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Mama Fish Saves
General Finance
Budgeting, Investing
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Norwood, Massachusetts, United States
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SIK (Single Income, Kids)
Financial analyst

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For many couples, talking about money is a lot like going to the dentist. You know it is good for you, and you know you have to do it, but you also really, really don’t want to. Unfortunately, no one sends you a nice postcard in the mail reminding you to talk to your spouse about money every six months. That’s what I’m here for. Visiting you with a friendly ...
Posted: Sep 20 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Last month, I received a very sad call. My first boss on Wall Street had passed away after an almost three year battle with brain cancer. He was in his early 50s. My boss was an incredibly kind man who taught me a lot, but one of the most valuable things he taught me was to always purchase long-term disability insurance. The way things turned out, I’m eternally glad that ...
Posted: Sep 18 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Last week, as if two back-to-back hurricanes wasn’t enough, we all got some bad news. Equifax announced that back in July hackers got access to sensitive information of over 143 million people, including Social Security and drivers license numbers. While there have been hacks larger than Equifax in prior years, such as Yahoo!, none have been this severe. Credit agencies have access to our names, birth dates, addresses, credit card ...
Posted: Sep 15 2017 @ 9:00 AM
Today we have an awesome guest post from Jen, a contributor to the Penny Hoarder. She’s here to share some of the top ways she’s found for stay-at-home parents to make money from home! Enjoy the read and take the chance to earn a little extra money on the side! As a stay-at-home parent, you’re responsible for spending the bulk of the money your family makes every week. From groceries and ...
Posted: Sep 13 2017 @ 6:00 AM
E-commerce is a blessing for busy parents, but are we taking the convenience for granted and not doing our best to save money online shopping? Besides groceries, Daddy Fish and I do almost all our shopping online. While we used to just automatically order through Amazon or during sales at online retail stores, we have learned some great ways to maximize our total savings. A few clicks save us hundreds ...
Posted: Sep 11 2017 @ 6:00 AM
We made it! We all survived the first week after Labor Day and getting back into the rhythm of work, school, and family routine. While it is still warm and sunny outside, my office transitioned quickly into the fall mentality. I spent this week getting ready for conference season (lots of traveling to meet management teams and gather industry data), dealing with a glut of new deals, and getting settled to ...
Posted: Sep 08 2017 @ 12:00 PM
Big financial goals are naturally long-term. We work hard and chip away at them, bit by bit, dealing with the “two steps forward, one step back” dance of life. On the toughest days, it is easy to fall into the trap of believing that the rich and successful were either born that way or managed to get unfairly, incredibly lucky. Yes, children of college graduates are more likely to grow ...
Posted: Sep 06 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Recently I wrote about the three-fund portfolio. A simple, well-diversified investment strategy that is easy to manage and can be achieved with low-cost funds. However, for such a simple investment strategy, people have a lot of questions about the three-fund portfolio! And this is good! You should never use an investment strategy you don’t understand. For one, you need to understand what you’re buying so you can understand the real ...
Posted: Sep 04 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Happy Labor Day weekend, everyone! While I know most of us have fun plans for the last long weekend of the summer, it is important that we all keep in mind the immense difficulties being faced in Houston. At terrible times like these, I find it uplifting to see all the stories of people coming together to help strangers. A woman in my mom group, who lives in the affected area, spent ...
Posted: Sep 01 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Being frugal, conscious spenders a great way to avoid debt and build wealth, but it isn’t always easy. Being frugal means having a good sense of the things you really need, getting the best price for them (while balancing real value), and not spending money on all those things you don’t need. A roof over your head, food to eat, and good toilet paper? Needs! Fidget spinners and luxury cars? ...
Posted: Aug 30 2017 @ 6:00 AM


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