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Chief Mom Officer
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Breadwinning moms, Women and money, Work, Frugal Family Life, Early Retirement, FIRE, Frugality
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Connecticut, United States
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This past weekend was the opening of blueberry season here in CT – at least at our favorite local farm. We like to go to Litchfield Hills Blueberry Farm because they have a huge farm and a tremendous variety of berries, meaning the growing season is months long as opposed to just a few weeks. […] The post Hooray! It’s Blueberry Day! Plus…. appeared first on Chief Mom Officer. ...
Posted: Jul 12 2019 @ 7:00 AM
Today I'm reflecting on mortgage free life. Three months ago, I hit the submit button on the mortgage companies website, getting rid of the last debt we had. Today I'm talking about different aspects of debt free living - from the mentality of "we don't have a mortgage, so we can afford it!" to how life doesn't necessarily change in the ways you think it might. The post Reflections On Three ...
Posted: Jun 28 2019 @ 9:14 AM
Happy birthday to me, Happy birthday to me, Happy birthday dear Liiiizzzzzz…. Happy birthday to me! Now that I’ve gotten not one, but two songs in your head, lets talk about this years birthday! Talkin ‘Bout My…Generation! OK CMO, calm down with the song references. You’re showing your age. I am a sometimes Gen X, […] The post It’s My Birthday And I’ll FI If I Want To appeared first on ...
Posted: Jun 26 2019 @ 7:00 AM
Today I'm ranting about my least favorite question that gets asked too often during the job application process. I'll talk about why the question just isn't one an applicant can answer - and share some tips about what you can do if the question comes up when you apply for a job. The post The Worst Question You Get Asked When Applying For A Job (And What To Do Instead Of ...
Posted: Jun 24 2019 @ 7:00 AM
I’ve been giving a lot of thoughts lately to the “why of FI”, or financial independence. The FIRE movement seems to get a lot of press because of the “RE” – or Retire Early – part of the acronym. After all, we’ve all seen the stories of people retiring at 30, 35, or their early […] The post Why FI? Because YOLO appeared first on Chief Mom Officer. ...
Posted: Jun 03 2019 @ 8:07 AM
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


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