I want to thank all my readers for a great 2012 so far. Readership is growing and I reached a major milestone on Valentine's Day: this site dropped below 200,000 on the Alexa ranking system. If you are not sure what that means, Alexa is a company that tracks the popularity of around 30 million websites around the world. Breaking the top 300,000 means you are in the top 1% of sites.
I am really humbled that of all the places to go online, you choose to come here – THANK YOU!
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- Yakezie Carnival at 101 Centavos
- Carnival of Financial Camaraderie at My University Money
- Best of Money at No Debt MBA
- Totally Money at Family Money Values
- Carnival of Wealth at Control Your Cash
- Carnival of Retirement at My Retirement Blog
This week's Best Of post is dedicated to some of the new personal finance and lifestyle sites that have popped onto my radar recently.
- Karl at Cult of Money has an excellent analysis of the societal harm that public financing of sports stadiums can cause.
- The Daily Thinker has a great post about making sacrifices to get out of debt. This is important not only for personal finance, but for being an adult, period.
- Jeremy at Modest Money has a review of the financial movie Margin Call starring Kevin Spacey. It looks interesting, and I'd definitely like to see a movie about the risky Wall Street behaviors that helped get us where we are today.
- Baxter at Change a Thing has a well written story about almost dying in a motorcycle crash, and how these events become turning points for change.
- Thad over at ThadThoughts has a personal story about taking responsibility, and how doing so can help us move forward more easily.
- Daisy at Add Vodka has a post about what's on a lot of minds of people who write online – whether to do so anonymously.
- Christopher at This, That and the MBA has a post about serving on the board of directors of a nonprofit, and how doing this can be a way to serve if you can't afford to donate.