When I was growing up, my mom managed to make the holidays the most magical time  of the year.  We always decorated the Christmas tree as a family.  "Frosty the Snowman" and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" charmed us on family movie night, and cookie decorating was another holiday tradition.  Christmas dinner was always special (our holiday staples were green bean casserole and turkey).  Christmas Eve gifts never failed to please, and Santa's gifts were always over-the-top.  I knew that Christmas was the most wonderful family gathering of the year; but what I didn't know -- that we were terri

Here at MomVesting, we would like to help you take control of your finances and build your investments from the ground up.  So, without further ado, here’s how to accomplish that through other people’s blogs.  Thanks for doing the work for us! 

First, you need to get into the proper mindset of personal finances.  To do that, check out Dividend Monk’s reflection regarding a frugal mindset in Use it or Lose It.

If you are just entering the stock market, the many details involved in stock trade can be confusing and overwhelming.  Fortunately, just a little knowledge can help you invest wisely.  However, before investing, you should brush up on some stock market terms, including “stock market indices.”  Let’s look at the definition of stock market indices, the indices available, and what indices can do for your investments.

What are Stock Market Indices?

My husband and I have many blessings to be thankful for. We are both healthy, have a new home, no debt, and basically a blank sheet to begin writing our lives upon.

Unfortunately, this blank sheet has been given to us by a passing of a loved one--my husband's father. He was killed in an automobile accident in April. It felt as though I was reading a great novel, turned the next page, and realized the rest never got printed. Where the future pages of his life were left unwritten, those blank pages are now sadly available to us.

Ah, the wonderful world of Individual Retirement Accounts (or IRAs in money-speak).  So riveting. So in demand.  Why, I'll bet that you were just saying to yourself: "I simply have to have more info on these IRAs!" Well, my friend, today is your lucky day.  We are going to plunder the depths of not only a traditional IRA, but also its cousin, the Roth IRA, and will bring to light all the differences they thought they could keep buried. Here we go!

"Aren't you being a tad melodramatic," you might say. "I mean, we are talking about just accounts, here."

We've looked previously at why you might want to be a "bond girl." But if you're considering doing so, you might not know what to do next. One of the first things you need to decide are what kind of bonds might interest you.

As Americans struggle through what we hope is the tail end of the “Great Recession”, we hear the terms “inflation” and “deflation” often.  For many people, these terms mean little beyond the definitions of “a rise in general prices” and “a fall in general prices”, respectively.  In many ways however, inflation and deflation are two of the biggest drivers for your investment decisions. How, then, does inflation and deflation really affect our families and finances?


Between giving ourselves a raise, saving during the holidays, and investing with less than $1,000, we’re as giddy as children over here at MomVesting.  Here are some of our favorite posts that we came across this week.  Hopefully, after reading them, you’ll be as excited as we are.

When I bring up finances with my girlfriends, the first response is usually something like, “Yes, I know. I need to get out of debt.” Sometimes they start complaining about student loans crushing them, and sometimes it's credit cards. Regardless, the outcome is always the same: They think that being debt free is the definition of being financially fit.

Play with your kids more, exercise when you want to, or even train a puppy while on the job. The benefits from working from home are as limitless as the people who decide to do so.  The main thing that all successful work-from-home types have is their dedication to investing in themselves.  Working from home still means working, and if you’re willing to accept that, you can make working from home work for you.