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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!) or trying to finish this year on a high note, I want to share some of the most popular posts from Couple Money this year.
Winning with 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 on 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.
Our free Couple Money Toolkit has some wonderful services and companies that can simplify the essentials.
Want to make managing your finance easier and less stressful? Here are our best posts to get you started!
- 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 applying what we've learned and looking to kick things up a notch in 2015 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
I'd love to get your take. How do you make some more cash on the side? any favorite ways you like to save?
One of the biggest joys I have with Couple Money is hearing straight from you on what's going on in your family.
Your stories, tips, and questions have made it all worthwhile, so thank you again for being a part of this community.
It's always interesting to see what questions pop up and this year, here are three big ones on your minds.
- How Big Should Your Emergency Fund Be?
- How to Set Up Debt Payments (and Not Stress Out)
- How Much Should You Tip?
Let me know if you have a question you want me to answer so you can reach your money goals in 2015.
Popular Couple Money Podcast Episodes
Before wrapping up my review I have to mention that one of the biggest changes here has been the launch of our Couple Money podcast.
Real couples, real stories – that’s my favorite part of the show right now.
I'm so grateful for your positive and kind reviews!
Here are some of the biggest episodes we had this year:
- 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?