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Chief Mom Officer
General Finance
Breadwinning moms, Women and money, Work, Frugal Family Life, Early Retirement, FIRE, Frugality
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Small business owners and freelancers deserve raises. Read more about why, and how to increase your prices without driving away your clients and customers. The post Small Business Owners, Freelancers, Lend Me Your Ears – You Deserve A Raise appeared first on Chief Mom Officer. ...
Posted: Apr 29 2019 @ 7:55 AM
Take a peek inside personal finance society's expectations of you. The post Personal Finance Society’s Money Expectations appeared first on Chief Mom Officer. ...
Posted: Apr 26 2019 @ 10:08 AM
Lately, I’ve been featured in a few places talking about one of my most passionate topics – emergency planning. You can check out more at CNBC or at my podcast episode with Bigger Pockets Money. Long-time readers know this is a topic I’m personally passionate about because of the near-death of my husband seven years […] ...
Posted: Apr 24 2019 @ 10:03 AM
A little over a week ago I wrote some musings about TV, and a challenge I was going to undertake. Essentially, I wanted to cut out (or way down) my smartphone usage for a week. Why? Because I found myself reaching for my phone way too often for my taste. I already don’t watch a […] ...
Posted: Apr 22 2019 @ 7:36 AM
Easter's coming! I hope you have some fun plans for the day, if you celebrate Easter. My older two boys are both off from school today, and although I'm not off from work, I'll likely be able to log off a bit early to start the festivities. Today I'm talking about five fun and frugal ways we're making Easter special this year here at CMO central. ...
Posted: Apr 19 2019 @ 8:25 AM
Today I'm reflecting on lessons on money - and women - I've picked up from my grandmother's old 1944 Girl Scout handbook. ...
Posted: Apr 17 2019 @ 9:49 AM
Two years ago on Friday, I launched my first interview in my series on breadwinning, six figure, millionaire women. It was with Chelsea, then from Mama Fish Saves (now Smart Money Mamas). Since then I’ve had the honor of featuring the stories of dozens of women in different careers – from a former police captain, […] ...
Posted: Apr 15 2019 @ 8:00 AM
Here at CMO central, we haven’t had cable TV in about a decade. In fact, in my adult life, I can count on one hand the number of years we have had cable TV. Not having cable has freed up considerable time – and money – over the years. But it’s not a cure-all. Recent […] ...
Posted: Apr 12 2019 @ 10:29 AM
Hello, teenage braces! Today I'm giving six financial hacks to help take some of the financial pressure off getting braces for your kids - and maybe using them to take the family on a trip. The joys of parenthood! ...
Posted: Apr 10 2019 @ 9:32 AM
This weekend, the app Debitize suddenly shut down after being acquired by Trim. Today we'll look at this closing, and what we can learn from it. ...
Posted: Apr 08 2019 @ 8:02 AM


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