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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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Welcome back to the Weekend Wisdom! I hope you had an enjoyable week and have some fun plans lined up for the weekend. We have some fun family activities planned here, hopefully including taking Fuss Fish to the pool on Sunday. Daddy Fish says he’s becoming quite the little swimmer, but I haven’t had the pleasure of seeing him in action in a while. Outside family time, I am also ...
Posted: Jul 21 2017 @ 6:00 AM
I have a confession to make. My budget is a prime example of lifestyle creep and how wants can become needs. Yes, my husband and I save just over 50% of our post-tax income, well above the U.S. national average personal savings rate of 5.7%. But, in reality, that has everything to do with being in a high earning career and having low-cost hobbies, more than it has to do with ...
Posted: Jul 19 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Working full-time at home isn’t for the faint of heart. It requires focus, discipline, motivation, and an ability to fight through the day-to-day isolation. It takes a certain personality to love it and thrive at it. But of the work-at-home warriors out there, there is a select group of which I am constantly in awe. Work-at-home moms who are also caring for young children full time. These are the parents ...
Posted: Jul 17 2017 @ 6:00 AM
My fifth month of this blogging journey came to a close on July 9th, which means it is time for another detailed blog income and traffic report to show how things went. While I am still loving blogging and excited for all the months ahead, this month was my toughest so far. I faced some personal and work roadblocks that meant I spent less time on the blog than I ...
Posted: Jul 12 2017 @ 6:00 AM
The grocery bill is the one part of our budget that I look at almost every month and cringe. I’m not a couponer, I find many things I purchase don’t have regular coupons, and my meal planning commitment definitely ebbs and flows. So, when I heard about Ibotta I was skeptical at best. I figured I would download it, poke around, then never open it again. However, I could not have ...
Posted: Jul 10 2017 @ 7:00 AM
Welcome back to the Weekend Wisdom! Isn’t it lovely how fast the work week goes when there are holidays breaking it up? I almost can’t believe it is Friday already and time for another fun weekend with the family. Our long Fourth of July weekend was lovely, with lots and lots of outdoor time, swimming, and family. Fuss Fish learned about a dozen new words, including learning how to “cluck” ...
Posted: Jul 07 2017 @ 6:00 AM
One of my favorite parts about summer is the multitude of cheap (or free!) date options. The beautiful weather is meant to be enjoyed, and so many outdoor activities are cheaper than the ‘dinner and a movie’ alternatives of winter. Even when you’re on a tight budget, you want to invest in quality time with your spouse. So, to help you connect with your spouse on a budget, here are 9 ...
Posted: Jul 05 2017 @ 6:00 AM
As Americans, we are incredibly lucky to live with a great deal of personal freedom. No one can tell us what music to listen to, what career path to follow, or how many kids we can have. It is an amazing thing, but many of us choose to give up those freedoms by placing ourselves under significant financial restraints. We turn our lives over to the control of employers, credit ...
Posted: Jul 03 2017 @ 6:00 AM
I constantly have a goal I am off pace in achieving. Sometimes it’s money, sometimes the blog, sometimes I just feel like a really crappy parent. (I haven’t been to the gym for, um, months.) Maybe I’m too hard on myself, but I have a nagging suspicion most people feel this way. Lately, for me, it has been reading. I used to read a book a week, but now that ...
Posted: Jun 28 2017 @ 6:00 AM
When I think back to my childhood summers, I remember pool parties, watermelon on the deck, and trips to the Connecticut Shore and Cape Cod. But while summers were a time for fun and family, they were also a time for work. Many of my most discussed and most defining memories center around my first teen summer jobs. I learned more about life and work ethic there than I ever ...
Posted: Jun 26 2017 @ 6:00 AM


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