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Hello all, I’m on a week of self discovery this week and so am going to avoid writing one post and instead, give you a tour of the best of the past years posts both here at Family Money Values and on other sites for which I have written.
Family Money Values Best
I picked these based on traffic received and personal preference.
Top 5 blog posts:
My Dad had a structured plan that (when followed) tries to take advantage of the cycles in the market.
It causes you to buy more shares when the price is on a downward trend, save more in a reserve fund when the price is going up, and helps you figure out when to sell. It is similar to dollar cost averaging investing, but with a trigger to sell and take profits.
Here are my favorite financial board games, along with what they can teach your kid and little known facts about the games!
Mistakes I made in my youth in not taking advantage of the resources my parents offered to me!
Get involved with your student’s financial life at school and encourage the teacher and school to get on board with this new program.
Why you should be involved and how you can do it.
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Do you use a laptop? I never had one until I retired and started building and writing content for websites and blogs. What a difference portability makes! Continue reading
Family Money Values has been around a couple of years now and is gaining visitors and ground here and there. It is very exciting (and humbling) to realize that someone out there is reading what I write.
I started the site and this blog due to a deep interest in the subject matter being presented. Some days it feels like a really involved hobby – because I have fun working on it, but I do run it as a business. There is a business plan, an operating schedule, yearly goals, an llc, a bank account, a mission and so on and so forth.
It has been so much fun that I have started several other sites. Family Executor is a companion site to this one – for that family member who has to deal with your estate when you no longer can. Aging Bodies is a lay person’s journey into aging – dealing with the changes we all experience as we age and what folks are doing about them. I also am web master for my condo association site – as well as its site developer and secretary!
Even though I am ‘retired’ from my career as a Software Development Project Manger, I work full time plus (like 10 hours a day 6 days a week) to keep up with all of the above writing, its consequent research, marketing, record keeping and etc.
I’ve come to realize that just m-a-y-b-e I’m not being q-u-i-t-e as efficient as I could be on the tasks involved (uh-hem, understatement of the year). Since I would like to grow all of the sites (and have a life aside from this business), I envision the need to operate more efficiently and perhaps start getting some more help with things.
In order to become more efficient, I’m hoping to build some blog systems to help me run this blog and my other sites. Continue reading
How to run a giveaway to promote your website or blog.
If you own a blog or website you are probably looking for ways to get more internet visitors, more email subscribers, and more Facebook or Twitter followers. All of these are ways to gain visibility for your site.
One way to help get this type of visibility is to run a giveaway to promote your website or blog. Continue reading