I hope you all had a great New Year! I can’t believe it’s already 2016! I spent my New Year at the beach – I love going in the winter while it’s so quiet. I used the break to come up with new goals to make the blog even better this year. Read on for 2016’s exciting blog changes, as well as a big life update!
I posted a lot less than I would have liked to in 2015. Between work, taking the Series 65, studying for the GMAT, and then applying to business school, I just didn’t have enough spare time to post as frequently as I did in 2014. Now that all of that is settled (update below!) get excited for a lot more money saving tips, stock picks, and personal finance best practices this year.
Show off Evergreen Content
One of the great things about being a finance blogger is that most of my posts are “evergreen.” That’s a fancy blogging term meaning that the content always stays relevant. In other words, you might pin my evergreen post on the fund you should max out before your 401k on Pinterest, while you wouldn’t save a weekend recap I post. I’m planning to toy with my website design to show off more of this content, so you can quickly find guides to retirement accounts, where to save your money, how to start investing, and more.
Add a Newsletter
One more way I’d like to share more with you all is through a newsletter! I’m planning on launching a weekly newsletter in January, which will focus mostly on explaining important market and economic news for the week. Put your own stamp on it by filling out this poll to let me know what else you’d like to see in the newsletter:
New Ongoing Feature
The Simple Saver Series was a great ongoing feature in 2015 – all of the challenges add up to nearly $5,000 in savings! I’m going to be replacing it with a new series in 2016 – a weekly edition of “what a finance blogger spends in a week.” That post was pretty popular with you guys, plus it lets me show off my personality a bit more.
Grow Coaching Business
One of my favorite parts of blogging is getting to interact with readers! I’d love to do more of that in 2016 by growing my financial coaching business. I can only give general advice on the blog, so my coaching sessions allow me to give specific advice on budgeting, investing, and more! For more information check out the “work with me” page or email me.
Though I have quite a few goals for this year, I also have one big change coming up! In August, I’ll be moving to Boston to start Harvard Business School.
I’m only putting this on the blog because I want to say a big THANK YOU to you all! I talked about The Day Tradette in every application essay and in every interview for school. You have been such a big part of my journey these past couple of years, and you’re a big reason I’m headed off to my dream school this fall. I’ll continue to work on The Day Tradette while I’m at Harvard; my goal is to turn it into something even bigger there!
What are your goals for this year? Check out my Simple Saver Series round-up if you’re looking for some inspiration for your 2016 financial resolutions!