Early Retirement

It’s easy to become discouraged and even disgusted by your own financial story these days. Everywhere you look, a 20-something is making millions or a 30-something has enough money in investments to retire. And there you sit with heaping debt, not knowing how to fund your child’s college education, and a tiny retirement account. Financial blogs [...]

As much as I hate to think about it, there is something that nags at me. There is obviously a ton of hype around reaching financial independence these days.  It’s nearly impossible to execute a few thumb flicks on any social media app without scrolling past a story about early retirement. The story typically goes something like [...]

Over the years I have had an on-again, off-again relationship with my W-2 job. We started out hot and heavy after college and then, out of nowhere, our relationship cooled. Then, after a few years of working on our relationship, we found our groove. That groove is the appreciation I have for the existence of [...]

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 [...]

One of the hottest debates in the personal finance space is whether or not the value of one’s home should be considered in a net worth calculation. There are people deeply rooted in both camps. We happen to be in the “we count it!” camp. But are we the exception, or the rule?    Is [...]

As I was scouring the internet this week reading other financial blogs, I was excited to come across This One by our friends at How To Stuff Your Pig.  It’s all about financial gift giving for children.  I was amazed that the very first suggestion is the EXACT one we will be doing for Mini [...]

I’ve noticed that many of our frugal blogger friends have taken the second half of this week off to spend time with their family and friends.  Here at Mad Money Monster, we are still working our day jobs today (ugh) AND we still have something to say.  Although, you can maybe expect this post to [...]

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