The WFL Project

Here we feature and award bloggers who “have something to say” when it comes to personal finance. They provide helpful tips and in-depth information on ways to save money, budget, or get out of debt. 

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Awards

We have three personal finance blogging awards at the time:

  1. George S. Calson Award: 5 per annum
  2. Napoleon Hill Award: 5 per month
  3. Robin / Dominguez Award: 5 per week

George S. Calson Award

The George S. Calson award in given to 5 personal finance bloggers each year. This award is given in honor of George S. Calson who wrote the for 1926 classic personal finance book “The Richest Man in Babylon” (About the book and author on Wikipedia). It was chosen for the yearly award because it’s arguably the first personal finance book ever published. The Calson awards are published and announced here on the WFL Project on New Year’s Day.

Award Design: 2018-2019 Design by Chris Somerset. This award will not be redesigned every year, but the date at the bottom will change. This award features a gradient sandstone center motif with the partial image of a United States $100 bill and a quote from Clason reading: “It cost nothing to ask wise advice from a good friend”. The surrounding circular inscription reads, “George S. Clason Award For Excellence In Personal Finance Blogging” and employs the Aria Bold font. The designer’s initials are in the left side perimeter.

The size of the George S. Clason award when placed on the recipient’s website is 300 x 300 pixels, with a file size of 14.1 kilobytes in the JPG format. Best placed on a white background. If receipt wishes to have a transparent GIF version for a non-white background please contact us using the form below. Actual size show below;

Napoleon Hill Award

The Napoleon Hill award is given to 5 personal finance bloggers each month. This award is in honor of Napoleon Hill who wrote the famous 1937 personal finance book “Think and Grow Rich” (About the book and author on Wikipedia). It was chosen for being one of the first and most influential books ever written for people who want to grow wealth. The Hill awards are published here on the WFL Project on the first day of each month.

Award Design: 2018-2019 Design by Chris Somerset. This award will be redesigned every year. Currently the award features a gold sandstone center motif with the image of Napoleon Hill and the name of his book in quotes reading: “Think And Grow Rich”. The surrounding circular inscription reads, “Napoleon Hill Award – Personal Finance Post” and employs the Source Sans Pro Regular font. The designer’s initials are in the left side perimeter.

The size of the Napoleon Hill award when placed on the recipient’s blog post is 225 x 225 pixels, with a file size of 12 kilobytes in the JPG format. Best placed on a white background. If receipt wishes to have a transparent GIF version for a non-white background please contact us using the form below. Actual size show below;

Napoleon Hill Award

 

Robin / Dominguez Award

The Robin / Dominguez award is given to 5 bloggers each week. This award is in honor of Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez who wrote the 1992 personal finance book “Your Money Or Your Life” (About the book and authors). The WFL Project team chose to honor Robin and Dominguez because of their book’s track record for dramatically altering reader perceptions of money and life management.

Award Design: 2018-2019 Design by Chris Somerset. This award will be redesigned every year. Currently the award features a brushed metal center motif with a Roman perimeter border and overlay. The brushed metal center motif contains the images of Vicki Robin (right) and Joe Dominguez (left) with the name of their book in quotes reading: “Your Money Or Your Life”. The surrounding circular inscription reads, “Robin / Dominguez Award – Personal Finance” and employs the Source Sans Pro Regular font. The designer’s initials are in the left side perimeter.

The size of the Robin Dominguez award when placed on the recipient’s blog post is 225 x 225 pixels, with a file size of 12 kilobytes in the JPG format. Best placed on a white background. If receipt wishes to have a transparent GIF version for a non-white background please contact us using the form below. Actual size show below;

Robin / Dominguez Award

Award Customization

Some award recipients want to place their award on a non-white background, or in a different size. If you have limited graphic design skills at your disposal, we can do it for you. If you would like your award customized for the URL you’re placing it on, please use the form below and we will email you your custom design within 5 business days.

Awards Background

Who: The WFL Project awards were founded by Lance Somerset, and managed by family, friends, and part time staff.

Why: After reaching his goal of creating a non-profit website to help American’s avoid predatory lenders, find local credit counseling, upgrade their jobs and education, or receive a donation, he realized that most of his visitors were in desperate financial (and emotional) straights.

Furthermore, visitors to his web sites (and third party websites) using his free lender pool were expressing extreme fear and anxiety due to money problems.

It became clear to Lance and his team that most of these people would be better served learning money management, than simply getting a loan (regardless of how ethical the lender(s) may be).

He started by providing links to books on money management, and naturally that led to providing links to personal finance blogs.

During this process Lance made this comment in regards to personal finance blogs, “I swear these great writers are preaching to the choir….we need to bring their ideas to OUR visitors….they’re the ones who need it the most!”

Where: Lance and his team of family members, friends, and volunteers  work from their homes and offices located in Rancho Mirage, California

Who Chooses Recipients?

A great question, and like all award associations and/or committees, an impartial and unbiased selection process is key to transparency and success. At this time only direct members of the Somerset family choose the recipients. We chose to start with a “family only” policy for judging blog posts, but obviously this will have to change over time.

Here is the list of key criteria for judges;

  • judges cannot be personal finance bloggers
  • judges cannot be related to personal finance bloggers
  • judges must actively read personal finance material
  • judges must be 100% impartial and objective

Guest Posts

If you are a personal finance blogger and would like to submit an article to the WFL Project, please email us at contact[at]wefindlenders.com “Attn: Andy” in the subject line. Please include a link to an example of your writing. The visitors to our website are struggling with their finances (many in dire straights), and need help. Your content can make a big difference.

Guest Post Directory

1.) Our first contributor is Brent Truitt who works for the WFL Project as a coder part time. He’s also a personal finance blogger, who writes specifically on the subject of personal debt. His first contribution is entitled, Debt Solutions For Serious People (The Mad Hatter Method) about a Seattle family’s struggles with debt. Some of Brent’s other popular articles are listed here at Rockstar Finance.

Mission Statement:
We endeavor to help Americans struggling with money problems by providing;

  • free consumer counseling
  • third party expert tips and information
  • local usury and legal codes
  • ways to avoid predator lenders
  • ways to avoid payday loans
  • ways to become debt free
  • ways to plan for retirement

Notice of Disclaimer:
For informational purposes only. The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed belong solely to the authors, and not necessarily to the owners and operators of the WFL Project. See disclaimers