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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.
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:
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.