Welcome to the New and Improved Mom and Dad Money!

new and improved mom and dad money

Hey everyone! Notice anything different?

As you can tell, Mom and Dad Money has undergone a gigantic facelift. For the past couple of months I’ve been working with the amazing Hannah Loaring of Further Bound to create the website you see here today, and I’m incredibly excited to finally be able to share it with you!

So, why the change? Well, as soon as I started my business I knew I needed to turn this into a place worthy of the resource I’m trying to build. It needed to be professional, but welcoming. A place where people feel comfortable coming to get answers. The days of me cobbling a website together with whatever free resources I could find just weren’t going to cut it anymore.

But more than anything, I wanted to make this a better place for people like you to come and get financial advice. The new design was done with YOU in mind, so today I want to tell exactly what I hoped to accomplish with this redesign so that you know where we’re headed.

Communicate a clearer purpose

From the beginning, my goal with this site has been to make it easier for new parents to find the information they needed to make good financial decisions for their families. That purpose certainly hasn’t changed and it will continue to be the driver behind everything I do here.

What I hope is that the new design makes that purpose loud and clear. When someone lands on this site, I want them to immediately know what it’s all about. For the right people, that will make it a more welcoming and helpful place.

Build a stronger community

One of my long-term goals for this site is to build it into a community where we can all share ideas and learn from each other. I try to provide as many answers as I can, but I know that this will be a better place if you feel comfortable sharing your own experiences, ideas and opinions. No one person has all the answers, but we can make this a pretty amazing resource if we all pitch in and build it together.

With a clearer purpose, I hope that people feel more at home and therefore more invited to share their own thoughts and experiences. The more people who feel comfortable commenting on posts, emailing me their questions and opinions, or sharing their thoughts on Facebook or Twitter, the stronger this resource will become.

Make it easier to get the information you want

Over the past 17 months I’ve written A LOT for this site. From how to build financial security, to how to start saving for retirement, to creating a long-term mindset for success, we’ve covered a lot of ground.

But in the previous version of the website it wasn’t always easy to find all of that information, so we took a few steps to make it all a little more accessible:

  1. Right on the home page there are huge buttons that link to guides on three of the most important and confusing topics relevant to new parents: budgeting, investing and life insurance.
  2. We created a pared-down “Start Here” page that will help new visitors quickly get to some of the most important content we offer.
  3. We added a search field right at the top of the site so that you can find the information that matters most to you.
  4. For email subscribers, I’m offering a comprehensive guide to saving for college, a topic that I know is right at top of the list of concerns for most parents.

Click here for your free copy of my ‘New Parent’s Guide to Saving for College

I’m also working on putting together a comprehensive road map that will serve as a DIY financial guide for new parents. This is something I’m really excited about because it’s the resource I would have wanted when I was starting out and I can’t wait to offer it to you. Stay tuned.

Better explanation of the financial coaching I offer

I try to give away as much information as possible on this site so that you can feel empowered to take control of your own financial future. That’s why I show you exactly how to figure out how much you should be saving for retirement. It’s why I guide you through the entire process of buying life insurance. I want to give you that kind of detailed information for free because I know how much it matters and I know that you need it now.

But even with all that, there are still those of you that would really like some personalized help. And if that’s the way you feel, I want you to know that there’s an affordable way to get honest, objective and personal financial coaching.

Over the past few months I’ve been launching a financial planning service specifically built to help new parents with your unique needs. But what does that mean exactly? Well, the revamped “Work With Me” page lays out exactly what financial planning is, what I can help with, and what the process actually looks like. And for those of you who like even more detail, there’s also a downloadable FAQ that answers a few more questions.

My hope is that you never feel like you don’t know where to turn with your financial questions. Whether it’s through the information on the site or through 1-on-1 planning, there’s always a place to go for help.

Please share your input any time!

In the end, all of these updates were made with the goal of making this website a better resource for you. More than anything else, I simply want it to be easier for you to get the answers you need.

So please, take a look around and let me know if there’s anything you particularly like, and especially if there’s anything you’d like to see added or changed. I want this to be a community where we all learn from each other, so I would love to hear your opinions. You can email me directly at matt@momanddadmoney.com if you have any input at all.

In the meantime, thanks for stopping by! I feel very lucky that you take the time to visit and I can’t wait to continue to try and make it worth your while.

Take care!

Photo courtesy of Shuji Moriwaki

Start building a better financial future with the resource I wish I had when I was starting my family. It’s free!

44 Comments... Read them below or add one of your own
  • Mark Ross May 19, 2014

    Great new design Matt! Your site looks awesome. I see better days ahead for you and Mom and Dad Money. Good luck!

