Meet the Finalists 2015: Baby Budgeting



Becky, author of Baby Budgeting,

What inspired you to start blogging?

I started blogging to share all I knew about raising a small child on a budget, and to promote my parenting book. I soon realised how that sharing how to live a creative thrifty and simple life was great fun, and that many people wanted to read about it.

What is the most important lesson you’ve learned, as a blogger?

The most important lesson I have learned as a blogger is to follow my own path and keep my own voice. My style is warm and friendly and I try to keep things simple and thought provoking rather than serious and factual which in finance blogging can be unusual. But it is my voice; it serves me well and makes me approachable.

What’s the best thing about the blogging community, for you?

The support form the blogging community is second to none. They are like a virtual office which when you write alone is just amazing. I have made some amazing friends, have great work colleagues and am constantly inspired by other bloggers.

Can you tell us which is your all-time favourite post, and why?

My all time favourite post contains both advice on being thrifty and avoiding materialism as well as passing on values around leading a simple life. It’s advice I want to pass to my children, and that I think children really do need to learn in order to be debt free, content and happy in their adult life.

How did you react when you found out you were a MADS finalist?

My bloggy pal Amanda from The Ana Mum Diary rang to tell me. I beamed with delight!

Becky on Twitter: @babybudgeting

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