November 2017

This post may contain affiliate links. Please see our Disclosure for more info. Buying for the holidays doesn’t have to be expensive. A thoughtful gift is much better, and usually more appreciated, than an expensive gift. That’s not to say we never give expensive gifts, but we rarely stuff them in holiday stockings – no [...]

Just like that, the holiday season is here and everyone is starting to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season. I can’t lie, I absolutely love the holidays. I love everything from giving gifts to hosting family and friends to enjoying the seasonal activities like watching Santa Claus arrive in our little [...]

It’s that time of year again, the leaves are crunchy, the sky is bluish-gray, and the turkey is in the oven. I don’t know about you, but Thanksgiving has always been one of my all-time favorite holidays. I’m not sure if I just loved the smell of the food, watching the Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Day [...]

Since my husband and I discovered the F.I.R.E. community, two years ago, we’ve been spreading the word about it like kids on a playground. There was something about the idea of saving money at an alarming rate to retire decades ahead of schedule that got us really excited. But as our journey has progressed, we realized [...]

Last week I decided to create and launch an exclusive Facebook Group for my fellow bloggers interested in growing their site and learning from each other. Well, last week turned into this week and my creation, the Bloggers Collaboration Cafe, is complete. Now, I just need some people to join. That’s where you come in.  [...]

Psst…this article may contain affiliate links. Please see our Disclosure. I’m not sure where we would be without our Mad Money pets. As most of my longtime readers know, we have a total of 4 furry companions in our household. And, we mostly love every minute of it. When Mr. Mad Money Monster and I [...]

If you’re like us, you’re pressed for time. Our life seems like a never-ending to-do list that doesn’t always get checked off. Between full-time work, raising our daughter, taking care of our pets, and maintaining our home, there isn’t always a lot of time leftover to make elaborate meals. So, what do we do? We [...]

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my Disclosure for more info. We absolutely love October, and we’re definitely sad to see it go. But, alas, a new month is upon us and it’s time to review last month’s expenditures. Sharing our monthly expenses is a new series we’re starting on Mad Money Monster! [...]

Sponsored content Before starting Mad Money Monster, my husband and I were on the standard 40-year work plan. That was before we realized there was a shortcut to retirement. And that shortcut was reaching financial independence long before you’re old and gray. Woot! We really liked the sound of that. So, we hopped on board the FI [...]

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