About

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Hello! My name is Ginna (pronounced “Gin-na”) and that handsome fella next to me is my husband, whom I affectionally refer to as “J” on here. We live in Raleigh, NC, with the best dog ever, Leia.

About this blog: 

My Pretty Pennies began in March 2009 as a way to journal my way out of debt with a community of other personal finance bloggers. I was living in DC, one of the most expensive cities in America, fresh out of college and navigating how to save and pay off debt with my entry-level income. It took me three years to pay off almost $14,000. It wasn’t easy, but boy was it worth it.

Since I became debt free, this space has evolved to a personal finance + lifestyle blog where I write about my faithgoalsrecipeshealthy living, home projects and everyday rambles. It’s my little corner of the internet to write about the pretty people, places and things I like.

My perspective on money:

Simple: you don’t have to be rich to have a rich life. Spend money on things that matter. Experiences over stuff. People over luxuries. God’s kingdom over this world. Money has the power to change, and I think we can all change this world for the better, one pretty penny at a time.

Things I love:

I love mornings, especially with a good cup of coffee. Dinner parties with friends. The BBC’s version of Pride & Prejudice. The month of June and October. Book reading on a rainy day. Tackling projects in our new house. Exploring cities. That weird salty feeling on your face after running for an hour.

Thanks so much for visiting — please feel free to contact me with any questions!

Posts about me:

10 Things that Make me Happy
Where I’ve Lived
Our Wedding
My Big Money Dreams
What Breaks My Heart
What he likes / What she likes
30 before 30
31 days to Financial Freedom

Popular Posts:

DIY Abstract Art
How to Merge Two Twitter Accounts
How to Decorate a Corporate Office
How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets
How often and how much do you pay for car insurance
Ways we are Saving for a House
Why we are saving 20% for a Down Payment
How to Maximize your Clothing Budget

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Disclaimer: This blog is for entertainment purposes only, I am not a financial advisor or licensed financial professional in any state. All comments are property of their authors and do not represent my opinions.
On ads & referral links: In order to help supplement the maintenance and cost of running a blog, I have ads across the site and some of the links are affiliate links, which means I get a tiny portion of all sales using that referral code. I’ll be sure to let you know whenever there is a referral link so you’re aware. :)

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