I was tagged by the ever lovely Young And Thrifty to participate in the 7 Links project. To summarize the project in one sentence, each participating blogger gives their readers 7 different links for differing categories, which you’ll see in a minute. Since I’m always on the lookout for easy content, I jumped on that like a fat kid on a cupcake. Plus, I’ll do whatever Y&T tells me, since I clearly have a thing for her.
Alright, let’s get this over with.
Your Most Beautiful Post
You… Are… So… Beautiful… To Me.
I don’t know if you guys noticed, but I really don’t write anything that could be described as beautiful. I guess there’s a lot of hot chicks in my link dumps, with a full three quarters of them being redheads since I clearly have some sort of weird ginger fetish. So we’ve got that, I guess.
Wait, I found one. A few months ago I presented the
heartbreaking mildly sad story about Leonard, the Wal-Mart greeter who’s had to work into his 70s because of foolish financial decisions. I feel bad for Leonard. Let his poor financial moves be a lesson for you. Start saving for retirement now. You don’t want to end up as the Wal-Mart greeter. People will laugh at you. Trust me.
Your Most Popular Post
My most popular post, by far, was this rant against tipping. I can’t remember the motivation behind it, but clearly I was mad at some waitress. She probably wasn’t showing enough cleavage or something. It’s generated close to 40 comments. It still gets a decent amount of search traffic and comments still trickle in, a full 15 months after it was first published.
I cannot believe that, out of everything I’ve written, that this one became the most popular.
Your Most Controversial Post
Uh, all of them. Can I say all of them? No? Fine then.
Let’s go with one that I’m sure none of you have read, since it came a little after a month after I started the blog. I did a series called You’re a Sucker To… where I dispelled myths surrounding common financial stuff, like emergency funds and budgets. One of the posts I did talked about life insurance, and how I think it’s a bad idea for people do buy it if they don’t have dependents. I also said it was a bad idea for parents to buy it for their kids, which is what really got me flack- from the 1 commenter, anyway.
Your Most Helpful Post
Yeah, like I’m helpful.
I wrote a post right before Christmas last year, all about renting out your basement. If you’re looking to do it, it’s probably pretty helpful. If you’re not… well, screw you.
Seriously, I get $650 per month for doing next to nothing. This is what separates wealthy people from the rest of the financial morons out there.
A Post Who’s Success Surprised You
Once a year, I do an ode to hot personal finance chicks. These are ladies who are doing the right thing with their finances, and writing entertaining blogs to boot. I have to assume they’re all hot though, since none of them actually responded to my requests for sending sexy pictures. Bummer.
A Post You Feel Didn’t Get The Recognition It Deserved
This post is only a few months old, but I think it’s the funniest thing I’ve ever written, if my vote counts. I really thought it should have gotten more attention. You probably remember it, it made fun of people who have cut cable and how douchey they become once they cut it.
The Post You’re Most Proud Of
I’m proud of all my posts. They’re like my children.
Uh, actually no. Sometimes I get a post idea that I think is great. Then, halfway through, I realize the topic wasn’t nearly as good as I thought. So usually I try to hide it’s crappiness by adding in some stupid jokes.
I put in a lot of work into my series on Canadian mortgages. You can click on the mortgage basics category if you want to read them all, but all 10 posts are nicely summed up in this 2500 word piece all about mortgages. It’s probably the least funny thing I’ve written, but it’s filled with good information.
Tag, You’re It
Sorry kids, I’m not actually going to tag anybody. I’m bad, I don’t play by the rules.
Instead I’m issuing an open challenge to all my readers who want to do the challenge. Feel free to participate. Leave a link in the comments if you do decide.
Oh, and if you’re looking for bonus content of mine, go check out my guest post over at Control Your Cash. It’s much better than this, I promise.