I am excited to let you know that Saving Cent by Cent was featured in my local Tooele Transcript Newspaper yesterday, July 18, 2013. When I had the interview with the reporter, I was thinking that the story would be something small in one corner of a page. I was surprised when I opened the newspaper that it was a full-page spread!
Following the hour-long interview with the reporter a few weeks ago, the photo shoot was scheduled at my house. I was busy trying to make sure the house was picked up (which is a challenge with an 18-month-old) and that I and the girls were ready when the photographer showed up. You can see in the newspaper that they took a cute photo of my girls placing coupons in my small coupon pouch (I don’t spend hours clipping coupons, but I do some couponing. You can read more about that here.)
Here’s the opener of the newspaper article:
“Like most bloggers, Stansbury Park resident Lisa Park never really planned on becoming a blogger. The blog just came together one piece at a time. These days, it attracts about 10,000 page views per month. Park launched her blog, Saving Cent by Cent, in March of 2010, but she can trace its genesis to an earlier date in 2008, to the birth of her first child, Tabitha. Park had always planned to stay home with her children, but when she and her husband reviewed their financial situation, they realized it would be difficult, if not impossible, to live on her husband’s income alone. But Park, who escaped college with a single student loan she paid down within months of graduating, is accustomed to accomplishing impossible tasks.”
Unfortunately, in order to read the rest of the article you have to get online and pay. There is an option to sign up for a “free 24-hour trial,” but it isn’t working correctly at the moment. Hopefully next week they’ll have it fixed, and for those of you interested in reading the entire article, you can get online to do that.
I’m a little sad that you can’t get online for free right now because I wanted all of you to be able to read the article! I think that the reporter did a great job doing the write up, and the photographer was great to work with and made me feel at ease.
I feel privileged that the Tooele Transcript wanted to do a story about how I began Saving Cent by Cent. I want to thank my husband who supports me and smiles with me when I am giddy about something like this. And a BIG thank you to all of you who make Saving Cent by Cent what it is today and for allowing me share my exciting moments with you!