October 2017

It’s no secret that I love talking about money. Most of all, I love talking about how to manage it and how to save it! Today, I figured I would FINALLY share the surprisingly lazy system we use to manage our money. But I must caution you, our system is so easy that you just might [...]

There it is again, that dirty little “F” word, Frugality. If you’re a regular reader, you already know that we embrace a frugal lifestyle and actually have fun with it. But frugality isn’t for everyone, and it’s not enough to enable you to achieve financial independence. We use it as a piece of our overall money plan, but [...]

Let me start out by saying I LOVE the tiny house movement. In fact, after much speculation into my reasons for this fairly recent obsession, I realized just WHY I love this trendy movement. It turns out, I grew up in the Original Tiny House. That’s right, my family was obviously ahead of their time.  [...]

As many of you already know, Mr. Mad Money Monster and I are landlords. In fact, I’ve been a landlord since I purchased my first property in 2007. And since Mr. MMM and I didn’t get married until 2015, that means he married into landlordship. Is that a word? In any case, you read that [...]

As many of my readers already know, we have 4 furry pets in the Mad Money Monster household. We share our home with 2 cats and 2 pups. And boy do we ever love our little companions and want only the best for them. But, that doesn’t mean we spare no expense for their health [...]

It’s that time of year, ladies and gentlemen! The time of year when the air turns crisp and the leaves begin their earthly descent. Best of all, little children dress up like little ghouls and goblins to terrorize neighborhoods looking for sweet treats. Yes! Halloween is approaching! Chances are, you want to celebrate this ghostly [...]

Warning: This post recounts a tale of hardcore MOM advice from yesteryear.  Moms, they’re funny creatures, aren’t they? They lecture us about not getting enough sleep, they threaten to not babysit when we ignore them for too long, they give us constant unsolicited advice on parenting, marriage, and cooking. And yet, no one in the world loves [...]

This article may contain affiliate links. It doesn’t matter if you graduated college 10 years ago or 10 days ago, student loan debt can be suffocating. So, why am I talking to you about suffocating student loan debt? Because if you’re one of the many people who suffer from this affliction, I’m here to tell [...]

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