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Friday, December 29, 2017

My Top 10 Most Popular Posts of 2017

This will be the first time I take to rounding up my most popular articles of the year.  For those of you who are new to my blog, this will be a great way to get to know what it's all about.  If you've been here all year...well thanks!...but also this will help you remember all the good advice that's been offered in case you've forgotten.
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My guest bloggers and I covered a ton of ground this year!  From crappy jobs to lack of success depression, collectible investments, fights with the water company, corrective circumcisions, gun ownership, using Sugar Daddies and Sugar Mommas to pay for college, tamale making, and much more.  This year for the first time I also stopped to jot down my yearly metrics.  I wish I'd done this at the end of 2016!  

But here are the numbers at a glance:

Total posts published in 2017: 109
Total posts published all time: 400

Total page views from the 109 published posts: 29,780.
Total page views All-Time at end of 2017: 228,650.

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The Top 10 Most Popular Articles From This Blog For 2017 

Okay so here are the "top" articles published at CommonCoreMoney just based on stats from this year.  I'm listing them in order of clicks, with the one receiving the most hits coming in first:

1) What's The Best Cryptocurrency To Invest In Long Term And Why.  This was a guest post by Alex Mirzaian that has over 2800 hits already and it was only published a couple of weeks ago!  Obviously some great information on cryptocurrencies in this post.

2) 11 Ways Blacks And Latinos Can Close The Median Wealth Inequality.  I wrote this post in November as a response to reading that Blacks and Latinos will be "broke" in two decades time.  Over 1200 hits already.

3)  11 Success and Entrepreneurial Tips for Getting Out of Poverty.  Seems like the number "11" is lucky!  This one was written also in November and its at 1005 hits today.

4)  10 Ways to Get The Most Out of Your 401(k).  I wrote this one yet again  in November.  Dang, that was a pretty good month!  It's at 931 hits.

5)  Don't Be An Idiot Refinancing Your Home.  Refinancing your home seems like a no brainer when rates are low, right? Not so fast.  Read this post to make sure you do it right.  Written in March. (445 hits).

6)  How Middle-Class Entrepreneurs And Investors Lose In The End With The Republican Tax Plan.  Long title here but a popular post nonetheless.  Written this month, it already has 431 hits.

7)  8 of my Worst Financial Decisions During My 20s and 30s.  I had to share with everyone all of my epic financial fails this year.  This one, written in April, is right behind number 6 with 428 hits.

8)  Paid Lots of Mortgage Interest This Year? Too Bad.  Another real estate post.  Written way back in February, it's at 415 hits.

9)  My Son's Corrective Circumcision, A Reminder to Be Grateful for Health Insurance.  Never thought I'd be covering circumcisions on this blog, but there is a time and a place for every topic I guess.  Written in August, the post is at 407 hits.

10)  10 of My Best Financial Decisions During My 20s and 30s.  Last on the top ten list is also a great one for people in their 20s and 30s.  I share what I did right during those two decades.  Written in April, the post has 395 hits.
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There you have it!  These were my most viewed articles of the year.  My numbers far surpassed those of last year...though I can't prove it because I didn't record them!  Dummy.  This blog is 3.5 years old and it's a slow process getting peoples attention.  Don't believe anyone who tells you that you can get rich quick off a blog.  It's hard work, y'all.  But the rewards of getting great feelings from helping others is what makes it all worth it.  Thanks for reading and catching up to all my most popular posts of the year.

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