As another year comes to a close, it's natural to think back over the year's achievements, the trips you've taken, the jobs you've worked, the major milestones you've passed. Even if this year was relatively uneventful, you may grow a little nostalgic about the past.
Here at SpendOnLife we decided to take our own little trip down memory lane, and invite you to walk down it with us. We've rounded up some of our favorite personal finance blogger's earliest posts. Some of these are funny, some are not at all representative of what the blog is about today, and some were strong right out of the gate. Enjoy!
Mighty Bargain Hunter: May 2005
"John got himself a blog — that’s what happened. We’ll see where this goes..."
MoneyUnder30: April 2006
"Until we buy a home and have kids, we have a lot more spending ahead of us. All the more reason to take the extra money we have now and save it or pay down debt."
Get Rich Slowly: April 2006
"Two recent articles discuss teens and money."
Clever Dude: June 2006
On running with his wife: "My wife seems to have a body built like a Kenyan’s. I have a body built like a, well, American’s."
Well Heeled Blog: September 2006
On needing a new laptop: "I absolutely abhor slow computers. They drive me nuts!!"
WiseBread: December 2006
"Wise Bread bonus: use your local library. Today I checked out four cookbooks for free, and I get to keep them for 3 weeks."
Realm of Prosperity: August 2007
"The prospective future includes a career in the health professions, hopefully in dentistry. Though still in college, I’m utilizing all possible methods for extra sources of income."
Free from Broke: October 2007
"So I see a gazillion different Blogs out there and I figured 'I want one too!'"
Funny about Money: December 2007
"Just got paid but I am almost out of money...Christmas 2007 will be a modest affair. I’m busted, disgusted, and can’t be trusted!"
Greener Pastures: January 2008
"I found this link interesting."
Master Your Card: February 2008
"Maybe I can live without Tivo after all!"
Get Money Energy: May 2008
"Obviously, I’m still fairly new to international investing, but these are some of the questions I’ll be investigating and posting on in the future. If you have other questions for me, let me know and I’ll see if I can find out about those too."
Len Penzo: December 2008
"So what if I am five years or so late getting onto the blogging bandwagon? Better late than never, right?"
Debt Free Adventure: January 2009
"The premise is simple; I have debt, and I want to get rid of it, and I want to use biblical principles to do it."
PF Firewall: February 2009
"A Personal Finance Firewall is just a visualization of something protecting my, or your, or our money from others…and ourselves."
Fiscal Fizzle: February 2009
"Don’t give Uncle Sam a free loan and keep the money you’re working for instead."
One Mint: April 2009
"Is it time to pause and rethink this whole thing?"
Financial Samurai: July 2009
"The world of finance is full of traps, taking tremendous skill and discpline to artfully navigate through the dangers. Temptations are everywhere, and we will seek to slay them one by one to keep you on track."
And the first post from SpendOnLife: September 2008
"Social security numbers are the 'gateway drug' of identity theft...Don’t let the indifference of other people stop you from protecting your own identity."