Expenses

Hello, Mad Money Monster readers! Since we're halfway through summer, I'm going to give you guys an update on what we've been up to. Here in PA, we're battling some pretty hot and humid weather, but that hasn't stopped us from enjoying a frugal DIY summer and crossing some extra annoying stuff off of our [...]

Have you ever considered that you might just be able to get by without upgrading your mobile phone every time Apple announces the latest iCraze? Don't worry if you haven't considered this yet, I, too, was once that person. I am embarrassed to admit that I used to partake in pre-order sales for the latest technological [...]

It seems like the next home buying season is always upon us. And, here we are again. A home purchase is somewhat of a right of passage into adulthood. In recent years, alternative housing has made its way onto the scene. Today, it's not uncommon for adults to live with their parents, in tiny houses, or [...]

With all the talk around minimalism and frugality these days, it's no surprise that Mr. MMM and I have been racking our brains lately trying to figure out how we can hit a major milestone by becoming a one-car family. Obviously, when you live outside of city limits, saying farewell to a second vehicle is a struggle, [...]

So, let me guess, you've been looking at your finances lately and aren't getting a warm and fuzzy feeling? You feel like everyone around you is moving at a lightening speed, eliminating debt and building wealth? Of course you feel this way. Social media makes it so. Seeing your friends posting their picture-perfect family on vacation [...]

I know you're a busy parent. I also know exactly what you're thinking. Let me guess...you have way too many competing priorities for your paycheck. How can you possibly find the money for that big summer trip to Europe if you can't find any extra money to fund a college account? Well, have you ever considered [...]

I'll admit it, I like being a consummate weirdo - especially when it comes to not paying a ridiculous amount of cash for cable television. We decided cancelling cable TV was the best option for our family and our finances over a year ago. The decision took place when I noticed cable was one of the biggest [...]

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