Inspirational Advice For Your Money And Your Life

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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As you all know by now, Mr. Money Monster and I have committed ourselves to Financial Freedom through Intelligent Design within 5 years!  Obviously, if we’re going to be successful, we need a plethora of solid ideas for entertainment.  This means, we need YOUR help! The Situation We love coming up with things to do [...]

I grew up in a trailer and I am sitting here with a Master’s Degree right now.  And it only cost me $25,000.  So, why are so many people whining about the cost of college?  In my opinion, we as Americans have lost our ability to make intelligent, informed decisions.  I’m not saying that college [...]

If you buy into the American Dream of Consumerism, kids are going to rock your financial world.  Yes, childcare can sometimes put a major dent into your income.  But, even that can be handled less expensively with alternative options.  Remember, where there is a will, there IS a way.  If you live sensibly and offer [...]

You got it!  We sat down and ran our numbers.  We will be completely debt free, including both mortgages (we also have a rental house) in 2021! So, we won’t be 30 years old or anything, but we’ll still be relishing in the joy of being debt free at a significantly younger age than most [...]

One House, Two House, Red House, Blue House I LOVE houses!  There’s a very strong emotional reason for this that is explained here in my very first post.  When I met Mr. Money Monster two years ago, we lived two hours apart *GASP*.  It wasn’t ideal; however, Mr. Money Monster didn’t have any children and [...]

Yes, I said it!  And Yes, we did it!  We cut our cable cord on our road to financial freedom through frugality.  This is all part of our grand scheme to shake the shackles of American consumerism so that we can live a fabulous life on less. Thinking About Cutting The Cord…For Years Let me [...]

I’d like to extend a very warm welcome to any new people visiting and enjoying the blog.  We’d love for you to say hello in the comments! It’s no secret that I’m finally getting married this month!  Yay!  However, before I met Mr. Right, soon-to-be known as Mr. Mad Money Monster, I was living a [...]

October is Here! I just lit my Yankee Candle and opened a window to set the blogging mood.  I love Fall and everything that goes along with it.  I grew up, and still live in central Pennsylvania.  We get four seasons around these parts and I enjoy Fall more than any other.  October holds a [...]

How I Almost Committed Financial Suicide See that house?  About 6 months ago I had myself convinced we needed to buy something like this to validate our lives and prove to the world that we were successful.  What a difference 6 months can make!  My fiance and I had decided, on a whim, to start [...]

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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