In 2020, this website had over 10,000 visitors, over 15,000 visits, and nearly 45,000 page views. (In some ways, that sounds like a lot. Compared to many other blogs, including several Kiwi-based money blogs, that’s very middling.) I published a new article every single Friday at 8am, plus a few extra articles in the middle of some weeks (especially during March and April).
Below are the ten most viewed articles on this blog in 2020. (Yep, most of them were published earlier than 2020.)
The ten most popular articles of 2020
- The minefield of ethical investing (2019)
- A curmudgeon reads The Barefoot Investor (2018) (still one of the worst articles on this blog)
- The myopia of compound interest (2019)
- Should you repay your mortgage or invest? (2018)
- Fiduciary: yet another “F” word (2019)
- How to calculate your asset allocation (2018)
- Two approaches to reducing risk: reducing likelihood and reducing impact (2016)
- Predict your future! (2020)
- April 2020 was the S&P 500’s best month in over 30 years. Huh?! How is that possible? (2020)
- 38 great podcasts (2020)
(Personal admission: I think that’s a weird list, and not super representative of what this blog is about. But it is what it is.)
Some of my favourite articles published in 2020
- Beware the hook baited with prestige
- Make yourself scarce
- Niceness isn’t goodness
- There are no Supermonkeys
- B-listers are best
- You can’t short the apocalypse – so why not be optimistic?
- The professionalisation of conversation
- The unmitigated joy of watching movies at 7x speed
Money, from a different perspective
- The magic’s not in the numbers (or: Why this blog is squishy)
- Capex and opex for personal finance
- What type of inheritance do you want to leave?
- Investment and contribution
- What are your shadow assets worth?
- What I think about when I think about buying something expensive
- My cheap car makes me feel rich
- Heistonomics (or: bumpy vs smooth careers)
- There are two types of job security
- There are two types of job security (continued)
- Flawcasting: a demonstration
On financial planning
- Financial planners provide four distinct services. A lot of Kiwis don’t need them all.
- There are many different types of “financial adviser”
- Financial literacy and financial confidence
- The paradox of advice
- Could I have picked this market crash?
- What happens next?
- COVID-19: some perspective and silver linings