Interview with Mrs. Money (from The Ultimate Money Blog)
What influenced you to write The Ultimate Money Blog?
I grew up in a very frugal household. My mother stayed at home with me and my brother and sister. From a young age, she taught us frugality and money management skills. The most prominent money tip I remember is that she never bought something unless it was on sale and with a coupon! That advice stuck with me and I started leading a pretty frugal life even after I moved away from home. After a lot of my friends started coming to me for financial advice, I thought that I would create an outlet to share my ideas. In January of 2008, The Ultimate Money Blog
Do your tips and tricks come from personal experience?
Yes, a lot of them do. At 24, after moving across country and my husband finishing culinary school, we found ourselves over $36,000 in debt. We managed to live very frugally and chip away at that debt one penny at a time! While learning about saving money, I also found out that being “green” normally goes hand in hand. A lot of the things I do to save us money are also saving the environment. I feel good about it!
What is your favorite topic to blog about?
I love blogging about things that I do that save us money and help us live a natural lifestyle. For instance, I just shared with my blog readers the health benefits of coconut oil. I know it sounds crazy, but one of my favorite uses for coconut oil is lotion! Not only is it completely natural, but it’s relatively cheap and versatile. I love when I can share tips with people that really make a difference.
Among your readers, which of your blogs seems to be the most popular?
Where do you see The Ultimate Money Blog going in about 2 years?
I would love to have a very successful blog! I truly enjoy sharing my ideas through my blog and I love the engagement I get from my readers! It is so awesome when someone comments or emails and tells me that they really enjoyed what I wrote. That just makes me feel great! I hope to gain many more readers as time goes on. I’d also love to live out my dream of being a full time writer!
What are some friendly green tips you can give to our readers?
Being green really isn’t that hard. I know that it sounds intimidating with all the gloom and doom that is published, but baby steps are key. With everyone working together, we’re going to make a difference. Start small, make one change a day (or week!) and feel good about what you are doing. We are all in this together!
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