I want to wish ALL of you a Happy New Year! 2011 was really a great year!! I hope that the new year brings with it much joy and happiness for you and your families. Since it is a new year, I thought it fitting to share with you some exciting things that are going to be happening here at Penny Pinchin’ Mom!
The biggest change is that I have two assistants who are going to help me keep up with the matchups, deals and ways to make better use of your money! I tried to do it all and realized that in order to do that – I needed help. I have three young kids, a loving husband and a home that I need (and want) to give even more attention to. So, I’ve hired some ladies who are going to help me do just that!
You will start to see posts from Ally and Rebecca. They are my right hand ladies. They are going to pass along the matchups and coupons in order to help you save at your favorite stores and on-line. They will also be around to answer and address comments and questions that you might have, so that you can get an answer more quickly than what I might be able to provide for you. This makes it a win-win situation! I know you’ll welcome them with open arms.
Part of the reason they are helping me is so we can bring some exciting new features your way this year. Here are some things we are going to be adding to the site:
- Debt Free Challenge 2012 — At your request, once again I’ll provide you with the steps and tools you need so you can reduce and then eliminate your debt! As we have tips and ideas, they will be posted on the site on Thursday mornings.
- Tracie’s Tips (Money Management and Education Series) – Each Tuesday I will share an article and/or video on everything from getting started using coupons to how to set up and use your budget.
- Frugal Friday — I’ve been working hard doing research on how you can re purpose things you have, craft ideas for the kids and tips on how to save money on the things you normally purchase. Check out our articles which will be posted every other Friday (sometimes every Friday) for another great idea!
- Thirty Minutes for Me — If you are like me, you give and give to everyone else and forget about yourself. This year, I hope to challenge us to make more time for ourselves. We’ll share goals and ideas to help us all do just that! Be ready each Monday to check in and set up your goals for the week!
Nothing else on the site will change. We will still provide all of the same matchups, coupons and on-line deals to help you make the most of your money. Saving money is more than just what you don’t spend at the store….it is about managing your money, setting and achieving your goals and making do with what you have. Our hope is that by adding more features it can help you with your own challenges or financial goals.
Now – this is where YOU come in! If there is something you want us to feature (like DIY envelopes for example), please drop us a line! While I can’t feature every request in the above series, I welcome your feedback and ideas. Just email me at email@example.com and put “Article Idea” in your subject line. I can’t wait to hear from you!!