Thursday, November 18, 2010

Happy Blogoversary!

Yes friends, this is the one year anniversary of my blog! And what better way to celebrate than with data and statistics! (What can I say, I know how to party!)

In the last year I have...
...paid off $5,014.11 in credit card debt
...paid $7,520.06 toward my car loan
...paid $737.62 toward my students loans...
for a grand total of $13,271.79 paid off in one year! When I see it all added up like that, I feel both proud of myself and excited for the day when I will have that much money per year to save and spend.

I've posted 193 blog posts.

I've earned $110 in Amazon gift cards via Swagbucks. Much of this went toward gifts, though I did get myself a few CDs in there too.

I've also created an emergency fund, fully funded as defined by Dave Ramsey's Baby Step 1, though that actually happened after my credit card debt was paid off, since I did it $100 at a time.

And, I've really enjoyed blogging-making me more accountable with my money, having an outlet for writing, and making new friends (well friends whom I've never spoken to or met in real life...but I'll call them friends all the same!)

That being said, if you read my blog, I'd love a comment today...especially you silent lurkers who I know are there. I know I find inspiration and motivation from personal finance blogs, and I hope mine has given back in some small way or another.

13 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Fact and figures are truely the cake and ice cream of the PF blogosphere.

    I have enjoyed reading and commenting on your blog.

    Wishing you another successful year!

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  2. Happy anniversary! Here's to another great year of saving money, paying off debt, and blogging!

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  3. Congrats! Keep up the good work!

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  4. Congratulations! I think a PF blog always has more than it's share of numbers! :-)

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  5. Jess, I am so excited for you!!! After you've added it all up you have really paid down A LOT of debt! Do you think this last year was less fun with less money? I bet not because it seems like you found all kinds of creative ways to have free fun and I know it feels awesome to be in control of your finances!

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  6. silent lurkers unite! i like your blog and i'm excited that you have made so much progress. it's inspiring.

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  7. Congrats to you! I enjoy your blog, so please keep on writing :) Let's celebrate year #2!

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  8. Congrats! That's great progress for one year!

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  9. You go girl! Congrats on everything :)

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  10. Way to go! Unless you're making six figures (and I assume as a middle school teacher you're not!), that is a LOT of money for one year. Good for you!

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  11. Hi! I'm a new silent lurker! Congrats on your one-year. You've done quite a bit!! Definitely an inspiration...

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  12. Congrats on an awesome year! Your enthusiasm and dedication is inspiring.

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  13. Go you! You're making great progress and should be very proud!

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