Holidays

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 [...]

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 [...]

It’s that time of year, ladies and gentlemen! The time of year when the air turns crisp and the leaves begin their earthly descent. Best of all, little children dress up like little ghouls and goblins to terrorize neighborhoods looking for sweet treats. Yes! Halloween is approaching! Chances are, you want to celebrate this ghostly [...]

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we’re no strangers to celebrating this ridiculous, cheesy holiday. It’s hard to let it slip by without at least acknowledging it. What isn’t necessary, though, is spending a ton of cash. Mr. MMM and I celebrate without expensive restaurant tabs, over-priced flowers, and unnecessary gifts. We choose to [...]

It’s that time of year again. Here in PA, Mr. MMM and I are gearing up for another frugal fall season. Fall is our absolute favorite time of year. In fact, we think the best thing about summer is that fall is right around the corner! Yes, we’re a little weird, in more ways than [...]

We would like to thank all of our readers for making our personal finance blogging experience AWESOME.  We’re impressed at how quickly we have grown after only starting our online presence in late September of this year.  And for that, WE thank YOU!  To round out our year-o-frugality, we’d like to give you the gift [...]

Remember George Bailey as a kid?  All he wanted to do was be a grown up and travel the world.  Remember the grown-up version of George Bailey, stuck in Bedford Falls, and resenting his family because he didn’t get to travel the world?  Remember how he was constantly worrying about money and bills?  Remember how [...]

I’ve noticed that many of our frugal blogger friends have taken the second half of this week off to spend time with their family and friends.  Here at Mad Money Monster, we are still working our day jobs today (ugh) AND we still have something to say.  Although, you can maybe expect this post to [...]

Last weekend Mini Monster and I were sitting at the kitchen table talking about making the turkey for Thanksgiving.  I got her to agree to make the mashed potatoes, by the way.  She’s only 6 so they should taste interesting :)  During the discussion I told her that we were probably going to need to [...]

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