In 2018, this website had roughly 7,000 visitors, nearly 11,000 visits, and over 20,000 page views. I published 64 new articles, bringing the total of articles on this blog to over 300. In recent months I’ve settled on a steady routine of posting a new article most Friday mornings.

Below are the ten most viewed articles on this blog in 2018. Many of these were published in 2018, but some of them were published earlier.

The ten most popular articles of 2018

  1. “Living doesn’t cost much, but showing off does”
  2. How to calculate your asset allocation
  3. Do I need health insurance?
  4. “Live longer, better” – some thoughts on Lifetime Retirement Income’s roadshow
  5. Bonus Bonds: a great way to make money – for ANZ, not consumers
  6. Don’t be fooled by the 4 percent rule
  7. Hannah McQueen crunches the numbers on retirement – with a side dish of fear, uncertainty, and doubt
  8. “Making better decisions, with the help of our friends”
  9. Do you have VAPID goals?
  10. Should you repay your mortgage or invest?

A full list of articles published in 2018

One thing about blogging is that I can never tell which articles will be popular. I was going to make a list of my personal “top ten” articles of the year, but it was a bit like picking a favourite child – I couldn’t do it.

So instead, here is a chronological list of the articles I published in 2018.

There’s much more to come in 2019!

Sonnie Bailey

In his spare time, Sonnie likes telling people that he’s a former Olympic power walker, a lion tamer, or that he is an orthodontist. He is none of those things. In reality, Sonnie is a financial planner based in Christchurch. Through his business, Fairhaven Wealth (www.fairhavenwealth.co.nz), he provides independent, advice-only, fixed-fee financial planning services. Sonnie is a “recovering lawyer”: he has specialised in trusts and personal client work. He has also worked as a financial services lawyer for many years.

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