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Tweet How do we learn about money? 80% of parents surveyed believe that schools provide classes for their children on money management and budgeting. (source) Sorry to break the bad news, Mom and Dad — your kiddos probably aren’t learning personal finance in school. Our school system requires English, math and science, but not a […]

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Tweet Happy Mother’s Day! While eagerly waiting for our adoption referral from China, we gave much thought to parenting. How would we raise our daughter to be strong and independent; sensitive and thoughtful; curious and happy? Obviously, I don’t believe money is the biggest determination of a meaningful and joyful life. Success and happiness come […]

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Tweet As the current lease on our rented condo rolls towards the end of the contracted dates, some of our friends are asking us, once again, when we plan to stop renting and buy our next home. When I share my findings that renting is still cheaper than owning in our town, some suggest we […]

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Tweet Emma Johnson from MSN Money pitched me the link to her recent article, Will you end up supporting your parents?, and I have to confess, her article brought up very uncomfortable memories for me. 15 years ago, my mom and I started having conversations about how she planned to handle her retirement. She’d admittedly […]

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Tweet Note: This post is part of a series about how I became a millionaire. The series starts here. The most recent installment (my 30′s) is here. Happiness Is A Choice After exiting the growing real estate bubble by selling our home, our intention was to take a year-long travel adventure across America in a […]

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What You’ve Been Missing If You Aren’t Following Me On Twitter

by Millionaire Mommy Next Door on March 16, 2009

in About Me,Resources

Tweet I view Twitter, one of the Web’s fastest-growing social networks, as mini-blogging. It is revolutionizing communication and changing how some entrepreneurs do business. On this blog, I tend to write long posts, but on Twitter, I’m limited to using just 140 characters or less. When I started “tweeting” two months ago, I had no […]

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Simple Prosperity: Finding the Sweet Spot

by Millionaire Mommy Next Door on March 10, 2009

in About Me,Book Review,Inspiration,Interviews

Tweet David Wann is a writer, filmmaker, and speaker on the topic of sustainable lifestyles. He’s coauthor of the book Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic, a best seller that’s now in nine languages. Simple Prosperity: Finding Real Wealth in a Sustainable Lifestyle is Wann’s vision of a lifestyle that’s immune to Affluenza, and his book in […]

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