Welcome to the New Common Sense with Money!

The site has undergone a little facelift overnight.  Well, it was installed overnight but in the works for the past few weeks.  I hope you like the new design.  As usual, I have tried to make changes to make it easier for you to find everything you need faster.

I don’t expect everyone will be happy about it for two reasons:

  • First, people are averse to change.  That’s just our nature.  But I hope that with time you will grow used to it.
  • Second, because we all have different likes and dislikes.  That is also in our nature.  Colors that work for me, don’t work for some of you.

If anything, take the improved functionality and make it work for you.  Also I have already noticed it loads faster.  I think that should make everyone happier!  Thank you so much for reading and visiting Common Sense with Money.  I want you to know that everything I do, I do it with you in mind.

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  • Mandy

    Nice design! Great job!

  • Kim

    Very nice!

  • Karen

    Yes~ it does load faster!! More time to scour the internet for coupons! 🙂

  • great!

  • Amy

    It looks great Mercedes! It’s also loading faster for me as well. =)

  • XiaoXin

    Love it… so far!!! Thanks for all your great work.

  • mary

    It’s great! I like it. Keep up the good work!

  • Queenie

    Love the new look & layout – seems lighter/fresher…hmmm. Anyhoo – love it!

  • Tammy

    Love it!!!!

  • Cynthia

    Love the new website. I love the bright colors. Good job.

  • Looks Great Mercedes!!! 🙂

  • Nic

    The new design is great. You’re right it is loading tons faster for me and it never really loaded slowly to begin with.

  • Deb

    Your working hard for us! Good Job!

  • Nicole

    Love it! Keep up the great work that you do!

  • Penny

    LOVE the new design! Very eye catching!!

  • sharon k

    Simple and easy to use, works for me.

  • Marcia S.

    I like how easy it is to find everything! I like it when things are easy in life:)

  • JL

    Love it!

  • Maria

    I love it!!! Thank you so much Mercedes!!!

  • Kay

    I like the new design. It really catches your attention.

  • Love it!

  • Cindy

    I love it! Great design & totally fresh!

  • Christina

    I’m loving the bright new colors!!

  • Jeff

    The layout for the coupon database page is messed up; the big ads are now overlaying the DB grid.

    • Thanks Jeff!
      We are working on that! The page template needs to be changed.


  • Melanie L.

    Like the new design. Took me a few minutes to find the banner showing the deals under the different stores/categories.

  • Erin

    Like it a lot, but the images are no longer showing up in my google RSS feed. it’s just text and no pictures 🙁

  • AC

    Very nice. Only thing I wold like to comment. I have to scroll down to the bottom to make the comment. The old one has the click to add comment and will go straight to the bottom.

    • Hi Achara,
      Thanks for that! I had not thought of that. I will look into a way to change that.


      • AC

        You’re welcome. I notice when I had to scroll down so long for those great giveaways you have this week 🙂

  • Margaret

    Love it! I just wish I didn’t have to move out of my Google Reader to see the whole post. Is that how you track numbers? It’s harder to navigate.

    • Laura

      Agreed – NOT a fan of this. The website looks great, though.

    • Lane

      Just for the record, I am getting the entire post with graphic in my Google Reader.

      • Laura

        Lane – It must have been fixed as I’m getting the full post now, too.

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  • Kindra

    I love the make-over! Cool!

  • rcdsgn

    Great job,I like the face lift…Thank you for helping me save money!

  • I like it, and you’re right, it does load faster! 🙂
    I liked the old one, too, but this is also cute–I can’t even tell you which I like better–they’re both great!

  • penny

    I think it’s great!

  • I like the new design mostly fine. BUT – the ads now take up almost half the page. I think the site should highlight the content not the ads. To me, your posts are lost among the ads.

    Thanks for all you do!

    • Amanda,
      The size of the ads or the number has not changed.


      • Really? Okay, then. Maybe the new colors make them pop more or something? 🙂

  • Benee

    I liked the old layout better, but as long as the content is the same I’m all for the change.

    Thanks for all you do and keep up the good work.

    • elisabeth

      Personally, I liked the other graphics & pics a little better, BUT I LOVE the faster loading and like the new layout too. Thank you for your dedication to us all!

  • Benee

    Forgot to ask, did you move or remove the link for other blog sites? I liked that feature on the old site.

  • Love it! It’s looks young and fun.