Stay Tuned…

Freedom still requires balance.

I’m contemplating starting a Mrs. Money Mustache site.  It’s snowing today so that makes it a little easier to sit inside and type.

This site will be different than the MMM site.  More girly, perhaps?  We probably won’t talk about money and math as much.  I’m hesitant, but also excited.

I don’t write as well as MMM.  I’m not as funny.  I’m not as extreme.  But, I am a woman, so there’s that.

Many have critiqued my writing on MMM, which made me feel blue at first, but after a while I developed a thicker skin.  You have to write for yourself and for the readers that understand you.  I love to write, so it’s worth a shot.  Luckily, many have asked to hear more from my perspective.  I really appreciate that and I want to contribute more, but guest posting on Mr. Money Mustache doesn’t seem like the right thing to do.  My audience is probably very different.

So, in a fit of excitement, I purchased mrsmoneymustache.com and here I am.  I have a lot to say, but I am also feeling cautious.  Cautiously Optimistic.  I want to think carefully before I write.  I’m the type to blurt things out and just say what’s on my mind.  I want to be able to accurately share what it’s like to be financially independent and to talk about how my views on life have changed so dramatically since I’ve become free to do what I want.

What you see here are the bare bones.  There is more to come.  So, stay tuned if you’re interested.

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  • Emily May 13, 2013, 1:04 pm

    Hello! I would love to read what you write! My husband is a big follower of Mr. MM and is constantly having me read new blogs. We are trying to lead a life of Mustachianism… However, I would love to hear about your perspective of leading a life of savings and investing as a woman. Like you said, having the blog be more “girly” in comparison to your husband’s…. Such as the Costco grocery list (i liked that one…).
    Maybe some topics to think about: budget friendly date nights, family outings or vacations, meal planning for a family, decorating or clothes shopping on a budget, empowering women to know what is going on financially, higher education, how women can truely take control of their finances and save.
    Just some ideas…
    Looking forward to reading your posts!
    Emily

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    • Mrs. MM May 13, 2013, 1:16 pm

      Thanks Emily! Your comment is my first official comment. :) I like your ideas. I do think that this blog will end up with more kid and family related posts… we’ll see. I’m just getting started and we’ll see how it goes. Thanks for your support!

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  • Sweta June 6, 2013, 3:30 pm

    Mrs. MM,
    I’m so glad you started to blog! I was just about to leave a comment on MMM suggesting that we need more posts from you. I really like Emily’s ideas above.

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  • Melissa June 6, 2013, 4:32 pm

    Mrs MMM,

    I too am interested in your thoughts on living ‘this’ lifestyle. I really enjoy your husbands thoughts, but perhaps you could give us another perspective.

    Please give us more.

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  • Frugal in DC June 6, 2013, 6:15 pm

    So glad you’re blogging! I enjoy your posts on MrMM and look forward to hearing about your take on things.

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  • CTstash June 30, 2013, 8:51 am

    I’m glad you started this blog Mrs. M. Your womanly perspective and writing style is respected by many of our female counterparts. Your husband is changing society with every article he publishes and comment he responds to. I see your website providing motivation to numerous wives and a completely different voice at the dinner table. This blog will be an alternative path for families to find their way into the money mustache family.

    I admire your husband’s ability to engage a movement. The ‘green’ movement took years catch on. I think the frugality movement could take hold and go mainstream sooner that we think. With you motivating the other head of most households it may happen even faster.

    As a single working man under thirty, I secretly (or maybe not so secretly anymore) hope that I’ll run across a mustachian like woman in the next few years. Your blog will create many happy couples, families and children, and be life changing to both the readers of your husband’s website and many more young ladies that will find their way via your writing.

    For the record: Streaks of grey look great on young women! As do natural fingernails, no tattoos and simple clothing. I see you having an endless supply of writing material for this blog! Have fun with it!

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    • Mrs. MM July 2, 2013, 1:20 pm

      Wow. That is high praise, CTstash, and it gives me something to aspire to. Thanks so much for stopping by! I have a bit of a writing block (I’m not happy with anything I write), but maybe I should just keep writing not-so-good stuff and eventually I will get better. :)

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  • Bev August 5, 2013, 8:03 pm

    Hi Mrs. MMM!! I’ve been following the Mister for a while now, but was curious to learn more about the female side of the equation and did a quick google and came across this site. Very cool that you are starting this site up. I was actually researching some of the books on exercising on MMM before I came across your site. Looking forward to updates! Hope you are enjoying having the blog.

