That's probably 78 too many...
I just noticed that this is the 101st post on this blog!
A good place for some nostalgia and feedback, methinks.
I wrote my first post on this site in December 2013. It was triggered (as the site was) by a conversation with a friend about his investments and future in retirement and how angry that conversation made me.
Since then, I have written 100 posts, given five lectures on personal finance, and communicated with hundreds of people on this fascinating topic. I've learned a lot and hopefully given a few people a push in the right direction.
There are a few more things I would like to do, with your help.
- Build the community here and on the site's Facebook page. You can help by telling people about RetireJapan and liking and sharing the page and posts on Facebook.
- Write some short books on personal finance, investing, etc. You can help by telling me what you would like to read about.
- Learn more about helping people with their finances. I plan to take the Financial Planner tests here in Japan and reach out to professionals working in the field. You can help by continuing to send me your questions via comments or the contact form.
- Organize more public lectures and workshops in Japan. You can help by suggesting a group you are in invite me, by attending events, or by spreading the word about workshops.
- Share more ideas from other people. I would love to invite people to write a guest post for the blog or tell us about their own financial situations. You can help by suggesting topics you could write about or getting in touch for an interview.
It's been a great couple of years so far and I look forward to sharing the journey with you going forward.