Today I'm celebrating writing 200 posts on Financial Samurai! It's been a wonderful journey so far and I want to thank you for visiting my tiny slice of the matrix. We may not always agree, but that's the beauty of it all. Through differences of opinion, we're allowed to learn from each other and flourish mentally, and hopefully financially as well. Besides, it's not like I'm going to hold your puppy hostage or something if you challenge my opinion! Hope you feel the same.
Sometimes it's hard to to respond to all of your wonderful comments (7,100+ so far), yet I will always try. I wish there was an easy way to tag all of the most interesting comments and show case them. Perhaps I still will! It's so fun to visit other sites, comment, and interact, I want you to experience the same here.
Celebrating 200 Posts
Each blog has a different personality and tone to it. I'd like to think that Financial Samurai is unique with a flavor that challenges conventional thinking. It's been a lot of work getting to 200 posts, but it's also been such a great learning experience and a ton of fun. (Fast forward to 2021, and I've written well over 2,000 articles and counting!)
We can go back to basics regarding budgeting, savings, and retirement planning. Or, we can continue blazing new trails. It's really up to you frankly. What would you like to read more of going forward? Generally we should enjoy writing what we'd enjoy reading.
Finally, I thought it would be fun to dedicate this song to all the female readers who helped share their viewpoints. Five String Serenade was composed by Mazzy Star in her 1993 album, So Tonight That I Might See. The original plan when I learned Five String Serenade 12 years ago was to sing to a girl after an evening picnic on a beach somewhere. I never got the chance until recently. And now it's been recorded, in my own version for you. Funny how things never turn out quite like you plan.
Here's to another 200 posts! Thank you again!
Some Favorite Posts
Here are some of my favorites among my 200 posts for further reading.
Diamond Engagement Rings Bling Bling! – A comprehensive guide to getting the right stone and understanding what women really want. Furthermore, you'll find a new rule on how much to spend. It makes perfect sense!
Everything Is Rational – The Answer To All Things Irrational – There's no need to question anybody for their choices ever again. It's good to mind our own business and not force our will on others.
The Curse Of Making Too Much Money And Not Pursuing Your Dreams – A story about someone who makes multiple six figures, but is thinking about giving it all up for his hobby.
If A Panda Didn't Look Like A Panda, Would The World Still Care? – A look into how we're fooled by attraction, and why it's necessary to floss and brush your teeth.
Don't Have Children If You Can't Take Care Of Yourself – A discussion about the cost of kids and why we have so many when there are so many orphans who need our help.
Sam @ Financial Samurai – “Slicing Through Money’s Mysteries”