Some of my earliest posts were, in my opinion, my greatest. Of course, new blogs are infrequently visited and few people actually read my greatest opuses (well, maybe my posts weren’t that spectacular). However, the nice thing about having a blog that’s a few years old is going through old posts and reviving them – sort of like the idea of reincarnation; it’s new, but deja vu.

Rehashing a trilogy series of posts, “The Big Three: What I would have liked to have known before 18,” I created an infographic summing up the main points of those three articles:

  1. Save and invest – it’s never too late, but the sooner, the better. Take advantage of compound interest.
  2. Pay down debt – get rid of it for good! Debt is like a monkey on your back; you don’t want it there (unless you’re Jane Goodall – but she worked with apes, not monkeys).
  3. Understand interest rates (this one I kept out of the infographic and instead added the importance of credit scores)

The infographic also gave me a chance to play around with PiktoChart. I’m hoping to include this platform in a class I’m teaching this summer to liven it up – creative writing through blogging.

What do you think about my first infographic attempt? A keeper or a goner?


  1. Greg@Thriftgenuity Reply

    Looks good to me. Keeps 3 very vital principles in the forefront. I am glad that my parents told me when I started my job to put in at least 10% because you can’t miss what you never had. So, if you save from the start, you avoid the adjustment of adding more savings later on.

    • @Greg – Thanks, Greg. I wish I had known about saving a portion of my income years ago. I’ve only gotten on board recently!

  2. Suba @ Wealth Informatics Reply

    Looks great to me. Keeps all the relevant information in the forefront and it is easy to glance through to get the main concept.

    • @MidLife Finance – It took me about 1 1/2 hours. I used a Piktochart template (a free one) and played with their icons. My biggest dilemma was trying to figure out which template to use for the topic I chose.

    • @Krantcents – I would love to say I identify with him, too, but that’s not the case for me! I might have to create the antagonist version. 😉

  3. I have read somewhere that your old posts will actually be a great source for your new posts. Are you looking for a new topic? Well, go back to what you have written many years ago and you will see what other things you want to add to it or say it differently. I just tried it on my own blog and gosh, I found so many new topics…! Now I need a day to have 48 hours to put everything together + my job + my family + go to sleep sometimes + stay alive…

    • @Martin – I think that’s exactly what I’m going to be doing. I’ve written so many great posts, but a lot of them were in my early days of blogging. It’s great to go back and get some ideas or redo a post or two.

  4. Daisy @ Prairie Eco Thrifter Reply

    I love old posts! Sometimes I go through my old ones just to see what I can do with them. Can I repost, refresh, rebrand them? And I get inspiration from them a lot.

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