Blog like a college applicant

Finding topics for your financial blog posts can be challenging. Sometimes it’s helpful to steal topics from unrelated fields. I was reminded of this when I read about thenew 2013 essay topics for college’s Common Application. (To see the list of essay topics, go to the Common Application’s Training Resources page, and then click on “2013-2014 Essay Topics” under the “Reference Documents” section of “Applicant Information.”)

One of the topic reads as follows: “Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what lessons did you learn?” This prompt could lead you to a blog post about a personal failure with a financial lesson that your clients can learn from.

Another topic addresses feeling content. Contentment can have financial angles, too.

Check out the Common Application’s topics and please tell me if you end up blogging about one of their essay topics.

 Aug. 13, 2013 note: This page was edited to fix a broken link.

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