The Best of Pelican on Money 2012

Money – it controls our lives, determines our happiness in some ways more than others, and makes us live out our dreams or huddle in depression.

In the short existence of this blog, I have been trying to explore this powerful force of human creation to figure out how to best manage it.

How do we use money to work for us? How do we make more of it, spend less, save more and invest? Perhaps making more money is not the answer? These are all the difficult questions I’ve been trying to find answers to.

With a new year on the horizon, my curiosity about money and its powerful influence on our lives has only grown. Thanks to all of you who have subscribed, shared posts on Twitter or Facebook and fueled meaningful discussion in comments, Pelican on Money lives.

Thank you!

Before moving on to a new year that is likely to be full of blogging adventures, I would like to highlight some of the most popular and most read posts of 2012. Here’s what sparked the most conversation and attracted the most curiosity in 2012:

1) 34 Money Tips from Top Personal Finance Bloggers

Who better to give personal finance tips than yourself? I wanted to hear what you had to say and you were kind enough to give us your best advice on how to manage money.

2) 10 Habits of Successful People

As humans, we learn by imitating others. We did it as babies and continue doing it as adults. Successful people set good examples for us to follow. We can only hope that imitating them will lead to better money management and wealth creation.

3) Making Money from Home – Is it Possible?

One of my goals is to figure out how to make extra money from home. I shared my personal experiences from the past and discussed some of the challenges that keep us from achieving our goal of earning money while working at home.

4) 10 Cheapest Cars of 2013

The most popular post on Pelican on Money shows what type of vehicles are out there that keep our spending to a minimum. Most of us rely on driving to get us to work, and many choose the cheapest cars available to get the task done.

5) 10 Cheap and Practical Gift Card Ideas that Don’t Suck

We all want to show our loved ones how much we care about them. This holiday many chose to opt in for practical gift cards that save money yet make our loved ones feel appreciated.

I hope you enjoyed reading these posts as much as I enjoyed writing them. Blue Pelican (offering online payday loans) would never be the way that it is today without you.

Happy Holidays!

Happy New Year!



    • Thank you John. I’m still very curious how and why people a) get careless about money when they become well off and b) why we don’t have good financial education in this country. I’d like to find answers to both.

      Merry Christmas!

    • Feel free to steal it away :) I actually stole it from another blogger who did a webinar on SEOMoz.

      Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you David!

    • Indeed! I never thought the car post would have gotten the most views. In terms of popularity it wasn’t that great, but Google absolutely loves it.

      The gift card post is getting a lot of traffic too, and is making me some money (woohoo!)

      Happy Holidays to you too!

    • Thanks Kim. I know what you mean, sometimes the stuff we think nobody will care about actually gets the most comments. Like the post about what kind of car do you drive… everyone had something to say about that!

  1. Merry Christmas Veronica! Thanks for the help here and there with my blog. That first post on your list was great. I’ll have to check out the Making Money From Home post – that sounds like a good one.

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