Our Freaking Budget Turns Two!


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OFB Is Two!

Yes, it’s true… this week is OFB’s second birthday! In some ways, we can’t believe it’s already been two years. In the same breath, it feels like OFB has always been a part of us — for better or worse, richer or poorer. It’s like a marriage.

But here we are! It’s kind of crazy to think about everything that’s happened in the past two years. In case you need a refresher, here’s a short recap:

  • We’ve created one (and a half) humans.
  • We moved from North Carolina to Utah to (just last week) New York City.
  • Johnny switched jobs and then got transferred with his current job (hence, all the moving).
  • I quit my full-time job to pursue Sally — literally.
  • We celebrated two (and now almost three) years of debt freedom.

And, finally, thanks to all of you, we’ve grown in our resolve to stay the path of financial independence and hopefully learn, grow, and encourage a few like-minded folks along the way. Or maybe just have an outlet for our weirdness.

Hands down, the best part about having a site about personal finance (the most necessary boring topic of our lives) is getting to hear all the insight, tips, and experiences from you guys. I would rather consult you than WebMD on almost everything (including infectious diseases), which, if you know me, is a really big compliment.

Here’s OFB’s lifetime stats at a glance, purely for entertainment purposes:

  • 1,249,000 visits
  • 759,634 visitors
  • 11,361 comments
  • 451,718 comments marked as spam (likely all LeVar Burton’s attempts to comment on our site)
  • 375 posts
  • visitors from every country except Greenland, Chad, Cuba, and North Korea

Kicking off year three in New York City will certainly bring a lot of new twists and turns to our blog, and we appreciate everyone who’s joined us thus far on the ride. Buckle up!

p.s. Hey Greenlanders, if you don’t want to see yourself on a list with those other countries, you might want to pay us a visit. 😉

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12 Comments

  • Reply Laura @ Rather Square December 8, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Congrats! Wow, that’s a lot of visitors. So, any from Antarctica? :)

    Looking forward to hearing about your NYC adventures! We’re the opposite in terms of moving – bought our first house almost two years ago, and no plans to ever move again (until it’s to the old folks’ home 😉

  • Reply Aldo @ Million Dollar Ninja December 8, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Congratulations on turning two! I also look forward to hearing about the new adventures.

  • Reply Kathleen December 8, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Congratulations!!! Can’t wait to hear about the NYC adventures!

  • Reply Kasey @ Debt Perception December 8, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Congrats on turning two! Hard to believe you’ve only been around for two years! I celebrate my 2 years next week. :)

  • Reply Melanie December 8, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Happy Birthday!! :) It’s hard to believe it’s only been two years because I feel like I’ve been reading for a while! :)

  • Reply Michelle December 8, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Congrats on 2 years!

  • Reply Jenna December 8, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    Happy Birthday! Here’s to another two years!

  • Reply Megan @ Megan And Eggs December 8, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Congrats on your blogoversary!! Can’t wait to hear what’s next for you guys.

  • Reply Rob December 8, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Yeah, guys, congratulations from me as well.

    I guess, with Sally, you folks are now all set for the up-coming “terrible two’s” – right? :-)

    But no worries, after we get those lazy sods from up there in Greenland in here to post comments on your blog with the rest of us then things should really get rolling! :-)

  • Reply Newlyweds on a Budget December 8, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Congrats on your blog and your new bundle of joy!

  • Reply Miranda December 9, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Happy OFB Birthday! I’m so glad I found you guys! I look forward to your posts all the time. I can’t wait to see what you guys have in store for the next year! =)

  • Reply Jayson @ Monster Piggy Bank December 10, 2014 at 8:17 am

    Congratulations! Over a million visits! Wow, very impressive! Good luck and more years to come!

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