With 2014 coming to end in a couple of weeks, I wanted to take a minute to say thank you so much for your support. Your comments and stories have been so encouraging and motivating to me as we reached our fifth anniversary this year. I truly couldn’t have reached this point without you.
In case you’re a new reader (welcome!) I want to share some of the most popular posts from Couple Money this year.
Family and Finances
Money is simply a tool for us to use and one major goal is to take care of our loved ones. With a toddler and another one one the way, we try to keep our family expenses steady so when things come up (part of life) we can tap into our buffer.
We also look for ways to draw closer with our finances – yes it’s possible. There are some wonderful services and companies that can simplify the essentials.
- 10 Ways to Master Your Money as a Couple
- Finding the Best Banking and Investing Accounts for You
- The Costs of Raising Our Toddler
- Harmful Money Habits to Avoid
- Teaching Savings to Your Kids with Coin Jars
- How to Encourage Your Spouse to Budget
We’re looking forward to making 2015 an even better year by finally getting rid of our student loan.
Saving and Making Some Cash
Part of building a buffer with your budget is making sure you grow your income and cut back on needless expenses. Easier said than done, right?
That’s why I enjoy writing about both here on Couple Money – so the two of you can find a way to each your financial goals sooner rather than later.
- Knocking Out Your Credit Card Debt
- Using Your Creativity to Launch a Career
- Build Your Savings Automatically
- Get Paid for Your Writing (No, Really!)
- Save Money on Your Prescriptions
- Couple Money Guide to Jump-start and Build Your Emergency Fund
How do you make some more cash on the side?
One of the biggest joys I have writing on Couple Money is hearing from you here on the site, through email, or on social media. Here are just a few questions I received (and some I had myself) about money.
- How Much Should You Tip?
- How Big Should Your Emergency Fund Be?
- How to Set Up Debt Payments (and Not Stress Out)
Let me know if you have a question you want me to answer so you can reach your money goals in 2015.
Couple Money Podcast
Before wrapping up my review I have to mention that one of the biggest changes with Couple Money has been the launch of podcast.
Real couples, real stories – that’s my favorite part of the podcast right now.
- Travel Hacks to Save You a Ton of Money
- Finding the Best Deals When You Shop
- Stressed Over Debt? How to Get Free
- Baby on the Way? How to Save Quickly and Easily
- How to Stop Fighting About Money and Build Wealth Instead
It’s my hope that the podcast will help you two reach financial freedom together. If you haven’t caught an episode, please download a few or subscribe.
What topics and money questions do you want to see covered on the show? What stories do you want us to cover?
Your Couple Money Favorites in 2014
Thank you again for a fantastic year! Reviewing what I’ve written this year was so much fun. Now, though, I’d love to hear from you – which are your favorite Couple Money posts from 2014? Why? Any topics you’d like to see tackled here in 2015?