November 2015

Now that the Thanksgiving holiday weekend is over and we're heading back to work today, WE HAVE A CONFESSION.  As you all know, Mr. MMM and I have dedicated ourselves to analyzing every. single. purchase.  BUT, (that's the eraser word.  it erases everything you said before it.  try it) we are not perfect, and we [...]

Last weekend Mini Monster and I were sitting at the kitchen table talking about making the turkey for Thanksgiving.  I got her to agree to make the mashed potatoes, by the way.  She's only 6 so they should taste interesting :)  During the discussion I told her that we were probably going to need to [...]

Our Friday night routine used to consist of play dates (we're parents) at various, local venues such as the roller skating rink, the bounce house, or Chuck E. Cheese (oh, the horror).  Along with that went, a trip to Pizza Hut, Isaac's, or dare I say it, McDonald's.  This seemed necessary to us only a [...]

A funny thing occurred to me this week.  I realized that, since we started down our ultra frugal, early retirement path, we also started changing our habits.  Changed habits led us to devise new strategies for having fun without spending our dough.  This line of thought stimulated our creative thinking and resulted in new hobbies, [...]

No disrespect to J. Money, but in the Mad Money house we believe budgets are for the birds.  I have spent countless hours inputting guesstimated dollar amounts to be spent in every detailed category in the quest to create our monthly budget.  Each month was different, so it wasn't set it and forget it.  Every [...]

Let's see...it's been a whole week since we started our Hump Day Headlines series; time for installment #2!  Mr. Money Monster and I are officially back into our weekly routines after the wedding and honeymoon.  We're enjoying being a married couple *yippee* and sharing ideas for our collective future, along with Mini Monster. The Morning [...]

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