Own The Dollar – One Year Ago This Week – December 19th, 2009

by Hank Coleman

Many people do not realize that Own The Dollar has been in existence for over a year now. I never really publicized the anniversary, but I wanted to highlight a few of the best articles from the blog that were posted one year ago this week. A little bit of nostalgia….

own-the-dollar-225One Year Ago (December 14-20, 2008)

It Is Okay To Make Financial Mistakes – My Top 4 Financial Mistakes I have actually made a few, and they were pretty big too!  So, I actually owned up to the last year. Like my boss always says, the best lesson we can learn is from someone else’s mistake. So, make sure that you learn from my top four.

How To Increase Your Net Worth Despite Bad Economy There is an easy way to increase your net worth despite how crappy the stock market is doing. I don’t want to spoil the ending here. You should check out the post, but for those accounting majors in the audience, we all know that there are two attributes to the net worth (equity) equation.

Save Hundreds of Dollars on Your Electric Bill With a Free Home Energy Audit My electric company has a program where you can audit your house and your bill right from the internet. I learned some cool things that I should be doing with my home to save some money and help save the environment too.

Don’t forget the top five things you can do to spread the word about Own The Dollar

1. Subscribe by email or RSS. Visiting Own The Dollar’s website is great, but for many people, it’s more convenient to receive the articles in another form. It’s easy to get Own The Dollar’s content by email or in your RSS feeder (if you’re unfamiliar with what RSS is, you can check out Google Reader.  You can find links to sign up for the RSS feed and e-mail feed at the bottom of each blog posting as well as on the upper right sidebar of the blog.

2. Comment. I always encourage everyone to interact with each article on Own The Dollar.  I never censor real comments made by a real, live person.  They are a huge part of a blog and add greatly to the lively discussion. Just add your comments to the bottom of a post and join in the discussion.

3. Follow me on Twitter. I refuse to tell you when I am heading to Wal-Mart or what I am eating for dinner tonight through Twitter.  I mean….do you really care?  I don’t even care about hearing that kind of crap.  But, I will post tons of interesting articles, great websites, inspiring quotes, extra follow-up material, financial commentary, and other great personal finance information on Twitter. You can follow me on Twitter!

4. Send me your questions and suggestions. Send me an email and let me know what you’re thinking, what you’d like to see me discuss on the blog, and any personal finance or investing questions you might have. I respond to every single email, and I would love to hear from you.

5. Email a great article you find to a friend. Find an article here that you think one of your friends would love? Feel free to e-mail a blog posting to them! Or, print it out and post it around the office water cooler!

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