The end of the year – it’s a time to look back and remember all that’s happened. It’s also a time to reflect on the best of the best for the year. I thought it would be fun to put out a call to those in the personal finance community and ask for their best article of the year. These are articles that either the author thought was their best work or perhaps the readers responded strongly to. I think as you read through these you’ll find a lot of gems, great information, interesting stories, and even a little controversy. Enjoy!
The following are the best of personal finance articles in 2010:
PT Money | 104 Ways to Save Extra Money
The Saved Quarter | Make or Save $1,000 This Month
Prairie EcoThrifter | Creating Wealth With What You Already Have
Sustainable Personal Finance | Don’t Lighten Your Wallet with Inefficient Bulbs
Oblivious Investor | 401k Rollover: Where, Why, and How
Generation X Finance | The Lost Decade of Investing: Or Was It?
The Smarter Wallet | Modern Portfolio Theory & Building A Well-Diversified Portfolio
Money Smarts Blog | Canadian Discount Brokerage Comparison
Cash Money Life | Investment Strategies For Beginners
The Military Wallet | Best Investment Options for Deployed Military Members
The Dividend Guy | Why Dividend Investing Will Become The Investment Trend In 2011
Smart On Money | 5 Reasons Why You Should Never Open A Roth IRA
Live Real Now | 10 Ways to (re)Use Shopping Bags
Bucksome Boomer | The Old Days Weren’t Frugal by Choice
Money Crashers | How to Find Cheap Apartments for Rent – The Ultimate 5-Step Guide
Wealth Informatics | Free consumer reports – Credit , Banking, Insurance, Employment & More
Personal Finance By The Book | Change Your Mindset and Save a Fortune: 200,000 Miles is the New 100,000 Miles
Aloysa’s Kitchen Sink | Five Reasons To Stop Being Frugal And Get A Life
Wealth Web Gurus | Marginal Tax vs Average Tax – Canada
Couple Money | Debt Reduction Strategy Guide
The College Investor | Government Debt Reduction and Your Investments
Financially Poor | Bankruptcy Is Not A Sin
KNS Financial | Should I Cosign For a Loan?
Deliver Away Debt | How to Pay Off Debt Fast
Sense To Save | Reader question: How To Get Motivated To Pay Off Debt?
PerkStreet Financial Blog | How You Stack Up: What Does the Average American’s Debt Look Like?
Christian PF | 24 Home Based Business Ideas
Advisor Think Box | What Will Your Business Look Like One Year From Today?
Budgets Are Sexy | I Got Fired.
Financial Samurai | The Dark Side Of Early Retirement
Free Money Finance | Career Insurance: Insuring Your Most Valuable Asset
Wealth Pilgrim | Ways to Improve Your Credit Score Fast
Personal Dividends | Credit Card Fees: Designed to Exploit Your Inner Ape?
Not Made of Money | Eliminate Credit Card Debt – 47 Ways To Save Money and Get The Cash You need to Get Rid of Your Credit Card Debt
Nerd Wallet | How Will a Charge Card Affect My Credit Score?
Money and Money Management
Good Financial Cents | Get Your Free Money: Treasure Hunting Online
My Dollar Plan | 10 Lessons from the Downsized TV Show
The Digerati Life | Skip Commercial Banks! How Cash Only Living Can Work
Passive Income Now | Income Sources to Avoid At All Costs
Soldier of Finance | How My Grandmother’s 1998 Chevy Lumina Made Me Over $2 Million Dollars
Money Smart Life | Seven Habits of Financially Healthy Couples
Budgeting in the Fun Stuff | Top 10 Ways To Make Money
Frugal Confessions | Yoga and Money: Focus and Strengthen Your Finances as Preparation for When Opportunity Knocks
Your Smart Money Moves | 5 Important Financial Questions To Ask Your Parents
Retire by 40 | Retire by 40′s Money Flowchart
Enemy of Debt | Great Financial Advice From The In-Flight Safety Handbook
My Journey To Millions | Does Money Buy Happiness? Evan’s Theory
US News Money | 6 Best Money Tips for Young People
Canadian Finance Blog | Control Your Spending With A Budget
Personal Finance (overall)
Bargaineering | Seven Money Lies from Monopoly
The Wisdom Journal | 10 First Time Homebuyer Mistakes
Man Vs Debt | 11 Reasons to Ditch Your Television
Bible Money Matters | 5 Ways To Successfully Fail At Personal Finance
Saving Money Today | 7 Things I Learned Watching Honeymooners Re-runs
Frugal Zeitgeist | How To Simplify Your Life
The Canadian Personal Finance Site | The Good Wine
Little House | Psychic Predictions
DINKS Finance | DINKS (Dual Income No Kids) – Smart or Selfish?
Clever Dude | The Power of Forgiveness
Investor Junkie | Life Isn’t Fair. Now Get Over It.
Yakezie Personal Finance | The Clock Builder vs. The Time Teller
Sweating The Big Stuff | Why You Should Donate More Money to Charity
Consumerism Commentary | The Quest For a Balanced Life
Yes, I Am Cheap | How Social Networking Can Negatively Affect Your Finances
Green Panda Tree House | How To Not Lose Your Pants On Your First Mortgage
And there you have it, the best articles of 2010 from some of our favorite sites!
What are some of your favorite articles? Let me know in the comments.
Do you have a site and your best article isn’t in this list? Shoot me an email and include your site name and the article.