Our Editorial Standards & How We Make Money


While we take a casual, conversational, and oftentimes entertaining approach towards personal finance, our top priority is providing accurate, reliable information.

Integrity and trust is especially important when it comes to talking about your finances. That's why everything we do centers around editorial integrity. Our team spends hundreds of hours per month researching news and information. Our team of journalists, writers, and editors have joined Common Cents Mom after working at top tier publications like Forbes, CNBC, and The Washington Post.

While we love to have fun with personal finance, we also rigorously fact-check each article before it can go live on our website.

Our commitment to you, besides sharing fun personal finance stories, is 100% accuracy and honesty about any topic we cover.

How we make money

Common Cents Mom makes money from advertising and through partnerships.

We are also participants in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

Not all products and services mentioned on our website are from our partners. We only partner with companies we've tried out, reviewed ourselves, and make it through our strict vetting process. In other words, any partner that joins Common Cents Mom must pass the “This is so good, we have to tell our audience about it” filter.

Many of our articles contain links from our partners and we may be compensated if you click and sign up to their products and services. However, this does not in any way affect our opinions. All of our advice and opinions on the site are our own.

That being said, we're complete money nerds here at Common Cents Mom. Think of our offices as a wonderous money science lab. We test out and play around with all of the newest tools and gadgets, with the mission of sharing our findings with our readers.

Thank you for reading, and if you have any questions, please contact us.