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  • girls.can.have.staches.too September 27, 2013, 5:23 pm

    Hi Mrs MM,
    You are too hard on yourself! You’re writing is good and your perspective is very interesting to us new lady ‘stachers. MMM is great and his hardcore badassity is admirable, but because he has so much practice, sometimes it’s easy to give up on following in his footsteps. It’s comforting to hear that it is sometimes hard for you to bike, and any tips on fighting the pull of “girlie” expenses is very welcome! Keep the posts coming, and remember… we’re not looking for perfection, we’re looking for inspiration. :)

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  • Michelle November 4, 2013, 11:21 am

    I hope you continue to write. You are wonderful, and i would live to hear a female/mother perspective.

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  • Benna August 13, 2014, 10:41 am

    I am a new reader of MMM, and I always enjoyed your guest posts on the blog. After seeing that you hadn’t posted in a while, I had to wonder what had happened. This blog is really a pleasant surprise.

    I think it will be refreshing to hear your side of the story.

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    • Mrs. MM August 21, 2014, 3:07 pm

      Thank you Benna! This blog has been much neglected, but it’s always here for me when I’m ready to return. I appreciate the support and hope to post soon about my latest adventures.

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  • Alex December 16, 2014, 10:57 pm

    I’ ve just recently started reading both MMM blogs, and while I do enjoy the Mr’s blog, I’m really liking this one too. I enjoy the way you write–it’s a down to earth, level-headed, introspective tone. It is a great balance to go with the other blog. I would even argue that so far, it would be harder to shape your perspective into something that could be marginalized into some “weird” lifestyle, as sometimes people seem to do in response to Mr’s site.

    I hope you keep writing!

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  • Amber January 13, 2015, 2:45 pm

    Hi! I actually found your blog by searching “Mrs. Money Mustache” because I have read every MMM article and yours were some if my favorites. Thanks for sharing your life and opinion with us! I will be tuning in :)

    Amber

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  • Heather February 17, 2015, 12:34 pm

    I just clicked over from MMM’s post of today! I had no idea you had a nascent site. How exciting! I shall keenly read all of your posts to date as I do think the female voice is often lost in the financial blog world. I have read a few of your posts on MMM (I am slowly working my way from 1st post to latest, although I now subscribe, so I get the newer ones and read them too). I have always enjoyed your perspective and look forward to hearing what you have to say. Keep posting!

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  • Anna February 17, 2015, 8:57 pm

    I like your writing, but as a young woman I’m disappointed that “more girly” means talking less about money and math.

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    • Mrs. MM February 20, 2015, 8:41 am

      Hmmm… I had to reread what I had written long ago to see if I had really put those 2 things together. I can see why you might think that based on my sentence, but those were two separate thoughts. What I meant is… MMM already covers most aspects of money and math on his site. I am more interested in how our habits and behaviors affect our money-spending decisions. For years I handled all the money-related stuff in our relationship, so money and math is definitely just as much the domain of women!

      This is why I stopped writing on MMM, by the way. So much of what I write ends up having it’s original intended meaning changed. People read things differently, and this is a great example of having written something that came across much more differently than I intended.

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  • Darcie February 21, 2015, 9:22 pm

    Wow, I had no idea your blog existed until it was mentioned in MMM’s blogpost the other day! So excited to find you :) My husband and I have been reading MMM since late 2011 but only one time (or perhaps never?) commented. I am that excited to find you!! Looking forward to reading more!

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  • Sacha June 26, 2015, 8:19 am

    I’ve been reading your husband’s blog for about a year (totally changed my life). I was so excited to find this blog today. I really enjoyed your posts on his blog and wished that you had written more so this was a pleasant surprise. Anyway I just wanted to say that I think you are a fantastic writer! I love all your posts so far. I really identify with so much of what you say. So if someone comments negatively on a post just come back and read this comment and know that for every negative person that posts, there is probably 100 or more readers who didn’t post but really loved what you wrote.

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    • Mrs. MM August 29, 2015, 1:33 pm

      Thank you so much Sacha! I often need more reassurance than I like to admit. :)

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