Two Year Anniversary for Tie the Money Knot!

by TTMK on March 3, 2014 · 7 comments

Two Year AnniversaryHello everyone! I’m happy to say that Tie the Money Knot has just turned 2 years old!

Now, don’t worry – there won’t be a toddler birthday party for this new 2 year old.  No going to Chuck e Cheese, no visiting indoor fun center with inflatable slides, no birthday cake either.  Sorry.  But at least we won’t meltdown as we enter the “terrible twos”! 🙂

You know, I originally started this as my second blog two years ago.  My thinking was that there is so much talk out there in the blogosphere about saving, spending, investing, and the other pillar topics of personal finance.  However, one area that has a huge impact on our finances is relationships!  Whether with a spouse, person we’re dating, parents/in-laws, kids, friends, or really anyone – relationships and money are intertwined.  Yet, we don’t talk about it that much!

This is why I thought dedicating a blog to focus primarily on the broad topic of money and relationships would be a nice addition to the roster of personal finance blogs already out there.   It’s an important subject that doesn’t get enough attention and can be pretty fun!

So, as Tie the Money Knot turns 2, I thought I’d share some favorite posts and ask for some feedback from you.

Top Posts – First 2 years

So, how should we determine the top posts? One could determine this by subjective opinion, visitors from search engines, or even referral traffic from other sites.  Personally, I’ll just go with posts that generated the most comments.

Here are the top 10, out of 180 published here:

Avoiding Gold Diggers Who Marry Primarily For Money

What to do if You Don’t Like Your Engagement Ring

Giving Financial Support to In-Laws

6 Types of Financially Toxic People

Trying Not to Offend Vegetarian Friends

Would You Date Someone Who is Unemployed?

Will Taking a Long Vacation Be Held Against You?

Judging a Date’s Generosity by the Waiter Test

6 Personal Finance Success Tips

100 Ways to Make Extra Money on the Side

Your Feedback

So, I’d really like to get your thoughts on a couple of things

  1. What types of articles do you most like here, and what would you like to see more of?  I’d like to make sure that we’re always working to cover topics that are of interest.  Feel free to email me if you would like to share thoughts (see the contact us tab above).
  2. I’m hoping to get more reader stories, and would like to get your suggestions on how to make this happen.  I think could be doing more (and being more effective) in getting stories, but would like to get some ideas.  Really, there are so many people that could use help from readers and there are also a lot of interesting stories out there just waiting to be shared.  The next step is getting them out there!  Again, feel free to use the “Contact Us” tab above.

Thank You

Thank you to everyone for reading, commenting, sharing, and promoting this blog.  Also, a big thank you to staff writer Melissa Batai for her contributions.

I look forward to building upon these first 2 years, delivering more posts and interesting discussions!

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Money Beagle March 6, 2014 at 1:16 pm

Congrats. I got exposed to your blog through the Yakezie teams and it’s become a regular read.

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TTMK March 10, 2014 at 10:10 am

That’s great, being a regular read in a crowded field of blogs is a good thing! Thanks.

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Little House March 7, 2014 at 8:45 am

Congrats on two years! I think focusing on relationships and money is a great niche area in PF. I’d love to read more articles on how couples with opposite spending habits find a compromise and successfully work through their financial differences. It’s always interesting to read first hand accounts.

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TTMK March 10, 2014 at 10:08 am

Thanks Little House! I’ll add some more focus on that topic as well, it’s actually an area I’ve been wanting to explore more here. Glad you mentioned it.

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Suburban Finance March 8, 2014 at 10:44 am

Congrats on your blog anniversary! I think your blog niche is really interesting because most finance blogs out there talk about the same old thing without getting too specific. I would love to see articles about how to manage income, like whether to have joint account or not, how to pay basic bills, how to pay miscellaneous spending, etc.

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TTMK March 10, 2014 at 10:07 am

Thanks for the positive feedback on the blog’s differentiation. I appreciate the request on what you would like to see discussed here, and will work on a future post along those lines.

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Peter March 24, 2014 at 1:18 am

Congrats. I can’t believe I just found you. Looking forward to your posts.

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