How To Have An Amazing Wedding On A Budget


Do You Take This Shoestring To Be Your Wedding Budget?  “I Do!”

Well, we did it!  We got hitched and we are now officially Mr. and Mrs. Money Monster.  Tonight is the last night of our Vermont Honeymoon and I couldn’t be happier to be starting this blog post.  My apologies for being MIA the past week, but, it was just unreasonable to think I could stay on the M-W-F blog post track during my wedding and honeymoon weeks.  In this post I’d like to focus on how we had an insanely unique and beautiful “wine” wedding on our “beer” budget…Continue Reading


Thermostat Wars: Life’s Too Short To Be…Cold!


I am a firm believer in figuring out how to do everything in a less expensive (or no expense) way.  However, my frugality does have its freakin’ limits.  Last night, as I was trying to ignore the fact that I was shivering under 3 blankets, I decided that I cannot sacrifice my own physical comfort to save a few bucks.  I promptly got out of bed and, quick as a flash, I bolted to the thermostat and pumped the little button up until it was set at 66 degrees.  Obviously, 66 degrees is still freezing to most people, but we are in the extreme frugality club, after all.  Unless we get kicked out after this post.  *NAIL BITING*Continue Reading

We Want Your Marvelous Ideas For Free Entertainment


As you all know by now, Mr. Money Monster and I have committed ourselves to Financial Freedom through Intelligent Design within 5 years!  Obviously, if we’re going to be successful, we need a plethora of solid ideas for entertainment.  This means, we need YOUR help!Continue Reading

How To Afford A College Education: Don’t Be An Idiot


I grew up in a trailer and I am sitting here with a Master’s Degree right now.  And it only cost me $25,000.  So, why are so many people whining about the cost of college?Continue Reading

Life Lesson: How A Mantis Saved Us Money And Enriched Our Lives


If you buy into the American Dream of Consumerism, kids are going to rock your financial world.  Yes, childcare can sometimes put a major Continue Reading