December 2015

We would like to thank all of our readers for making our personal finance blogging experience AWESOME.  We're impressed at how quickly we have grown after only starting our online presence in late September of this year.  And for that, WE thank YOU!  To round out our year-o-frugality, we'd like to give you the gift [...]

Let me tell you a story.  Long, long ago, in a town just down the road, I was born into a lower-income family with parents who never graduated high school.  Although, we were immaculate and well taken care of, we lived quite modestly in our tiny house (actually a trailer, but tiny house sounds trendy [...]

As we all know, the only constant in life is CHANGE.  With that being said, the FIRE path is something Mr. MMM and I have been traversing the past few months.  We feel we are finally firmly planted in the mindset and have started blazing our own path.  We sat down this past weekend with [...]

This has turned out to be a week of innovative financial thinking in the Mad Money Monster household.  Mr. MMM and I even nailed down a more solid financial forecast for our cash.  Yes!  Last week I told you the detailed story of how I grew up and discovered the underlying reason for my fascination [...]

This week I was talking with a colleague at work and realized that they spend $800 EVERY month on groceries.  WHAT?!?  They're a family of 4, but 2 of them are small children, and 1 child is breast feeding.  So, that's basically a family of 3.  And let's face it, little kids just don't eat [...]

Last week I hit a BIG milestone.  I've been creeping towards this milestone for a couple of years now.  But last week, I HIT IT.  I am now contributing the maximum contribution to my 401k plan.  That's right.  $18,000/year is going into my retirement account (before the company match)!  A few weeks prior to bumping [...]

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