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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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 [...]

Fabulous Finance Ladies!

It's Friday, and since we celebrated International Women's Day on Wednesday I'd like to take this opportunity to point my exceptional MMM readers in the direction of some fabulous finance lady bloggers! Due to the extremely ridiculous amount of talent out there by my fellow female bloggers, this is in no way an exhaustive list, rather [...]

Today I wanted to veer off the well-trodden trail of personal finance and write a kick-in-the-@$$ motivational post. I am a firm believer in having an internal locus of control and not blaming anyone else for my position in life. I have had many peaks and valleys and have learned valuable lessons about life and myself at every [...]

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