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My name is Lisa. I started Mad Money Monster to help other people just like me. Up until a few years ago, my husband and I weren’t making our finances a priority. After a hard look at our bottom line, we decided we needed a financial reboot.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!  No doubt you're seeking areas of your life to improve during 2016.  Am I right, or am I right?  :)  The first post of 2016 here at Mad Money Monster is going to explain how some people have become Super Savers.  Super Saver is a term that describes someone who is fanatical [...]

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 [...]

Let me tell you a story.  Long, long ago, in a town just down the road, I was born into a lower-income family with parents who never graduated high school.  Although, we were immaculate and well taken care of, we lived quite modestly in our tiny house (actually a trailer, but tiny house sounds trendy [...]

As we all know, the only constant in life is CHANGE.  With that being said, the FIRE path is something Mr. MMM and I have been traversing the past few months.  We feel we are finally firmly planted in the mindset and have started blazing our own path.  We sat down this past weekend with [...]

This has turned out to be a week of innovative financial thinking in the Mad Money Monster household.  Mr. MMM and I even nailed down a more solid financial forecast for our cash.  Yes!  Last week I told you the detailed story of how I grew up and discovered the underlying reason for my fascination [...]

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 [...]