It’s hard to believe that back in 1999 I launched my first book Mutual Fundamentals, which quickly hit a number of the best selling lists. In January 2000, I was asked to write a weekly column in one of our local papers, The Edmonton Examiner. Soon, I was offered columns on Moneysense.ca, The Fundlibrary, Canadian Money Saver Magazine, Yahoo Finance, The Canadian Investment Journal and eventually the Edmonton Journal.
11 years later, I’m still writing. Who would have ever thought a math and stats guy who hated language arts and reading would ever write 4 books and over 1000 articles as a hobby.
So what keeps me writing?
More than anything, I love hearing from my readers. I love getting emails and phone calls from people who have read my work and tell me how it has changed their lives. It really touches me when people recognize my work as information they have used successfully to change their finances, investments or retirement.
Selfishly, I also think writing keeps me sharp. It forces me to continuously read. If forces me to organize my thoughts and most importantly it helps be to focus on what is important when it comes to personal finance.
My new BLOG
Many of you know that for the past few years, I have gotten out of writing for mainstream media and now I have moved into the online blogging world. Truthfully, I’m not sure there’s much of a difference but a title is a title.
So, it’s fitting that on my 11th year anniversary, I am launching my new blog www.RetireHappyBlog.ca, which will replace my old blog www.WealthWebGurus.com. The new site is on the WordPress platform and allow me to do more things and better interact with my readers. Special Thanks goes out to Tom Drake of Canadian Finance Blog for helping me with the technology side of the site and transferring my articles over.
Times have changed
My first article 11 years ago was titled “Technology: Continued Boom or Bust?” The tech industry was booming and everyone was buying technology funds as if it were an investment staple. If you read the article, I called the bust perfectly but it was completely by accident. Really, I’m not that smart.
Since then we’ve experienced continued booms and busts and my philosophies have changed from being investment centric to focusing on planning and the principles of wealth and finance.
Although lots has changed in the past 11 years, some things have not changed:
. . . my commitment and passion for good timeless information
. . . my belief that change is constant
. . . continued advancement comes from embracing change
Thank You. Thank You. Thank You
Not only is the year 2011 my 11th year of writing, but it is also my 20th year in the financial industry. There are too many people the thank but suffice it to say thanks goes out to all my readers, my friends in the financial industry, and my wonderful family for their continued support.
Stay connected with me
As you can see, it’s really easy to stay connected with me and my work. I’ve embraced social media and will continue to make it easier to interact and connect with my readers. With the new site, it’s easy to stay connected. Just click on any of the links below.
Retire Happy VIP
One of the significant changes to my site is the introduction of the Retire Happy VIP. VIP members will exclusive access to:
- My special reports and e-BOOKs
- Special deals and discounts on my products and services
- The inside scoop on featured events and workshops
- A subscription to my very popular monthly email newsletter
- And much more
To become a Retire Happy VIP, just click the sign in button below and you will get immediate access to my members only area.
Thanks for connecting. I look forward to hearing from you.