Save Money (frugal ideas)

Tweet By Jen Smith, The Millionaire Mommy Next Door Once upon a time, Goldilocks went for a walk.  Pretty soon, she came upon her bank.  She asked the bank teller for her retirement account balance and when she was shown the number, she wept. Goldilocks returned home to assess her budget and see where she […]


Tweet Do you have a guest room but few friends? (sorry.) A formal dining room that looks pretty because it rarely sees a crumb? A formal living room that only gets walked through on the way to your home’s hub: the kitchen and family room? Spare rooms… you dust them, vacuum them, furnish them, paint […]


Save Money and Our Earth

by Millionaire Mommy Next Door on April 22, 2010

in Save Money (frugal ideas)

Tweet My family’s values-driven lifestyle of voluntary simplicity is great for our wallet and the environment. Some of our frugal choices make a really BIG impact, like how my husband and I have shared one vehicle since getting married 23 years ago. Carpooling cuts down on carbon emissions and as I calculated for you in […]


Tweet ‘Tis the season for buying, buying, buying. And then, if you’re like the typical consumer, you’ll spend the better part of next year paying, paying, paying for it! My suggestion? If you don’t have the cash set aside specifically for purchasing holiday gifts, then don’t do it. It really is that simple. I know […]


Tweet You are an individual. But you are also a member of a global community. Most important of all, you are a Consumer. As a member of this community, it is your DUTY to consume. Why? Because the system would collapse if you stopped spending and the consequences would be AWFUL. The system that runs […]


Tweet This is a guest post written by Todd Tresidder. If the idea of accumulating a million dollars (or even half of a million) for retirement is daunting then consider this: for every $1,000 reduction in monthly retirement spending you will similarly reduce how much money is needed to retire by $300,000. That is a […]


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 […]