical expert (i.e. my wife, Suzanne).
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