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’re excited to be taking on this new endeavor, and we look forward to sharing the experience with all of you! Scroll down for our individual bios, or click here for our official introduction post.
~Alex, Noah, and Mark; The Happy Homeowner Team
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What is this blog all about?
Born out of Jen’s desire to hold herself accountable with her finances, she began The Happy Homeowner as a way to chronicle her 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 (we hope) a wealth of inspiration for those who may be struggling with their own financial issues.
Although we’re based in the United States, we write for a global audience.
While this blog had its original roots in all things personal finance, it’s branched out in an effort to inspire others in a broader way. Now, you’ll find more information about DIY projects, home renovations, fitness, wellness, nutrition, travel, and everything in between.
Above all, our mission is to inspire other to live a happy, healthy, balanced lifestyle that’s also financially sound.
Who are You People?
Alex: The Debt-Laden Wanderlust
Hi, I’m Alex. I have an insatiable desire to see as much of the world as possible. Unfortunately, I don’t (yet) have the means or opportunities the site’s previous owner did, but I do have a knack for affordable, international travel.
On the flipside, I’m sort of drowning in credit card debt. While not all of it has been wracked up through travels, it’s not something I want hanging over my head as I enter the next decade of my life (the big, bad 30s…whoop, whoop!). I’ll be documenting my travels and my debt-payoff plans in addition to my professional pursuits.
Noah: The BMW-driving DIY Enthusiast
I love a good sports car. While I’ve moved on to a new love affair with my Porsche, I connected over a mutual admiration for BMWs with Jen. Hell, I even dabbled in the performance driving.
I’m also an avid DIYer who loves a good construction or home improvement challenge. I’m currently flipping my fifth house, so I’ll be sharing plenty about everything homeownership. I’ll also be adding to the BMW and car-related posts Jen had begun to publish.
Mark: The Marathoning Monster
Hi everyone, I’m Mark. I’m a seasoned ultra-marathoner. From the regular 26.2 to the 100-mile madness of Badwater, I’ve been around the endurance running block a few times.
I’m looking forward to sharing my fitness and running stories, general wellness tips, and more content surrounding the central theme of this site, living a healthy, balanced life one cent at a time.
I want to know more!
In that case, check out the following (from the site’s original owner, Jen):
- How a Trip Around the World Changed My Views on Life and Money
- How I paid off over $14,000 in credit card debt in less than a year
- My tips & tricks for managing multiple jobs
- How I Scored a Masters degree from Harvard for less than 500 bucks
- Frugality Gone Wrong: The True Cost of Owning a BMW
- Looking Good Costs Money….Or Does It?
- Personal Finance 101: Setting Financial Goals
- What Running 26.2 Miles Can Teach You About Personal Finance
- I Sold My Condo for $30K over the Asking Price
- How I Saved My Down Payment Fund