Thursday, September 26, 2013

It's Giveaway Time Again! ($25 Amazon Gift Card)

In case you missed it in Lisa's last post, we hit our first blog goal of 10,000 page views in a month! To celebrate, we decided to thank you all for reading by doing another giveaway. We are really into practicality over here, so it will be another $25 Amazon gift card (because, really, who can't use one of those?).

In case you are new to our blog, here's a quick introduction. (If you want to read the better written one Lisa did a while ago, click here.)

Lisa and I have maybe five pictures of the two of us together and like five billion of our kids together. Here's one of the few where we make an appearance. For some reason, we are each holding the other person's child. I think C loved Lisa more than me and so Lisa's kid was stuck with my lap on ye olde dragon ride. 
Lisa and I met while getting our bachelor's and master's degrees in accounting at Brigham Young University.
We each married a great guy and stayed in touch after graduation (and actually worked at big four accounting firms across the street from each other in California). Eventually, we both had baby boys (Lisa just had her second!), and decided to quit our day jobs to stay home with our kids. (Read the About Us section for more info.) But we've been surprised at just how much we use from our professional background at home. In fact, we feel that while knowledge of personal finance is hugely important for everybody, it's especially important for moms running households. And yet, it seems like unless you've had some educational or professional reason (or happen to love personal finance like we do and made it your hobby) to learn about money, it's a pretty neglected topic. Let's face it, it can be a little dry.

Poking around the "blogosphere," we noticed blogs about money seemed to be either entirely focused on personal finance (useful, but maybe not exciting enough to add to your blogroll for pleasure reading), or all about couponing and thriftiness (not bad, but not exactly the bedrock of a solid personal finance background-- we'd like to see more on retirement saving, etc.). We also noticed that the "mommy"-type blogs were inexplicably addictive.

Enter moneyhipmamas.com. We like to think of it as one part mommy blog (DIY projects, organization tips, pictures of our cute kids, etc.) and one part personal finance (hopefully written in a useful and non-boring way).

We think some cute kid pictures go a long way towards spicing up a blog about personal finance. My son is on the left, looking a little concerned. Lisa's is driving like a pro. 
So please help us spread the love of personal finance by entering our giveaway, liking us on Facebook, and pinning our other images on Pinterest (that probably helps spread the word the most). We will announce the winner on Thursday, October 3, so check back!

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Much love,
Lauren and Lisa




34 comments:

  1. Great blog idea Lauren, I enjoy when it pops up in my feed.

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    1. Great! I'm glad the Facebook posts aren't obnoxious.

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  2. Yay! Between the Dave Ramsey Money Makeover and your blog, we are getting our finances beyond basic thriftiness! It is a nice mix, I enjoy both the practical advice and the "My Favorite Things"/DIY articles. It's nice to see some ideas for renters. :)

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  3. Can I see some tips on teaching saving to my children

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  4. I pinned on pinterest
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/361765782538461358/

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  5. tips for eating healthy on a budget

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  6. pinned your post: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/113715959314884898/

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  7. I would like to see budgeting posts

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  8. @JC - check out great posts on budgeting in August and July archives!

    Thanks for all the great info, ladies!

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  9. I like the giveaways and kid/baby stories!

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  10. Enjoying the blog. Maybe a budget friendly family recipe or info on car insurance (do I really need full coverage?)

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  11. Yeah for 10,000 views. Congrats! Your blog is great!

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  12. pin - http://www.pinterest.com/pin/277675133248549873/

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  13. I would love to see more budget themed posts! :) I also shared on fb and pinned!

    https://www.facebook.com/dee.gol.5/posts/10200702913282438
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/74942781272867144/

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  14. Loving your blog, ladies! :) My pins from your blog are always popular!

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  15. Maybe tips on how to eat healthy on a budget :)

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  16. My pin: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/286400857526642389/ :)

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  17. My facebook share: https://www.facebook.com/betsy.barnes.94/posts/372709376192418 :)

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  18. Way to go on growing your traffic! I love seeing everything you write here - I'd love more posts on keeping family expenses down.

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  19. I love the posts about managing a family, especially about keeping a good budget.

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  20. I love the posts about budgets. I have a family of six and am always looking for new tips.

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  21. I love the posts about budgets. I have a family of six and am always looking for new tips.

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  22. I like the credit score posts! Thank you

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  23. I like the tax series posts. Taxes are an area I don't have much knowledge on. I read through some of the posts in the series and found some good information. I look forward to reading through the rest :)

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  24. That is great that your blog is getting so much traffic! You all share some great information. Keep it going!

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  25. Love what you guys are doing! So fun to read your posts!

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  26. Great job so far guys! I love your DIYs and easy decorating ideas :)

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  27. Great blog! LOVE DIY stuff, and yours are great.

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  28. I love posts that relate to saving money when you have kids, the costs really add up

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  29. I love online deals!

    Amanda Sakovitz

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  30. Loving the blog ladies - keep up the great work! :) I'm nerdy and a fan of all things tax related - so maybe Health Savings Accounts and Schedule C's? ;)

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  31. I would love to see more giveaways!

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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