Monthly Expenses

Here in the Northeast, winter is knocking on our door. Whether you can’t wait to hit the ski slopes or you’d prefer to hibernate until spring, there is no way around dealing with the cold winter temperatures. Today’s special guest post by Jacquelyn Pica from The Penny Hoarder outlines 14 frugal tips you can use [...]

This post may contain affiliate links. Please see our Disclosure for more information.  All in all, we had a wonderful November. The holiday season is upon us and we were thrilled to host Thanksgiving dinner. But before we get into all that, let’s recap the first half of the month. November And All That Jazz [...]

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my Disclosure for more info. We absolutely love October, and we’re definitely sad to see it go. But, alas, a new month is upon us and it’s time to review last month’s expenditures. Sharing our monthly expenses is a new series we’re starting on Mad Money Monster! [...]

You’ve heard the arguments before. A couple is looking for a new house and they want to make sure their new home can accommodate EVERYTHING. Everything means a formal dining room, a home office, a playroom, and an extra bedroom (and maybe even bathroom) for their occasional out-of-town guests. If this sounds ridiculous to you, [...]

Remember when I said we used to do money all wrong? No? Well trust me, I said it because we did. I can’t even begin to tell you how many gym memberships I have gone through in my life. It started as soon as I graduated high school. I had an older brother who really [...]

This post may contain affiliate links. See footer for additional information. The cycle goes something like this. Money comes in, money goes out, and round and round we go. If you’re making a healthy salary and you’re still coming up short at the end of each month, there’s a problem. The problem is that you’re making [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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