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I’m a working Mom.  I live in Alexandria, Virginia with my husband and daughter. Our daughter is a 5th Grader at a local public school. I’m always on the hunt for a good bargain, but rarely at the expense of good quality.

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  1. Hi there!

    My name is Rory Chapman and I'm a managing editor for 360 Quote LLC.

    Our team is interested in writing for you. Although our bread and butter is insurance, we've wanted to branch out into other niches in order to build relationships through guest posting. And we really think we could fit your audience's needs since auto insurance is our specialty.

    We'd like to offer you a few guest posts at no cost, with only the intent to link to one of our sites. The link to our site will come organically, and will not seem forced. My job as an editor is to ensure this, but ultimately, the final say is yours as to whether the article is actually published.

    Given that you are a site dedicated to family needs, we want to make sure we write in your wheelhouse. We've written for other sites like yours as well, including posts on the safest cars for families and how your 20 ways to save money at Disney World, just as a few examples.

    If this sounds appealing, just let me know and we'll get to work!

    Thanks for your time! I look forward to hearing from you.

    Rory Chapman

  2. I discovered your website on The Hoth which stated that you invite guest bloggers. How do I qualify for the opportunity?
    Thank you,
    Jennifer Smit
    800 278 8520