It’s hard to believe 2011 is already over. It was Ironclad Finances first full year, from January through December. We’ve definitely enjoyed it, and hope that you have too. So, we thought that we would share some of our favorite posts from Ironclad Finances in 2011.

We want to thank all of our readers! We appreciate the support and hope that you have found value from reading Ironclad Finances.

This will be our last post of the year. We’ll be taking the next couple of weeks as vacation to spend time with family and friend for the holidays. We hope that everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We’ll see you again in 2012.

  •  All Your Worth Series

 Anyone who has been reading Ironclad Finances for any length of time knows we’re a big advocate of “The Balanced Money Formula” from All Your Worth by Elizabeth Warren and Amelia Warren Tyagi. At the beginning of 2011 we wrote a series about that formula, and we often reference it in other posts.

Book Recommendation: All Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan by Elizabeth Warren & Amelia Warren Tyagi

All Your Worth: The Balanced Money Formula

All Your Worth: Making Adjustments

All Your Worth – Making Adjustments to “Savings”

  • Planning for College Series

 We reviewed some of the options out there for someone who is planning for college, either for themselves, their child, or someone else. While the series was not as in depth as we could have gotten with these different options, we wanted to provide a good starting point for people who are concerned about saving for college and don’t know where to start.

Planning for College

Section 529 Plans

Coverdell Education Savings Accounts

Roth IRAs for Education

Uniform Gift to Minors Act/Uniform Transfer to Minors Act

One of the highlights of 2011 was our family vacation in April to Disney World.

 Written from Dawn’s own experiences with buying a fixer-upper house.

 Having a dream is different from having a goal. We wanted to look at that difference and stress the importance of  concentrating on financial goals.

 What should you be doing if you are faced with having to take a lower paying job than what you’ve been used to? This post deals with an issue that too many people have recently had to deal with.

  •  The Automatic Millionaire Series

 Another great book, The Automatic Millionaire by David Bach, gives a simple plan to becoming a millionaire over the course of your working career. We wrote about some of the different steps in more detail.

Book Recommendation: The Automatic Millionaire by David Bach

The “Latte Factor” and “Pay Yourself First”

“Make it Automatic”

What About Debt?

 A post that is very relevant to this time of year!



  • Disclaimer: The information on this blog is not meant for specific financial advice. The ideas/opinions stated are not suited for everyone, and readers should use their own judgment in applying them in their financial lives.