Have a Happy New Year in 2019! We started this blog in 2017, getting 5-20 page views a day. In 2018, we averaged 100-300 views a day. In 2019, we’re up to around 300-500+ views a day. Thank you. You are helping me achieve my dream of being a writer. Here are some of my favorite posts and comments from 2018:
“Love reading stories like these. As “boring” as they may seem to some people – the PF community is all about embracing boring! There’s nothing sexy about budgeting, living below your means, or saving 50% of your income, but having F-U money and being able to have the freedom to make your own personal choices without being restricted by financial means? Now THAT IS TITILLATING”
“Amazing post. Thanks for sharing this Bill. I completely agree with you on a lot of these points, if I’m holding a coin that goes up 50% in a day, I get excited and want more. These are real dollars on the table, at some point, it may be important to call it quits and pull out”
“For the longest time, the foremost mantra of the FI community has been to “mind the gap.” And that’s great. The larger the gap between income and spending, the more you have to save and invest. But perhaps a more effective mantra is this: mind the three horsemen. For if you become adept at minding the three horsemen, minding the gap will be darn near effortless.”
7/19/18 – The Process Driven Approach to Success
“I love this approach. We don’t hear this talked about much. It’s usually outcome-oriented goals. I’ve found that sometimes, goals focus on outcomes can hold us back. They often feel unattainable and thus we give up on them. Set them too small and we compromise the bigger things. A process we can control Good processes produce good outcomes”
“Another thing people sometimes forget about risks are that they are cumulative. Taking a one in a thousand risk is very safe, once. But if you take one in a thousand risks frequently eventually your number will almost certainly come up.”
I just enjoyed writing this one, lol.
5/17/18 – Landlord Update – One Year
“Great tips – especially point #4! I feel like it is rarely highlighted in real estate investing, but it’s important to recognize that real estate investing is a business transaction and not simply a hobby to be successful.”
12/13/18 – Money Management for Adventure Seekers
12/6/18 – Net Worth Update #1
“I constantly remind myself and other when deal with this kind of stuff to not compare your chapter 1 to someone elses chapter 20. We are all at different points on the path to FIRE, and to not get frustrated; as long as we are incrementally getting better. I’m excited to see what the next quarter looks like!”
10/4/18 – Do What You Should Be Doing
“Even I started to think hard in this one Billy B! I’m a young guy and after reading, learning and discussing how people feel and look back at their lives when they are old and pondering how fast life went by, a few things come to mind regarding this mindset you discuss in your blog post. I have found myself thinking about…
1. Was I a good person? Whom did I love in my life and did I do the best at showing them how much I loved them?
2. What did I accomplish and how was is measurable? Did I leave a lasting impact on this World?
3. Did anyone learn anything from me? Was I a good steward of the gifts, talents and tools I had available in my life to accomplish good in my life?
These are tough questions to answer but as someone who has a winning mindset, values financial independence and has become a talented writer wanting to impact the World, I leave you to ponder these questions as well!”
“Really cool advice. I wished I knew these when I was 20 ”
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