With the end of the year almost upon us, it’s a good time to reflect on 2016. Since my inaugural post in July of this year, I’ve put out just about fifty articles.
With that in mind, I thought it would be an instructive exercise to recap the top 10 most popular Be Net Worthy articles from 2016. These are not necessarily the ones I liked the most, but the ones that readers enjoyed the best.
It’s interesting how sometimes the articles I enjoyed writing the most were the least popular. Other times, articles that I thought were ho-hum really took off.
Take a look, you may see one that you missed the first time around or some that were published before you joined the gang.
10 Most Popular Be Net Worthy Articles of 2016
Without further ado, in reverse order of popularity, here are the top 10 most popular articles of 2016:
#10 Three Reasons to Start Your Side Hustle Today: Based on the popularity of this article, I would say that the Be Net Worthy community is an entrepreneurial lot! For those of you that have not already started a side-hustle, here are three reasons why you should. Perhaps a resolution for 2017?
#9 Work-Life Balance – The Parable of the Mexican Fisherman and the Banker: Working some, spending time with family, hanging out with friends and drinking a little wine. Sound good? See how the Mexican fisherman balances these things.
#8 How to Access Your Retirement Funds Early: Worried about saving too much money in difficult to access tax-deferred accounts for retirement? There are several strategies to access your funds if you retire early. Check them out.
#7 How to Pay (or Not Pay) Taxes Like Trump: Taxes are brutal (see #5 below), so why not learn from the best? Enough said.
#6 Buying a Small Business: How to Find One: More proof that the Be Net Worthy community has entrepreneurial mojo. This is the second post in my six post series on buying a small business. If you’ve never looked into this, it’s much easier than you might think.
#5 The Brutal Effect of Taxes on Your Savings: The title says it all. Use every legal means to avoid taxes. Check out the tables to see the impact.
#4 A Layoff, an Emergency Fund, and a Martin Guitar: You might understand the benefits of having an emergency fund on an intellectual level, but until you get laid off you don’t really know how you will handle it. See what happened to me.
#3 Three Steps to Teach Kids the Value of Money: If we don’t teach our children how to manage their financial lives, then who will? Not the schools, and not CNBC. It’s your job.
#2 How Does Your Net Worth Compare to Other Americans?: Everyone likes to know how they stack up. Check out how you’re doing compared to other Americans.
#1 The Best Retirement Account You Didn’t Know You Had: This one was by far the most popular. There’s a relatively new savings account which people are using to super-charge their retirement savings. You’d never know it from the name!
Winding Down the Year
Thank you to everyone who stopped by this year to see what was happening on the Be Net Worthy site and an even bigger thank you to those who decided to stick around to see what was coming next. Welcome to the Be Net Worthy community.
Here’s to your health, wealth, and happiness in 2017!
(Also, if you missed last week’s post, please stop by and let us know which personal finance blogs you would recommend to a friend. We are building the first ever list of Be Net Worthy recommended personal finance blogs. Don’t miss out!)