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.)
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.|
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