How I Blog…. Rosemarie Groner from the Busy Budgeter

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Rosemarie has been building The Busy Budgeter into a must read blog this year. A Pinterest maven, her posts have caught fire in the community as she helps busy families find balance and improve their finances.

Today she get into her motivation into creating The Busy Budgeter and how her mastermind group helped with her growth. rosemarie

Why did you start your site?

I spent most of my life disorganized and making bad choices with money. I worked incredibly hard to turn that around and I learned so much in the process before I was ready to call myself a success story. What I wished I had back then was someone to sit me down and say step by step “Do this. Great Job! Now do this!” One thing at a time, and one foot in front of the other.

I wanted someone to understand that you can’t go from eating McDonald’s 6 days a week to cooking all your meals at home. You need to make baby steps to get there. I wanted to celebrate small wins and give direction to people that need to know how to save money and bring order and peace into their lives.

For a new visitor, what would you say your most important 4-5 posts would be for them to read and why?

What a great question! I would say to tackle these posts in order:

How to create a budget, then onto meal planning, ultimate money saving checklist. money saving apps, and closet overhaul. 

I think that those posts give a great overview on what I believe in and how I can help you.

When did you start the website?

I actually ran a blog for almost 3 years that I did as a hobby when I had a few extra minutes called Born Free Northern Virginia. I started with The Busy Budgeter when I realized that it was possible to blog as a full-time job. I mean, really, who wouldn’t want to do this as a full-time job?

I get to spend the day home with my kids, writing about something I love sharing and helping people save money every day. It doesn’t get better than that!

What has your mastermind group done for you?

Everything. My mastermind group is amazing. I count it as one of the biggest factors in my fast growth. They save me time by sharing their research and a/b testing, they encourage me and give me advice. They hold me accountable to my long term goals by following up with goal meetings. I’ve learned so much in such a short time from them and it drives me to succeed so that I can help them grow as well.

To me, a mastermind group is like having a core group of like-minded individuals striving for success as a team. It is so much easier (and less stressful) to grow as a group then it is to try to do this alone. I can’t imagine doing this with out them.

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