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.

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That's right! We're reaching financial independence without riding our bikes to work. Ever. First of all, let me say that I am in awe of people who put this much effort into their financial independence journey. It's not only the effort that astounds me, it's also one's willingness to risk their life to reach financial independence [...]

You've heard the arguments before. A couple is looking for a new house and they want to make sure their new home can accommodate EVERYTHING. Everything means a formal dining room, a home office, a playroom, and an extra bedroom (and maybe even bathroom) for their occasional out-of-town guests. If this sounds ridiculous to you, [...]

This article may contain affiliate links. As I was perusing the Interweb this week, I came across some survey results that outlined the extent to which parents are taking on student loans for their kids. Truth be told, these results floored me. I'm shocked at the number of parents who are willing to jeopardize their own [...]

Over the years I have had an on-again, off-again relationship with my W-2 job. We started out hot and heavy after college and then, out of nowhere, our relationship cooled. Then, after a few years of working on our relationship, we found our groove. That groove is the appreciation I have for the existence of [...]

This post may contain affiliate links. See footer for additional information. The cycle goes something like this. Money comes in, money goes out, and round and round we go. If you're making a healthy salary and you're still coming up short at the end of each month, there's a problem. The problem is that you're making [...]

We all got 'em - the friends and family members that we watch from afar doing not-so-smart things with their money. Have you ever wanted to write what you were actually thinking in someone's Facebook comment feed? I'm referring to pictures of brand new cars when you know they're drowning in credit card debt? Fortunately, for [...]

Early retirement is all the buzz in the financial world lately. It seems like everywhere you turn there is someone who is smarter, faster, and hustling harder than you are. And on top of that, they're planning on retiring decades ahead of you. Obviously, they didn't screw up like you did and they must've had [...]

It seems like the next home buying season is always upon us. And, here we are again. A home purchase is somewhat of a right of passage into adulthood. In recent years, alternative housing has made its way onto the scene. Today, it's not uncommon for adults to live with their parents, in tiny houses, or [...]

In this day and age, do parents have an obligation to teach their kids about money? I obviously think the answer is yes; however, since I'm a personal finance blogger, I'd say I'm a little biased. I understand that the topic of money has been, and still is in some circles, a taboo subject that [...]

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