The Belle Curve Turns One

It’s official. I’ve been blogging here for exactly one year today. When I revisit my first post and remember my expectations and concerns about starting a blog, I am filled with gratitude. This is my 83rd post, not bad, a little more than 1.5 times per week for an entire year. Given the rate of attrition in blogging, I know it will be no small task to keep it up.

Writing about personal finance and investing seems to yield endless topics for posts. But there is bound to be repetition. Every financial plan boils down to four inputs – assets, liabilities, income, and expenses.  Jason Zweig of the Wall Street Journal famously said;

My job is to write between 50 and a 100 times a year in such a way that neither my editors nor my  readers will ever think I am repeating myself.

These are the top five posts from the first year. There’s a little bit of everything here – life insurance, underfunded pensions, paying for college, investing, and behavioral finance.

Many thanks for everyone who supported me in starting the Belle Curve – Josh Brown who coined the name, Barry, Josh, Michael and Kris for hiring me and supporting my desire to blog, my RWM advisor colleagues who teach me something new about financial planning every week; Bill, Joey, Brian, Jonathan, Tony, Dina, Patrick, Alex, Matt, Gary, Dan, Dan, and now Paul and Nick. And thank you everyone reading. I look forward to the second year and hopefully many years of writing still to come.


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