New Direction For Money Smarts Blog And A Book Announcement

by Mike Holman

As Mr. Cheap announced yesterday, our blog partnership has come to an end.  It’s been a great three years and I only hope that he continues to write elsewhere, so I can still enjoy his posts.

Future direction of Money Smarts Blog

My plan for Money Smarts Blog is to make the blog more focused on personal finance.  There will be the usual range of personal finance topics, but there will be an increased emphasis on investing topics such as investing accounts and investing products.

I’m going to do one post on Wednesdays and a roundup on Fridays.  I may try doing the occasional extra post, but my hope is that by only having one “real” post per week – the quality will be higher than if I try to do several posts per week.

I wrote a book!

I have written a book – it’s very, very close to being published.  I’m not going to reveal the book topic just yet, but I hope to announce it sometime this month.  Writing and self-publishing a book has been a very interesting project. It’s a lot like doing home renovation – there is always one more thing to do. You might have noticed the name change underneath the post title – this is a result of the book. It’s hard to sell books that are written by “Mike”. 🙂

Thanks a lot for reading Money Smarts Blog and thanks to Mr. Cheap for all his great posts!

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{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Million Dollar Journey

Maybe you can write a post about self publishing! Congrats!

2 Emily@remodelingthislife

Congrats Mike! Can’t wait to read it.

3 Mike Piper

Go go go! Looking forward to seeing a sub-10k sales rank for the book. (Or whatever a comparable rank would be on…) 😀

4 larry macdonald

You’ll have to send your fellow bloggers a copy of your book so we can post reviews.

5 Mike Holman

@MDJ – I plan to write something over at about it.

@Emily – Thanks.

@Mike – Thanks – I have no idea about the .ca rankings, but I’m sure I’ll be learning. 🙂

@Larry – I will be doing that as soon as I can order from the publisher.

6 Mr. Cheap

Mr. Holman: Best of luck going forward! Like FrugalTrader, I’d love to read some posts about self publishing (I’ll keep an eye on blogthority).

7 Myke

Congrats on the book, Mike!

Wishing you the best with the solo blog, and looking forward to the one “real” post per week.

8 Matt Jabs

Way to go Mike, I have something similar up my sleeve… so I’ll be interested to hear how it progresses for you.

9 Financial Cents

Congrats on the book Mike, I look forward to reading it!!

10 Canadian Capitalist

Looking forward to the book… Do send us a copy for review.

11 Canadian Dream

Great news about the book. I would also love to hear more about your self-publishing adventure. When is the expected publication date? I’ll bug you for a review copy.


12 BeatingTheIndex

Good stuff Mike!
Looking forward to hearing more about the book.
Keep up the good work!



Congrats – I still remember publishing my first book and how exciting it was! Good luck!

14 guinness416

Well done, look forward to reading it, as long as it’s not a book of cat photos.

15 Kevin@InvestItWisely

Also looking forward to hearing more about the book, and good luck with the future direction of the site!

16 Mike

Thanks everyone.

@Guinness – That’s a great idea for a book!!! Mind if I steal it? 😉

17 The Financial Blogger

That is crazy!

Man, we have the same initial (M.H.) 😉

Good luck with your book Mike aka My Canadian Anglophone Alter Ego 😉

18 Squawkfox (Kerry)

I hope it doesn’t have a big green pig on the cover. 😐

19 Rachelle

I am happy about the book 🙂

I am sad about once per week 🙁

And who will flirt with me now that Mr Cheap is gone?

20 Mike Holman

@FB – We do have a lot of similarities, don’t we?

@Squawk – It has 101 green pigs on the cover. 😉

Rachelle – The once per week is a minimum. We’ll see how it goes – I may try to do a smaller post or two as well. You can still email with Mr. Cheap

21 Kay Lynn @ Bucksome Boomer

Congratulations on all the changes! I’m looking forward to reading your book. It’s fun to say I “know”the author!

22 Tom @ Canadian Finance Blog

Congrats on the book and on the blog changes!

And it’s about time you “came out” and started using your last name 😉

23 Peter

Congrats on the upcoming book – looking forward to it!

24 Steve

Wait – people still read books? I thought we were all solely focused on blogs now (and Twitter and Facebook).

Looking forward to it, all joking aside…

25 Ron

Looking forward to your book!

26 Mike Holman

Thanks Ron!

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