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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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A money saving tip that’s thrown around (and often dismissed) when it comes to kids and college is to have them spend some time at community college. As someone who started their education by spending several years at community college, this debate is always interesting to me. For the first two years of my college […] The post Where Did I Find The Best Teachers And Most Determined Students? Community College ...
Posted: Mar 18 2019 @ 7:00 AM
Yesterday Facebook reminded me it's been seven years since the start of the chain of events that changed our family forever. Today I'm looking back at that time, and how our lives have changed since then. The post Looking Back – Seven Years After Septic Shock appeared first on Chief Mom Officer. ...
Posted: Mar 15 2019 @ 8:45 AM
Sometimes people will think that if you don’t spend any money, you don’t have any fun. Nothing could be further from the truth. I remember reading about this phenomenon in my good old friend, The Tightwad Gazette, many years ago. A relative told the author, Amy Dacyczyn, that her family ought to have some fun. […] The post Having Fun Doesn’t Need To Mean Spending Money appeared first on Chief Mom ...
Posted: Mar 08 2019 @ 8:00 AM
Today I’ve got another entry in my award-nominated Breadwinning, Six Figure women series that you’re going to absolutely love. Kristine reached out to me to offer to tell her story after reading many of the other amazing interviews shared on my site, and I’m so glad she did. She noticed I didn’t have the stories […] The post Breadwining, Six Figure Moms – Kristine Barnes, Engineer appeared first on Chief Mom ...
Posted: Mar 06 2019 @ 8:00 AM
Often you’ll hear people talking about how expensive kids are. You’ll also hear a lot about how they don’t need to be expensive, and they can be so cheap. Which one is true? Like many things in life, both are true. I started thinking about this after I noticed my Twitter friend Matt from Optimize […] The post Kids Are Cheap, Kids Are Expensive appeared first on Chief Mom Officer. ...
Posted: Mar 04 2019 @ 8:00 AM
I read an interesting article in The NY Times that mentions someone who makes $1.2 million per year and is absolutely miserable. He finds his professional life unfulfilling and stressful, and wants to move onto a job that pays “only” $600k per year. But he can’t. Why? Because his life and lifestyle depends upon the […] The post When a Paycut to $600k Per Year Seems Impossible appeared first on Chief ...
Posted: Feb 27 2019 @ 8:00 AM
I was talking with a few friends at work the other week, and I found a common problem. They’re all smart, hardworking, business professionals who have money languishing in a big bank savings account. As hard as they work for their money, their money should be working harder for them. So today, I decided to write about four easy options to safely earn at least 2% on your savings ...
Posted: Feb 25 2019 @ 8:00 AM
My families decision to focus on paying off a 2.75% mortgage sounds more and more mathematically stupid every day. Interest rates are now in the 2-3% risk free range. Today I'll talk about how the math isn't just a straightforward comparison - and how money is more than just math. The post My Mathematically Stupid Mortgage Payoff Strategy appeared first on Chief Mom Officer. ...
Posted: Feb 15 2019 @ 8:00 AM
This is the time of year where people are debating whether they should use tax software, head to a tax center, or hire a CPA. One year I decided out of desperation to hire a CPA - and it backfired, big time. Come read more about that story, and all the mistakes I made, so you can avoid them. The post Scary Tales Of That One Time I Used A ...
Posted: Feb 13 2019 @ 8:00 AM
Today I'm reviewing - and giving away! - three awesome books about money. Whether you're looking for a book to help teach your kids about money, an guide to crafting your ideal work optional life, or a comprehensive path to financial freedom, today's post is for you. The post It’s Money Book Giveaway Time! appeared first on Chief Mom Officer. ...
Posted: Feb 11 2019 @ 8:00 AM


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