The Ostrich Strategy – A Cure For Market Anxiety?

If crazy markets make you anxious, and looking at your balances is driving you crazy, give the ostrich strategy a try. Come learn more about it and check out the video I made of a recycled cardboard ostrich (yes, really). The post The Ostrich Strategy ...

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The Battle Of Two Conferences – FinCon Versus MLM

Last week I got to see first hand the battle of two money-based conferences. One, FinCon, was centered around the theme of "money nerds unite". The other was an MLM, or multi-level marketing, conference. Check out some facts and stats about the "great ...

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$50 Bonus For Fidelity Teen Account For My 15 Year Old – Was It Worth The Hassle?

When I saw a promotion for a $50 bonus for my teenager to open an account with Fidelity (debit card! investing! no fees!) I thought it might be too good to be true. Come learn about our opening saga and check out my tips to avoid all our mistakes so yo...

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Eight Simple Concepts To Help Change Your Life

On my run this past weekend, I was thinking about various concepts and principles I keep in mind to improve my money, career, health, and creativity. Today I'm sharing so you can use them to change your own life. The post Eight Simple Concepts To Help...

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What Shopping Personality Are You?

Today for some financial Friday fun, I've developed a few different "shopping personalities" to talk about how different grocery shopping strategies work for different people. Check it out & let me know which one you are! The post What Shopping Pe...

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Ultimate Detailed Price Battle!!! Is Shopping At A Warehouse Club Really Saving Anything?

Inspired by comments my friends at Stacking Benjamins made about my inflation article questioning the advice to shop at a warehouse club, today I'm overseeing the ultimate savings battle. A warehouse club is going head to head with a department store a...

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Fun and Free In CT For Families – Summer 2022

Check out all the fun and cool free things to do we've found here in Connecticut this summer! Pop in and share your fav free thing to do in CT or in your state. The post Fun and Free In CT For Families – Summer 2022 appeared first on Chief Mom Of...

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The Fed Raised Rates More Than In Almost 30 Years – What Do Higher Rates Mean To You?

Yesterday the fed announced a rate increase higher than any in almost 30 years. What do higher rates mean to you, your wallet, and your 401k? Today I'm breaking down the basics and covering a quick 101 of the different types of impacts of higher rates....

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Ten Ways I Fight Inflation – And You Can Too

Inflation is back, baby! The last time inflation was this bad, I was literally a toddler. Here's ten ways I fight inflation my family's budget. The post Ten Ways I Fight Inflation – And You Can Too appeared first on Chief Mom Officer.

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No More Moments Of Silence. Instead, Moments Of Action

It's time for moments of action, so we can see real change, in the wake of yesterdays tragedy in Texas. Today I'm talking about what I'm doing and how you can triple your financial donation to a cause that will help affect real change. The post No More...

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Mortgage Freedom Cost Over $150k – Was It Worth It?

This week marked three years to the day since we paid off the mortgage in 2019. I decided to run the numbers, talk about why I don't value the numbers, and answer some long-forgotten questions about being mortgage free. The post Mortgage Freedom Cost O...

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Saving Too Much For College in a 529 – Now What?

The one year old I started a college fund for back in 2004 was just recently accepted to college. He received several scholarships, took courses for college credit in high school, and will be living at home attending an in-state public university. All ...

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Want to Reach FIRE? Here’s Your Diet

Want to learn more about the only diet that will lead to FIRE (financial independence and early retirement)? Check out today’s post where you’ll find all my tips and tricks for eating well... oops I meant just eating... on a strict budget. The post Wan...

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Working Moms Are Breaking Down – And Have Had Enough

Working moms are stressed, anxious, isolated and burnt out. They need help - ways to help themselves, help from employers, and from society. Today I'm talking about some of the sad facts and statistics around working moms and COVID, sharing my families...

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One Year Later

Somehow it's been a year since COVID first struck. The past year has been quite a journey for our family - some of which is shared by the world, others are unique to us. Come along and hear all about what this pandemic has meant for us, and just how mu...

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