frugality

This article may contain affiliate and/or promoted links. Please read our Disclosure for more info. Remember the show The Jeffersons? If you’re super young you probably have no idea what I’m talking about. I’m not even sure if I watched the show when it actually aired, or if I just caught the re-runs. But, the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Whether you’re married or not, dating is a great way to enjoy the best of each other and each season. Fall is our favorite time of year around the Mad Money Monster house and we are eager to share some wonderful fall dates that are guaranteed to not break the bank. Some of these we [...]

Decorating your home can be an exciting venture. Not only do you want to adorn your home with artwork that reflects your personality but, if you’re anything like me, you also want to do it on a budget. That’s where creating your own artwork comes in handy! It wasn’t long ago that I started my [...]

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 [...]

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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