ChaChingQueen is a lifestyle blog helping readers find ways to maximize their money and free up their time so they can enjoy life.
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Vision and Purpose: ChaChingQueen
Our purpose at ChaChingQueen is to provide simple, efficient solutions that lead to healthier living on a budget.
Our mission is to help readers discover ways to save money, make money, and live life on their terms through tips on personal finance, cooking delicious meals, cleaning quickly and efficiently, exploring relationships and holidays with family, and finding affordable travel options.
Through our experiences and expertise, we strive to equip our readers with the tools they need to succeed financially.
We achieve this by:
- Offering strategies to make more, spend less, and invest the rest
- Providing recipes made from simple ingredients
- Sharing cleaning hacks with quick results and natural products
- Being a resource for health, beauty, family topics, relationships, holidays, gifts, crafts, and more
- Helping families save on traveling
How Is ChaChingQueen Organized?
ChaChingQueen.com has five main categories. Money Matters, Eat Well, Clean Quickly, Life Live, and Travel Tips.
While historically ChaChingQueen was a coupon site, we have expanded to help readers discover additional ways to save money. We also offer ideas to make money, often through side hustles.
Many sites offer ideas on how to retire early, make money in real estate, or side hustles. We are one of the few that has done it. We aren’t sharing money tips on what we would do. We are sharing what we have done.
Plus one of our authors is highly credentialed and experienced in personal finance. We are here to help you.
We support cooking our meals. We try to minimize eating out. Buying from restaurants is financially expensive, and it is taxing on health. As parents to three young kids and lovers of efficiency, many of our recipes focus on simple ingredients that most readers already have at home.
Making simple and delicious meals aligns to our mission of helping you live a happy and healthy life on a budget.
A clean house is a happy home. But who wants to waste time cleaning and wants harsh chemicals in their lives? Not us. We offer cleaning hacks to help you clean more quicker. ChaChingQueen is also focused on green cleaning.
ChaChingQueen’s Live Life category includes tips and posts on health, beauty, family, relationships, holidays, gifts, crafts, and hacks around the house.
We love to travel, but we don’t like to spend a lot doing it. In our travel category, we offer many tips and hacks on how to save on traveling. We are especially focused on traveling with family, road trips, and reviews. We offer many tips to save on tickets to amusement parks.
ChaChingQueen In The Press
As experts on our core topics, we are often mentioned, featured, or quoted in major publications. To see a sample of Cha Ching Queen in the media, visit our Press Page.
Who Is ChaChingQueen?
Erin and Greg Wilson are a husband and wife team that own ChaChingQueen.
ChaChingQueen is bigger than two people. It’s a community. To join the community, just subscribe to the email list and follow @ChaChingQueen on your favorite social media platform. You can also engage on Hometalk, Foodtalk, Simplify, and NewsBreak.
About ChaChingQueen’s Authors
Most of ChaChingQueen’s content is written by Erin, Greg, or Rachel.
I spend most of my time with Greg and the kids. Before I was a mom, I was a Team Leader for an industry-leading Climate Control company. I managed a customer service team of nearly 40 people. I have a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Webster University in St. Louis, MO.
I enjoy cleaning. No, seriously, I do. But I am not just another mom blogger who likes to clean. For more than a decade, I have been a real estate investor and landlord. That means I have cleaned so many disgusting houses and appliances.
If you want disgusting stories, I can share them!
So be on the lookout for my cleaning ideas, tips, and hacks. I add many cleaning hacks to ChaChingQueen, HomeTalk, and Instagram.
When I am not at parks, or out on adventures with the kids, I enjoy working out and running regularly. I have done many half marathons and several marathons. I love finding or creating new recipes the kids can help make.
Erin’s Expertise And Experience: Cleaning, Parenting, Saving Money, Recipes, and Travel.
Greg Wilson, CFA
I have always been passionate about financial security and well-being from a young age. As a Chartered Financial Analyst with numerous securities licenses, I worked my way up the ranks of some of the largest Financial Services firms in the US.
My expertise is Investment Product Knowledge, Managed Accounts, Tax Management, Risk Management, and Real Estate.
In 2021, at age 42 I accomplished my goal of retiring young. We have three young children and I wanted to spend my time with them and Erin, instead of on Zoom calls not getting much done. It seemed like the more senior I became, the less higher up people wanted to get done. That isn’t for me.
Every retired person needs something to do so Erin and I bought ChaChingQueen. We wanted this platform to help people spend less time and less money, while still living a happy life.
For most of my life, I’ve been an avid side hustler, flipping pagers and cell phones when I was younger, graduating college at 20 years old with minimal student loans, and now managing ChaChingQueen.
Having owned real estate for more than half my life, we understand that it’s all about making smart investments. This understanding has been further enhanced by my psychology degree, which helps us deliver content that we hope helps you make your journey more enjoyable.
While personal finance is my sport, I do also love to run. I’ve run many marathons and several ultra marathons. At the time of writing this I am on a 39-month streak of running at least one 20+ mile long run each month. In late 2022 I ran a 50-mile race, while sick and still finished in the top 100. I am sponsored by UltrAspire.
I will mostly be behind the scenes, especially writing and improving our Money related pages.
I believe strongly in “spend enough money to make you happy, but do not spend a penny more. Each additional penny is worth less than a penny.”
I am frequently quoted in many top-tier publications such as Bloomberg, Investopedia, Aol, Yahoo Money, Yahoo Finance, USA Today, Realtor.com, GoBankingRates, Authority Magazine, and more.
I try to capture some of the more notable ones on our Press page, but it’s hard to keep track of, and I’d rather spend time updating content for you to read. Since retiring I have enjoyed writing, and now have by-lines with MSN, the Associated Press, and many other places. I am actually a verifiable journalist.
Greg’s Expertise And Experience: Making Money, Saving Money, Anything With Money, Mental Health, Fitness, Health, Parenting, Travel.
Greg and Erin also own ClothDiaperBasics.com.
In 2008, Rachel started Cha Ching Queen as a coupon/money-saving blog on the free platform, Blogspot.
After teaching for a few years in public school, Rachel became a stay-at-home mom.
In 2009 she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She wrote many posts sharing her journey with cancer. Rachel is also Jewish and shares many posts about Jewish holidays.
Rachel’s Expertise: Jewish Heritage, Recipes, Austin, SXSW, Teaching, and Cancer.
ChaChingQueen’s Editorial Process
Greg and Erin each review everything published If Greg writes a piece, then Erin edits it, fact-checks it, and tries to improve it. Or if Erin writes something, then Greg reviews it.
Greg and Erin also routinely and opportunistically update old posts.
If you see a post that is not helpful, let us know!
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