Money Propeller is Anne from UniqueGifter.com‘s foray into the world of Personal Finance blogging. She didn’t want to do it alone, so she recruited some authors to help her out. Here is a bit more about them! If you would like to be considered as a writer, please click over to Write for Us! (Guest posters are also very welcome!)
Anne has a degree or two in economics, with a focus on development issues. Thus, she has a strong interest in all things money! She also really, really likes to spend her money on buying things for other people, which is why she started writing at Unique Gifter. It is all about adding special touches to gifts, to make them unique and memorable. She also talks about how to save money on giving gifts, because when you like to give as many as she does, it’s pretty important to do it in an affordable way!
Fashion is not Anne’s forte, she has a penchant for boy’s jeans and skate shoes, so she leaves those posts up to other people. She does, however, love to travel, dally in making money on the internet, read books (when she gets around to it), write beautiful excel formulas, road bike and drink lots of wine. Sometimes, way too much wine.
Anne is absolutely not an animal person and thankfully neither is her spouse. Her spouse has been given the very personal and heartwarming moniker of “Spouse” on the internet, as Anne figures we should all be in control of our own internet personas. That doesn’t stop her from sharing jokes and the occasional antic, though.
Save Spend Splurge – Author
Sherry (saverspender) got out of $60,000 of debt in 18 months using her budgeting and expense tracking tool. She’s self-taught in all personal finance matters, and managed to increase her net worth by a quarter of a million in 3 years.
She doesn’t believe in hoarding your money and not enjoying it just to reach some arbitrary savings goal, and wholly advocates splurging on things that really matter to you as long as you have the rest of your financial life under control.
She has a weakness for traveling, shopping for coats, reading, butter croissants, macarons, and a well-made cup of tea.
Michelle – Author
Michelle Jackson blogs at The Shop My Closet Project a personal finance and lifestyle blog. She is a lifelong lover of Perrier water, cruiser bikes, reads obsessively, loves fashion, good food, and travel.
She enjoys hiking, hanging out with friends and family, and meeting new people. Michelle considers herself a frugal living specialist and takes pleasure in living a Rock Star lifestyle on as little as possible.
Nope, she’s not cheap-just aware of the value of every dollar she earns. Personal finance is an ongoing obsession and she hopes to help others succeed financially. After taking a year off of shopping for fashion (think anything that garbs the body) Michelle has a deeper understanding of the power of money and the importance of every financial choice she makes.
In college, Michelle intended to get a degree in economics until she was made fun of and changed her mind and got a degree in political science instead. Ironically, she now finds herself writing and reading obsessively about money and personal finance. Life is strange.
Joshua – Author
Joshua Greesonbach is one Catholic, married, music-playing, blog writing, podcasting kind of guy. He writes about humor and Catholic living at The Josh Greesonbach Show, regularly posts new episodes to his podcast The Josh Greesonbach Show, and likes to connect with cool peeps via Twitter @JoshCheckingIn.
Debt Debs – Author
Debs (debtdebs) is a fifty-something wife, mother and new grandmother, who admits to having had her “head in the sand” about their financial situation until amassing $247,500 worth of consumer debt for a total debt of $393,500. With $121K paid in 2 years she considers herself a personal debt wrangler. But with four more years to go, she still needs motivation to stay on course, and so she’s sharing her journey.
At debtdebs.com, she writes not only about paying down debt but also adventures in investing, blogging, family dynamics and work-life balance.
With four grown children, Debs is preparing her way for retirement for when her busy career comes to an end. She has loved many pets and has a soft spot for standard poodles. In the past, she has traveled for both work and pleasure but is now focusing her $0.00 entertainment budget on spending time with her grandson, reading, writing and fair weather biking. She’s passionate about Jesus and living frugally, but always in the moment.
Budgeting and spending tips and tricks, stories, humour, and some pity parties abound, but mostly she’s all ears for those coping with poor money management decisions, and who are ready to fix things once and for all!
Amanda – Author
Amanda hails from Northern Ontario where she ambitiously tries to live a life worth blogging about at My Life, I Guess…. She accidentally stumbled upon the personal finance world in 2012 when she found herself in a pretty serious work/life UN-balance and began obsessing over how to change her situation and get out of debt. After a bit of encouragement, she started blogging about it.
A lot has changed for Amanda since then. She left her dead-end job teaching theatre and no longer works 60+ hours a week just to makes ends meet – but she still struggles to pay off almost $80,000 of debt and to find the right career (she’s currently working in academic support). She also met and moved in with her future-husband who inspired her to share the ups and downs of being a tenant on her blog as well – at least until they can buy their own property.
She aspires to be debt free, a writer (professional blogger?), one of those crazy people that run 5K at 6am, a minimalist, artistic, witty, and of course, happy. Other fun facts about Amanda include: she almost always wins a few bucks on scratch tickets, she likes to listen to songs on repeat, and she could (and would) eat Subway every day.
Femme Frugality – Author
Femme Frugality is a twenty-something who has had an obsession with personal finance since before entering adulthood. This obsession allowed her to graduate college debt-free, avoid any major consumer debt, and have a rocking credit score.
She writes about money as it applies to all aspects of her life, whether that be womanhood, motherhood, travel, college, her recent wedding, or the nitty gritty day-to-day grind of earning and saving. She suffers from wanderlust, which led her to a few cross-country moves in her younger days. Eventually she decided “there’s no place like home,” and relocated back to her hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a smaller city full of culture and history.
Femme thinks life is too important to be lived on the surface, and tries to delve deeper and think larger about every concept she’s introduced to. Sometimes that can give her a headache, so her husband tries to cheer her up with laughter. His influence provides some lighthearted comic relief in her writing.