This is another high point of Million Dollar Journey's blog life where we were interviewed and mentioned in the Financial/National Post.

Brad Frenette of the Financial Post interviewed me a couple months back, but I never heard word from him after that.  Then, last week, he asks to take pictures and finalize the interview.  I agreed, and here are some snippets of the article "Bloggers show off the books":

 …in the year 2014, Newfoundland's millionaire club will increase by one. That is, if all goes according to plan for FrugalTrader, the moniker of the 27-year-old engineer behind the personal finance blog Million Dollar Journey.

… the blog outlines his plan to become a millionaire by age 35 using a "combination of saving, investing and proper planning." FrugalTrader opens his ledger with detailed breakdowns of his assets and overall net worth…

The Financial Post also mentioned Million Dollar Journey in another article "Good advice or just online ranting?".  Here are the snippets:

 Million Dollar Journey on high-interest savings accounts:

…Professor Robinson: I like this one. Clearly written, accurate, informative, not over-selling an idea, just telling you what you need to know. You shouldn't take this as comprehensive advice, just as information on high interest rate accounts. He identifies the clear weakness in them — the average return is higher on other investments

…followed on to read a couple of his tax pieces. Exactly the same level. Accurate, covers the basics that will be all that most people need to know.  I conclude that this is one personal finance blog that is worthwhile for the average person..

This blog has come a long way from it's humble beginnings.  Thank you loyal readers for your continual support, it means a lot.

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  1. The Financial Blogger on July 23, 2007 at 8:08 am

    Whoa FT ! that is awesome!
    I could have not describe your blog in a better way!

  2. Canadian Capitalist on July 23, 2007 at 9:04 am

    Congratulations FT! Good job.

  3. FourPillars on July 23, 2007 at 9:14 am

    But how many Golden Blog awards have you won? Huh?

    Lol, seriously though – congrats! You’ve had some great success with your blog. Keep it up!


  4. FrugalTrader on July 23, 2007 at 11:11 am

    Thanks for the encouragement guys!

    FP, i’m still bitter over those Golden Blog awards. ;)

  5. on July 23, 2007 at 1:32 pm

    Excellent job, FT.

    What? We get to see what you look like?

    Rich and humble… maybe an ostrich shot with you burried in hundred dollar bills. :D


  6. FrugalTrader on July 23, 2007 at 1:37 pm

    FJ, LOL, lucky for you, the internet version doesn’t include a picture. If it did, I may scare away all my readers! ;)

  7. Qubikal on July 23, 2007 at 2:09 pm

    Congrats FT on educating readers on the world of personal finance.

    Even for someone with a little accounting background, I enjoy reading your blogs. Keep up the good hard work!

  8. Bootsie on July 23, 2007 at 5:19 pm

    Always an enjoyable read FT. Keep up the great work!

  9. David on July 23, 2007 at 11:08 pm

    I’d say that the mention in the Post, is worth many Golden Blog awards. Remember, greatness often goes unrecognized in one’s own sphere.

    Congratulations on being recognized outside the blog-sphere!


  10. on July 24, 2007 at 12:35 am

    Congrats! How old is MDJ?

    I don’t have a subscription so I can’t read the article, so if .. over time you could include other interesting snippets, that would be awesome!

  11. FourPillars on July 24, 2007 at 6:32 pm

    FT – do you know on what date the “Bloggers show off the books” article was published?

    I’ll check the library for it.


  12. Ed Rempel on July 31, 2007 at 2:52 am

    Congratulations, FT!

    They are right – your articles are accurate, clear and unbiased.


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