From back in the day---here's when we were "hooded" for our Masters Degrees: Lauren (left) and Lisa (right)
We are ridiculously excited to introduce our blog to you!
We’ll start right off with two confessions. 1. We are accountants. 2. We love ourselves a good mommy blog.
Back in April, Lauren and I were talking about how we’ve noticed the blogosphere is filled with a million mommy blogs about cooking, fashion, parenting, etc., but hardly any about money and personal finance. And the relatively few that do talk about money seem to focus almost exclusively on the small stuff (*cough* couponing) and never mention the big stuff--the things that really affect your financial health ("Hey! Are you maxing out your employer's 401k match?--that's free money!" "Do you have enough life and disability insurance?" "Are you taking advantage of all the tax credits and deductions?").
Enter moneyhipmamas.com. We created this website and blog as a fun and easy way to get all you smart people out there thinking about personal finance. We’ll cover the heavy stuff in a fun way (e.g. budgeting, retirement, college savings plans, etc.) and the light stuff (money saving tips, DIY home projects, organization ideas) to keep it interesting. We plan on having new posts and ideas for you every Monday and Thursday, so subscribe and stay tuned.
Feel free to check out our About Us page to read more about our journeys from the corporate/financial world to becoming stay-at-home moms, but truth be told, despite the fact that each of us has a financial background, neither of us is a personal finance expert. We're just very, very interested (it's kind of embarrassing how much we like personal finance--we're trying to get help). The real value of this blog will come in the comments section: we'll tell you what we know and get the conversation started. Every post, we'll include questions in hopes that you'll share your thoughts and ideas (please!).
Although we hope you'll add us to your blog lists (moneyhipmamas.com) or subscribe by e-mail (see sidebar), "like" us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter (@MoneyHipMamas) and Pinterest because you're truly interested and want to hear more, we're not above bribery to get the ball rolling. So we're kicking off our blog with a giveaway (and plan on having more in the future).
You can earn up to 10 entries by entering through the Rafflecopter giveaway widget, but if nothing else, leave a comment below and we'll make sure you get an entry. In the comment, please tell us a topic you'd like us to cover in an upcoming post.
Giveaway ends on Saturday, August 10th (12am EST) so check back on Monday, August 12th to find out if you won! And, again, WELCOME to Money Hip Mamas!
For more personal finance tips, DIY Projects, and organization, check out my blog! www.moneyhipmamas.com
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