It’s 1000th Post Time! That Means GIVEAWAY Time, Too!

Sorry, but the Giveaway is Over.  Don’t let that keep you from reading and enjoying the rest of the blog, though.

Wow.  Just, wow.  This is the 1000th post I have put up here on The Amateur Financier.  I am completely, utterly, and totally shocked that I’ve managed to make it this far in my blogging career. That I would be still be blogging, putting up articles on a regular basis every week, four years and four months later, is stunning, really.

It has been a long and rough road making it here, and more than once during these past several years I’ve been tempted to give up on blogging for one reason or another.  It’s not an easy task, writing so many articles covering personal finance issues, doing the research needed to support those articles, and otherwise being a diligent blogger.  Without the support and encouragement of my readers and my many fellow bloggers, I’m not sure if I would still be doing this.

And so, it is with great pleasure that I am proud to announce that I’m going to be celebrating this milestone by rewarding those people most responsible for me continuing this blog: my readers.  Yes, you, my wonderful, wonderful and supportive readers, this is your chance to benefit from my success with this blog, besides simply getting more entertaining, interesting, and otherwise wonderful blog posts, of course.  In short, it’s GIVEAWAY TIME!

Below is the giveaway with three cash prizes ($100, $50, and $25) to be won by three of my readers.  To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment below sharing what you’d like to see me write about in the next 1000 articles I post to get several chances to win If that’s not enough, you can also follow my Twitter feed, like my Facebook page, and tweet about the contest (up to every day, if you really want) for additional chances to win.

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The giveaway will continue from now until June 30th, providing you with plenty of opportunities to enter.  On July 1st, I will select three winners, contact them, and give them 48 hours to respond and collect their prize.  If one or more winner does not respond, I will select additional winner(s) and repeat the process.  Good luck to everyone, and here’s to a thousand more posts and beyond!

41 Responses to It’s 1000th Post Time! That Means GIVEAWAY Time, Too!

    • Joshua, I’ll definitely check out that budgeting resource closer, as it looked pretty interesting on my first pass through. I did discuss some things about handling children and money, but teaching them how to handle cash is something I haven’t covered in much depth. (Although, given that my girl is only turning 6 months old this week, there is a little bit of time before I have to worry about teaching her how to balance a check book.)

  1. Wow! 1000 posts! That is quite a feat! I just looked at my blog and I have 913 posts, I didn’t know I was getting so close to 1000 myself. Do you by chance have any posts on how a non-profit organization works? I hope one day to be able to help people get alternative health care since often times conventional insurance does not cover. Basically I want to award money to people who are chronically ill who can’t afford but wish to pursue alternative health care. I don’t know if a non-profit is the best thing to do or maybe a foundation. This is something I hope to do in the future. Thanks for this giveaway!
    Mrs. Accountability @ Out of Debt Again´s last blog post ..Reading Books on the Cheap

    • Thanks! Getting to 1000 can kind of sneak up on you; it was only a few posts ago that I started to really think about it and wonder if I should do anything to celebrate. I don’t know that I’ve done anything on how non-profits actually work; I’ve discussed how to choose good ones to donate to and find ways to evaluate would-be charities, but nothing on what actually makes a charity tick. Interesting idea, and I’d love to be able to help you in that goal; it sounds simply wonderful.

  2. CONGRATULATIONS on this milestone! Exciting.

    I would love to hear about how you find ways to give back to nonprofits or help others in learning to budget better and find ways to help others. Maybe even tips on tracking giving to help out around tax time.
    AliMoonGoddess´s last blog post ..Run Ali Run

    • Thanks very much, Ali! It’s definitely something I’m quite proud to accomplish. It sounds like a discussion of nonprofits might be in the works, as well as how to help others when you’re on a tight budget yourself (something I can definitely relate to).

    • I’m sure you’re getting up there, Sam; you were getting your start around the same time I was. I’ll definitely be sure to keep sharing my plans as my life keeps moving on, with a new degree, a new baby, and all kinds of changes occurring my life.

  3. Happy 1000! That’s an amazing milestone!
    I’d like to read more about investing and money saving ideas.

    • That’s definitely an interesting question, Cynthia. Most of the time, saving is the better option, although at least a little splurging, if only to help keep your splurging nature under control, should be done. I’ll have to cover the matter further in the near future, it seems.

  4. Congrats on the 1000th post! Although I’m just getting acquainted with your blog, I’d love to read more about time management and how it pertains to financial security… or how to have a life and still remain financially independent! 🙂
    Mel´s last blog post ..It’s about time for an update…

    • Mel, welcome to the blog! It’s been a while since I’ve written about time management, so it would make a good post or two (or more, although I imagine that writing too many articles on the same subject would not be a good example of time management).

      As for having a life and remaining financially independent, that’s easy to say (keep your expenses low elsewhere so you can spend more on your social life), but admittedly hard to do. I’ve shared more than a few articles on cutting your expenses, but a few more wouldn’t hurt, to say nothing of some articles on ways to have fun without breaking the bank.

  5. I’d love some posts about very fixed income and how to try to save money even if that can’t be helped.

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