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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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Planting our garden is one of my favorite activities every spring. Deciding what we will grow and when we can safely put things in the ground is always exciting. Except for this year. This year, we moved dead in the middle of spring. And while our rental house in Connecticut will allow us to addView Post The post 5 Benefits of Growing Your Own Food appeared first on Mama Fish Saves. ...
Posted: May 23 2018 @ 7:00 AM
Did you know you can earn cash and gift cards for completing simple tasks online? I certainly didn’t. Until recently, I thought all online survey sites like Swagbucks were a bit of a scam. But when I found out Swagbucks had paid out over $266 BILLION in cash and gift cards since its founding inView Post The post A Skeptic’s Guide to Swagbucks: How to Earn $100 a Month Without Wasting ...
Posted: May 21 2018 @ 2:55 PM
Three years and three months after we bought our home we sold it. For $95,000 more than we bought it for. We were over the moon excited about this selling price. A 17% increase in home value?! Amazing! But then I ran the numbers. Our actual annual return on investment was negative 6.9%. Negative. We lostView Post The post How Owning Our Home Meant Giving Up $100,000 in Net Worth appeared first ...
Posted: May 16 2018 @ 7:00 AM
“I am blessed and grateful to be able to support my family with a well-paying job.” The number of times I said that to myself over the past few years is staggering. And while it helped me drag myself out of bed each morning, bite back tears as I kissed my son goodbye, and headView Post The post Affirmations Suck: Don’t Avoid The Truth appeared first on Mama Fish Saves. ...
Posted: May 14 2018 @ 7:00 AM
We are back with another installment of the Aha! Moment debt series! This month we meet Dr. Jenn MD, who has paid off more debt than everyone else in our series combined. She and her husband started with $1.9 million in debt! Now debt-free except for their mortgage, and pursuing financial independence, Dr. Jenn isView Post The post Aha Moment Debt Interview: How Dr. Jenn Cured $1.9 Million in Debt appeared ...
Posted: May 09 2018 @ 7:00 AM
Today, I thought we would have a little fun. It is officially moving day in our house – as you are reading this we are likely watching boxes get packed into the moving truck or corralling the boys and dog into the car to make our way down to our interim home. Moving out ofView Post The post Our Experience Preparing to Move in Gifs appeared first on Mama Fish Saves. ...
Posted: May 07 2018 @ 7:00 AM
Teaching our children solid financial values, especially when we don’t feel like we always have them ourselves, is a major challenge for a lot of families. It can be difficult to know what information is age appropriate, where to start, and how to answer the tough questions kids are so good at asking. So, toView Post The post 5 Ways to Involve Kids in the Family Budget appeared first on Mama ...
Posted: May 02 2018 @ 7:00 AM
In this month’s side hustle showcase, I have another great guest! Megan Loftin is here to share how she brings in over $1,000 in profit a month selling private label products on Amazon. All while managing a full-time job and motherhood! In this interview, you’ll learn: How Megan got interested in private labeling The basicsView Post The post Make Money Selling Private Label Products on Amazon: Megan’s Story appeared first on ...
Posted: Apr 30 2018 @ 7:00 AM
We are back with another installment of the Aha! Moment debt series! So far we have heard from Jessi, a work-at-home mom who tackled over $75,000 in debt, and Krystal, an ex-teacher and homeschooling mom who paid of $80,000 in debt. Today, I am over the moon to bring you the third interview in theView Post The post Aha Moment Debt Interview: How Jamie’s Family Starting Saying “No” to Debt appeared ...
Posted: Apr 25 2018 @ 7:00 AM
The bread we used to buy at the grocery store had 18 ingredients. 18?! Food is an incredibly important part of our lives and something to which I pay close ridiculously close attention. So when I realized I couldn’t pronounce about half the ingredients in our bread, I decided to make a change. I wantedView Post The post How to Make Sandwich Bread Without a Bread Machine appeared first on Mama ...
Posted: Apr 23 2018 @ 7:00 AM


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