Today is the 9th anniversary of Free Money Finance! Yes, nine short years ago I began this blog with one simple post -- on how to contact me. :) I followed that one up with a short piece noting what the site would be about. I summarized it as follows:
This site is about one simple thing: growing your net worth.
And that's what I've written about for the past nine years.
But it may be time for a change. Let me explain.
Most of you know that I took a new job last summer, moved from Michigan to Oklahoma, and pretty much changed everything in my life over the past eight months. It's been a good move overall, but there is so much to do to transition the lives of four people from once place, where they lived 14 years, to another hundreds of miles away. Initially I thought we'd be "all settled" in six months, but I've revised that to a year now, and it may eventually be longer.
Work is great but much more challenging. The kids are older, approaching college, and need more guidance. We bought a new house (literally new -- no one else has ever lived in it) and none of our furniture matched. So we're decorating the entire place. On top of that, EVERYTHING is new. Where we shop for groceries, where we go to church, where we have our dry-cleaning done -- EVERYTHING.
And we still have so much to do. It's an almost endless list of stuff to do.
Something has to give. It may be this blog.
You've probably noticed that I'm down to three posts per week. This is the maximum I'll have for the near future and probably all of 2014. I may post fewer times some weeks. I might not post at all.
In my last job, in the other state, where all was settled and comfortable, I had lots of time. I don't have lots of time now and it may be that FMF will need to take a break or even go away.
But it may not. I'm not sure yet. But I wanted to let you all know where things stand because this may be my last blog birthday.
I guess we'll find out together. :)
Whatever happens, I want to take this chance to thank all the readers, commenters, guest posters, and everyone else who has helped make Free Money Finance a resource for us all. You all have helped make this site much more than I ever thought it could be and you've been a blessing to me.