August 2009

Tweet Sally wants Mark to work more so she can quit her job to be a stay-at-home mom for their two young children.  Mark wants Sally to continue working so they can pay down debt and build some savings. Despite earning a higher than average combined annual income, they often argue about money. Worse, they […]


Tweet There is a common misconception that most people are either right-brained (creative, intuitive) OR left-brained (logical, analytical). But this isn’t true. We are born with two brain hemispheres. It’s just that our society tends to place a higher value on left-brain skills such as language, logic and math. Unfortunately, this left-brained focus can squash […]


Cash For Clunkers Ends Monday: Here’s Why I’m Keeping My Clunker

by Millionaire Mommy Next Door on August 20, 2009

in Economy

Tweet Quick and sloppy post here — I have timely news and advice but only 10 minutes to share… The Cash for Clunkers program ends on Monday, but I won’t be spending my weekend tramping through car dealerships. Here’s why: My clunker is worth more $ now because so many cheap cars have been destroyed. […]


Outwardly Simple and Inwardly Rich

by Millionaire Mommy Next Door on August 19, 2009

in About Me,Happiness,Save Money (frugal ideas)

Tweet It’s been my experience that frugality can run the continuum from miserly to magnificent. When I was a child, I never went a day without a nutritious meal or a warm bed. Still, I recall times when I perceived my family as poor. In the school cafeteria, I furtively slipped my free lunch ticket […]


Yes, I’ve Paid the Price, But Look How Much I’ve Gained!

by Millionaire Mommy Next Door on August 18, 2009

in About Me,Inspiration

Tweet I was eight years old when my girlfriends and I strutted proudly around our living room singing into our hairbrush faux-microphones: “Oh yes I am wise But it’s wisdom born of pain Yes, I’ve paid the price But look how much I gained If I have to, I can do anything I am strong […]


Tweet I’ve been receiving emails lately from people asking questions like: “Is the stock market experiencing a true recovery or is this just a bear market rally?” “Do you think we’ll see a V, W, U or L shaped recovery?” “Should we expect deflation or inflation?” “When will my house be worth as much as […]


Tweet In response to my last post, Would You Ditch A Car For $1,000,000?, a reader made the comment: “As a grad student in an urban area, I don’t have a car (nor could I afford one) and I use public transit. … I wish there was a “big ticket” item like that that I […]