Welcome to The Happy Homeowner!

Started in 2010 by its former owner, Jen, this site was born out of her desire to be accountable with her finances. A few hosting migrations, updated designs, and over 1,000 posts later, we’re excited to be the new kids on this blog’s block.

During the site’s ownership change, there were a lot of decisions made (in writing of course!) about how to move forward to a bigger, better HH 3.0. At the end of the day, everyone involved decided it was best to keep all of the original content in Jen’s voice because, after all, without her at the reigns for those first 3.5 years, this site wouldn’t have become the viable source of inspiration and information that it’s become.

We have some existing content we’re sprucing up, some not-yet-published posts that Jen left behind, and a host of new ideas that will be coming through the pipeline in the coming months.

We’re excited to be taking on this new endeavor, and we look forward to sharing the experience with all of you!

~The Happy Homeowner Team

PS–Email us at TheHappyHomeownerTeam@gmail.com for more all press, content, and advertising opportunities.


While ownership of this blog has changed, this part of the page will remain dedicated to the site’s original owner, Jen. In her words:

Hello, My name is Jen and I’m a reformed spendaholic….

I’m also a(n):

  • Out of the box thinker
  • Freelancer
  • DIY enthusiast
  • Lover of nature
  • Mac & cheese connoisseur
  • Ultra marathoner (One 50-miler and 38 regular marathons so far)
  • Adventure seeker
  • Bargain hunter
  • Funny noise maker
  • World traveler (32 countries and counting!)
  • Rose smeller
  • Day dreamer

What is this blog all about?

Born out of a desire to hold myself accountable with my finances, I began The Happy Homeowner as a way to chronicle my struggles and triumphs with money.

What once began as a hobby has now grown into a network of support and inspiration from amazing, kick-ass bloggers and (I hope) a wealth of inspiration for those who may be struggling with their own financial issues.

Although I’m based in the United States, I write for a global audience.

While my blog had its original roots in all things personal finance, I decided to branch out in an effort to inspire others in a broader way. Now, you’ll find more information about my passions, interests, and random musings including DIY projects (that won’t bust your wallet or leave you in tears–ain’t nobody a fan of Pinterest Fails), fitness, and various creative pursuits.

Above all, my mission is to inspire other to live a happy, healthy, balanced lifestyle that’s also financially sound.

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