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Thanks for reading my post on improving my site with the 31 Day Challenge!

I had a blast with it and as I continued following a modified weekly version of it, I'm hoping that it'll help Couple Money's community to grow.

My hope is that you'll look around and join us we're building financial freedom by following our passions and creating mobile income.

To help others get started with their journey, this week Couple Money is giving away a netbook to a reader!

What's Couple Money About?

Couple Money is about handling family and finances responsibly in order to spend more time doing what we love.

We’re not frugal people just to be frugal.

We have taken some time to really discuss this and decided on working towards doing what we’d love to do.

We’re using our lives with this blog as one long case study and we hope to achieve our goals within five years.

Have no debt except for our mortgage.

Currently, we don’t have credit card debt or car payments. The only debt left right now is my student loans, which have a low-interest rate.

Have a steady mobile income of $50,000/year or more. While this amount definitely would be less than what we earn now, if we have no debts except a mortgage this amount of income would work well for us and our needs.

This income can from freelance work (which is my main source of income now), working remotely, or passive income developed from products we create.

You can read some more about the site if you'd like to see more details about Couple Money.

Some Posts To Check Out on Couple Money

Since there are so many new visitors, I wanted to share some of my favorite posts that have been popular with readers as well.

Keeping Up with Couple Money

I hope you’ll take some time to become part of the Couple Money community!

  • Stay up to date with all the latest posts by subscribing to Couple Money. This saves you time and is completely free.
  • Sign up for the free newsletter and find out about the latest contests and information on the Couple Money Community.
  • Email me at elle(at) CoupleMoney (dot) com. I do read my email daily (except on vacations). I would love to hear from you personally and I’m open for feedback.
  • Chat with me on Twitter.  Besides catching my daily thoughts, I also enjoy answering questions and chatting with others.

About Elle Martinez

Elle Martinez helps families at Couple Money achieve financial freedom by sharing tips for reducing debt, increase income, and building net worth. Learn how to live on one income and have fun with the second..

9 comments add your comment

  1. I love your goals! To be debt free without a mortgage and create a steady income of $50,000 would put you in a position to do things in life you couldn’t if you had mounds of debt. Congrats and I look forward to reading about your successes going forward. I am also looking forward to joining blogger communities around personal finance. See you in the blogosphere!

  2. @Bible Debt: Thank you for being a reader. We’re really excited about working towards our goal and we hope having a simple life will make it easier to achieve them.

  3. Wow, congratulations. Good looking guest post, and giving away a laptop is a great way to celebrate six months of blogging. Keep up the good work, and you’ll be there before you know it, I’m sure.

  4. Congrats again on the ProBlogger GP Elle! Good thing that it’s Friday there, even though it’s Thursday evening here so we have an evening and morning tomorrow to spread the word!

  5. Thanks Roger and Sam for the support! I’m really excited and I hope that getting the word out on Couple Money will help the community grow and be an opportunity for everyone to learn from one another.

  6. What a great blog! So glad I found you through problogger. Hubby and I just started the Dave Ramsey plan. I hope to living like you in the next 3-5 years!! I am now a subscriber and I can’t wait to read more.

  7. Elle,

    This is the first time that I have visited your blog, I like it a lot! It’s kind of like a personal blog with a niche blog theme to it. I am a long time reader of Pro-Blogger and that is how I found your blog. I have been blogging for a while now myself and a few months ago I had started a new blog with my wife Suzy, HCG Diet 411 ( although I am the only one writing posts, she does help me come up with the ideas. It’s been doing great so far and something we are doing together.

    More recently I started another blog that is just my own called i-Blogger ( and I am having fun with it. I think that is an important part of running a blog, you need to have fun doing it otherwise what is the point. I wish you and your family the best of luck with everything that you do.

    Brian M. Connole

  8. I have subscribed to your blog and look forward to reading about everything! Love to find ways of earning extra money. Would love to win the notebook. Thanks

  9. I thought the post was fantastic, made me think a little about sprucing up some of my blogs with a similar plan.