It has been just over seven months since I quietly and uneventfully launched Pocket Changed. To say that a lot has happened in my life and with this site since then would be a huge understatement. With the traction that this site has gotten over the past month or so there are a lot of new visitors to Pocket Changed and I wanted to bring some of the best content in the archives to the forefront.
So, without further ado, here are the top 10 most popular posts on Pocket Changed from the first half of 2011.
This was the first post of a five part series on Pocket Changed about my journey from wasting all my money on video games as a kid to freeing myself from $28,000 of debt a few years after college. This is the most autobiographical piece on Pocket Changed.
As I continually look to minimize my possessions and live a simpler life, this post is quick look into how I got rid of almost half of my clothes. (Spoiler: I don’t miss any of them).
I can’t take all the credit for being able to pay off my debt. There were a lot of resources that I used to learn about personal finance principles. This post shows my top recommendations for anyone looking to learn more about how they can improve their financial situation or get out of debt.
To be a better employee and begin thinking more like an entrepreneur, I read a lot of books and was influenced by some amazing people. This post describes them all.
I used to just follow the crowd. Get good grades, go to college, build up a resume, get a comfy desk job, etc. These 19 people have changed the way I view the world and live my life.
If I knew I had just a single day remaining to be alive, I would live it completely differently than I do a regular day now. Going forward I am trying to spend each waking hour living life to the fullest.
Buying strictly based on wants is how I graduated college with no savings to speak of. I spent all the money I had instead of realizing that I didn’t need any of the things I was buying. To make a huge impact on your wallet, quit buying stuff you don’t need.
When I first launched Pocket Changed I did a ten part, weekly series on how to build a key foundation for a strong financial future. Some of the most important topics include Frugality, Goal Setting, and Automation. This post introduces the series.
This is my most popular post both traffic and comment wise. #WDS had a huge impact on my life and this post was the brainchild of that amazing weekend in Portland.
It is so easy to get caught up thinking about the future, planning your life, and saving for a rainy day. Sometimes you just need to remember not to forget to live your life in the now.
Upcoming Featured Guests
With my wedding and honeymoon in just four days, my life will be a bit busy for the next few weeks. This gives me the opportunity to feature some stories and posts from some readers of Pocket Changed. We’ll have an awesome post coming up this Thursday from Devon Mills, who writes at Answering Oliver, about her journey to overcome the burden of debt after college. Next week we’ll have a stellar post from Justin Tillman of The Uncommon Life about how to eradicate instant gratification habits.
What has been your favorite post or part of Pocket Changed so far? What do you want to see from Pocket Changed in the future?
(post image via Stuck in Customs)