Welcome to 2015! I took some time off around the holidays to spend with friends and family and to simply re-charge my batteries. I have a ton of great things planned for everyone in 2015, but before we get into that, let’s take a quick look back at the top posts from 2014.
I like to highlight the best posts from the previous year for a few reasons:
- first, everyone is busy and as a result, you might miss a great post.
- second, I have new readers find my site all of the time. By having a quick review post, they can get up to speed rather quickly.
- third, sometimes a post might not connect with you at the time of reading it, but now you are in a place where you want to get out of debt and might find the information helpful.
With that, said, below are my top posts of 2014. I have them listed from in reverse order, so the biggest post is listed last. You might be wondering how I came up with this list. Well, it’s a complicated formula that is locked in a vault in Fort Knox. In other words, it’s just a combination of page views, comments, and buzz.
11. Learn To Live On Less
In my cutting monthly expenses post, I go break out monthly expenses into two groups: big and small, then provide tips to cut each group and which one has a larger impact on your bottom line. At the end of the day, learning to live within your means is a key factor to reaching financial independence.
10. Earn Money On The Side
I wrote a post about all of the various ways I make (and have made) money on the side. While I didn’t sell plasma to make money, I have used a bunch of methods that I am certain you find helpful of you too are looking to make some money on the side.
9. Fees Suck
I hate paying fees, especially when it comes to investing. The sad part is that most investors have no clue as to how much they are paying in fees. In my outrageous fees post, I show you how much of an impact fees have on your investments and why you need to pay more attention to them.
8. Tricks To Pay Off Your Mortgage
I wrote a post about little known ways to pay off your mortgage. While you might have heard about some of the ideas, I bet you never heard of a fake refinance, have you? You might want to look into that if you are trying to pay off your mortgage early.
7. Retire At 50
Retiring at 65 or later not your thing? Want to retire sooner? Then you have to check out my post about how to retire at 50. It lays out the steps you need to take in order to quit the rat race early and survive financially.
6. Achieve Your Goals
This one fits well this time of year. Do you always find yourself coming up short on your goals? Now you can achieve your goals. It’s all about visualization. Don’t believe me? Read the post and let me know if it doesn’t change your mind.
5. Pay Off Debt
Another one perfect for the New Year. You’ve had enough of your stinking debt. Time to pay it off and get your life back. My snowball debt post will show you how to do just that. It gives 3 different options to pay off debt – find which one makes the most sense for you and get to work!
4. Millionaire Investor
When it comes to investing, many have a love/hate relationship. End that once and for all this year and love the market. Next to your career, it is the place to build wealth. In my how to become a stock market millionaire post, I show you step-by-step how to be a successful investor.
3. Become Rich – The Easy Way
I wrote about the simplest way ever to become rich a few months ago. It’s no surprise it was a big hit. After all, who doesn’t want an easy way to become rich? The tip in this post shows you how all of the wealthy people, including governments and businesses build their wealth. It’s a must read.
2. Make Extra Money
As a side project post to my one above about side hustling, I wrote a post of a ton of ways to make extra money on the side. Ideas include both those for making money online and offline.
1. Be A Success
If you want to achieve success in life, you HAVE to read this post in the 16 habits of the wealthy. It came from a list I found in Success Magazine. In all, it has the 16 tips that successful/wealthy people follow to become that way and stay that way. If you click through to one post I am linking to, you must click through to this one. It will not disappoint.
I am sure you will find this posts beneficial and will see why they are the tops posts for the year. I have a ton of great ideas for 2015 and am excited to share new content with you in the coming days and weeks.
Readers, which of the posts above is your favorite and why?
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