About Me

Tweet I’m going to share something with you today that you really need to understand – on a gut level – before you can be rich and happy. Are you ready? Here it is: Even if you learn ALL there is to know about money (how to make it, save it, invest it), if your […]


Tweet The traditional view of achievement assumes that results come from a combination of talent and desire. Therefore, when you fail, it must be because you are not talented enough or that you don’t want it bad enough. However, failure also occurs when talent and desire are abundantly present — but optimism is missing! Why […]


Podcast: Unconventional Path to Becoming a Millionaire

by Millionaire Mommy Next Door on October 6, 2009

in About Me,Interviews

Tweet Recently, I responded to several questions posed by Flexo and Tom from Consumerism Commentary. They created a 21 minute podcast of our conversation. Here is a sampling of the content: how I used apprenticeship programs as an alternative to formal schooling, to land a job, and then to hire my own employees my motivation […]


3 Essential Components to Financial Success

by Millionaire Mommy Next Door on October 1, 2009

in About Me,Success Principles

Tweet In my last post, I suggested that financial success takes more than learning the how to of creating wealth. I challenged that our mindset often gets in the way of reaching our financial goals. I asked you to weigh in with your personal experiences. Thank you for your comments and emails – they will help […]


Tweet Aim, Ready, Fire! Entrepreneur CliffsNotes from a Penny-Pinching, Pajama-Clad, Self-Made Millionaire (photo by Okinawa Soba) This is a lengthy post (2500+ words) as it contains nearly everything I know about how to be your own boss, in an abbreviated 3-phase format. If you’ve ever dreamed of making money doing something you love to do, […]


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 […]