It’s Better to Give Than to Receive

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I’m still a newbie to this blogging thing, but I have some thoughts on it…

When I started writing, I committed to once a week. Just several weeks back, I upped it to twice a week. I think I got my groove on and have a good rhythm.

Before this blog was born, I followed a great series by ESI Money titled Five Steps to Creating a  Winning $25k Blog.  For five weeks, ESI released a new article with nuggets of wisdom which I devoured.

In step 4, he talked about writing guest posts. What stuck out to me the most was that he said he personally puts more effort into guest posts.

I decided to follow that advice.

I put a ton of effort into my site here, but with my limited experience in guest posting, I’ve decided to go the extra mile. Hence the title of this article!

Vicki and Amy are two amazing women who run a couple of stellar sites geared towards women and money:

  1. Women Who Money
  2. Women’s Money Talk

The mission of the former site is to empower women in the world of finances. You’ll find quality content and phenomenal interviews. I love how they categorize articles by three different levels:

  1. Novice
  2. Intermediate
  3. Advanced

Women, no matter where you’re at on your financial journey this site has it covered. They also have reviews, inspiring interviews, and reader stories.

The mission of the latter site is to feature articles and offer a blog feed.

These lovely ladies reached out to me last month for an interview. I’m a little delayed in announcing it to y’all but here is the link to that interview:

Save Your Life First, Then Focus on Money

This has been one of my favorites to write as I was able to highlight my Mom and her influence on my life 🙂


Yep, great name, right?? Well, I’m not the only one who thought so. About the same time I thought of the name Ms. Fiology, David was thinking up the name Fiology for his educational site. We met at CampFI Mid-Atlantic and quickly became frenemies! Seriously, we do support each other in our different endeavors.

If you subscribe to Fiology, you’ll get a weekly lesson on foundational Financial Independence (FI) topics. It’s a great place to send someone who might be FI-curious.

Anywho back to the topic of this article, David asked me to contribute two lessons:

  1. Cut The Cords That Tie Us Down!
  2. Don’t Cell Yourself Short

David gets credit for the catchy names. Um, actually no, I just found out members from the ChooseFI Facebook group came up with both of them!

It was fun to do some research, write a little synopsis, and link to valuable and relevant resources. How lovely to get paid to read and listen to stuff on my favorite topic. Oh wait, I didn’t get paid!

Check them out and who knows, maybe I even linked back to one of your pieces…

Coming soon

I just finished an article for Thrify Enough which will be featured in a week or so. Keep an eye out for it. I was able to write about a friend’s tenacious story of transformation. Her metamorphosis is even more extreme than mine. You are in for a real treat!


In closing, I’d like to end with some exciting news from a friend…


6 thoughts on “It’s Better to Give Than to Receive”

  1. Awesome stuff, you are doing great things. I will definitely check out your guest posts… the titles alone are so catchy lol. I thought i was the king of catchy titles haha.

    Blogging is always fun when you are sharing your story honestly and openly. Always put out your best stuff, on your site and on guest posts. I love it. Thanks!

    1. Thank you, TJ! I get no credit for the catchy names. Vicki & Amy thought of the one for my interview and I just found out that members of the ChooseFI FB group came up with the names for both of the lessons for Fiology.

      Yeah, I agree, if we are going to do this we should produce quality content…always.

    1. You got that right! It’s now an extension of my life that I cannot imagine giving up.

      Women Who Money rock!!

  2. Cooper @ Two Corporate Millennials

    Deanna, SO exciting that you are doing some cool stuff in the Blogging world! You deserve it with the content you are providing and how genuine you are as a person. I need to make it out to one of these Camp-FI events. Sounds like a great time had by all!

    Make sure you share when some of your writings post and I can’t wait to listen to the interview!

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