  • J. Money May 19, 2014

    Congrats man!! Looking sexy!! And thanks again for all the advice/tips on money coach stuff – I have no doubt you’ll be incredibly successful 🙂

    • Matt Becker May 19, 2014

      I can’t believe I left “get sexier” off the list! Thanks for the encouragement buddy. Much appreciated.

  • Chip Hutchison May 19, 2014

    Hey Matt, I am lovin’ the new look! It is very clean and inviting. I am going through a bit of a face lift myself.

    I look forward to seeing more!


    • Matt Becker May 19, 2014

      Thanks Chip! Let me know if you ever want some input on your own redesign. I’m certainly no expert, but I’m happy to try and help if I can.

  • The site looks awesome, Matt! I love all of the pics of you and your family. Congrats on the new look!

  • Brian @ Luke1428 May 19, 2014

    Like where you are headed here Matt. Congrats on the change and hope it leads you to great places!

  • The site looks good Matt. Free ebook! I’m signing up =)

    • Matt Becker May 19, 2014

      Who can resist the call of a Free ebook? Glad to have you on board!

  • The new site looks great Matt! Congratulations! How has the move to Fla been?

    • Matt Becker May 19, 2014

      Thanks Tonya! The move has been really good. Lots going on all at once so it’s been more than a little busy, but we’re enjoying the sunshine!

  • Michelle May 19, 2014

    Looks awesome. Congrats!

  • Looks great, Matt! Love the pictures of you with your family too! 🙂

    • Matt Becker May 19, 2014

      Thanks Shannon! It was a lot of fun having the pictures done. Our kids were real troopers.

  • debt debs May 19, 2014

    Congratulations on getting your new site off the ground. Looking forward to your interesting and sometimes provocative (ahem…cough…life cough insurance) posts!

  • Congrats Matt, your improved website really looks nice! I signed up to your free ebook, thanks!

    • Matt Becker May 20, 2014

      Great! Let me know what you think of the book. All input is more than welcome.

  • Pauline May 19, 2014

    Congrats Matt, the new site looks really clean and inviting. Hope the move went smoothly as well and you are enjoying your new life.

    • Matt Becker May 20, 2014

      Thanks Pauline! The move has had its share of hiccups but overall it’s been great. There’s not too much to complain about when the weather is warm and the sun is shining.

  • Matt, LOVE the new design!! Inviting and easy to use. Excited to see where this new biz takes you. 🙂

    • Matt Becker May 20, 2014

      Thanks Laurie! Inviting and easy to use are EXACTLY what I was going for. I really appreciate the kind words.

  • John @ Frugal Rules May 20, 2014

    VERY cool Matt! It’s very clean and easy to navigate. Congrats sir!

    • Matt Becker May 20, 2014

      Thanks John! I can’t wait to see your own new look soon.

  • Mrs. PoP May 20, 2014

    Nice job on the redesign, Matt! Best of luck with building your site and business into everything you dream up. =)

  • Lance Cothern May 20, 2014

    Looks awesome and you can definitely tell your goals more in the new design! Congrats!

  • Holly@ClubThrifty May 21, 2014

    I love your new site design! Good luck everything- let me know how I can help!

    • Matt Becker May 21, 2014

      Thanks Holly! Seeing as you were the first person to start visiting and commenting on a regular basis, I owe a lot of this to you. Thanks for all the support!

  • Done by Forty May 21, 2014

    The new digs look fantastic, Matt. Very professional & sharp, too. I think you’ve struck the balance you’re looking for between welcoming & legit.

    Well done, and best of luck!

    • Matt Becker May 21, 2014

      Thanks! Hannah was really amazing in making my vision into a reality. I can’t say enough good things about her.

  • Hannah @ Wise Dollar May 21, 2014

    Great new design, Matt. I’m really loving it. 🙂 It’s so clean and easy to use. I’m looking forward to read all your new articles. Best of luck always!

  • Grayson @ Debt Roundup May 24, 2014

    Nice change to the site Matt. I love it! Keep up the great work and I know your business with thrive. Best of luck to you.

    • Matt Becker May 25, 2014

      Thanks Grayson! Really appreciate all the support.

  • JeryNorton May 26, 2014

    It’s my first time around here so I didn’t get the chance to see how it looked prior to its renovation, but I must say, your site looks wonderful! It’s clean, easy on the eyes, professional-looking yet very welcoming. More power to your site, Matt!

  • David Rice May 30, 2014


    Great job with your website. Valerie and I enjoyed the pictures and the information. We signed up for your eBook. Congratulations on your CNN Money column. David and Valerie

    • Matt Becker May 30, 2014

      Thanks a lot guys! The support is much appreciated.

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