Monday, January 20, 2014

Free (and Easy) Budget Bootcamp - Join Us!

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A lot of people have been asking for help with their budgets, so during 2014, we're determined to help you all become pros at the foundation of personal finance: BUDGETING! We decided to make a cool (and free!) once-a-month budgeting boot camp.
Basically, we're offering to be your FREE budget consultants. So if you've been wanting to get in the habit of budgeting, this is a great opportunity! Take advantage of our overzealousness. Both of our families have recently expanded, so who knows when we'll ever have the energy for an opportunity like this again. :)

How to join?

If you already subscribe to our blog through e-mail, Feedly, etc., don't do a thing. You'll already get the Budget Boot Camp as part of our blog. Otherwise...

Send us your e-mail (it will only be used for the once-a-month MHM Budget Boot Camp):

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Cute (and Cheap!) DIY Valentine's Day Decorations

This post has been moved to my new blog MoneyFitMoms.comx
Plus, here are the BEST Stay at Home Date Ideas.

By the way, check out this post if you're looking for how to save money fast.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Our Top Posts of 2013

It seems like just yesterday, Lauren and I were joking about starting a blog. We've had so much fun these past few months (and learned a LOT--we promise MHM will keep getting better). We can't thank you enough for helping us by reading, pinning, and sharing. Our monthly views have grown 300% since we launched our blog in August. For 2014, we'll be providing more personal finance tips and fun projects. Keep the comments coming--we're always looking for feedback for topic ideas.

In case you missed any of our top posts for 2013, here they are. Even though our "fun stuff" posts are usually the most popular, we'll never abandon our goal to help everyone become more financially prepared and money savvy because it's something we're passionate about. We like to think of our "Fun Thursday" posts as the medicine that helps the "Money Monday" posts go down. :) Thanks for sticking with us!

1. DIY Fabric Headboard
2. DIY Ornament Wreath
3. How to Host a My Favorite Things Party
4. Saving for Kids' College Education
5. 10 Money Making Jobs for the Stay-At-Home Mom
6. 3 Easy Ways to Make a Room Brighter
7. Best Birthday Freebies
8. How to Survive When Your Toddler Breaks His Leg

Any specific topics you want us to cover in 2014?

Monday, January 6, 2014

Your 2014 Financial Goal

In What About Bob, Richard Dreyfuss' character Dr. Marvin talks about BABY STEPS, "It means setting small, reasonable goals for yourself, one day at a time, one tiny step at a time."
Obviously, for people who've seen this movie, hilarity ensues ("I'm sailing!"), but the advice still works. What's the best way to become a financial rock star? By setting small, reasonable goals for yourself, one day at a time, one tiny step at a time.
A blurry picture of my first little guy's baby steps.

Do you think you're the only one who has need for improvement? Just since we started this blog, I've been reading Lauren's posts with interest and making improvements to my own finances. Specifically, just in the last few months since we started this blog, I