Yesterday, as part of blogoversary week, I put out part one of my year in review. And here is part two. Exciting things, I tell you, exciting things!
- Disaster preparation
- I tried to re-start couponing
- I continue to love YNAB
- I applied snowflaking to other things
- Can the rich spend irresponsibly?
- Rewards programs are still awesome
- Required donations are not
- I started planning for Christmas
- Some frugal things are just too much for me
- I started paying more attention to impulse purchases
- Food prices start to get a little scary
- Retirement planning is just a little more tough for the ladies (and my first real post at the new site!)
- I learned how many people are fine with credit card debt
- I agree, my accounts look a bit crazy
- My most popular post, how to make more money
- Kiva – still a worthwhile use of your money
- Pets are expensive, but worth it
- The budgeting got a bit stressful, but I worked through it
- How to save the economy and lose weight
- I started to feel the pinch in my grocery budget
- I got a roommate!
- But then I had to figure out what to do with the extra income
- Common money mistakes
- I still haven’t tried a spend nothing month, but it impresses me nonetheless
- A quick review of some of the government bailout plans
- I decided to not look at my investments for a while
- It’s hard to stay calm during this economic situation
- Sometimes the best charity is unplanned
- I took a disasterous road trip, but it turned out to be not that bad
- I reviewed AAA and their battery service
- Layaway is back!
- Emergency fund guilt
So that’s it! A quick review of the past year. I’m really amazed that I’ve been a PF blogger for a year. For those of you thinking of starting a PF blog, it’s worth it, but it’s not easy. There are days I find it tough to balance blogging, work, staying in shape, and having some semblance of a social life. I wonder how people with children manage it.
Here’s to a great second year! Who knows what will happen by then! It should be an adventure, that’s for sure.