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Farewell and Thank You

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GoodbyeOver eight years ago, I started a little personal finance blog on this domain. It was called Blueprint for Financial Prosperity, because I’m terrible at naming things (Bargaineering would make a return later), and it was my personal finance journal. I would research financial topics, write about it, and then share it with the world. My original goal was just to have a place to put down my thoughts so I could review them while I was at work. I never thought other people would read it!

Years later, it was successful enough that I could pursue it as a full time job and I have you to thank for it.

Without the great community here it would just be one man’s journal and nothing more. We had a lot of fun times here whether it was the Personal Finance Hour, enjoying the hilarity of McDonald’s Monopoly game, arguing on Your Takes and Devil’s Advocate, or celebrating our hatred of U-Haul and our love of Costco – your insightful comments, questions, and occasional trolling made this place a lot of fun as well as educational.

Alas, it’s time for me to go. It’s been a great eight years and I feel sad writing this but it’s time for me to move onto other projects.

For now, I leave Bargaineering in the capable hands of our social media guru Brandon (whom you may remember as my partner in crime on the McDonald’s shenanigans) and I hope you treat him with the same courtesy and kindness you’ve shown me over the years.

If you want to reach me, I’m on Facebook or Linkedin – send me a message and let me know what you’re up to. I’d love to hear from you. :)

Thanks everyone!

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63 Responses to “Farewell and Thank You”

  1. Congrats, Jim! And best of luck with your future endeavors. It was great meeting you at FinCon last year and I appreciated how nice you were to everyone. Hope to see you at FinCon13.

  2. Steve says:

    Good luck on your next project and thanks for all the hard work over the last 8 years! This website is great and you will truly be missed!

  3. Carrie Smith says:

    What an amazing journey you’ve had! You should be proud of the community and resources you’ve built this blog into. Congrats on your new venture and I wish you the best of luck!

  4. FMF says:

    Best of luck to you. I’ve read your stuff since the beginning and the site won’t be the same without you.

    Looking forward to the next chapter of what you get going…

  5. Many congrats Jim and best of luck with your future endeavors – especially on Microblogger. You’ve created quite the community here which is an inspiration for many of us!

  6. skylog (aaron) says:

    congratulations on everything jim! from this site to whatever the future holds! i am sure, by any measure, you will be successful!

    i will miss you on the site as well as discussions about the mets. harvey. killer

    till next time…

  7. David says:

    Wow, sorry to see you leave Jim; I enjoyed your posts and comments. It was very good to learn how someone with a BS computer science can write and maintain a personal finance blog. There’s rumor that you sold this site for $3-5 million a few years ago, and was allowed to write posts until a defined time, today. Is that true? Are really at microblogger and microblogging dot.

  8. Luke says:

    Hey Jim,

    Congratulations on creating such an awesome website and exiting in great fashion. You’ll no doubt succeed in any other projects you undertake.

  9. Stockerblog says:

    Hi Jim
    Me and all your other readers will miss you and your articles.
    Thanks again for being the first financial blogger to review my Brazil Stocks book several years ago. I really appreciate it.
    All the best on whatever future ventures you are involved in.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Don`t Know you from ADAMS HOUSE CAT. But, I believe you know, ” as one door closes another door opens” and we all share hope/fear of the new door!
    Robt.


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