Wednesday, September 26, 2012


"Applaud, my friends.  The comedy is over."

- Beethoven on his deathbed

Some of you already know that I made the decision a few months ago to discontinue this blog at the end of this year.  Recent events, however, have made it necessary for me to accelerate this schedule.

This will be my last post for the foreseeable future, and comments for this post are now closed.  My apologies for such an abrupt ending, and for the fact that the penultimate post was such a downer.  This was not really the way I always hoped to end this blog.

Most of you know that I am a husband, a parent, an employee, a homeowner, and a volunteer.  That alone is enough to keep me busy!  What most of you don't know is that there have been a lot of additional constraints on my time in the last five years, and right now life is presenting me with a whole new set of opportunities and challenges.

Even one hour a day of blogging competes not only with my primary responsibilities, but also with my creative side, my relaxation time, and my social life.  I've carped a lot on this blog about making hard choices - budgeting choices, investment choices, giving choices.  Simply put, continuing to spend hours a month on a personal finance blog is a luxury I cannot afford right now.  I'm sure there will be times when I will miss writing, but I believe there are other creative endeavors waiting for me in the wings.

Lastly, I wish to say goodbye to some wonderful people I have met through blogging.  I just looked through the blog roll on my sidebar and it brought a big smile to my face.  You have informed me and inspired me.  I wish you all the best.

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