Just wanted to give a heads up that Couple Money may be looking a bit different then normal over the next few weeks. My hope is to cut the clutter from Couple Money and improve its value to us and to regular readers. As the site has grown I’ve added bits here and there to add value, but I believe that some things have now morphed into busy work for me and no value for you.
As we’re approaching Couple Money’s 3rd anniversary in September, I thought it would be good to pare down to the valuable and essential.
Couple Money and Its Goals
I basically started Couple Money for a few reasons:
- As a way to keep ourselves accountable and build our family’s finances.
- To be a resource to encourage other couples to build their family’s finances.
- Have a supplemental income for our family to pay down debts and build savings.
First and foremost, I want to help my family. My husband and I have worked hard at improving our finances and I want to play my part in the team.
I also want to help others with this site. As you noticed I wrote encourage, not advise other couples. Each family has their own goals, their own style, and their own unspoken rules. I can provide our circumstances, present stats and information as I come across them, and share other perspectives, but I can’t (and shouldn’t) tell you what to do.
I’ve found this community to be incredibly smart and through our discussion on the comments and emails, I think that focusing on being a resource for dialogue and ideas is the best fit for my style. (Pardon me if I come across a little bossy when I write, I’m an older sister, so that kind of spills into my writing )
Finally I’d like to use Couple Money as an income stream for our family’s financial goals. As you’ve noticed throughout the years, I’ve had banner ads, reviews on financial products and services, affiliate links.
My goal is to maintain the resourcefulness of Couple Money for you, while introducing sites, products, and services which may be valuable to you and help you with your own financial goals.
I don’t want this site to become scammy or plastered with “buy this” posts. I’ve recently moved many of my review posts over to My Financial Reviews to keep the focus here on couples and money, while providing a go to resource for people looking at building their net worth (couples, families, and individuals).
Over the next few weeks I’ll be re-doing the site layout, only adding pieces that provide obvious value to new and returning readers. Please feel free to email with ideas and feedback!
Personal Finance Posts to Catch Up On
If you have some free time this weekend and want some tips and information about finances, be sure to read some of these wonderful posts. They’re from tweets I’ve sent out this past week.
- 4 Ways To Keep Your Financial Household Sexy via @jjeffrose http://awe.sm/j1DKA
- Is a Prepaid Debit Card a Good Way to Teach Your College Student about Credit Cards via @familymoneyblog http://awe.sm/m0jmI
- Do It Yourself (DIY) and Save Money http://awe.sm/d1Blm via @fcn
- Buying a house but unsure about neighbors via @PunchDebthttp://awe.sm/b1BdY
- How To Engineer Your Layoff: Make A Small Fortune By Saying Goodbye via @FinancialSamura http://awe.sm/j15Ew
I hope you had a great weekend!