Children

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 [...]

Yes we did! Like I mentioned in earlier posts, Mr. MMM has done really well with contracted work this year. We have paid off all but one debt, invested a huge chunk of change, and spent only on things we value (think: our home renovation!). We also decided this was the year we should make [...]

This is a story of how I turned my lower back pain into precious mommy and me time.  And, go!  For years, I have experienced lower back pain.  I don’t quite know the reason.  It does, however, seem to get better when I am working out on a regular basis.  Unfortunately, since winter hit, I [...]

As I was scouring the internet this week reading other financial blogs, I was excited to come across This One by our friends at How To Stuff Your Pig.  It’s all about financial gift giving for children.  I was amazed that the very first suggestion is the EXACT one we will be doing for Mini [...]

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 [...]

It’s November and we’ve officially hammered the final nail into the coffin of Halloween 2015.  It’s time to start thinking about buying gifts for all of our beloved family and friends!  Should I go for the Norelco beard trimmer for Mr. Money Monster?  Or, should I opt for a new nine iron so he can [...]

As you all know by now, Mr. Money Monster and I have committed ourselves to Financial Freedom through Intelligent Design within 5 years!  Obviously, if we’re going to be successful, we need a plethora of solid ideas for entertainment.  This means, we need YOUR help! The Situation We love coming up with things to do [...]

I grew up in a trailer and I am sitting here with a Master’s Degree right now.  And it only cost me $25,000.  So, why are so many people whining about the cost of college?  In my opinion, we as Americans have lost our ability to make intelligent, informed decisions.  I’m not saying that college [...]

If you buy into the American Dream of Consumerism, kids are going to rock your financial world.  Yes, childcare can sometimes put a major dent into your income.  But, even that can be handled less expensively with alternative options.  Remember, where there is a will, there IS a way.  If you live sensibly and offer [...]

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