A couple of years ago, RetireHappy.ca was voted the Best Personal Finance Blog in Canada by the Globe and Mail. I was surprised and honored to have attained such notoriety. That being said, I have always been very proud of the Retire Happy blog. The site is rich in content and I think we have stayed true to our mandate: To provide superb, timeless information to help Canadians make retirement the best years of their life.
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The other thing I am very proud of is the fact that this site has now grown beyond just me. I have always believed that the key to success is to surround yourself with great people and I think I have done that with the Retire Happy site. On the technical side I have a wonderful partner in Tom Drake who deals with all the things I don't want to deal with and can't deal with.
On the content side, we now have 6 experienced writers to help our readers with more ideas for success, wealth and happiness:
- Jim Yih
- Sarah Yetkiner
- Donna McCaw
- Doug Runchey
- Scott Wallace
- Wayne Rothe
The Plutus Awards
I am very honored to find out that RetireHappy.ca has been nominated for a great Plutus Award for the second year in a row: the Best Retirement Blog. My site is in good company with some other great blogs:
The financial blogging community has grown dramatically and the Plutus Awards recognize some of the financial blogging sites around the world. What is really great about this year’s group of finalists is I am the only one representing Canada and Canadian content. It’s a tremendous honour to be recognized this way.
Do you like Retire Happy Blog?
I want to take a moment to thank you for your continued support of my site. The whole purpose of this site is to help others retire happy with good quality information.
I never forget that it’s the readers that make the site successful and because of this, the whole project has been incredibly rewarding. It really is a project that could not happen without you.
Lifetime Achievement Award
RetireHappy.ca is also a finalist in the Plutus Awards for the lifetime achievement award. I wonder if that makes me old. All joking aside, it’s great to be recognized for my writing.
I’ve been writing in the newspapers and online since the early 2000’s It’s kind of strange because I was blogging long before the term even existed. I guess that may be why RetireHappy.ca was nominated for this lifetime achievement award.
As much as I appreciate the recognition through awards like the Plutus Awards, I think the best recognition is hearing from readers that have benefited from the information on the site. I promise to stay committed to that vision.
Thanks again for all your support. The winner of each category will be announced at the Plutus Awards ceremony on October 17, at the Financial Blogger Conference. I’m up against some stiff US sites but will still keep you posted on the results.