Financial Inspiration for Generation X

My name is Lisa. I started Mad Money Monster to help other people just like me. Up until a few years ago, my husband and I weren’t making our finances a priority. After a hard look at our bottom line, we decided we needed a financial reboot.

If you’re like most Gen-Xers out there, you are realizing you need to take control of your finances and future NOW. Sign up below to receive financial inspiration and guidance right to your email inbox.

We’ll help you get your money on track so you can sleep again. Life’s too short to worry about money!

As you all know, I rarely accept guest posts here on Mad Money Monster, but I made an exception. I was approached by The Penny Hoarder to write a contribution piece for their website all about saving for your future over saving for your kids' future. Since I'm quite passionate about that topic, I was [...]

Decorating your home can be an exciting venture. Not only do you want to adorn your home with artwork that reflects your personality but, if you're anything like me, you also want to do it on a budget. That's where creating your own artwork comes in handy! It wasn't long ago that I started my [...]

Change can be thought of as a nasty word that requires persistence, dedication, and oftentimes, pain. In short, change is work. It's something we can choose to do or something that can be thrust upon us, whether it be changing our diets, changing our outlook, or changing the way in which we handle our money. The [...]

As most of our readers know, we're not yet financially independent, but we're doing everything possible to achieve our goal. Everything possible includes making lunches for our workweek. I must admit, one of my biggest financial pitfalls throughout the years has been eating in restaurants. It's not so much the food that lures me out to [...]

Hello, Mad Money Monster readers! Since we're halfway through summer, I'm going to give you guys an update on what we've been up to. Here in PA, we're battling some pretty hot and humid weather, but that hasn't stopped us from enjoying a frugal DIY summer and crossing some extra annoying stuff off of our [...]

Have you ever considered that you might just be able to get by without upgrading your mobile phone every time Apple announces the latest iCraze? Don't worry if you haven't considered this yet, I, too, was once that person. I am embarrassed to admit that I used to partake in pre-order sales for the latest technological [...]

It's easy to become discouraged and even disgusted by your own financial story these days. Everywhere you look, a 20-something is making millions or a 30-something has enough money in investments to retire. And there you sit with heaping debt, not knowing how to fund your child's college education, and a tiny retirement account. Financial blogs [...]

Now I understand you're probably scratching your head; I mean c'mon, why the heck would anyone on the path to financial independence buy glasses when they don't actually need them? The answer is simple. We spend plenty (read: a ton) of time staring at computer screens, iPad screens, iPhone screens - yeah, we still have iPhones [...]

As much as I hate to think about it, there is something that nags at me. There is obviously a ton of hype around reaching financial independence these days.  It's nearly impossible to execute a few thumb flicks on any social media app without scrolling past a story about early retirement. The story typically goes something like [...]

1 2 3 15 16