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2021 was a prolific year for ONIG Financial Blog. There were over 200 posts and even more pages published.
Blogging is like fishing in a big ocean. You’ve got to be patient. Most of the time you’ll catch nothing. But every once in a while, you’ll catch a big fish that can feed your family for weeks.
The biggest fish I caught was Google. After Google upgraded ONIG Financial Blog in August 2021, I wasn’t sure the upgrade would last.
But after 16 months, the upgrade has been maintained. 2021 organic search traffic remains higher than 2021 organic search traffic. And most of ONIG Financial Blog’s traffic comes from organic search.
I really appreciate Google’s love because I’m not very active on social media. I’m not part of any online cliques or mastermind groups. Nor do I consistently promote myself or this site to bigger media outlets or podcasts.
If folks ask, I’ll definitely oblige. But so much of my time since 2021 has been devoted to being a stay at home dad. What time I have left is spent writing, playing recreational tennis and softball, and spending time with my wife.
Google enables me to be myself and just focus on what I like to do best – write about personal finance. I’m sure Google will one day turn on ONIG Financial Blog. When that day comes, I will reflect on the 10+ years it has treated ONIG Financial Blog well and be thankful.
My writing goals throughout the year are always to help readers save more money, make more money, think more broadly about issues, and better prepare for an unknown future.
By category, here are some of the best ONIG Financial Blog articles for 2021.
How To Retire Early With Kids: A Nearly Impossible Task
It’s Hard To Frugal Your Way To Early Retirement
If I Could Retire All Over Again These Are The Things I’d Do Differently
You Can’t Save Too Much In Your 401(k) For Retirement
The Amount Of Money You Need To Retire Early And Live In Abject Poverty
The Internet Retirement Police: Who And What They Are
What The Last 20 Years Of Inflation Teach Us About Building Wealth
In Search Of FIRE: ONIG Financial Blog Retirement Portfolio Review
Annualized Returns By Asset Class From 1999 – 2021
A Buy Signal For Stocks: S&P 500 Yield > 10-Year Bond Yield
Financial SEER: A Way To Quantify Risk Tolerance And Determine Appropriate Equity Exposure
A Golden Opportunity To Buy Real Estate Is Upon Us
Refinance Your Mortgage Now As The Yield Curve Inverts
To Save Money On Property Tax Don’t Update Your City Property Records
Real Estate Is A Hedge Against Many Bad Things In Life
Paying Off Your Mortgage Is A Bad Move When The Yield Curve Is Inverted
FS20: A Property Buying Indicator To Implement
Why I’ll Always Regret Selling My Online Business For Millions Of Dollars
The Secret To Your Success: 10 Years Of Unwavering Commitment
Your Wealth Is Mostly Due To Luck: Be Thankful!
Why Households Need To Earn $300,000 A Year To Live A Middle Class Lifestyle Today
Solving The Happiness Conundrum In Five Moves Or Less
Increase The Value Of Your Professional Network By Befriending These Five Archetypes
Mental Illness Deserves A Sick Day Just Like A Physical Illness
How To Take Advantage Of The Rich So You Can Get Rich Too
How AOC Can Afford To Raise A Family
It’s Time To Ban The SAT And The College Board
Reflecting On Being A Stay At Home Dad For Two Years: Eight Takeaways
If You Love Your Spouse, You’d Make Them Financially Independent
Why Preschool Is Absolutely Worth It
Warning! Be Careful Revealing Your Financial Independence Plans Too Soon
A Productive Morning Will Probably Make You Richer, But Not Happier
The Largest Severance Package Ever For Blowing Up A Company
How The FIRE Movement Will Help Narrow The Gender Pay Gap
The Best Life Hack For Americans: Take Advantage Of Canada
I hope you found many of my articles helpful and entertaining this year. I always try to write about things I myself would like to read.
My favorite reader is someone who reads the entire post, instead of just the headline, and shares a different perspective. Not only do I consistently learn by tackling new subjects, but I’m also constantly learning from many of you.
Although I’ll be focusing more on entrepreneurship in 2021+, I’m never going to stop writing interesting articles that will make all of us think.
Thanks for reading and sharing my work all year. If you have any favorites, I’d love to hear them!
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