Eating Out

As most of our readers know, we’re not yet financially independent, but we’re doing everything possible to achieve our goal. Everything possible includes making lunches for our workweek. I must admit, one of my biggest financial pitfalls throughout the years has been eating in restaurants. It’s not so much the food that lures me out to [...]

Ever consider how much that bad habit is costing you?  What am I saying?  You’re reading a personal finance article about breaking bad habits, of course you have!  So you also know that smoking those cigarettes or eating a ton of junk food is not only inching you closer to the end of the road [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

As many of you know by now, one of my biggest frugal downfalls is eating out!  I LOVE it.  In fact, I used to joke that my goal was to be able to eat out for every meal.  Crazy, I know.  When I met Mr. Money Monster two years ago, he was definitely frugal-minded (and [...]

My Biggest Downfall You don’t know this about me yet, but, my biggest downfall is eating out.  If I add up all of the money I spent eating meals out over the past, dare I say, two decades, the amount would be staggering.  I wouldn’t be surprised if it would be enough to pay off [...]

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