Top 5 Posts Of 2013 On FI Journey

top 5 posts

I’ve been wanting to do a quick recap post that include my top 5 posts from last year, according to my site’s analytics, so that readers will have a one-stop place to see what makes this blog tick.

It just so happens that this last week has been one of the busiest on record for me, so I figure that now is as good a time as any to publish this. I’ll get back to publishing new content this week, I promise! 🙂

So here we go! The countdown begins with…

#5 – Flipping The Script (How I learned to live on last month’s income)

This was a hard lesson for us to learn, but it was well worth it. Most Americans make payments with credit cards, effectively living on next month’s income. A dangerous place to be!

#4 – Imagine the freedom of owning your house with no mortgage

As I count down the months to our final mortgage payment, I look forward to the freedom that will bring, both to my family and to my career.

#3 – Create your own American Dream

So many of us take our cues in life from “cultural norms” and don’t question the lifestyle others expect us to lead, often to our own detriment. Sometimes we need to step back and determine for ourselves what we want for our lives.

#2 – FI 101: How to become financially independent

This is the post that sums up what my blog is based on, and gives the how-to on achieving financial independence. Includes fancy charts!

#1 – Smaller House, Larger Life!

This, by far, was the most popular post on my site last year, and tells the story of a mindset shift for me over the last 10 years of home ownership. If you have dreams of bigger and better houses, maybe you could find some new perspective from my mistakes.

So there you have it, the top 5 posts of 2013. Thanks to everyone who has been visiting and reading my work over the last year, it’s so encouraging to read your comments, and educational to read your critiques. Happy new year!

FI Pilgrim