Happy Holidays from My Money Blog

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Earlier this month, we welcomed a third wonderful child into our family. (Yes, I know, the picture on the sidebar is really old…) We are truly blessed. I am also grateful for many other things, including your continued readership. While my posting may be lighter over the next oh… 18 years or so, I am still having a good time and hope that this year brings you a little closer to financial freedom and living a life true to yourself, not necessarily the life others expect from you. Have a joyful holiday season!


(Having photographers available in the maternity ward was a brilliant business idea.)

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  1. Congrats man!! Remember back in 2008 when we had so much time all we’d do is blog all day? πŸ™‚ I’ll need to get busy and catch up to you… we still have “just” two boys.

    (And yes!! We totally went for the maternity photography too with our last one, haha… Hits you when all you have is emotions and no care in the world about $$$$ :))

    • Thanks J Money! From what I can tell, having two boys may be harder than three girls (at least for now!). Haha, the photography was nice, but you’re right… there’s no way you’re saying no to mommy after what she just went through πŸ˜‰

  2. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. You are one of the best blogs that I read daily, learned and benift from.

    Looking forward to a prosperous, healthy, and safe 2017,

  3. Congratulations on the new addition to your family!

  4. lynn haseltine says:

    She’s beautiful! Congrats!

    Your blog has helped our low-income family immensely so that we can continue doing what we love!

    God bless and Merry Christmas!

  5. Congratulations Jonathan! I wish you and your family a happy and healthy 2017!

    Happy Holidays!


  6. Congratulations and Happy Holidays to you and your family! I don’t read a lot of blogs but I enjoy yours and really do learn some stuff – thanks πŸ™‚

  7. The Frugal Millionaire says:

    Congratulations, Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Years to you and yours. Most of all, thank you for all your interesting and informative posts over the past year.

  8. Congrats!

  9. Joshua Katt says:

    Congrats, I can’t believe its three for you already, I’m tired just looking at the pictures after raising 2 and likely to start again at 55 (against conventional wisdom). I’m a CPA who recently retired to a business and know your postings and advice are generally spot on. Merry Christmas & best wishes.

  10. Congrats! And thank you for your blog. In these unpredictable times your postings provide very useful and profitable information. Happy Holidays!

  11. Italiangirl says:

    I have learned so much from your blog. Happy holidays and congratulations on your new edition. (no wonder you wanted to go to Europe before the third baby was born!)

  12. Patricia Cockerill says:

    Congratulations on the new addition. The best things in Life are always surrounded in Love.
    Wishing you and your family a joyful Holiday season and All manner of Blessings in the New Year.

  13. Congratulations! Wishing you a happy and healthy new year to your expanding family!

  14. Congratulations !! You couldn’t have wished of a better Christmas present !!

  15. Congratulations Jonathan! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  16. Congratulations Jonathan! We are of very similar age, I also have 3 children with youngest girl being only 8 months old and I’ve been reading your blog since its very early days when both of us did not have children. Learned so much from you, e.g. I’d have never discovered the jewel of I-Bonds myself and many other money saving tips and promotions you share with us. Thank you for your kindness! Happy holidays and enjoy your growing family!

  17. Wow, you and your wife really know how to make beautiful babies, congratulations!

    And thanks for an awesome blog, it is the best personal finance blog around.

    And I love your world view on what your intentions should be in managing money.

  18. Congrats on the new addition to the family and happy holidays!

  19. Congrats Jonathan. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!

  20. Congratulations and Happy Holidays to you and your expanding family!!

    I will show this post to my wife. We have “only” two now. Three kids are not that scary! Right??

  21. Congratulations Jonathan.
    Happy holidays to you and the entire family. On a more selfish note – please dont make the postings too light πŸ™‚

  22. Congratulations Jonathan to you and your beautiful family!! I have been following your blog since the early days. Are you both now working part time? Or out of corporate rat race?
    Best wishes!

  23. Congrats to you and your wife! Beautiful little girl.
    I enjoy your blog! Good information and sound advice.
    Thank you!

  24. Congrats, and thanks for keeping this blog going in your ever-decreasing spare time!

  25. Congratulations!

  26. Congratulations on the new addition to your family! Happy Holidays!!

  27. rakesh sreekanth says:

    Congratulations and Happy Holidays to you and your family! I don’t read a lot of blogs but I have book marked yours for a daily read!
    we appreciate your effort to keep us motivated and stay on the right financial track!

  28. adam levinson says:

    Mazel Tov. Keep up the good work, Dad.

  29. Adorable!
    Jonathan: Appreciate all your thoughtful writing leading us closer to financial freedom. Happy New Year to you and family!

  30. Congratulations Jonathan!
    Happy Holidays to you and your family!

  31. Congratulations Jonathan!

  32. Thanks everyone!

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