Save Outside the Box has been in existence for over a year now as of October 11th! Can you believe it? I can’t thank you beautiful readers enough. I love hearing from you with sweet comments and killer questions. Don’t ever be afraid to hit the contact button and say hello.
If you are a stats person here are a few from the first year of SOTB existence:
226,000 page views
All these things have happened with one goal in mind: To live a better life through learning how to handle our money well together. There’s one thing I’ve learned over the last few years that has been really helpful to my growth and development as a person. Community matters. It’s hard to be great about saving money if you’re trying to be the Lone Ranger. Hanging out with like-minded folks that give you encouragement and advice can be a real boost to your bottom line. That’s one of those intangibles that can make the difference between success and failure. So seriously, thanks for becoming a part of my community.
Speaking of which, I head out to FinCon, a conference for financial bloggers, tomorrow morning to meet some of the other great folks doing amazing work in the field of financial blogging. These folks are a great community and I’ve already found a little home among them in these last twelve months. Thanks guys and gals. See you tomorrow! By the way, because of you awesome readers I am a finalist for the Plutus Award for Blog of the Year. Once again I’m honored at your support and willingness to vote for me. Thank you very much. I’ll let you know on twitter how that goes right away.
Now to the giveaway!
Because it is my Blogiversary I figured I would find a way to give something back to the folks that make the whole thing tick. YOU! So, my friends over at Chippmunk have graciously offered to give away $50 of their money today. Chippmunk is actually coming up on their one year anniversary as well. They, like me, are all about the deals. They’re a coupon code website that is actually focused around you, the customer. Everything they are working on is with that sole focus in mind. So, stop googling for coupon codes and check out Chippmunk. It’ll make your deal-searching life that much easier. By the way, their Halloween deals section is rock solid. So if you haven’t gotten your costume yet head over there.
The giveaway is this: A $50 gift card to any store that Chippmunk has a relationship with. There are a lot of them. You can choose from Amazon, Target, Soap, Gap along with a ridiculous amount of others. Check out their site for your fave. All you have to do is comment below stating the best piece of financial advice you’ve read or heard all year. Maybe we’ll all learn something! I’ll choose one random winner on Wednesday of next week.
PS: It’s kind of my anniversary month here. Here’s a shout out to my beautiful wife who faithfully reads and edits my posts. It’s our 3 year anniversary TODAY! It’s also my beautiful little baby girl’s 3 month anniversary. My life is full and so is my wallet. It’s a beautiful thing. Now comment below with the most important piece of financial advice you’ve received this past year for a chance to win $50 courtesy of Chippmunk!