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Mama Fish Saves
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Budgeting, Investing
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Norwood, Massachusetts, United States
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SIK (Single Income, Kids)
Financial analyst
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With Thanksgiving and the winter holidays fast approaching, many parents are asking themselves how to get their kids to appreciate what they have, instead of just pining for the newest gadget. Letting your children know about your charitable gifts is a popular choice. Lead by example, right' However, this doesn’t have the same effect as lettingView Post The post Top Charities To Get Kids Involved In Giving appeared first on Mama Fish ...
Posted: Nov 20 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Over the past few weeks, Daddy Fish and I went through a parenting rite of passage. We potty trained 20-month-old Fuss Fish. All in all, it wasn’t as bad as we feared. Yes, day 1 had a couple of pees on the floor. Day 2 had an attempted squat in the laundry room. But byView Post The post The Economics of American Potty Training appeared first on Mama Fish Saves. ...
Posted: Nov 13 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays of the year. Crisp cool weather, food, and family. It just can’t get any better! But despite the fact that Thanksgiving isn’t a gift-giving holiday, hosting can really weigh on your wallet. As a holiday hosting addict – I just love cooking and filling our house with family – I thought I would share some of my top tips for hosting Thanksgiving on ...
Posted: Nov 06 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Tackling debt is hard. It requires the persistence to change long-held habits, fight through ups and downs, and celebrate small wins along the way. But that battle gets even harder if you aren’t on the same page with your spouse. So, how can you learn to work together with your spouse and recognize each other’s struggles? Today, Steph from StephShares is here to share her story! Steph is on a debt-free ...
Posted: Oct 30 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Did you know there are many ways to develop new skills and improve your income potential at work without spending thousands going back to school? Some of the most important skills successful people have aren’t easily taught in a classroom. They take personal reflection and practice, and very little money. Before you head in and ask your boss for a raise, take the time to develop some of these free ...
Posted: Oct 23 2017 @ 6:00 AM
The following post is by ESI from ESI Money, a blog about achieving financial independence through earning, saving, and investing (ESI). It’s written by an early 50’s retiree who achieved financial independence, shares what’s worked for him, and details how others can implement those successes in their lives. He is also the author of a free ebook titled Three Steps to Financial Independence. One of my favorite personal finance books is ...
Posted: Oct 16 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Many homeowners view home improvement projects as investments in the long-term value of their homes. I certainly thought that would be the case when we bought our first home! But further research and discussion with our real estate agent led us to find out that most home improvement projects only earn back 60%-70% of the cost of putting them in. So, are home improvements worth it? Ask yourself these questions to ...
Posted: Oct 09 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Happy Friday, everyone! I am very excited to share an extra special edition of the Weekend Wisdom with you today. In this post, I am going to take a moment and reflect on some immense joys in my life, including some personal news for my readers. (Have I told you lately you are amazing?) In the hustle and bustle of life, it is sometimes too easy to forget to be thankful ...
Posted: Oct 06 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Whether college for your child starts this year or in 5 years, the prospect of pushing them out of the nest is a scary one. Are they prepared for all they will face? Have you taught them enough to be self-reliant or will they be calling home with questions every 2 hours? To help you prepare your child for adulthood, here are 13 life skills your teenager should have before ...
Posted: Oct 02 2017 @ 6:00 AM
What would you do with your life if you didn’t have to work? What sacrifices would you be willing to make in the near term to allow you to retire years before the “traditional retirement age” of 65? These are the types of questions that have driven the FI/RE, financial independence/retire early, movement. People are making the powerful decision to harness the power of saving and investing to allow them ...
Posted: Sep 25 2017 @ 6:00 AM


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