Financial Inspiration for Generation X

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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We all got 'em - the friends and family members that we watch from afar doing not-so-smart things with their money. Have you ever wanted to write what you were actually thinking in someone's Facebook comment feed? I'm referring to pictures of brand new cars when you know they're drowning in credit card debt? Fortunately, for [...]

Early retirement is all the buzz in the financial world lately. It seems like everywhere you turn there is someone who is smarter, faster, and hustling harder than you are. And on top of that, they're planning on retiring decades ahead of you. Obviously, they didn't screw up like you did and they must've had [...]

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 [...]

In this day and age, do parents have an obligation to teach their kids about money? I obviously think the answer is yes; however, since I'm a personal finance blogger, I'd say I'm a little biased. I understand that the topic of money has been, and still is in some circles, a taboo subject that [...]

  By definition, a windfall is a piece of unexpected fortune, typically involving money. Throughout your lifetime you can expect many windfalls of varying degrees. It's not a question of if you will be the beneficiary of such awesomeness, but rather, when. I've been fortunate enough to be blessed with quite a few windfalls in [...]

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 [...]

With all the buzz these days around personal finance and financial independence, it's no surprise that people think they'll actually be happier when they get there. But will they? I beg to differ. Everyone has their own reasons for wanting to reach that almighty goal. Maybe you grew up poor. Or, maybe you want to [...]

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