Paula WethingtonHi! I’m Paula Wethington of Monroe, Mich., reporter at The Monroe News and author of Monroe on a Budget.

This blog and website ran from January 2007 to March 2015 as a digital media project of The Monroe News.

It became a success story well beyond what we had imagined. I was ranked for a long time in the top 200 personal finance blogs according to WiseBread. There also were numerous print and social media spinoffs that included a weekly newspaper column that ran for three years. You’ll find more of that information, along with our target audience and my personal story, on my “about” page

But we made the decision on Feb. 11, 2015, to wrap this up and my Thank You column that explains why was published March 3, 2015.

The website archives will remain up for reference. The category keywords on the left side of desktop view of this site, along with the ones found on each post, can guide you through a range of family finance topics including my couponing tips, back to school tips, weddings on a budget ideas, and articles for those seeking financial assistance.

The newspaper column will be an occasional installment, but not a weekly one.

I’ll decide what to do with the social media accounts for this project on a case by case basis, depending on the reader traffic on each of those pages. The accounts where I’ll continue to discuss money topics include Twitter and Pinterest.

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