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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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 [...]

I know you're a busy parent. I also know exactly what you're thinking. Let me guess...you have way too many competing priorities for your paycheck. How can you possibly find the money for that big summer trip to Europe if you can't find any extra money to fund a college account? Well, have you ever considered [...]

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 [...]

When I was a kid I can remember getting ridiculously excited on Christmas Eve. My mom used to decorate our tiny house beautifully for the holidays. We're talking all the 80s trimmings. We had a small, but perfect, Christmas tree with multi-colored lights. Yes, multi-colored lights. The big ones! One goes out, the rest stay [...]

There are few things in this world that make such a screaming statement about the person you are (or want to be) other than the home you live in or the car you drive. These two high-ticket items allow you to shape the perception others have of you without having to utter a single word.  For the [...]

As much as we talk about financial independence and investing as much of our money as we possibly can so we can give the big send off to mega (and minor) corporations that are stealing our time, sometimes we forget to be thankful. I do an awful lot of typing into this computer screen about chasing [...]

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